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January 31, 2013 - 02:50 PM ET
American Airlines and Malaysia Airlines on Thursday announced a codeshare agreement, as the Kuala Lumpur-based carrier officially became a full member of the Oneworld alliance.
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.
Jan. 1, 2014, the Delta Air Lines-Virgin Atlantic joint venture coalesced
further this month as Virgin assumed responsibility for both partners' sales in
the United Kingdom. The move replicates a similar arrangement in the rest of
Europe, where another joint venture partner, Air France/KLM, since 2009 has
handled sales for Delta. In the United States, Delta is taking the sales lead
for all those carriers. BTN contributing editor Amon Cohen spoke to Frank
Jahangir, Delta staff vice president of sales and affairs for EMEA and India,
and Virgin U.K. general sales manager Scott Davies about the effect of their
growing partnership on U.S.-U.K. corporate agreements.
Travel management and procurement salaries are up again this year, with an average...