Alitalia will not renew its partnership and ancillary joint-venture agreements with Air France-KLM when they expire in 2017, the carrier announced Tuesday.>
Payment companies forecast a
major upgrade of China's corporate card market after the country's State
Council announced on April 22 that foreign companies for the first time can
apply to set up bank-card-clearing operations. Western card schemes like...
Roundtable: Seeing Travel Management From A Multinational Perspective
Three multinational travel buyers discussed in a conference call with BTN editorial director David Meyer particulars of global management, including travel management...
As the three biggest U.S. airlines publicly prod
the federal government to revisit Open Skies agreements with the United Arab
Emirates and Qatar, their biggest obstacle might be quelling "slippery
slope" arguments that would make the government reticent...
That the world is getting smaller is a notion
that has settled into cliché, as even many small companies today must align
their travel management practices with the multinational needs of their
businesses. But the global landscape with which business...
An organization that
aims to deploy globally a single travel policy, travel management company, card
supplier, online booking tool and expense management system seeks the ultimate
in cost savings and data consistency.
When it comes to multinational travel agency
configurations, there is a spectrum of options. On one end are corporate travel
buyers who hold centralization dear and strive to use a single travel
management company across all global operations. On the...
A solid majority of corporate travel buyers who
manage multinational programs negotiate with their primary air, lodging and car
rental suppliers on a global basis, and buyers increasingly are aiming to
consolidate those contracts to a smaller pool...
Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Alitalia
last year sold a 49 percent stake to Etihad, and now the Italian
national airline is back in investment mode—expanding routes, improving its
distribution technology and preparing for a complete fleet overhaul....
JPMorgan Chase will exit the international
commercial card business by year-end, a bank spokesperson this week confirmed
One of the trailblazers of global travel
management and the architect of the follow-the-sun concept of having one
agency, one global distribution system, one online booking tool and one credit
card, with operations consolidated through international...
Swiss private jet service supplier VistaJet this
past fall opened its first office in the United States. To lead its U.S. team,
VistaJet tapped Ron Silverman, a former executive with competitor NetJets and
membership-based private aviation company...
Delta Air Lines later this year will trim
international capacity 3 percent in response to the strengthening U.S. dollar
and decreased demand in certain markets that owes to lower oil prices,
executives said Wednesday during a first-quarter earnings...
the effect of "plummeting oil prices," the Global Business Travel
Association on Tuesday reduced its forecast for 2015 U.S. business travel
spending to $295.7 billion from its previous forecast of $310.2 billion, issued
Accommodating jet service at Toronto's Billy
Bishop Airport, a goal of regional carrier Porter Airlines, would require a
runway extension and several other infrastructure enhancements, meaning such
service, even if approved, would take several years...