Latin American Summit on Business Travel Technology Returns to Brazil

2012-07-19
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  • Travel Industry Wire The LATAM summit is organized by GetThere and features the latest innovations along with an interactive workshop and industry keynotes. Taking place August 6th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, this corporate trade meeting is for corporate travel managers and TMC partners from across the region.

    The LATAM summit is organized by GetThere and features the latest innovations along with an interactive workshop and industry keynotes. Taking place August 6th at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, this corporate trade meeting is for corporate travel managers and TMC partners from across the region.


    “In large markets across the region, this growth has signaled a shift in how corporations manage their travel programs and perceive technologies like GetThere. GetThere helps our customers optimize spend, keep rising costs from spiraling out of control and meet the needs of business travelers who value consumer tools.”

    As business travel continues to increase in Latin America, and Brazil stands as a flagship market for this trend, the upcoming event will be invaluable to all corporations with managed travel programs in the region. GetThere’s industry expertise coupled with its latest innovations in travel will be critical in impacting road warriors’ travel experience through a successful managed program.

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    “While business travel budgets have remained flat in many parts of the world, in Latin America business travel spending has grown at an annual rate of 7 percent. Brazil, which represents more than half of the total spend in the region, has grown at a significantly faster pace of 22 percent annually compounded over the last two years,” says Suzanne Neufang, General Manager GetThere. “In large markets across the region, this growth has signaled a shift in how corporations manage their travel programs and perceive technologies like GetThere. GetThere helps our customers optimize spend, keep rising costs from spiraling out of control and meet the needs of business travelers who value consumer tools.”

    Travel decision executives will benefit from a firsthand experience and networking sessions with a focus on Latin American markets. The program will feature a regional airlines panel, customer spotlight and presentations from GetThere on technology and innovation in travel. GetThere will also present its annual Benchmark survey results with statistics on technology adoption and cost savings reported by customer corporations. Other highlights include its broader travel content, virtual meetings technologies as new collaboration platform, policy management, expense partnerships, and business traveler-focused solutions in mobile.

    Rodolfo Silva, Managing Director GetThere in Latin America, emphasizes the company’s commitment to the market. “We provide access to strategic local content in Brazil, Mexico and throughout Latin America, as well as in-market account management, service delivery and product support. GetThere’s growth in LATAM is 40% YOY and a big driver of that growth are the numerous implementations that GetThere has had in key markets like Brazil in the last 18 months. We currently have active customers in 15 Latin American countries and our adoption rates are above the regional industry average: 69 percent and more than 90 percent amongst our best-in-class customers.”

    In addition to learning about the latest products and services for corporations in Latin America, the Summit will be also an opportunity for networking, sharing insights, and building relationships among the corporate travel community. Activities to start at 8 AM, Monday August 6th.

    GetThere, a Sabre Travel Network brand, provides technology to corporations. Its innovative online and mobile booking tools are available in 15 languages and used by thousands of companies in more than 85 countries including a majority of Fortune 200 corporations. Every year, millions of business travelers use GetThere to book and manage their business trips and meetings. The world’s largest online corporate travel provider, GetThere processes more than $9 billion in annual business travel spend.

    GetThere and Sabre Travel Network are part of Sabre Holdings, a global technology company serving the world’s largest industry- travel and tourism. For more information please visit: www.getthere.com


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