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May 19, 2015 - 12:00 PM ET
Alitalia will not renew its partnership and ancillary joint-venture agreements with Air France-KLM when they expire in 2017, the carrier announced Tuesday.>
May 08, 2015 - 12:25 PM ET
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...
May 07, 2015 - 04:30 PM ET
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...
May 04, 2015 - 11:20 AM ET
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...
May 01, 2015 - 01:50 PM ET
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...
May 01, 2015 - 01:35 PM ET
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.
May 01, 2015 - 01:25 PM ET
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...
May 01, 2015 - 01:00 PM ET
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...
SIlvano Cassano
April 27, 2015 - 04:25 PM ET
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....
April 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM ET
JPMorgan Chase will exit the international commercial card business by year-end, a bank spokesperson this week confirmed to BTN.
Bob Feltre
April 20, 2015 - 04:20 PM ET
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...
Ron Silverman
April 16, 2015 - 11:30 AM ET
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...
April 15, 2015 - 01:40 PM ET
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...
April 14, 2015 - 05:10 PM ET
Citing 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 in January.
April 03, 2015 - 01:50 PM ET
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...