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The changing face of Business Travel

GTMC’s autumn conference to focus on the evolving profile of the business traveller

As the profile of today’s business traveller continues to evolve, the GTMC’s annual autumn UK conference will focus on how the industry remoulds itself to meet the changing traveller demands. Taking place on 1 November at Pullman London St Pancras, the speaker line-up will include Carolyn Pearson, CEO of women’s travel network Maiden Voyage, blind marathon runner, Simon Wheatcroft, easyJet’s CEO, Carolyn McCall and former New Zealand rugby player, Sean Fitzpatrick.

With more than 150 business travel professionals expected to attend, the conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to network and discuss current industry trends and issues. The UK event follows the hugely successful overseas conference which was held in June this year in Florida’s Marco Island.  

Paul Wait, chief executive of the GTMC commented:   “We regularly invest in research with frequent business travellers to better understand their thoughts and experiences but one thing that has really stood out recently is how the demographic of the group is evolving. For example, TMCs and travel providers must consider the comfort and safety of the growing number of lone female business travellers or how, not just what, younger travellers might want to manage their travel. We’ve selected this line-up of speakers for our UK conference with that in mind and look forward to debating what the demands of the future business traveller are and how TMCs can evolve to meet these.”  

Representing a diverse range of travel management companies – from global companies to small independent specialists and top regional agencies – GTMC is the voice of business travel and acts to lobby those who have an impact on the business travel community, together with promoting the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.

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