Breaking Travel News

  • Focus: Looking for the Bet of Your Life? How to Travel the World Casino by Casino
    While many punters are being wooed by online casinos offering plenty of free bonuses and promotions, traditional land-based casinos are currently enjoying a new wave of popularity, as vacation destinations.
    - 14 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 1:53pm -
  • News: Emirates Palace appoints Martin Cramer as new general manager
    Emirates Palace has announced Martin Cramer has been appointed as the hotel’s new general manager. With a distinguished career in hospitality spanning over 30 years, Cramer brings a wealth of experience to Abu Dhabi’s iconic property. …
    - 16 hours ago, 21 Jan 18, 11:56am -
  • Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Patrick Divall, vice president, Western Europe, Wyndham Hotel Group
    Following a deal to acquire La Quinta for nearly US$2 billion in the United States and launch of the Trademark Collection, it is an exciting time for Wyndham Hotel Group. Here Breaking Travel News talks to Patrick Divall, vice president for Western E…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:53pm -
  • News: Africa Hotel Investment Forum headed for Kenya this October
    The Africa Hotel Investment Forum will return to Nairobi on October 2nd-4th. The event is considered premier hotel investment conference in Africa, attracting many prominent international hotel owners, investors, financiers, management companies and…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:19am -
  • News: AccorHotels to manage Le Grand Amman, Lebanon
    AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:58am -
  • News: English regions welcoming increasing visitor numbers
    More international tourists are visiting the English regions than ever before. Official statistics released today show that in the first nine months of 2017 there were a record 12.7 million visits to English regions outside London, up four per cent c…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:50am -
  • News: Holliday appointed to sales role with Thomas Cook Group Airlines
    Thomas Cook Group Airlines has appointed Emma Holliday as national account manager for Thomas Cook Airlines UK and Condor, in an expansion of its trade sales team. Holliday has spent 25 years in travel with roles in account management, overseas opera…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:43am -
  • News: Meliá Hotels reveals plans for Innside Liverpool
    Meliá Hotels International has announced the newest addition to its UK portfolio, the Innside Liverpool. The hotel will join four properties already operated in the UK by the brand, ME London, Meliá White House, Innside Manchester, and the upco…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:18am -
  • News: Shama Zijingang Hangzhou, China, to open in 2019
    Onyx Hospitality Group has continued the expansion of its Shama brand with the signing of another new project, Shama Zijingang Hangzhou. The deal marks the fourth Shama signing this January.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:10am -
  • News: Minor Hotels to take Oaks brand into Lebanon with Beirut property
    Minor Hotels will debut its Oaks brand in Lebanon later this year. The group has signed a management agreement with Allied Investment Group to operate Oaks Beirut.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:03am -
  • News: Norwegian breaks transatlantic crossing record
    Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday January 15th comp…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:46am -
  • News: United to add premium economy on international routes
    United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz has said the company will introduce a premium economy product this year on international routes. Branded United Premium Plus, the new cabin will give passengers more space, comfort and amenities.
