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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.
editor-in-chief Elizabeth West spoke with On Call International chief security officer
Jim Hutton about the corporate travel industry’s response and reaction to the Nov.
13 terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people. Then, a hostage crisis in
Bamako, Mali, left 29 dead, and at press time, manhunts for terror suspects were
ongoing in Brussels and Paris. A follow-up email exchange with Hutton elicited
information about the threat of terror attacks and necessary security measures
for business travelers.
Frankfurt – Lufthansa
chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr expects other airlines will follow the company's
distribution cost charge flight path.
On Wednesday, serviced apartments provider BridgeStreet Global
Hospitality announced it had entered into an exclusive partnership
with Airbnb. It’s the first time a deal has been struck between the
sharing-economy housing provider and a serviced apartments company—or any
global lodging brand, for that matter. The companies are in test mode, adding a
portion of BridgeStreet’s portfolio of 50,000 units to the Airbnb for Business
platform, but they expect to go live for bookings in “30 to 40 days,”
BridgeStreet CEO Sean Worker told BTN
lodging editor Julie Sickel.
BridgeStreet Global Hospitality Group will make its serviced
apartments available through Airbnb’s recently launched corporate travel
portal, Airbnb for Business. Airbnb also will make its property listings
available to BridgeStreet clients. This is the first agreement inked between
Airbnb and a serviced apartment provider.
BTN named its annual list
of Best Practitioners in July. Along with our Travel Manager of the Year, these
four individuals elevated the practice of travel management. Their best
practices and innovation initiatives have changed the course of travel
management for their organizations and portend travel management trends for
others. BTN sat with Travel Manager of the Year, Eric Bailey, who is
Microsoft global travel and venue group lead, as well as Cisco Systems director
of global travel Susan Lichtenstein, Fore founder and Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation senior manager of global travel Pam Massey, BP global travel
services procurement manager Lisa Stanford and T-Mobile travel, expense and
card senior manager Robert Jacobsen.
BCD Travel signed a long-term agreement with
tripBAM and plans to offer the tool to its clients.
The mobile migration is complete. Only two of
the 300 travelers queried in...