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Corporate travel managers with responsibility for group travel and meetings shoots up

The Business Travel Show’s annual buyer survey has been measuring the convergence of the meetings and travel categories since 2010.

The number of business travel managers with responsibility for group travel and/or meetings management rose from 58 to 63 per cent in 2016, and those adopting a structured approach leapt from 38 to 60 per cent.

These figures were revealed in the Business Travel Show’s annual buyer survey, which has been measuring the convergence of the meetings and travel categories since 2010. The Business Travel Show is Europe’s largest specialised exhibition and conference bringing together over 7,500 European travel and meetings professionals. It takes place 22-23 February at Olympia London.

178 travel buyers took part in the seventh Business Travel Show annual survey in November 2016. 61 per cent of respondents worked in the UK, 37 per cent in continental Europe.

Does your remit include responsibility for group travel/meetings management?

 

16/17

15/16

14/15

13/14

12/13

11/12

10/11

Yes

63

58

57

52

55

40

51

No

37

42

43

48

45

60

49

 

Do you manage meetings/group travel in a structured way?

 

16/17

15/16

14/15

13/14

12/13

11/12

Yes

60

39

34

27

39

30

No

27

36

41

45

37

41

Planning to within 12 months

13

25

24

28

27

22

178 travel buyers took part in the seventh Business Travel Show annual survey in November 2016. 61 per cent of respondents worked in the UK, 37 per cent in continental Europe.

Respondents’ travel budget: %
Less than £150k/€185k: 18
£151k-£500k/€186k-€625k: 10
£501k-£1m/€626k-€1.3m: 6
£1m-£3m/€1.3m-€3.75m: 13
£3m-£10m/€3.75m-€12.5m: 15
£10m+/€12.5m+: 38

Number of travellers responsible for: %
Fewer than 50: 21
51-100: 10
101-500: 6
501-1000: 13
1000+: 15
N.A.: 38

News Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (traveldailynews.gr, traveldailynews.com and traveldailynews.asia). His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy.

He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.

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