Airlines is one of the world's fastest-growing carriers. Passenger numbers in
January were up 24 percent compared with the same month in 2013, and the fleet
has expanded to 233 from 65 aircraft in 2003, with enough on order to double in
Since first launching seasonal Miami service in 2010, German
carrier Airberlin has added other U.S. gateways, including Chicago, Fort Myers,
New York JFK and Los Angeles. A member of Oneworld, Airberlin also counts as a
strong partner" American...
Bloomington, Minn. – Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group's
Radisson brand plans to complete renovations across its portfolio in the United
States and Canada this year, turning the final corner on its five-year plan to
reinvigorate the brand in the region.
Airlines in June plans to launch three weekly nonstop roundtrip services
between San Francisco and Chengdu, China, which, along with new nonstop flights
to Taipei, Taiwan, "are good examples of the second phase of our Pacific
Belgian expense management company Xpenditure this year will
open new offices in the Americas, CEO Boris Bogaert told Business Travel News. Focusing
on processing individual expenses rather than full expense reports that can get
held up in approvals...
Hilton Worldwide's full-service
Doubletree brand only about five years ago had an exclusively American footprint,
but the brand this year for the first time plans to open more hotels outside
the Americas than within, Doubletree global head John Greenleaf...
Average daily rate and occupancy in January dropped year
over year at hotels in the Asia/Pacific region but increased in the other three
global regions, according to STR Global.
That the Asia/Pacific
region remains a perpetually burgeoning opportunity for business travel has
become a bit of a cliché. However, opening new markets and gaining adoption for
commercial card products and expense management systems has proven anything...
Surging supply amid
government spending austerity has taken a bit of the shine off China's hotel
market, but the country remains by far the dominant market for development in
the Asia/Pacific region.
Having served as chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
since Jan. 1, 2011, Christoph Franz in May will leave the company to
become chairman of Swiss healthcare firm Roche, where he is a board member. Lufthansa this
month appointed Carsten Spohr...
The European Parliament on Wednesday approved the
first reading of proposed refinements to the European Union's EU261 regulation
on air passenger protections, some of which are much detested by airlines.
Carriers may welcome a new cap of five nights...
Average rates and occupancy at hotels in
December increased year over year in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East
and Africa while the average rate dropped in the Asia/Pacific region, according
to data from STR Global.
Ryanair this year plans to "actively" target group and
business travel by launching a "business product" and appointing a sales
leader for those segments.
GBTA Foundation now expects total 2014 U.S. business travel spending to grow
6.6 percent year over year to $290 billion, following estimated growth of 3.8
percent during 2013. Business trip volume is projected to rise 1.7 percent this
Delta Air Lines and
Virgin Atlantic on Jan. 1 officially launched a joint venture through which they
are sharing revenues, aligning corporate sales, coordinating
networks and planning schedules between the United States and United Kingdom. Announced