Breaking Travel News

  • BreakingNews: Dubai welcomes Expo 2020 interactive pop-up pavilion
    The public can now experience a preview of Expo 2020 Dubai at an interactive pop-up pavilion travelling around the United Arab Emirates. The exciting location provides a glimpse of what to expect from the region’s first ever World Expo.
    - 16 mins ago, 19 Jun 19, 1:45pm -
  • BreakingNews: British Airways launches new Split, Croatia, service from London City
    British Airways is set to raise anchor and take off for the Croatian city of Split – in time for the annual yacht week adventure. It’s the first time flights to Croatia have operated from London City Airport and British Airways will fly…
    - 42 mins ago, 19 Jun 19, 1:19pm -
  • BreakingNews: Cebu Pacific place latest Airbus order during Paris Air Show
    Cebu Pacific has ordered 31 next-generation aircraft from Airbus. The investment accelerates the carrier’s plan to introduce more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly aircraft to replace its current fleet.
    - 52 mins ago, 19 Jun 19, 1:09pm -
  • BreakingNews: Kerten Hospitality signs Ireckonu technology partnership
    The move is designed to accelerate the mixed-use operator’s customer-centric service strategy and to enable its hotels and serviced offices to deliver a smart, efficient and personalised guest experience.
    - 58 mins ago, 19 Jun 19, 1:03pm -
  • BreakingNews: Carnival celebrates Mardi Gras keel laying in Finland
    In keeping with maritime tradition, a keel-laying ceremony has been held at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Turku, Finland, for Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras. The vessel is scheduled to enter service in August next year.
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:16pm -
  • BreakingNews: Booking slowdown sees Saga shares fall
    Saga has warned that heavy discounting is taking a toll on its tours business. At the same time, an overhaul of its insurance arm has yet to take effect, sending shares in the company to a record low.
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:10pm -
  • BreakingNews: Economic uncertainty hits sales at Premier Inn
    Whitbread has blamed “weak trading conditionsâ€� in the UK economy for a slowdown in sales. The company, the largest hotel operator in the UK, said sales at Premier Inn properties open at least a year fell by 4.6 per cent in the first quar…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 11:57am -
  • News: Bombardier secures new tram order in Brussels
    Bombardier Transportation has received an order to supply 30 additional Bombardier Flexity trams to the Brussels Intercommunal Transportation Company in Belgium. This second order is part of a framework contract for up to 175 trams with an initial ca…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 8:02pm -
  • News: Long-haul traffic drives continued growth at Gatwick
    Gatwick has reported revenue increased 6.1 per cent to £811 million for the financial year just ended. Combined with careful cost management, this resulted an EBITDA increase of 7.3 per cent, to £441 million, and a profit after tax of £208 m…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 7:57pm -
  • News: RwandAir launches new routes to China and Israel
    The launch of new long-haul services to Tel Aviv and Guangzhou signals the continuing expansion of RwandAir. Yvonne Manzi Makolo, chief executive of RwandAir, said: “The launch of these two major new services to our growing route network demons…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 7:44pm -
  • News: Azamara reveals largest ever pre- and post-cruise land programme
    Azamara has debuted what it is branding the largest selection of pre- and post-voyage land programs in the cruise industry. As of today, the destination-focused brand offers a total of over 1,700 land program offerings, which complement its immersive…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:57pm -
  • News: International Airlines Group signs massive Boeing 737 order in Paris
    International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 Boeing 737 aircraft to join its fleet. The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft would be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and would be powered by CFM Leap engines.
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:25pm -
  • News: Nakheel chairman Lootah greets Vietnamese delegation in Dubai
    Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, vice president of Vietnam, and Ali Rashid Lootah, chairman of Nakheel, have held talks to explore a long-term collaboration for real estate development.
