Breaking Travel News

  • BreakingNews: Genting Hong Kong records $200m loss as investment increases
    Genting Hong Kong has reported a total comprehensive income for the first half 2017 period of $165 million, with a loss for the period of $203.2 million. The losses were mainly due to the start-up of new brands for the cruise division and investment…
    - 25 mins ago, 18 Aug 17, 6:34am -
  • News: Las Ramblas terror attack kills 13, injures dozens
    Thirteen people have been killed and dozens injured after a van hit crowds in the Las Ramblas area of Barcelona on Thursday evening. Spanish later killed five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils to stop what they say was another planned vehi…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:52pm -
  • News: Digital Keys roll out at The Waldorf Hilton in London
    Guests to The Waldorf Hilton will be able to turn their phone into a room key later this month. The Digital Key will provide Hilton Honors members with more choice and control over their travel experience.
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:40pm -
  • News: Bhatia to lead Carlson Wagonlit Travel in Asia Pacific
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced Bindu Bhatia will become the new managing director, Asia Pacific, from September. She succeeds Kai Chan, who will be leaving the company at the end of August after making significant contributions during her five…
    - 14 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:35pm -
  • News: New Road Hotel set to open in Whitechapel, London, in late 2017
    New Road Hotel will be opening its doors in Whitechapel, London, in quarter four of the year. Inspired by the increased popularity for social living and accessible luxury, the new concept hotel will be offering guests everything they need, and nothin…
    - 15 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 4:25pm -
  • News: Cricketing legends reveal highlights of Antiguan tourism
    As the England vs. West Indies test match begins in Birmingham, cricketing legends Sir Viv Richards, Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Andy Roberts have revealed their favourite parts of their homeland, Antigua. Beloved beach bars, Caribbean delicacies and…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 3:05pm -
  • News: Iberia rolls out Premium Economy on Boston flights
    Iberia’s new Premium Economy class will be available on the airline’s flights between Madrid and Boston from this month. The new cabin is already available on flights between Madrid and Chicago, New York, Miami, Mexico City, as well as…
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:42pm -
  • News: Bergen Børs reopens as luxury hotel in Norway
    “True luxury is always modest,â€� muses Eero Koivisto, one of the Swedish architect and design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The firm have recently completed work on Bergen Børs, their third hotel project for hyperlocal Norwegian hospita…
    - 18 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:38pm -
  • News: Jumby Bay joins Oetker Collection
    The Oetker Collection is to add a new masterpiece hotel to its collection – Jumby Bay, the private island resort in the Caribbean. Located right in front of the main island of Antigua, Jumby Bay Island combines a very well-established luxury r…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 12:17pm -
  • News: Flight Centre embarks on global acquisition spree
    Flight Centre Travel Group has announced an impressive acquisition trail of six travel businesses around the globe in under six weeks. The acquisitions strengthen Flight Centre’s corporate and leisure presence significantly in markets such as…
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:50am -
  • News: airBaltic sets fresh passenger records in July
    airBaltic carried 393,312 passengers in July, or 21 per cent more than in the same period of 2016.  For the second month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history.
    - 19 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 11:44am -
  • News: Hard Rock Hotel Davos to open for winter ski season
    With presence in more than 70 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio to the Swiss Alps, announcing plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Davos. Working in collaboration with International Hospitality Service, the…
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:49am -
  • News: Jamie Oliver opens The Diner at Gatwick Airport
    Jamie Oliver has visited Gatwick Airport to unveil his new flagship restaurant, The Diner, a homage to great American comfort food, serving up honest home-cooked dishes in a relaxed and vibrant setting.
    - 21 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:41am -
  • News: Carnival unveils Cuba cruise season for 2018
    Following strong response to its first-ever cruises to Cuba announced earlier this year, Carnival Cruise Line has added five more voyages featuring extended calls in Havana in 2018.