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:41am -
  • News: Pope marries LATAM cabin crew on-board Santiago flight
    In an unprecedented moment, pope Francis delivered the sacrament of marriage to two cabin crew members onboard LATAM flight LA1250 from Santiago to Iquique in Chile earlier. The ceremony was witnessed by Ignacio Cueto, chairman of LATAM Airlines Grou…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 8:29am -
  • News: Wyndham Worldwide to acquire La Quinta for $1.95bn
    Wyndham Worldwide will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash. Under the terms of the agreement, stockholders of La Quinta will receive $8.40 per share in cash (approximately $1 billion in…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:10pm -
  • News: Ryanair UK pilots vote to accept pay offer
    Pilots at all 15 Ryanair UK pilot bases – including London Stansted which had previously rejected an improved pay deal – have voted to accept pay increases of up to 20 per cent. Following the decision, increases will be paid next week i…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:37pm -
  • News: Carolus to lead Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand
    Sammy Carolus has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, set to open later this year on vibrant Sukhumvit Road. In his new role, Carolus returns to Thailand, a place in which he has spent more than half of his 25-year prof…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:30am -
  • News: Emirates ensures Airbus A380 survival with 36 plane order
    Dubai-based Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed this morning at the airline’s headquarters in Dubai by Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive, Em…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:23am -
  • News: TWA Hotel set to be reborn at JFK International Airport
    Work is well underway to turn the legendary TWA Flight Centre at JFK International Airport into the world-class, 505-room, TWA Hotel. Closed to the public since 2001, Eero Saarinen’s internationally-revered mid-century modern landmark will be…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:11am -
  • News: Embassy Suites by Hilton New York - Midtown Manhattan opens to guests
    Embassy Suites by Hilton has welcomed the opening of a newly-built hotel in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan. The hotel venture marks a significant milestone as the only full-service Hilton in the Midtown central and south areas, providing a…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:59am -
  • News: Six Senses debuts dual urban property in Singapore
    Six Senses has given two old beauties a complete restoration as part of a remarkable conservation project in Singapore. Ideally situated in the island city-state’s central district, the project is located in the eclectic heart of Chinatown whe…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 9:49am -

Business Travel News

  • Expensify Revamps System & Introduces New Fee Structure
    Expensify CEO and founder David Barrett recently announced that the 10-year-old company would not release new features "for a while," but that doesn't mean the expense management provider isn't upgrading its system. Many recent enhancements aim to im…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 6:50pm -
  • Amex GCS Q4 Billings Rose 11 Percent YOY
    Card-billed business for American Express Global Commercial Services, the division that houses corporate cards, increased 11 percent year over year in the fourth quarter to $116.6 billion. Full-year GCS card-billed business increased 7 percent year o…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 6:15pm -
  • American Airlines Details 2018 Expansion Plans
    American Airlines will add 52 nonstop routes in 2018, including new international destinations. It will fly to Prague and Budapest starting May 4 and Reykjavik on June 7. Also on June 7, the carrier will begin such new domestic routes as: Philadelph…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 11:40pm -
  • Travelers Can Book & Pay for SpotHero by Talking to Google Assistant
    Parking booking platform SpotHero for Business has integrated Google's virtual personal assistant. Drivers can book and pay for SpotHero parking by giving voice commands to Google Assistant. "Integrating with Google means creating a seamless flow bet…
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:45pm -
  • Virgin America Had the Best On-Time-Arrival Rate Among North American Carriers in December
    Virgin America ranked first in on-time performance among North American carriers in December based on flights arriving within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival times, according to FlightStats.  
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 10:45pm -
  • Wyndham Will Acquire La Quinta for $1.95B
    Wyndham Worldwide Corp. will acquire La Quinta Holdings' hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for $1.95 billion in cash.  