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:11pm -
  • News: British Airways launches Flying with Confidence at London City Airport
    British Airways is celebrating its big birthday weekend in August with the first ever Flying with Confidence course at London City Airport. The course celebrates the airline’s centenary on August 25th when it takes off at the Docklands airport…
    - 24 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:06pm -
  • News: Deyo steps aside at Cendyn following Accel-KKR investment
    Cendyn has announced a strategic follow on investment from Accel-KKR, a leading Silicon Valley based technology-focused investment firm. The investment will enable the business to further scale and innovate its solutions for the hospitality industry.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:51pm -
  • News: Pardo takes on operations role with Avani Hotels
    Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the appointment of Javier Pardo as vice president of operations. Pardo reports directly to Robert Kunkler, chief operating officer of Minor Hotels, owners of Avani, and is based at the regional office in Bangkok.…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:45pm -
  • News: Saudi Arabian Airlines expands Airbus A320neo order
    The agreement was announced at the Paris Air Show by Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation, and Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:32pm -
  • News: Heathrow unveils masterplan for development as latest consultation begins
    Heathrow has launched a 12-week statutory consultation on its proposed expansion. The move is the latest milestone in delivering the infrastructure project and comes as the airport unveils its preferred masterplan for the development.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 12:25pm -
  • News: Four Seasons Hotels to add second San Francisco property
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has been selected by an affiliate of Westbrook Partners to manage its hotel in the 345 California Centre building in San Francisco’s financial district.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 7:13am -
  • News: Virgin Atlantic places A330 order in Paris
    The firm order for eight aircraft and six additional planes on lease from Air Lease Corporation, was signed at the Paris Air Show by Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic chief executive and Guillaume Faury, Airbus chief executive.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:56am -

Business Travel News

  • TravelPerk's Smart Scaling Strategy
    Amid the startups seeking to disrupt the travel booking and management space, TravelPerk has stood out for a several reasons, not the least of which is $65 million in investor financing over the past year and change. TravelPerk's plans for deploying…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 10:20pm -
  • Yapta Unveils Fully Automated Hotel Rebooking
    Yapta's hotel rebooking tool now can rebook like-for-like rooms within the same property automatically, without assistance from an agent. To do so, Yapta reviews for the same rate code, same bed type, same room type, same or better cancellation polic…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:35pm -
  • Michael Dominguez Will Take Charge at ALHI
    ALHI has named hospitality industry veteran Michael Dominguez as president and CEO, effective July 8. Dominguez has spent the past seven years as chief sales officer and SVP for MGM Resorts International. Prior to that position, he was Loews Hotels a…
    - 19 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 6:35pm -
  • United Will Codeshare with Indian Carrier Vistara
    United Airlines has established a codeshare agreement with New Delhi-based Vistara, in which United will put its code on more than 20 Vistara flights. The agreement, which takes effect in the fall, includes reciprocal frequent-flier benefits for Unit…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 5:15pm -
  • MagicStay Raises 3 Million Euros in Series A Funding
    MagicStay has raised 3 million euros in Series A funding, bringing its total amount raised since launching in 2013 to more than 8 million euros.