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 9:08am -
  • News: Cypriot tourism on track for record breaking year
    The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has confirmed that 2017 is on track to be its most successful year on record in terms of global tourist arrivals. From January to June 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 1,463,206, compared to 1,255,240 in…
    - 22 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:36am -
  • News: Seadust Cancun Family Resort launches in Mexico
    Seadust Cancun Family Resort, a new beachfront all-inclusive property catering to families, will begin welcoming guests this month. Situated on Cancun’s renowned hotel zone, Seadust Cancun Family Resort features 505 spacious guest accommodatio…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:22am -
  • News: The Orient Jerusalem opens in Israel
    Isrotel has debuted a new member within its portfolio of hotels: The Orient Jerusalem, their only property located within the country’s capital city. The hotel marks the latest addition to the brand’s Exclusive Collection, which is sole…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 8:14am -
  • News: Ryanair expands connection options from Milan Bergamo Airport
    Ryanair has extended its connecting flights service at Milan Bergamo Airport, adding a further 25 routes. New destinations include Hamburg, Porto, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Thessaloniki and Vilnius, providing Ryanair customers with an expanded ro…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:41pm -
  • News: Gulf Air signs codeshare deal with Aegean Airlines
    Gulf Air and Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier, have entered into a codeshare partnership widening their respective networks across Europe and the Middle East.
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:32pm -
  • News: Wizz Air introduces Fare Lock to online bookers
    Wizz Air has introduced Fare Lock, a new service that will allow passengers to lock the fare selected for a specific flight with the bundle of their preference for 48 hours. The carrier is continuously looking to enhance customer experience and this…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 1:29pm -

Business Travel News

  • BreakingGBTA's New Slate of Officers
    Johnson Downie VP of travel and business services Christle Johnson was re-elected as president of the Global Business Travel Association at this summer's GBTA conference. GBTA travel buyer members also voted in Oracle director of global travel sourci…
    - 9 hours ago, 17 Aug 17, 10:10pm -
  • IJet Acquires Real-Time-Incident Tech
    IJet purchased Prescient Traveler technology from the broader compliance and risk mitigation firm Prescient. While iJet has specialized in early notice/advance warning of potential risk and disruptions for travelers, Prescient Traveler provides near…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:55pm -
  • Citi Appoints New Global Head of Commercial Cards
    Citi has promoted Gonca Latif-Schmitt to global head of commercial cards. Latif-Schmitt, who previously was Citi?s North American head of commercial cards, will drive the travel, purchase and virtual cards business for institutional clients and will…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Aug 17, 10:35pm -
  • HRS Meetago's Move into the Americas
    Hotel solutions company HRS launched its small meetings product Meetago in North America in July and will begin to add South American markets this month. The tool has been live in Europe for seven years, two-and-a-half of those with HRS as Meetago's…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 7:05am -
  • Uber for Business Ups Policy-Control Capabilities
    Uber has released a version of Uber for Business that adds more controls for travel buyers to manage employee use of the ride-hailing service.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 8:15pm -
  • ARC Volume Increases in July as Average Fare Declines
    The consolidated value of airline tickets?including fares, fees and taxes?sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 4.1 percent year over year in July to $6.9 billion, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. Total fares sold rose 4.7 percent year ov…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
  • Airberlin Files for Insolvency as Etihad Pulls Financial Support
    Airberlin has filed with a Berlin district court to begin insolvency proceedings, although it will maintain flight operations via a loan from the German government.
