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2019 Travel Industry Forecast

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 12:01 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

How will economic factors and supplier strategies affect business travel buyers for the rest of 2018 and into 2019? What pricing developments can travel program stakeholders anticipate for air fares and hotel rates? Prepare for 2019 by attending our Travel Industry Forecast webinar, developed and presented by BCD Travel. Hear the global and regional forecasts, along with recommendations for how best to optimize supplier negotiations for next year during this 60-minute webcast. And ask your own questions during the live Q&A.

Key Takeaways:

  • Forecasts for air, hotel, meetings and ground transportation
  • Global and regional macroeconomic factors influencing travel
  • Key industry developments and their effect on managed travel

About the Speakers

Mike Eggleton
Senior Manager Analytics and Research
BCD Travel
Mike Eggleton joined BCD Travel’s Research & Intelligence Team in 2013 after a career at British Airways. He brings keen expertise in business strategy, network planning, competitor analysis, economics, market analysis and forecasting. At BCD, Eggleton is responsible for producing the Industry Forecast and providing insights and thought leadership on a range of trends and issues related to the business travel industry.
Kim Kearns
Senior Director, Global Hotel Relations
BCD Travel
Kim Kearns has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel and travel industry. As Senior Director of Global Hotel Relations at BCD Travel, she develops hotel strategy with a focus on optimizing supplier relationships, driving compliance and identifying unique strategic initiatives between BCD Travel, hotel suppliers and clients. Prior to joining BCD Travel, she managed the event procurement, sourcing and planning teams and supplier partnerships for American Express Group Travel Management Services. Earlier, she spent 13 years at Marriott International in a variety of sales and marketing executive positions on property and at Marriott International Headquarters.
Matthew Patterson
Vice President
Matthew Patterson, Vice President at Advito, has 26 years of travel industry experience, including over 13 years in consulting. He has held client leadership and consulting positions at Accenture, American Express, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Patterson was a key member of the development of Carlson Solutions’ Air practice, guiding reporting product development, and core methodology enhancements. He has served on the GBTA Aviation Committee and has been a frequent industry speaker on airline sourcing and optimization best practices.

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