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February 04, 2013 - 11:55 AM ET
Canada's WestJet signed a deal to use Farelogix technology for "new booking solution options for the travel agency community," according to the companies.
While nearly all travel managers in a new survey indicated they have a corporate card program in place, and more than a quarter noted a great majority of their organization's travel spending is paid with the card, both those percentages are notably lower at smaller companies.
Denver-based hotel management company Richfield Hospitality in recent weeks promoted senior vice president of sales and revenue strategy Will Loughran to president of the company, a position vacant since former president Greg Mount earlier this year left to lead Red Lion Hotels Corp. Business Travel News lodging editor Michael B. Baker recently spoke to Loughran about his company's revenue management strategies and how they are affecting relationships with corporate business.
Travelers at European companies are twice as likely to handle their trip reservations through a travel arranger or central travel department as travelers in North America, according to an Egencia study. Examining 2013 itineraries for 5,190 Egencia clients in 13 countries, the study also found that companies on both sides of the Atlantic which operate in only one country have far more travelers who book through an internal arranger than those working for multinational organizations.
you're a U.S. airline executive or a hotelier, these are heady times. In the
not-too-distant past, primary players in the U.S. airline industry were
belittled as bankrupt, unworkable relics beset by excessive competition,
perpetually soaring fuel costs, questionable management and unsolvable labor
cost issues. They were seen as unable to take the steps necessary to right
themselves. Instead, today's largest U.S. airlines, though not free of
troubles, have posted a years-long streak of collective profit, fueled by major
consolidation, capacity squeezes and the proliferation of ancillary fees.
Hilton Worldwide executives on Friday reported that growing corporate transient and group demand contributed to a strong first quarter, and that they are readying two new brands to be launched later this year.
Forty percent of the U.S. traveling public now passes through expedited airport security screening lanes, due in large part to the expansion of the PreCheck program, Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole said Wednesday during a Senate committee hearing. Pistole predicted that a "majority" of passengers would benefit from expedited screening as TSA further expands PreCheck and other programs.
you're a U.S. airline executive or a hotelier, these are heady times. In...