    - 2 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 7:40pm -
  • Sabre Installs CTO
    Vish Saoji, currently GE Healthcare Digital chief technology officer for software engineering, will become CTO at Sabre on Sept. 5. He takes the job as Sabre moves toward a software as a service/cloud tech model. Sabre put Joe DiFonzo into another ne…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:00am -
  • How Microsoft's Fidler & Martinez Turned Travelers into Data
    Microsoft Travel global employee experience lead Julia Fidler and global travel BI & analytics Marta Rodriguez Martinez have worked together to develop four distinctive traveler personas that represent the company's 75,000-person travel population. F…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
  • Dycom's Jennifer Steinke Serves on-the-Move Travelers with Mobile Travel Program
    Dycom Industries corporate travel manager Jennifer Steinke was one of the first and continues to be among the strongest advocates for mobile travel programs. Why? "Because I live and breathe by this device," she said, clutching her smartphone. In pro…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
  • Parexel's Benjamin Park Implements End-to-End Program for Small Meetings
    Parexel director of global procurement and travel Benjamin Park's end-to-end small meetings program has realized savings not only by leveraging transient rates for meetings but also by producing soft-dollar productivity increases. Parexel has launche…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
  • Steven Schoen's Teamwork Drives E2E Travel@Siemens
    "We're not here to make a headline. We're here to make a difference to our travelers." That's what Siemens director of mobility services for the Americas Steven Schoen told BTN last June when he was nominated by an industry peer as a candidate for BT…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • Qantas Will Enable Bookings Through Fliggy
    Qantas and Alibaba Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to allow Qantas flights to be booked directly from Alibaba's online travel service platform, Fliggy. Qantas will establish a store on the site and might engage in joint marketing camp…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 7:05pm -
  • GSA Increases Per Diem Rate for FY2018
    The General Services Administration per diem for fiscal year 2018 will increase to $144 from $142. The new rate will go into effect on Oct. 1. It includes $93 for lodging, which accounted for the $2 year-over-year increase, and $51 for meals and inci…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:05pm -
  • David Pekoske Becomes TSA Administrator
    Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke swore in David Pekoske as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Pekoske was the U.S. Coast Guard's vice commandant from August 2009 through May 2010 and more recently…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 6:00pm -
  • China Southern's Corporate Accounts & Growth Potential
    China Southern Airlines has secured its 50th corporate account and anticipates accelerated growth through a new airport and increased cooperation with new investor American Airlines.
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 5:35pm -
  • Choice CEO Handoff Moves Up as Joyce Moves On
    The departure of Choice Hotels International outgoing CEO Steve Joyce has hastened the company's previously announced succession plan. Current president and COO Patrick Pacious will assume the role of president and CEO and will join Choice's board of…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 3:40pm -
  • CWT Hires Pam McTeer
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel has hired Pam McTeer as VP of global program management. The former Coca-Cola director of business services and global travel, meetings and events spent six months as a senior consultant at GoldSpring Consulting before taking…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 9:45pm -
  • Hertz Forecasts Bluer Skies After Tough Q2
    Hertz Global Holdings revenue declined 2 percent year over year to $2.2 billion in the second quarter as both transaction days and pricing declined in the U.S.
    - 8 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 7:45pm -
  • New IHG CEO's Plans
    InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Keith Barr's stated plans for the company can best be summed up as: more of the same, but better.
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 6:00pm -
  • Americas Was IHG's Weakest Region for RevPAR Growth in Q2
    InterContinental Hotels Group systemwide occupancy increased 0.4 percentage points year over year to 72.9 percent, while average daily rate rose 0.9 percent to $115.12. The Americas saw the weakest growth in revenue per available room, up a slight 0.…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 5:55pm -
  • Five Takeaways from Marriott's Q2 Earnings
    Marriott International is not a hotelier lacking for news developments. Speaking to investors from Shanghai on Monday, executives touched on Marriott's new joint venture with Alibaba Group Holdings, corporate rate negotiations, the Starwood Hotels &…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 10:10pm -
  • Marriott Occupancy & ADR Rose in Q2
    Marriott International's systemwide occupancy rose 0.7 percentage points year over year to 75.7 percent, while average daily rate increased 1.2 percent to $159.33. Marriott maintained the guidance it offered last quarter for growth of worldwide reven…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:35pm -
  • Avis Budget Group Sees Pricing Turnaround at Q2's End
    Avis Budget Group reported $2.2 billion in revenue in the second quarter. That's flat year over year as pricing declined 5 percent, though executives said rates since have begun to climb.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:30pm -