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 5:10pm -
  • ARC Ticket Volume Rose & Fares Fell in 2017
    The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies reached $88.5 billion in 2017, up 3.4 percent from $85.6 billion in 2016, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. ARC attributes the sales increase in 2017 to the decre…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 10:10pm -
  • Greenhouse Recruit Software Sends Job Candidate Profile Information to NexTravel
    Greenhouse, a platform for companies to manage their employee-recruitment processes, now automatically sends job candidate information like names and contact details to booking solution NexTravel Hire, a booking product for recruits. NexTravel launch…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:45pm -
  • Travel Associations Take Steps to Reverse Decline in U.S. International Inbound Travel
    The U.S. Travel Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, American Gaming Association and other associations in the travel industry have launched the Visit U.S. Coalition to work with the Trump administration to reverse the decline in U.S. i…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:10am -
  • Air France-KLM Appoints New Leader for North America
    Air France-KLM has named Bas Gerressen as SVP North America, overseeing all the airline group's activities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and French Polynesia. Gerressen began working for KLM in 1999 and most recently was Air France-KLM's general manage…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • American Airlines Reaches Direct Distribution Deal in China
    American Airlines is opening a store on Alibaba Group's travel service platform Fliggy that will act as a direct sales channel for the airline's services and products. The partnership also will allow Fliggy loyalty program members access to some of t…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:00am -
  • AirPlus Adds Third Managing Director
    AirPlus has promoted executive director of operations Spencer Hanlon to managing director. He will co-manage the company with fellow managing directors Roland Kern and Patrick Diemer, who also is chairman. In German companies, a managing director is…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:30pm -
  • Furnished Quarters Names Senior Director of Global Sales
    Corporate apartments provider Furnished Quarters has named Doris Kampf as its first senior director of global sales. She joins Furnished Quarters from ReloQuest's managed sales services division, where she served as VP of global sales. She previously…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:05pm -
  • U.S. Carriers Improved Operations Across Key Metrics in November
    U.S. carrier flight cancellations tied for a record monthly low in November, with 0.3 percent of domestic flights canceled, according to the Department of Transportation. That ties the record low performance in both September 2016 and November 2016.…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • WestJet Builds Up Senior Leadership Team
    Over the next few months, WestJet is adding three executives to its senior leadership team as the carriers expands its global network. On Feb. 19, Gandeephan Ganeshalingam will join as VP of lean and continuous improvement. Ganeshalingam recently wa…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 7:05pm -
  • Global Air Travel Demand Continued Strong Growth into November
    Global air travel demand rose 8 percent year over year in November, the fastest growth rate in five months, including October's 7.2 percent increase, according to the International Air Transport Association. Global capacity increased 6.3 percent, and…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 11:30pm -
  • Simonson Will Retire from Sabre
    Rick Simonson, CFO of global distribution operator Sabre, will retire by the end of the year. He will step down as CFO when the company names a successor and remain as an advisor until he leaves the company. CEO Sean Menke credited Simonson with lead…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 10:40pm -
  • Alaska and Virgin America Receive Single Operating Certificate
    The FAA has issued a single operating certificate for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking the official end of Virgin America as an individual airline. The major passenger-facing merger milestone, though, remains a few months down the road. Al…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 10:00pm -
  • Delta Kicks Off 2018 with Rosy Corporate Revenue Outlook
    Delta closed out 2017 with its strongest corporate revenue growth in years and expects that momentum to continue this year, executives said in the carrier's fourth-quarter earnings call. Both a higher volume of corporate travelers and higher fares pa…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:55pm -
  • BridgeStreet Global's OTA-Like Platform Grows
    One year after relaunching its website as an "online travel agency for business travel" focused on corporate housing and alternative accommodations, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality is reporting growth in both its volume of corporate clients and the n…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 9:45pm -
  • Attendee Experience Goals Drives Changes in Meetings Spaces & Formats
    The meeting professional's role is changing from educator/trainer/promoter to creator of immersive experiences that focus on personal development for delegates, on networking and on creativity. That's according to a survey of 180 corporate, associati…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 6:05pm -
  • State Department Launches Travel Advisory System
    The State Department launched a travel advisory system that informs and advises U.S. travelers about the level of risk in each country around the world. The department assigns each country a risk level
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 1:05pm -
  • Kenya Airways Readies First Direct Flight to U.S.
    In October, Kenya Airways will begin daily service between Nairobi and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the carrier's first nonstop service to the Americas. The FAA granted Kenya a Category 1 safety rating last year, meaning the coun…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 8:25pm -
  • Oversight Adds Two Fraud-Detecting Features
    Oversight has added two capabilities to its Insights on Demand solution as part of its core offering. Research from the monitoring and auditing company indicates that less than 5 percent of business travelers commit nearly 80 percent of all fraudulen…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 5:55am -
  • IAG Moves In on Niki Acquisition
    Despite a legal challenge that arose this week, International Airlines Group is poised to acquire Airberlin's Austria-based leisure airline Niki. IAG in late December announced it was acquiring Niki's assets for 20 million euros and would create a su…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 11:00pm -
  • Most Fitness & Wellness Routines Unravel on Business Trips
    Business travel is getting in the way of your travelers' New Year resolutions. Most business travelers do not follow their fitness and wellness routines while traveling for work, according to a Carlson Wagonlit Travel survey.