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 4:40pm -
  • American Airlines Completes Installation of Satellite Wi-Fi Across Narrowbody Fleet
    American Airlines has completed installation of high-speed satellite Wi-Fi access across the more than 700 aircraft in its mainline narrowbody fleet. All aircraft now have either Gogo 2Ku or ViaSat satellite Wi-Fi products that enable internet access…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 9:00pm -
  • United Will Add as Many as 39 E175 Aircraft to Regional Fleet
    United Airlines has signed an agreement with Embraer for up to 39 70-seat E175 aircraft, which will replace older 70-seat aircraft in the fleets of United's regional partners. Deliveries for the $1.9 billion order, which includes 20 firm orders and o…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 4:55pm -
  • U.S. Air Ticket Sales Rose 4.77 Percent Year Over Year
    The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 4.77 percent year over year in May, totaling $9.2 billion for the month, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 4:45pm -
  • Data Breaches Are Blown Out of Proportion, According to Over One-Third of Hospitality Leaders
    With the amount of customer data that hotels collect, the hospitality industry is often a direct target for hackers. Hotel companies affected by data breaches in recent years include Starwood's reservation system, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 11:40am -
  • Alaska Interlines with Air Italy
    Alaska Airlines and Air Italy have signed an interline agreement to connect on flights through Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York's John F. Kennedy International airports. The agreement lets travelers flying Air Italy on its routes from Milan to…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 1:50am -
  • Korean Air Sees Corporate Business Growth After Year One with Delta
    It's been about a year since Korean Air implemented its joint venture with Delta, and Korean has reported significant growth in corporate business and contracts as a result of the partnership. Korean Air managing VP of passenger network and sales Bo-…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 5:25pm -
  • BCD Travel Unveils New Global Hotels Division
    BCD Travel today unveiled a new global hotel division and branded service, Stay by BCD Travel, for managing hotel programs. The division will be led by April Bridgeman, who assumed the newly created role of SVP of hotel solutions two months ago while…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 8:20pm -
  • Globespan Travel Management Canada Joins GlobalStar
    Globespan Travel Management Canada has joined Globalstar Travel Network. The travel management company serves rotational travel programs and project logistics for the construction, oil and gas, IT, medical and marine industries. It also has expertise…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 5:20pm -
  • The U.S. Is Rising as a Major Market for TAP
    TAP Air Portugal is growing its U.S. service. After launching service between Chicago and Lisbon in early June, the carrier began service between San Francisco and Lisbon this week and will add service to Washington Dulles next week. Speaking at the…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 5:15pm -
  • United Names Murphy as United Express SVP
    United Airlines has promoted Sarah Murphy to lead its regional United Express network. Murphy, who joined United in 2006 from Merrill Lynch's investment banking division, most recently was the carrier's VP of global operations strategy, planning and…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:20pm -
  • HRS Names New Americas Hotels SVP
    Jonathan Hamblett has joined HRS as SVP of hotel solutions for the Americas for HRS, replacing Ross Mantione. Hamblett will work closely with SVP of enterprise solutions Suzanne Neufang and will report directly to CEO Tobias Ragge. Hamblett most rece…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:20pm -
  • Kempinski Group Appoints New CEO
    Martin Smura will take over as CEO of the Kempinski Group on July 1. He most recently served as executive chairman of the Dorint Hotel Group and previously spent 15 years with InterContinental Hotels Group. Kempinski has 77 luxury hotels and residenc…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 6:40pm -
  • Choice Hotels Expands Corporate Traveler Reach
    Choice Hotels wants a greater share of the corporate travel market. The company wouldn't say what percentage of its guests are corporate travelers, nor what its marketshare goals are, only that the company currently captures about $980 million from c…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 9:40pm -
  • Travelers Feel More Productive & Creative on Business Trips
    Six in 10 travelers feel more creative and productive when traveling for business, according to a Jan. 29 to Feb. 9 CWT and Artemis Strategy Group survey of 2,700 travelers in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Pacific who had taken at least four business…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 4:45pm -
  • Cvent Acquires DoubleDutch
    Cvent's shopping spree continues, as it acquired mobile event app provider DoubleDutch for an undisclosed amount. This purchase follows the meetings, events and hospitality technology provider's acquisition of Wedding Spot last month.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 4:10pm -
  • TripActions Launches United NDC Content
    A select group of customers now can shop and book New Distribution Capability content on TripActions for certain United flights. The travel management company plans to make United NDC content available to its full customer base in the coming weeks. A…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • TravelSky Will Integrate Routehappy Airline Content