  • Bumping by U.S. Carriers Hits Low in First Half of 2017
    Instances of involuntary denied boarding on U.S. airlines hit a historic low over the first half of this year, according to the Department of Transportation. Carriers reported a bumping rate of 0.52 per 10,000 passengers from January through June, do…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:30pm -
  • JetBlue Consolidates Customer Service Communication Channels
    Customer service platform Gladly will consolidate customer communication channels for JetBlue's support center. The platform brings communications from phone, text, chat, email, Twitter and Facebook into a single view for agents so they will have a c…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 9:25pm -
  • ATPCO Hires Cvent's Fliess
    Cvent executive Kevin Fliess has joined airline fare and merchandising distributor ATPCO as VP of marketing and sales. Most recently VP of marketing for Cvent, Fliess also has led industry startups over the years, including trip-planning site TravelM…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 10:15pm -
  • Marriott Inks JV with Alibaba
    Marriott International has established a joint venture with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. to serve the "hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers traveling abroad and domestically every year," Marriott announced. Marriott's storefront will be managed o…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 4:35pm -
  • Red Lion Hotels Corp. Announces New Headquarters in Denver
    Red Lion Hotels Corp. is moving its headquarters and principal executive office from Spokane, Wash. to Denver to "align our geography more toward the center of the country," RLHC president and CEO Greg Mount said during the company's second-quarter e…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 9:00pm -
  • Alaska Leads in July On-Time Performance
    Alaska Airlines was the most punctual of major North American carriers in July with an on-time performance rate of 86.1 percent, according to FlightStats. On average, carriers got 76.9 percent of flights to the gate within 15 minutes of their schedul…
    - 13 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 8:05pm -
  • Hyatt Invests in Oasis Collections & Reports Q2 Growth
    Hyatt Hotels Corp. continues to explore business opportunities beyond traditional hotel stays with an investment in Oasis Collections. Hyatt president and CEO Mark Hoplamazian didn't disclose the amount Hyatt invested in the private accommodations pr…
    - 14 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 4:15pm -
  • Turkish Airlines Pushes Forth with Aggressive Growth Plans
    More than a year after a deadly terrorist attack in Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, Turkish Airlines is in recovery mode, building back demand that dropped off amid security fears. Even so, the carrier is sticking to its aggressive growth plans. "We all…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:05pm -
  • Wyndham Reports Year-Over-Year Pipeline Growth
    Wyndham Hotel Group saw a 2.8 percent year-over-year increase in same-store revenue per available room during the second quarter. Prior to the company's earnings call, Wyndham Worldwide announced the hotel group would be spun off to form a separate p…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 9:25pm -
  • Airline Traffic Growth Hit 12-Year High for First Half of the Year
    Global air travel demand increased 7.8 percent year over year in June and rose across all global regions, according to the International Air Transport Association. Global air capacity increased 6.5 percent, and load factor increased 1 percentage poin…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 7:15pm -
  • Wyndham Will Split Hotel & Timeshare Businesses
    Wyndham Worldwide will spin off its hotel business from its timeshare business to create two publicly traded companies.
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 10:50pm -
  • Flight Centre Travel Group Acquires Quebec Agency
    Flight Centre Travel Group has agreed to acquire Quebec's Les Voyages Laurier du Vallon. Three Flight Centre Travel Group brands?Corporate Traveller, FCM Travel Solutions and Stage and Screen?serve Quebec, but the company said the province's use of F…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 10:40pm -
  • Choice Reports Positive Q2 Results
    Choice Hotels International experienced year-over-year gains in both occupancy and average daily rate during the second quarter. Occupancy rose 60 basis points to 61.1 percent and ADR increased 1.7 percent to $82.16. Incoming CEO and current presiden…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 10:25pm -
  • Qatar Airways Drops American Airlines Investment Plans
    Qatar Airways has scrapped its plans to buy a 10 percent stake in American Airlines. "Further review of the proposed financial investment, taking into account the latest public disclosure of American Airlines, has demonstrated that the investment no…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 7:45pm -
  • Lufthansa Group Traffic & Revenue Grow in Q2
    The Lufthansa Group's passenger revenue increased 16.9 percent year over year to ?9.3 billion in the second quarter. Traffic increased 18.9 percent, and capacity was up 13.4 percent, pushing the group's load factor up 3.8 percentage points to 81.3 pe…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Aug 17, 7:00pm -
  • Extended Stay America Shifts Focus
    With its portfoliowide renovations of recent years finished at last, Extended Stay America now is focusing on selling and franchising existing hotels and franchising new-construction properties.