    - 13 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 12:20am -
  • Serko Corporate Booking Tool Will Display Routehappy Rich Content
    Serko is integrating airline shopping content from Routehappy into its corporate booking chatbot, Zeno. The integration, already being tested by select Serko clients, adds both Universal Ticket Attributes?descriptions of ticket benefits and restricti…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • MobileXpense Takes In $24 million Private Equity Investment
    Fortino Capital Partners has invested 20 million euros (US$24 million) in MobileXpense. Fortino is now the majority stakeholder in the Brussels-based expense management provider. MobileXpense will use the funds to expand its sales and marketing effor…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 7:20pm -
  • China Loosens Fare Regulations on Hundreds of Domestic Routes
    The Civil Aviation Administration of China announced that carriers could set their own prices on domestic routes on which at least five carriers compete, , according to Reuters, impacting more than 300 routes. However, changes in either direction are…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 6:10pm -
  • Japanese Carriers Had the Two Best On-Time Performances in 2017
    Japan's two major carriers were the most punctual among the world's largest airlines in 2017, and Delta led major U.S. carriers in on-time performance, according to OAG's annual Punctuality League report. It's based on 57 million flight records in 20…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 11:10pm -
  • Turkish Airlines Orders More Widebody Planes
    On Friday, Turkish Airlines signed a tentative agreement with Airbus for 25 A350-900 aircraft. The agreement, the terms of which are under negotiation, was signed during a visit by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Paris, according to Reuters…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 7:50pm -
  • Reside Worldwide Names Co-CEO
    New alternative accommodation brand Reside Worldwide has appointed Jon Wohlfert co-CEO. Wohlfert, a more than 30-year veteran of the long-term lodging industry, joins Seattle-based Reside from WaterWalk Hotel Apartments, where he had served as presid…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 6:35pm -
  • Omega World Travel Is Ready to Debut AI Duty of Care Tools
    A month after Amazon launched Alexa for Business, Omega World Travel is ready to debut a pair of tools to help travel managers pull up traveler location information: its chatbot for smartphones and an Alexa-based voice chat. They will go live once A…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 11:50pm -
  • Sobbott Will Leave Amex in February
    American Express Global Commercial Services president Susan Sobbott will leave the company on Feb. 1. Amex Global Corporate Services president Steve Squeri, who will become Amex chairman and CEO on Feb. 1, issued an internal memo saying Sobbott is in…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 11:30pm -
  • Chrome River Scores Another $35 Million in Funding
    Chrome River raised $35 million in December from its existing investors: Argentum Group, Bain Capital, First Analysis and Great Hill Partners. The expense management and invoice firm said it would use the funds to expand internationally, innovate pro…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 10:50pm -
  • Where States Stand as Deadline Approaches to Comply with Federal ID Requirements
    The Jan. 22 deadline is nearing for U.S. states to comply with federal Real ID requirements. Twenty-seven states already comply, as determined by the Department of Homeland Security. Three states are issuing new IDs currently but are awaiting DHS con…
    - 17 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 8:35pm -
  • BTN's 10 Most-Read Stories in 2017
    From major mergers to burgeoning blockchain applications to 48-hour cancellation policies, 2017 provided plenty to interest the business travel industry.
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 11:35pm -
  • Yatra Launches Booking Tool for Small & Midsize Enterprises in India
    Indian online travel agency Yatra has launched a self-booking platform for small and midsize enterprises. It offers flight and hotel options based on companies' travel policies, negotiated corporate rates and terms, trip approval, spend reports and Y…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 10:35pm -
  • TMC Vet & GoldSpring Partner Colleen Black Retires
    After 30 years in the travel agency world and three years helping build GoldSpring Consulting, Colleen Black retired Jan. 1 to work on a family business, Light Bulbs Etc., and to spend time with family.  
