Highlights from #GBTA2018

A few weeks ago, the team at MTC Limousine & Corporate Coach joined nearly 7,000 business travel professionals and industry professionals at the 50th annual Global Business Travel (GBTA) Convention in San Diego. Innovation and the future of business travel management were the predominant themes throughout the five-day event.

 

The Rise of Emerging Technologies

The rise of innovations, like Artificial Intelligence, Biometrics, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, are changing the way we travel. They are also gaining momentum and causing significant transformations across the industry. We got the chance to familiarize ourselves with these, and other, technologies at GBTA and went home excited about what the future could hold for us.

 

At MTC, we understand that technology drives successful corporate ground transportation programs. Our suite of technologies offer every tool that large corporate transportation buyers need to minimize and manage costs, while maximizing passenger services. They include online and mobile booking capabilities, customized portals for corporate accounts and an app that lets passengers manage their trips and track their vehicles.

 

In today’s fast-paced environment, companies also rely on their global ground transportation programs as essential business services, and therefore, demand seamless interaction across multiple touch points. By integrating digital, mobile, chat, email and phone, via a managed provider program, we empower our customers to connect with us on their terms.

 

The Growth of Business Travel

At this year’s conference, GBTA announced that travel spending reached $1.33 trillion in 2017, advancing 5.8 percent over 2016 levels. The association also stated that spending is forecast to advance another 7.1 percent in 2018 and will expand to $1.7 trillion by 2022. The MTC team were thrilled to hear this news!

 

As a recognized leader in providing world-class quality executive transportation services, we understand that companies seek safe, reliable managed ground transportation for a number of reasons. Whether it’s an executive wanting hassle-free airport transportation or an organization requiring managed services for an upcoming meeting, MTC has the fleet, expertise and experience to meet any business travel and corporate transportation need. We focus on your specific requirements, develop transportation solutions that meet your objectives and deliver the best value for every dollar you spend.

 

MTC’s business travel solutions offer:

  • Reliable executive transportation in more than 550 locations worldwide
  • Airport transfers, utilizing flight tracking technology to ensure on-time pickups even if flights arrive earlier or later than expected
  • A single point of contact for all transportation services, combining rates, vehicles and destinations in one place for simple expense tracking

 

For meetings and corporate events, we provide:

  • Site and attendance analysis to maximize vehicle utilization and budget
  • Local vendor selection and contract negotiation to ensure the best possible value
  • Integrated worldwide transportation services for smoothly operated programs
  • Arrival and departure services to ensure that first impressions are always exceptional
  • Program planning and management of all services
  • On-site coordination anywhere in the world

 

For more information on our business travel and meetings and events transportation solutions, visit our Services page.

The MTC team had an amazing experience at GBTA this year, and we enjoyed spending some quality time with fellow professionals within the industry. We can’t wait to see what the 2019 conference in Chicago brings!

Posted on Sep 04 2018

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