    - 16 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 9:45pm -
  • WestJet Reports Increase in Revenue & Traffic in Q2
    WestJet's revenue increased 11.1 percent year over year in the second quarter to C$1.1 billion. Traffic increased 8.9 percent as WestJet increased capacity 6.3 percent, pushing its load factor up 2 percentage points to 82.8 percent. The carrier attri…
    - 16 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 7:20pm -
  • Traffic Growth Boosts Air Canada Revenue in Q2
    Air Canada passenger revenue increased 13.5 percent year over year in the second quarter to C$3.5 billion, including a 14.6 percent increase in business cabin revenue. A 13.6 percent rise in traffic propelled the increase in passenger revenue. The ca…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 6:35pm -
  • Dinova & Tripism Deliver Recommendation Platform for Corporate Dining Programs
    Corporate dining program provider Dinova and recommendation platform Tripism have partnered to create a user-driven dining app for corporate travel customers. Through the integration, employees can see the more than 14,000 preferred restaurants in Di…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Karen Hutchings & EY's Bots Battle Booking Inefficiencies
    For buyers dealing with stubborn travelers, driving travel policy compliance can seem like a test of the creativity of the human mind. What's the right proportion of incentives, cajoling, threats and punishments? What's the magic formula to coax each…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Aug 17, 12:25am -
  • IAG Revenue Increases in Q2
    International Airlines Group passenger revenue increased 4.4 percent year over year in the second quarter to ?5.95 billion as its British Airways reported strength in corporate bookings. Traffic increased 5.1 percent, and capacity increased 2.8 perce…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:35pm -
  • Is Airbnb Finally Being Welcomed by Corporate Travel?
    If the reception Airbnb received at this year's GBTA Convention is any indication, the simple answer to the question in the headline is yes. While CNN's Richard Quest managed to garner healthy applause from the audience by bringing up Airbnb's duty o…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 9:00pm -
  • Premium Class Revenue Leads Air France-KLM Q2 Growth
    Air France-KLM Group passenger revenue increased 6.1 percent year over year to ?5.2 billion in the second quarter. Premium class unit revenue increased 4.4 percent, compared with a 2.2 percent increase in economy class revenue. Traffic increased 7.5…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 8:25pm -
  • WestJet Rewards Data Has Been Leaked
    WestJet reported that an "unauthorized third party" has released some profile data of WestJet Rewards members online. The data did not include credit card or banking information. The carrier is in the process of notifying affected members, chief info…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Jul 17, 7:55pm -
  • Wex Travel & Corporate Solutions Segment Revenue Grew 3 Percent in Q2
    Wex?s travel and corporate solutions segment revenue, which represented 21 percent of Wex?s total revenue at the end of 2016, grew 3 percent year over year to $55 million in the second quarter. Purchase volume also increased to $7.7 billion, a 37 per…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:45pm -
  • Avianca & Delta Cutting Off Venezuela Service
    Avianca ended flights to and from Venezuela this week. The carrier originally had planned to suspend Venezuela operations on Aug. 16 but pushed that up citing "operational limitations." Delta in a tweet also announced it will end its Saturday-only se…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:35pm -
  • Amex Introduces Conferma Virtual Cards to Enhance BTA Offering
    American Express has upgraded its Business Travel Account product via a partnership with Conferma that allows American Express to centralize hotel, low-cost air carrier, full-service carrier and rail bookings into one statement. Amex is calling the u…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:30pm -
  • American's Corporate Share & Revenues Increase in Q2
    American Airlines reported growth in its corporate share in the second quarter, as mainline passenger revenues increased 7.5 percent year over year to $7.7 billion. In the carrier's earnings call on Friday, executives said American's nascent Premium…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 8:25pm -
  • Delta, Air France-KLM & Virgin Atlantic to Form Single Joint Venture
    Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic are combining their partnerships into a single combined joint venture, the carriers announced. As a part of the expanded joint venture, Delta is investing ?375 million to acquire a 10 percent stake in Air Fra…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 4:45am -
  • AccorHotels' Sales Org Is Taking a Measured Approach to New Business Ventures
    AccorHotels through a recent series of acquisitions has been taking significant steps to expand its business beyond traditional hotel stays. Revenues for its new businesses division more than doubled between the first quarter and second quarter as a…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:15pm -
  • Southwest Ironing Out Minor Details of Reservations System Switch
    Southwest Airlines passenger revenues in the second quarter increased 6.7 percent year over year to a quarterly record of $5.2 billion, despite an impact from its cutover to a new reservations system during the quarter.
