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November 21, 2014 - 08:30 AM ET
American Express Global Business Travel on Thursday released its 2015 pricing outlook in which it forecast worldwide air, hotel and rental car pricing "to be neutral to slightly higher across all regions," with variance across geographic markets and supplier...
Mmatšatši Ramawela
November 18, 2014 - 05:25 PM ET
Africa in recent years has become a growing focus for development by major international hotel companies. While North Africa long has been the primary focus in such development, many hotel companies now are turning more attention to sub-Saharan Africa....
Paul Tilstone
November 17, 2014 - 03:20 PM ET
Berlin - The Global Business Travel Association during its annual GBTA Europe conference here last week announced a charter committing airlines to continue serving the needs of corporate clients as they remodel their pricing and distribution strategies...
November 13, 2014 - 04:10 PM ET
While many northern European economies in the first half of 2014 retrenched, business travel spending in Western Europe's five largest markets in 2014 is on track to grow 4.9 percent year over year to about €147.1 billion (US$186.4 billion)—the largest...
November 12, 2014 - 10:35 AM ET
The United Kingdom and Ireland's Institute of Travel and Meetings has condemned Marriott International as "anti-corporate" after the hotel giant late last month announced that it would provide free Wi-Fi to members of its Marriott Rewards loyalty program...
November 12, 2014 - 10:20 AM ET
Anglo-Dutch travel management company ATPI Group is gunning for more business in the United States and parts of Asia after acquiring Griffin Group for an undisclosed sum. Like ATPI, U.K.-based Griffin has an international network (33 offices, which are...
November 06, 2014 - 04:25 PM ET
Wex Inc. in the 1980s and 90s, under its previous name of Wright Express, established a presence in the payment industry as a fleet card provider, then as a travel card provider and eventually as a virtual card pioneer. In recent years, though, Wex increasingly...
November 05, 2014 - 04:10 PM ET
Copenhagen - AstraZeneca has started researching the effects of travel on its employees' well-being and whether there is a link to recruitment and retention. The company's travel team hired the U.S.-based consultancy tClara to attempt to quantify "travel...
November 03, 2014 - 06:20 PM ET
Business travelers today are in the midst of one of the great evolutions of travel service delivery. Suppliers have taken advantage of travelers' near-unanimous adoption of mobile technology to deliver products and services—mobile boarding passes, complete...
November 03, 2014 - 05:50 PM ET
To meet the needs of client managers, buyers and travelers themselves, travel management companies must perform a wide variety of tasks. They should find favorable fares and rates, effectively integrate technology, watch for trip disruptions, maintain...
November 03, 2014 - 05:35 PM ET
Even as airlines improve onboard technology and premium-class services, corporate travel buyers and business travelers alike still place the most value on the basics.
November 03, 2014 - 05:15 PM ET
Travel buyers and business traveler respondents both ranked clean and comfortable rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, efficient workspaces and polite staff among the most important hotel services and the ones with which they are most satisfied with respect to...
November 03, 2014 - 04:50 PM ET
While car rental companies continue to invest in their technologies by introducing new mobile functionality, expanding use of global positioning systems and smoothing the arrival and departure experience through upgraded kiosks, what's most important...
October 30, 2014 - 12:25 PM ET
Avis Budget Group has been focusing generally on raising prices and specifically on ensuring corporate business is profitable. For the third quarter, the company reported a 2 percent year-over-year increase in commercial pricing, the third consecutive...
October 28, 2014 - 03:10 PM ET
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide projected that negotiated corporate rates in 2015 would increase in the mid-single-digit percentage-point range year over year, and predicted a double-digit percentage-point increase in its group booking pace.