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Association Of Corporate Travel Executives
Global Business Travel Association
Free first-checked bags on major U.S. airlines
edged one step closer to extinction on Tuesday as JetBlue implemented its three-tiered
fare program that includes a first-checked-bag fee at the lowest...
JetBlue Airways aims to boost corporate
marketshare by launching a new corporate booking portal for small and midsize enterprises
and expanding its premium Mint product. It also has pushed back the launch...
One might assume that Gary Kessler, president
and CEO of ground transportation network Carey International, is not a fan
of Uber and its fellow on-demand transportation apps. Kessler, however, says
Small and midsize enterprises represent a
complex terrain of travel management. While many take a laissez-faire approach
to the issue, others hew close to the best practices of their large-market
To manage a meetings
program effectively at a small or midsize enterprise is to balance competing
concerns. Organizations of this size generally want to control meetings costs
while documenting a return...
The judge presiding over US Airways antitrust lawsuit...
Sabre completed its acquisition of Asia Pacific global...
Delta Air Lines is selling most of its branded fares...
STR Global: Hotel Rates Continue To Climb In Americas,...
Interview: Keen On Meetings Biz, Accor’s Kovarsky Is...
U.S. hotels' May average daily rate increased 5...
BCD M&I and BCD Travel Groups announced their organizations...
SMEs Balance Meetings Program Efficiency, Resource...
Cornerstone Information Systems will unveil a tech...
JetBlue Launches Fare Tiers And Checked-Bag Fees
The U.S. State Department hopes to resume visa issuances...
Travelport announced U.S. subscribers can now search,...
Both Air Canada and WestJet will add low-cost service...
GBTA: Single-Use Vcard Users Rise To 20 Percent
Travel Buyers: Virtual Card Poised To Address Multiple...
Commerce platform Deem updated its mobile app, enabling...
United Airlines invested $30 million in alternative...
Company Of Young Workers Opts For KDS Neo
Since Southwest launched flights from Atlanta
three years ago, the low-cost carrier has expanded and solidified its position
there, not to mention across the United States. Its rise provides travel buyers
a bit more negotiating power in their dealings with major carriers, and that’s
a boon especially for small and midmarket buyers, for whom the sharing economy
also has the potential to make a big bottom-line impact. Meetings, too, take up
a good amount of room in the brains of those charged with keeping travel
expenses on a leash. Four midmarket buyers hashed it all out.
Airlines are micromanaging capacity and negotiated hotel rates often aren’t available to travelers. And yet, hotel companies showed surprising improvement in loading rates into global distribution systems by the first quarter. Fidelity Investments vice president of global travel services Patty Snodgrass, Willis Americas travel manager Alex Wright, Becton Dickinson global category manager Jodi Woods and NetApp director of global travel services Kathy Rust talked about their latest negotiations.
Regional network OneJet is using smaller, twin-engine jets to connect markets that offer corporate demand but few nonstop options. Over a month in, it connects Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. OneJet president and CEO Matt Maguire walked BTN transportation editor Michael B. Baker through the business model that will fill the hole left behind by major airlines’ hub consolidation.
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.
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
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...