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China to Surpass U.S. as Top Business Travel Market in 2015

With business travel spending in China expected to expand 17.8% to $309 billion throughout 2015, according to the GBTA, China is poised to overtake the U.S. and become the No. 1 business travel market in the world as early as next year.

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Business Travel Added $491B to U.S. Economy

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation’s “The United States Business Travel Industry: Road Warriors Impact on Jobs and the Economy” study found that business travel was responsible for about 3% of U.S. GDP in 2012 or $491 billion.

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FlightCar Launches New Business Traveler Service

FlightCar’s Business Traveler service pays up to 50 cents per mile to business travelers who rent their car out instead of leaving it unused at the airport.

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U.S. Business Travel to Hit $289.8B in 2014, Reports GBTA

With a stronger than expected finish to 2013, U.S. business travel spending is expected to advance 6.6% to $289.8 billion in 2014, according to the Global Business Travel Association’s “GBTA BTI Outlook — United States 2013 Q4” report.

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GBTA: Best and Worst Travel Taxes in U.S.

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation's annual report examines hotel lodging, car rentals and restaurant meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. destination cities in 2013.

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National Launches Rental App for Canadian Travelers

National Car Rental has released a free app for Canadian travelers with features designed to provide speed, choice and control.

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GBTA: China Business Travel Forecasted to Continue Growth

According to the Global Business Travel Association’s “GBTA BTI Outlook — China 2013 H2” report, China’s total business travel spending is expected to increase by 14.3% in 2013 to $224 billion.

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Study: Millennials Display Different Travel Habits than Older Peers

According to the Future of Travel study by Expedia and Egencia, millennial travelers use mobile devices and voice their displeasure on rental cars, hotels and flights more frequently than older peers.

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National Car Rental Launches Mobile App for Business Travelers

National Car Rental’s mobile app provides new features to frequent business travelers, such as rental tracking, profile management and roadside assistance.

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GBTA Upgrades 2013 Business Travel Forecast for U.S.

The GBTA released the latest GBTA BTI Outlook report on the U.S., revealing increases in business travel, group spending and its BTI score.

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