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Southwest Collecting 'Ingredients' for Travel Recovery
Southwest Collecting 'Ingredients' for Travel Recovery

Southwest Airlines this week began service out of Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport for the first time since 2005, with 15 daily departures to five markets: Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans and Denver. Houston is only one of several new markets in Southwest's plans this year, however. VP of Southwest... Keep Reading

Etihad Aims to Stay a Step Ahead of Health Requirements
Etihad Aims to Stay a Step Ahead of Health Requirements

Throughout the pandemic, Etihad Airways has been ahead of the curve with some of its health initiatives, including early moves to make Covid-19 testing mandatory for travelers. More recently, it moved to ensure rapid vaccination of its on-board employees, as its home country, the United Arab Emirates, boasts one of the... Keep Reading

Despite Demand Dearth, TMC Hess Grows by Buying
Despite Demand Dearth, TMC Hess Grows by Buying

Bountiful, Utah-based midsize corporate travel agency Hess Corporate Travel in February announced it had acquired Salt Lake City-based Wycoff Travel, a smaller, predominately corporate agency, for an undisclosed sum. Hess CEO Alan Hess, who said the deal actually was finalized last summer, last week spoke with BTN managing... Keep Reading

As T&E Management Evolves, TravelBank Readies More Partnerships
As T&E Management Evolves, TravelBank Readies More Partnerships

TravelBank's recent reseller deal with Adelman Travel was the latest step in the travel and expense management provider's strategic push into the partnership distribution channel, which began last year. The effort is part of TravelBank's larger goal of advancing its offerings for a corporate travel ecosystem that had been... Keep Reading

As Properties Multiply, Sonesta Aims to Grow Corp. Travel Business
As Properties Multiply, Sonesta Aims to Grow Corp. Travel Business

Sonesta International Hotels Corp. has had a transformative year, but not necessarily in the same way as other hotel companies have during the Covid-19 pandemic. The company grew from 58 properties at the start of 2020 to nearly 300 today, with conversions from InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International when... Keep Reading

New ATPCO CEO Zoghlin Plans Focus on Simplification
New ATPCO CEO Zoghlin Plans Focus on SimplificationBy Michael B. Baker

When Alex Zoghlin first was asked whether he was interested in taking the leadership reins at ATPCO, "I actually laughed out loud," he said. As he looked at what ATPCO has been up to in recent years, however, the perception changed. "It's really amazing how transformational the company has been over the last few... Keep Reading

American Ready to Build Corp. Business Via New Partnerships
American Ready to Build Corp. Business Via New Partnerships

2020 has been a busy year for American Airlines in terms of partnerships. The carrier announced a new "West Coast International Alliance" with Alaska Airlines as well as a rebooted codesharing agreement with Qatar Airways even before the Covid-19 pandemic shut down air travel. Later in the year, the carrier also announced an... Keep Reading

For IHG, SME Focus Offers an Edge
For IHG, SME Focus Offers an Edge

InterContinental Hotels Group in 2018 introduced its Business Edge product, geared toward small and midsize companies, and the company says it has quickly grown, even during the pandemic. BTN senior lodging editor Donna M. Airoldi spoke with IHG SVP of global sales Derek DeCross about the program and developments in the... Keep Reading

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