Whether or not you’re flying in the Business Class cabin at the moment, you’ll want the bubbly uncorked right now! That’s because today is (insert drumroll…!) National Business Traveler Day.
Recognizing the Business Traveller
Tuesday April 24th, 2018 is officially the first ever National Business Traveler Day (NBTD). If you noticed we spelled “traveler” the American way, that was intentional—it’s a US holiday, after all.
Here at Corporate Traveller Canada, we think every day is business traveller day (excuse the saccharine sentiments, but it’s true.) While this day is recognized nationally Stateside, we’d like to take time to acknowledge our clients, too. Corporate Traveller understands the significance of travel to your small business and appreciates the sacrifices every business traveller makes—time away from loved ones, time zone changes, unexpected delays and so forth. We strive to mitigate these effects as much as possible, which is why your dedicated Corporate Traveller manager books your business travel strategically and creatively, and is there for you day and night.
Business Travel in Canada Facts
You already know Corporate Traveller praises the business traveller, but we have some cold hard facts to prove why you’re doing is great. Last week, at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual conference, held in Toronto, released some astounding recent numbers on business travel’s economic impact in Canada.
- Business travel is responsible for $40.1 Billion of Canada’s GDP
- This made business travel account for 2.6 percent of the Canadian GDP in 2016
- Business travel created over 573,000 jobs
- Business travel generated $10.7 billion in federal, provincial and local taxes
- Canadian business travellers took a total of 35.1 million trips
- Business travel was up 5.7 percent from the previous year
Source: GBTA, in partnership with BCD Travel and Air Canada. Numbers are based on the most recent available, from 2016.
Travelling is a crucial driver of your small or medium-sized business. Let us take care of your travel plans so you can focus on what’s most important.
So, what are you doing for National Business Traveler Day?