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:10pm -
  • Etihad Reports Loss on Aircraft Costs & Equity Investments
    Etihad Airways reported flat passenger revenues of $4.9 billion and a net loss of $1.87 billion for 2016. The carrier blamed the loss on $1.06 billion in aircraft charges due in part to an early phase-out of some aircraft types and an $808 million hi…
    - 21 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 8:45pm -
  • Certify: Taxi Share of Ground Transportation Expenses Falls to Single Digits in Q2
    Ride-hailing apps are continuing to gain share at the expense of taxi services, which for the first time fell to single-digit percentage levels of total ground transportation expenses in Certify's quarterly SpendSmart Report.
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 9:35am -
  • Small Meetings, Big Opportunities
    Managing small meetings?with as few as 10 people or even as many as 50?has proven a tough nut to crack for a lot of companies. It feels like they should be simple, but small meetings still require negotiations, site selection, terms and conditions, c…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 5:05am -
  • Expensify Links Five More Travel Suppliers, Hooks Up with AirPlus in U.K.
    Receipts from private jet charter company Jettly, virtual travel assistant Pana, travel management platform for administrative assistants Travo, and parking booking tools The Parking Spot and ParkWhiz now automatically integrate as a line item in Exp…
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 4:25am -
  • Hilton's Nassetta on 48-Hour Cancel Policy, Plus Q2 Highlights
    With Hilton?s new 48-hour cancellation terms set to take effect next week in the U.S. and Canada, Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta explained the logic behind the policy and hinted at more pricing initiatives to come.
    - 22 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 4:00am -
  • Travel Leaders Expands Beyond North America
    Travel Leaders Group?which operates in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and has an office in the U.K.?has partnered with a network of independent agencies to provide local service in another 90 countries. Lufthansa City Center, based in Frankfurt, Germany…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:05pm -
  • Alaska Accelerates Virgin America Passenger Service System Integration
    Alaska Airlines is pushing up its integration of Virgin America into its passenger service system to early in the second quarter of next year, CEO Brad Tilden said in the carrier's earnings call. The migration, which Tilden called the "most significa…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:50pm -
  • Longtime Sabre Exec Joins Travelport as Air Commerce VP
    Travelport has hired former Sabre executive Mike Douglass as VP of air commerce, in charge of the global distribution system's relationships with airlines in the Americas. Douglass worked with Sabre Airlines Solutions for 18 years, including as VP of…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 8:35pm -
  • Clinton Anderson to Head Sabre Hospitality Solutions
    Sabre has appointed Clinton Anderson as president of Sabre Hospitality Solutions, replacing Alex Alt. Anderson will assume his new role on August 7. He joined Sabre in 2014 and most recently served as senior VP of strategy.  
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 4:30am -
  • Strong Business Travel Demand Helps Propel JetBlue Fare Increase in Q2
    JetBlue pushed its average fare up 4 percent year over year to about $160, citing solid demand as leverage. That demand supported a domestic fare increase earlier this month, and JetBlue also raised its premium Mint cabin fares in the second quarter…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Jul 17, 4:00am -

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