2021-04-02 08:49:44 银行招聘考试网 文章来源：吉林华图
Global business travel topped $1.2 trillion and is expected to reach $1.6 trillion by 2020, according to new research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), an association representing the interests of corporate travel managers. What’s more, China has now surpassed the U.S. as the largest business travel market in the world, ringing up $291 billion last year.
At the same time, all is not rosy and a number of major issues are lurking ahead. A weakening global economy, Brexit and this year’s U.S. presidential election will mean growth will not be a straight line upwards.
“The uncertainly created by financial upheaval and pending changes to trade and immigration rules will raise management heartburn. This will cause some postponement, even outright cancellation, of business trips. It may also trigger travel budget constriction as management seeks to hedge the uncertainty.” the report says.
At the same time Concur, a company that provides support services for travel managers, release research that the sharing economy is gaining traction with business travelers, based on its analysis of 40 million users who spend over $70 billion annually.
Concur data indicates 56 percent growth for Airbnb type services in usage from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. On average, business travelers stay five nights when home sharing versus three nights in a hotel.
“Managing travel and expense is becoming increasingly complex, between integration with mobile technology, nuances in traveler preferences, and new travel supplier strategies,” notes Robb Nielsen, vice president of global product experience at Concur. “This demands a fully connected travel and expense ecosystem paired with actionable insights, giving travel managers the visibility and control they need to drive cost savings.”
A press released added, “The vast majority of business travelers also want to receive personalized travel options. However, even though business travelers want personalized option, they are hesitant to share too much personal information to obtain them. They are commonly willing to share details such as their frequent flyer or hotel loyalty number, preferred airline and hotel brands and aircraft seat preferences, but fewer than half would share their travel history, preferred leisure activities while travelling, their business calendar with booked appointments and their social media account names.”
1. Which of the following statement is correct according to the context?
A. US market alone amounted to $291 billion last year
B. GBTA stands for travelers’ interest
C. US used to be largest single market in this industry
D. Global business travel is stagnant
【答案】C。根据文段的第一段，A项错误，不是美国，而是中国达到$291billion，B项正确文段提到现在中国超过了美国，成为了the largest business travel market, 所以昔日是美国。C项GBTA representing the interests of corporate travel managers,因此C项错误。D项不是stagnant(停滞，不景气)，反而会有发展。所以答案选C。
2.Which of the following does not influence Global business travel market, according to the text?
A. Immigration Rules
B. Straight line upwards in world economy
C. US presidential election
D. Weakening global economy
3.What can be inferred from this passage?
A. Airbnb service in usage doubled in recent fiscal year
B. Businessmen cut cost by using Airbnb service
C. Sharing economic is about to take the lead
D. Airbnb succeeds in competing with traditional accommodation channels to attract longer stays
【答案】C。从文段中提到research that the sharing economy is gaining traction with business travelers, 将来就是共享的主流，因此选C项。A项强调的是民宿服务在使用方面会加倍。B项指的是商人会用民宿服务降成本。D项指的是民宿服务的成功就在于同传统住宿渠道竞争会吸引更长的住宿。所以答案选C。
4.Which factor doesn’t come to travel agent’s mind when handling business trips?
A. Travel destinations’ financial conditions
B. Travel suppliers’ strategies
C. Travelers’ Preference
D. Mobile Tech
【答案】A。根据文段当中倒数第二段，这里提及考虑的有mobile technology，有traveler preferences，还有new travel supplier strategies, 但没有提到A项中的destination economic conditions。所以答案选A。
5. What is the author trying to imply from this article?
A. Personalization is on the rise, together with sharing economy
B. IT era is finally coming for travelling industry
C. Businessmen are becoming more and more generous on global business trip
D. Traditional travel agency is about to fade away