    Chinese global distribution system TravelSky will integrate Routehappy airline pricing and shopping content via a five-year deal with Routehappy owner ATPCO.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 12:50pm -
  • The Fight Against Out-of-Channel Bookings
    Despite widespread adoption of online booking tools by corporations, driving traveler use of those channels remains a struggle for many organizations. A new study indicates that simplified and streamlined booking processes may move the needle. Of th…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 6:25pm -
  • ACTE & GBTA Executive Hires Are Not Sitting Well with Some
    The recent appointments of executive leaders by two major corporate travel associations have created an uproar, drawing criticism for selection processes characterized as opaque and potentially skirting the bounds of propriety. They may even have sha…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 3:00am -
  • The Fastest-Growing & Busiest Airports
    Florida hosts the three fastest-growing airports among those that handled more than 1 percent of North America's scheduled departing seat capacity each between June 2018 and May 2019, according to OAG. Seat capacity grew by at least 6.7 percent year…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 10:05pm -
  • Canada Issues Flight Disruption Compensation Regulations
    Canada now requires carriers to compensate passengers for flight disruptions within the carriers' control. The Canadian Transportation Agency's Air Passenger Protection Regulations are similar to the European Union's Flight Compensation Regulation E…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 10:00pm -
  • JetBlue Makes Promotions as Chief Commercial Officer Plans Departure
    JetBlue has promoted two executives on its commercial leadership team as chief commercial officer Marty St. George, who has been with the carrier for 13 years, announced he will leave JetBlue this month.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 3:25pm -
  • Amex GBT Will Avoid Non-GDS Booking Fees for Qantas
    American Express Global Business Travel will participate in the Qantas Channel when it launches Aug. 1, enabling GBT to avoid the per-segment fee that agent bookings outside that channel will incur.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 3:25pm -
  • Deem Will Sunset Its Expense System
    Corporate travel booking and management provider Deem plans to discontinue Deem Expense in 18 months. Clients of the system will transition to Certify, one of the expense systems participating in Deem's Open Expense Alliance. Deem said the company's…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 10:45pm -
  • Former Radius CEO Joins RoomIt by CWT
    Shannon Hyland will join RoomIt by CWT, the global hotel distribution division of travel management company CWT, as SVP of global supply.  
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 5:45pm -
  • Air Italy Adds Third Gender Option for Bookings
    Travelers booking on Air Italy's website now can select X, or other, as a gender option, in addition to M for male and F for female. The carrier claims to be the first European airline to adopt the International Air Transport Association's new best-p…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jun 19, 4:45pm -
  • Easter & Passover Flattened Domestic Business Travel Growth in April
    U.S. travel volume grew 3 percent year over year in April, according to the U.S. Travel Association. It is expected grow around 1.8 percent year over year from May through October. Domestic travel increased 2.6 percent year over year in April, thanks…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 11:15pm -
  • Delta Tops Major North American Carriers in May On-Time Performance
    Delta had the best on-time performance among North American carriers in May, according to FlightStats.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 10:40pm -
  • Alipay Users Now Can Hail Rides Through the App
    Alipay has integrated ridehailing services into its app through ground transportation aggregator Splyt, a U.K. start-up. Originally a digital payment wallet, China's Alipay has evolved into a mobile commerce and personal admin platform with 1 billion…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 6:25pm -
  • American-Qantas JV Gets DOT Approval at Long Last
    After nearly five years of trying, American Airlines and Qantas have received tentative approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a joint venture between the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand carriers.
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 3:20pm -
  • Lichtenstein & Roseman Launch Consulting Firm DigiTravel
    Former Cisco global travel manager Susan Lichtenstein has launched consulting firm DigiTravel with fellow managing partner Jay Roseman, a long-time executive for American Express, now GBT, and American Express Meetings & Events, now GBT M&E. The duo…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 10:55pm -
  • La Quinta Heads to the Caribbean
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Profusion Development have agreed to build eight La Quinta properties in the Dominican Republic in the next five years, four of them to open in 2021. The partnership will target up-and-coming cities, as well as destinatio…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 10:40pm -
  • First U.S. Motto by Hilton Hotel Headed for Atlanta
    Hilton Hotels signed its first U.S. hotel under the Motto by Hilton brand. The 125-room property will be in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, part of an $80 million mixed-use development project called Waldo's that will break ground this s…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 6:55pm -
  • Star Alliance Adds Thai Smile Airways
    Thai Airways regional subsidiary Thai Smile Airways is joining the Star Alliance as its second Connecting Partner member, Star Alliance CEO Jeffrey Goh announced.
