Issue 12  |  December 2014

…to the final edition of GlobalView for 2014.

In this issue we’re delighted to share a new research paper sponsored by Travelport — Understanding business travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014. This paper delves into corporate travel trends and opportunities in the African continent. We also have an exciting product update on Travelport Smartpoint, and important new provider agreements recently finalized.

As we come to the end of the year, we thought it would be useful to recap all of the GlobalView 2014 papers: a year of research in review.

Finally, as we enter the New Year, we look forward to the opportunity of working together and providing solutions that support your businesses globally. We’d also like your ideas for GlobalView 2015 with this brief three question survey. Your opinion matters and your answers will help us determine what topics or interests to cover in next year’s editions.

I hope you find this edition useful. Please feel free to contact me or any member of your Travelport team with questions or comments.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

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Understanding business travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014

Six of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. However, intelligent and actionable insight on business travel trends, challenges and opportunities in the region has been hard to come by – until now.

To redress the balance, Travelport has sponsored a new research paper – Understanding Business Travel in Sub-Saharan Africa 2014 – in partnership with Severnside Consulting.

The key findings of the research span a wide range of corporate travel topics, from governance and travel policy to adoption of multi-channel technologies and prevailing payment methods in the region. The report also provides new insight into the African airline industry, the local hotel sector and the TMC landscape, helping corporate travel managers build successful travel policies in Africa and support their travelers effectively.

For more on corporate travel trends and opportunities in Africa, see the infographic on the report’s key findings here.