20 JANUARY 2014


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Article from BTNews 20 JANUARY 2014

Business Travel Show update

Technology has been voted the single biggest influencer on the corporate travel market over the last 20 years, and eight of the top 20 issues destined to change the face of travel management in 2014 are technology related.

This is according to research from the Business Travel Show, which commissions an annual buyer survey and Intelligence Report.  183 travel and procurement managers took part; 55% with budgets in excess of £3m and 65% managing programmes with more than 500 business travellers. A further five Europe-wide senior buyers contributed to the Intelligence Report.

The Business Travel Show itself runs 4/5 February at Earls Court 2 for the last time.  Business Travel News will again be at the show (B1085) which moves to Olympia in 2015.  Travel Technology Europe 2014 runs parallel.

“The impact that technology has had on the business travel industry over the last 20 years is indisputable thanks in the most part to the internet, which made it possible to book trips online,” commented Event Director David Chapple. 

“These days technology impacts every touch point along the travel buying process and the next task for buyers is learning how to utilise and integrate technology in a way that keeps travellers happy and compliant.” www.businesstravelshow.com www.traveltechnologyshow.com

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