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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.
Cyril Kovarsky joined
Accor on April 1 as senior vice president of global sales after serving as senior vice president of corporate
sales for business services at Orange, a French multinational
telecommunications corporation. He spoke with BTN Group editorial director
David Meyer about his approach, including the fact that technology is driving
two Accor priorities: facilitating communication between sales and
property-level employees and a digital meeting-planning tool.
Despite protests from the Big Three U.S.
carriers, Emirates plans to add flights to established U.S. routes and open a
new one to Orlando later this year. In an interview with BTN
transportation editor Michael B. Baker, Emirates vice president of U.S. sales
Matthias Schmid said the United States remains the carrier's “key strategic
growth market” and that added capacity enables Emirates to make a stronger play
for American corporate business large and small. An edited transcript of the
International Airlines Group has secured support from the Irish government for its takeover bid for Aer Lingus and has outlined its strategy to grow Ireland’s national flag carrier.
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 company structures, language barriers and the effects of lo
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 service centers, Bob Feltre recently retired as head of
travel procurement for General Electric. Feltre, who worked for GE for 36 years
and spent more than 20 of those driving multinational travel management
efficiency, spoke with BTN editorial director David Meyer.
Susan Sobbott last year became president
of American Express Global Corporate Payments after her predecessor, Bill
Glenn, was appointed to serve as president and CEO of American Express Global
Business Travel, Sobbott recently spoke with BTN's JoAnn DeLuna about potential corporate payment growth
opportunities and life after the establishment of the GBT joint venture. An
edited transcript follows.
They say the universe is simultaneously
expanding and contracting, and the...