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 8:00pm -
  • Clay Sun Takes President Role at EVA
    EVA Air passenger management EVP Clay Sun has succeeded Dereck Chen as president of the Taiwanese carrier, following Chen's retirement on Jan. 1. Chen has worked with EVA since the carrier launched its maiden flight in 1991. He had worked with its pa…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 6:55pm -
  • Hyatt Adopts 48-Hour Cancellation Policy
    Hyatt Hotels Corp. has enacted a stricter cancellation policy across its system for hotel reservations made or altered after Jan. 1. Bookings canceled within 48 hours of a guest's stay will incur a fee.   
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 11:05pm -
  • Zero Jet Passenger Airline Accidents in 2017
    There were no jet passenger airline accidents worldwide in 2017, according to data released by the Aviation Safety Network, a tracking service from the nonprofit Flight Safety Foundation. Ten commercial plane accidents resulted in 44 occupant deaths,…
    - 19 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 11:05pm -
  • Uber Shareholders OK SoftBank Investment
    A consortium of investors led by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Group is investing at least $8 billion to acquire an approximately 15 percent stake in Uber, according to multiple reports. Uber's shareholders have approved the deal, which…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 3:40pm -
  • Travel Risk Management Changes in 2017
    Security threats and natural disasters were the biggest reasons decision makers modified travelers' itineraries this year, according to a global survey by ISOS and Ipsos Mori. Why? "The immediate obvious risks, such as the recent hurricanes and unfor…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 11:15pm -
  • Can Chatbot Travel Solutions Respond to the Demands of Small & Midsize Enterprises?
    Sports video technology startup Hudl has booked trips using Concur and a local travel management company since 2014. With their three-year contract nearing its end, Hudl wanted a replacement that would better suit the startup's techy and Millennial c…
    - 30 days ago, 22 Dec 17, 5:40pm -
  • Lufthansa Establishes Direct Connection with TPConnects
    The Lufthansa Group has established a direct connection with travel content aggregator TPConnects, which will enable travel agents to avoid the airline group's distribution cost charge. TPConnects, which is certified at the highest level under the In…
    - 31 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 8:05pm -
  • Northstar Travel Group Acquires HotelsWorld
    Northstar Travel Group has acquired HotelsWorld, a suite of four hotel industry events for senior hotel executives in Australia & New Zealand held over three days in Sydney. Northstar purchased the event suite from Hotels World Australia Pty Ltd., fo…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Dec 17, 3:30pm -
  • BCD M&E to Acquire Grass Roots Meetings & Events
    BCD Meetings & Events has signed an agreement to acquire U..K-based Grass Roots Meetings & Events from Blackhawk Network Holdings. Grassroots Meetings & Events is a division of Grass Roots Group Holdings. It specializes in strategic meetings manageme…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 9:35pm -
  • IRS Increases Mileage Deduction Rate for 2018
    The IRS's business mileage deduction rate for 2018 has increased. Starting Jan. 1, U.S. taxpayers and companies will receive a deduction rate of 54.5 cents for recorded business mileage on a personal car, up one cent from last year's 53.5 cents. The…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 7:20pm -
  • InsightXM Launches Integrated Events Data Analytics Package
    Events data insights provider InsightXM has launched "Essentials," a package of events data analytic tools for event planners and marketers to better understand their audiences. Some features include a dashboard, charts and real-time data analysis. T…
    - 33 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 7:15pm -
  • Halkyard Will Replace Lopez as ESA CEO
    Extended Stay America's board of directors has named CFO Jonathan Halkyard as ESA president and CEO, effective Jan. 1. Halkyard has been CFO for ESA since January 2015 and had served as COO from September 2013 through 2014. Current president and CEO…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 11:45pm -
  • Choice Hotels Will Buy WoodSpring Suites
    Choice Hotels International will acquire extended-stay brand Woodspring Suites for $231 million. The transaction fills a relative gap in Choice's portfolio in the extended-stay space, adding 240 properties across 35 states. The new WoodSpring propert…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 11:35pm -