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 4:10pm -
  • IATA Cuts Forecast for Airline Profitability by $7.5 Billion
    Rising costs and weakening cargo revenue are hurting airline profitability this year, though passenger business "looks healthy and is growing significantly," International Air Transport Association chief economist Brian Pearce said at the organizatio…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 3:55pm -
  • Three Airline CEOs Resign
    South African Airways group CEO Vuyani Jarana will resign as of Aug. 31. The carrier's board will search for a replacement, SAA board chair JB Magwaza said. Jarana joined SAA in November 2017 and had been working to reduce costs at the financially st…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Jun 19, 3:45pm -
  • Are We Overlooking One of the Biggest Threats to Business Travelers?
    The biggest threat to personal safety on the world's roads often goes unreported. Every year, the lives of almost 1.3 million people are cut short as a result of road traffic accidents and up to 50 million more are injured or disabled. Although it's…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 5:45pm -
  • GoldSpring Brings On Tech Consultant
    Charlie Mitchell has joined GoldSpring Consulting as a technology solutions consultant to help travel buyers assess technology options' availability, reliability and scalability; design strategies and make informed buying decisions. "He has a unique…
    - 19 days ago, 31 May 19, 3:15pm -
  • Alaska Makes Gains with Corporate & TMC Partners as Virgin Integration Nears Completion
    Alaska Airlines in recent years has made bigger moves to win corporate market share. Part of that strategy was hiring David Oppenheim for the new position of VP of sales. After more than a year in the role, he spoke with BTN transportation editor Mi…
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 11:35pm -
  • Direct Travel Partners with Flight Disruption Compensation Reclaim Firm
    Centennial, Colo.-based Direct Travel—including Vision Travel, a Direct Travel company in Canada—has given flight disruption-compensation reclaim firm Service access to bookings for clients that opt in. For business travelers flying on behalf of…
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • North American Airline Customer Satisfaction Reaches Historic High in J.D. Power Survey
    Alaska Airlines, Southwest and JetBlue lead North American carriers in guest satisfaction, according to J.D. Power's annual survey of nearly 6,000 travelers who flew a North American airline between March 2018 and March 2019.
    - 21 days ago, 30 May 19, 12:20am -
  • Global Air Demand Rose 4.3 Percent YOY in April
    Global air demand rose 4.3 percent year over year in April, according to the International Air Transport Association. Capacity increased 3.6 percent. Load factor climbed 0.6 percentage points to 82.8 percent, a record for the month of April. Crossbo…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 10:35pm -
  • A Slowdown Looms for U.S. Hotel Industry, According to CBRE
    U.S. hotel occupancy is expected to remain flat in 2019 and to decline in both 2020 and 2021, as increased supply will outpace limited demand growth, according to the latest CBRE Hotels Research lodging report. The occupancy rate for 2018 was 66.2 pe…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 10:35pm -
  • ANA Will Expand Domestic Premium Seating
    All Nippon Airways is adding more premium seating to its domestic fleet as part of a renovation that's set to begin in the fall. ANA is replacing seats on eight Boeing 777-200 and 11 Boeing 787-8 aircraft with newly designed Economy Class and Premium…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 5:35pm -
  • Parexel's Payment Prescription
    Global pharmaceutical services provider Parexel is in the business of helping its clients run clinical trials for new medications in development. So it seems fitting that when senior director of procurement and travel Benjamin Park set about curing s…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 10:00pm -
  • Maiden Voyage Sets Sail in New Zealand with Orbit Partnership
    Orbit World Travel, New Zealand's biggest travel management company, will deliver advice, training and other online solutions to employers and their female and LGBTQ travelers, thanks to a partnership with Maiden Voyage. Orbit is the first TMC in the…
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 8:40pm -
  • Uber for Business Receipts Automatically Populate Fraedom Expense Reports
    Expense management tool provider Fraedom has launched an integration with Uber for Business called Receipt Link. A digital receipt generated on a smartphone after an Uber ride can be forwarded automatically to the traveler's expense report.
