Japan, originally the largest global business travel outbound market in Asia Pacific (Apac), has been overtaken by China, which increasingly outpaces the rest of the region revealed Global Business Travel Association Asia Operations vice president Welf Ebeling during the ITB Asia opening key note. According to the latest GBTA Travel Business Travel Index figures, China is poised to surpass the United States in the business travel market by next year. While Asia Pacific is expected to generate close to 40% of the record US$1.18tril in total of global business travel spending last year. Other markets to look out for are India and Indonesia with a projected annual growth of 11% to 14% growth within the next five years. “The second-fastest growth market in Asia is India, which equal to China showed, a 16% growth in the first decade of this century. Get the full story at The Star Online