Airlines, hotels, ground transportation companies, TMCs, expense
reporting companies and charge card companies individually spend
millions of dollars; each building productive relationships with
hundreds of business travel managers and millions of travelers. The
Association of Corporate Travel Executives accomplishes this with a lot
less… Through one-on-one membership service and a personal commitment to
you. Also, through a continuous refreshing of our offerings that keep
travel managers coming back for more.
Our education theme for 2017 will be around Supporting the Modern
Business Traveller. Today’s traveller and the travel managers
supporting travel program demand more. More interaction. More
services. More options. We will create our education content in a way
that simplifies how a travel manager will look to the major categories
of needs and how they can design, update or build a travel program that
is all encompassing and connected. We will do this while also keeping
an eye on the future so everyone can be better prepared.
Questions in our industry have evolved beyond how should I look at
the sharing economy or a punitive travel program to one that says –
What’s best for this traveller on this trip? ACTE will continue to lead
our industry in this focus on the traveller and on their travel
In the past year, ACTE has remained the preferred corporate travel
resource for decision making travel managers, and their companies.
Travel programs enacted by our members touch the lives of millions of
travellers. But we like to work with smaller numbers as we work to
address the varied needs of our members around the world. For example,
companies now have a tighter, more reassuring, communications program
with their travellers developed after attending an ACTE event or
reviewing ACTE research. Or travellers who experience more relaxed
flights, who sleep better on the road, and who generate stronger revenue
streams for their companies because of the ACTE focus on Traveller
Centricity and interaction with the travel suppliers.
ACTE treats each member like they were the only member. Therefore,
our membership remains strong, year after year. This why our volunteer
leadership attracts some of the most influential — and successful —
names in the industry. It’s why the ACTE brand is trusted to deliver
content in such places China, Nigeria, Russia, France, Turkey,
Australia, the US, Brazil, and Canada.
ACTE conferences, summits, forums and web events are your
opportunity to a lasting business relationship that transcends the
occasional media roundtable or inflated annual industry gatherings
billed as global. We have an ambitious agenda for 2017 that includes the
introduction of new Regional Conferences in Asia and the US. These new
ACTE Regional Conferences will bring a focus on hot topics that are of
interest right now. ACTE will also continue to collaborate with CAPA –
Centre for Aviation on events around the world that will bring stronger
content to the global ACTE community.
Thank you for the support of the betterment of the corporate travel industry and of ACTE.