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 3:45pm -
  • Chilean Supreme Court Decision Thwarts Latam JV Plans
    Chile's Supreme Court has blocked a proposed joint venture between Latam and both American Airlines and International Airlines Group. Chile's antitrust tribunal had approved the agreement, but Chilean tourism and consumer rights groups had appealed…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:45pm -
  • How Dining Savings Fed a Travel Program
    "From my experience, dining spend is just a hard area to really get your arms around. When you are looking to save money, it's a hard bucket to look at," said Tricia Mauldin, a T&E administrator for Sonepar USA, a distributor of electrical, industria…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:35pm -
  • Business Travel by the Numbers
    2018 year-over-year changes in revenue per available room and gross operating profit per available room for U.S. hotels; January, February and March year-over-year changes in average daily rate and occupancy for each the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacifi…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 5:35pm -
  • What Do Modern Hotel Guests Really Want?
    Ninety-one percent of hotel company executives say mobile technologies are critical to improving guest experiences and cultivating loyalty, according to Oracle Hospitality's 2019 Hospitality Benchmark — Mobile Maturity Analysis survey. Despite the…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:45pm -
  • What Hyatt's New Lifestyle Division Will Look Like
    Hyatt Hotels Corp. has followed up on plans stated in October to create a dedicated lifestyle division, bringing together the lifestyle brands of Hyatt and the former Two Roads Hospitality, which Hyatt acquired in late 2018. Andaz, Alila, Hyatt Cen…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 8:20pm -
  • ACTE Names New Head
    On June 17, Leigh Bochicchio will become executive director of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives, replacing Greeley Koch. She joins from 13 years at Mastercard, most recently as VP of business process improvement and product management…
    - 27 days ago, 23 May 19, 6:00pm -
  • ALHI Grows Mid-Atlantic Sales Force
    ALHI named Drew Squeglia director of global sales for the U.S.'s Mid-Atlantic region, a new position. He will be based in Washington, D.C. and he will focus on the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions industry.
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 9:55pm -
  • Travelers Don't Need the Human Touch, CWT Report Finds
    A significant majority of global business travelers prefer to book trips digitally—via app or browser—rather than interacting with human agents, a CWT study found. A poll of more than 2,700 business travelers across the Americas, Europe and Asia/…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 9:15pm -
  • U.S. Air Ticket Sales Rose 5.9 Percent in April
    The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies in April increased 5.9 percent year over year to $9.1 billion, according to Airlines Reporting Corp. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $499. The total numb…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 5:30pm -
  • Event Tech Tribe Appoints New CEO
    Event Tech Tribe, a partnership of event technology firms that integrate and share customer data, appointed Carsten Pleiser as CEO. He succeeds Marie-Claire Andrews, who has helmed the organization since its launch in 2016 and is now president of its…
    - 28 days ago, 22 May 19, 3:50pm -
  • Racing Champion & Airline Entrepreneur Niki Lauda Has Died
    Formula One racing champion Niki Lauda, founder of Austrian airlines Lauda Air and Niki, died Monday at the age of 70. The Niki brand had merged into Air Berlin, and when Air Berlin ceased service, Lauda acquired it back and sold it to Ryanair, where…
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:25pm -
  • Upside Incorporates Next Generation Storefront Standards
    Travel rewards and booking platform Upside has launched a display using the Next Generation Storefront standards under development by ATPCO, airlines and other industry players.
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:15pm -
  • London Conference Venue Supplier Expands to New York
    Etc.venues, a London-based conference and events venue supplier, is expanding to New York City and will open three venues there within the next year. The first, to debut by the end of 2019 at 360 Madison Ave. at 45th Street, will offer 10 rooms acros…
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 9:45pm -

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