Las Vegas - Latin America's hotel construction pipeline in
2013 reached its highest level in about five years, and InterContinental Hotels
Group is behind only Accor in terms of properties in development in the region,
according to a Lodging Econometrics...
week's news that Lufthansa will scale down cooperation with fast-growing
Turkish Airlines by terminating codeshare agreements and minimizing loyalty
program reciprocity probably did not surprise some European corporate travel
York - The BTN Group here on Monday announced its list of the 25 most
influential travel industry executives during 2013. This 29th annual listing
recognizes achievements by the buyers, supplier executives, public officials
and others who most...
Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts still is most
identified by its ultra-luxury Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, but during the past
16 years the hotel company has built and acquired its way to a global portfolio
of more than 20 properties. Contrary to the...
Etihad Airways has agreed to take a one-third equity stake
in Switzerland-based regional carrier Darwin Airline, and plans to partner with
the airline to operate cobranded flights to a number of secondary European cities
under the new "Etihad Regional"...
Managing an effective multinational corporate
payment program that satisfies local needs remains a top challenge for travel
buyers, according to an AirPlus survey of 243 buyer members of the Association
of Corporate Travel Executives. The survey, conducted...
Egencia has added corporate travel services or partners in seven additional markets,
bringing the size of its global network to 62 countries. The new markets include
Turkey, where Egencia claims to be "the first travel management company...
Marriott International is negotiating an agreement to
acquire Cape Town, South Africa-based Protea Hotels, a move that would nearly
double its current distribution on the continent.
The BTN Group on Monday named AstraZeneca global commercial
leader for business travel Caroline Strachan its 2013 Multinational Travel
Manager of the Year.
The European Commission proposed to include in its emissions trading
system greenhouse gases emitted within European regional airspace from all international
flights, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Asked about Delta's new
Terminal 4 at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, CEO Richard
Anderson said, "I think overall it's going well." But he had one significant caveat: excessively long wait times for passengers arriving on international...
Europe signed a deal with Conferma to provide to all of its issuing banks technology
to furnish virtual card numbers to pay for travel bookings, effective
Member states participating in the United Nations' International Civil Aviation
Organization last week agreed to develop "a global market-based measure"
to begin in 2020 curbing greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation industry.
Praised by airline...
Tunnel rail operator Eurostar and the national rail operator of the Netherlands
signed an agreement to launch direct twice-daily services between London and
Amsterdam from 2016. The two companies said the journey will take around four
Business travel spending in Western Europe this
year will roughly equal 2012 levels but in 2014 will experience its largest year-over-year
increase "since the Great Recession," according to a new Rockport
Analytics report commissioned by the Global...