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February 05, 2013 - 09:40 AM ET
International Travel Partnership aligned with Colombia's Swiss Andina Turismo, a travel agency with locations in Bogotá and Medellín.
Los Angeles - Accor Hotels senior vice president of global sales Carlo Olejniczak in late July discussed with BTN editor-in-chief Chris Davis the implications of the global hotel company's move to a Salesforce customer relationship management system, the state of corporate negotiations, business travel and meetings demand and Accor's distribution strategy.
The average daily hotel rate paid by Hogg Robinson Group clients during the first half of 2014 declined year over year in most global regions, but ADR in local currency terms increased in 31 of its top 50 markets, according to the travel management company's Interim Hotel Survey, released Tuesday.
Los Angeles - The Hertz Corp. executive vice president of sales and marketing Bob Stuart late last month sat down here with Business Travel News editor-in-chief Chris Davis to discuss the car rental company's strategy in dealing with the corporate market, its approach to corporate pricing, the state of corporate demand and Hertz's approach to on-demand renting.
Los Angeles - American Express Global Business Travel president and CEO Bill Glenn took the stage here last month during the Global Business Travel Association's annual convention. During his speech he discussed the ambition to "create the curve." The BTN Group editorial director David Meyer and executive editor David Jonas later sat with Glenn to discuss that point, as well as development of the new Amex GBT, following the creation of a joint venture with outside investors.
Langham Hospitality Group earlier this year hired as CEO former Ritz-Carlton executive Robert Warman, making him the first American chief executive for the Hong Kong-based company. Fittingly, Langham during the past few years has been bulking up its presence in North America, both with new properties and an increased sales presence. Warman recently spoke with Business Travel News senior editor Michael B. Baker about the company's goals for North America as well as its moves into the resort and lifestyle hotel space.
Managed corporate travel in Latin America is showing new signs of maturity, though developing global travel programs in the region still present some cultural and structural difficulties.
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