  • ARC Ticket Volume Rose & Fares Fell YOY in November
    The total dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 5.4 percent year over year in November to $6.8 billion, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $484 for the month, down…
    - 34 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 11:30pm -
  • Amex to Eliminate Signature Authorization Requirement for All Card Transactions
    Beginning in April 2018, American Express will no longer require Amex-accepting merchants globally to collect signatures for any purchases at the point of sale. Merchants, however, can continue to ask for signatures if they choose. Merchants must als…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 1:55pm -
  • Delta Taps Airbus for Narrowbody Aircraft
    Delta has ordered 100 Airbus 321neo aircraft to upgrade its narrowbody fleet. Deliveries will begin in 2020 and run through 2023. The aircraft will be configured for 20 First Class seats, 30 Comfort Plus seats and 147 main cabin seats and will featur…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
  • Factoring Travel Risk into Trip Approvals
    Now that duty of care is high on the corporate agenda, trip-approval systems need to factor it in. Focusing purely on the budget aspects of corporate travel could put business travelers and, in turn, their organizations at serious risk. Plus, a risk-…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • Professional Travel Service International Will Resell Deem Work Fource
    Minneapolis-based Professional Travel Service International Express will resell Deem's business travel management solutions, which include Deem Work Fource travel booking and management tools, the Deem Ground Work transportation booking tool and Deem…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 9:40pm -
  • The Amadeus Cytric Integration Is Ready for Its Big Entrance
    Amadeus aims to transition its original e-Travel Management corporate booking tool customers to the Amadeus Cytric Travel & Expense platform during 2018. Amadeus bought a majority stake in Cytric owner i:FAO in 2014 and announced in early 2016 that a…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:20pm -
  • Basic Economy Expansion Ushers in Transatlantic Baggage Fees
    Airlines are broadening basic economy fares to international routes, raising the potential for extra fees and inconveniences for unwary travelers.   Delta, which led the three largest U.S. carriers in introducing the fare type in 2015, now has Basic…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:15pm -
  • Trump Administration Defers Formal Action in Gulf Carrier Flap
    The Trump administration will not take punitive action against the UAE and Qatar for alleged Open Skies violations, though it is leaving the door open for such actions down the road, according to published reports.   U.S. airline representatives sat…
    - 39 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:10pm -
  • BCD M&E Names Strategic Meetings Exec
    Carolyn Maloney has joined BCD Meetings & Events as vice president progressive operations. Maloney will be responsible for expanding strategic meetings management solutions. Previously with CWT Meetings & Events, Maloney brings more than 20 years' ex…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:35am -
  • ALHI Expands Sales Division in U.S.
    Associated Luxury Hotels International has named Michelle Russell as global sales manager of its new sales office in Minnesota. Having previously worked as vice president of global accounts at HPN Global and at Hyatt Hotels as director of strategic a…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:25am -
  • Travel, Meetings & Events Consolidation Accelerates
    Travel, meetings and events consolidation has grown 62 percent since 2015, according to a survey of 124 North American travel managers, event planners and others at least "somewhat involved" in their organization's meetings and events. The study was…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 5:20am -
  • Air Canada Deepens Relationship with Air China
    Air Canada and Air China are expanding codeshares and reciprocal lounge access as they finalize a planned joint venture. Pending regulatory approval, Air China in April will place its code on Air Canada's service between Montreal and Shanghai, as wel…
    - 40 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 12:00am -
  • Bernd Burkhardt's FiveStar Travel Program
    In 2013, Daimler head of travel management Bernd Burkhardt summoned senior executives from four of his long-standing service providers to the automotive giant?s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. He had brought AirPlus International, Amadeus, BCD Tr…
    - 40 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 11:50pm -

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