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Wizz Air plans to create a new subsidiary based in Malta to allow the low-cost carrier to continue to expand in Europe. The Hungary-based carrier is already the fastest growing airline in Europe and now intends to set up Wizz Air Malta, which could start flying in October 2022 using Malta-registered aircraft. The airline said …

Blue Cube Travel has become the third UK-based TMC to join online booking tool PSNGR1’s agency program in recent months. Blue Cube based in London follows in the footsteps of Gray Dawes, which announced it was joining PSNGR1’s program last week, and start-up TakeTwo, which entered into a similar partnership in November 2021. The travel …

The EU is scrapping the recommendation that face masks should be compulsory at airports and on board planes as the Covid-19 crisis continues to ease. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint statement on Wednesday May 11 announcing the relaxation of the …

The UK government has promised to introduce new legislation to “upgrade” the country’s rail network and “improve reliability” for passengers. A Transport Bill was one of around 40 pieces of legislation to be announced during the Queen’s Speech in Westminster on Tuesday May 10, as Britain’s parliament opened a new session. The bill will also …

Demand for leisure travel has spearheaded the global travel recovery, but business travel, which has historically lagged, is now closing the gap, according to global distribution system Saber. Speaking on a first quarter earnings call this week, Saber CEO Sean Menke noted that business and international travel had rebounded strongly in the first few months …

Travel management company Gray Dawes has joined PSNGR1’s agency program and now offers its online booking tool to customers. Gray Dawes, ranked the 15th largest TMC in the UK, praised PSNGR1’s next-gen showcase, NDC capability and intuitive interface. The booking tool will be offered to customers alongside existing technology partners Atriis and Concur. Suzanne Horner, …

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency reported that electrical shorts are still the leading cause of house fires during and before the return of Eid or mudik. “Electricity is the cause of the fires during reunion season,” agency chief Saepuloh told Tempo Wednesday, April 27. Recently reported, two huge fires hit residential …

Travel management company ATPI has strengthened its presence in Germany with a new partnership with the TMC Lufthansa City Center network. The new strategic partnership will give ATPI an extensive network in Germany that will benefit TMC’s global customers. Lufthansa City Center (LCC) is the fourth largest TMC network in Europe, according to the list …

Islamabad [Pakistan]Apr 26 (ANI): Dismissing news that former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s two sons were part of Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s official delegation to Saudi Arabia, Hassan Nawaz Sharif, son of Nawaz Sharif, said that the news regarding his trip is false and executed with malicious intentions. “The information about my visit to …

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is making permanent its zero-tolerance policy against unruly air passengers, the agency announced Wednesday. “Behaving unsafely on an airplane will cost you dearly, that’s a promise,” Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen said in a statement. The FAA implemented the policy on January 13, 2021, after what it called a significant …

Business travel has made “significant gains” rebounding to pre-pandemic levels in recent months, with a solid majority of companies now allowing both non-essential domestic and international travel, according to a survey by the Global Business Travel Association with 520 travel buyers. and suppliers conducted earlier this month. Eighty-six percent of businesses represented in the survey …

Travel management startup COCO+, which includes the cost of compensating business travel in its transaction fees, has started onboarding customers. The UK-based company launched a fuel card a year ago that incorporates carbon offsetting and is now launching its business travel platform. CEO and co-founder Neil Fincham-Dukes said the company offsets all emissions associated with …

The European Commission has banned 21 Russian airlines over “security concerns” after Russia forced the re-registration of foreign-owned planes. The commission said the Russian government’s decision to re-register the planes, which was taken in response to sanctions from the EU and other countries following the invasion of Ukraine, meant that Russia was “allowing knowingly operating …

The Court of Justice of the European Union has extended the application of air passenger rights to seek compensation for delays and cancellations from airlines based outside the EU. The EU’s highest court ruled in favor of three plaintiffs last week who sued United Airlines for compensation for a 223-minute delay on a flight from …

As travel management companies replenish their workforces following widespread layoffs and furloughs due to the pandemic, they are seeing a competitive environment to attract talent. Several TMCs are in hiring mode at the moment. BCD Travel, for example, has nearly 600 vacancies globally, including travel consultants, program managers and travel tech experts, said Suzanne Miechels, …

Airlines go to court over passenger rights battle April 7, 2022 Administrator CP24 – Canadian airlines on Wednesday asked a Federal Court of Appeals panel to strike down rules that strengthen compensation for passengers who are victims of delayed flights and damaged luggage. Air Canada and Porter Airlines Inc., along with 16 other appellants, including …

Talma Shlomo Travel Solutions has reached an agreement to acquire British travel management company Norad Travel Group. The acquisition of Hampshire-based Norad Travel is part of Israeli-based Talma’s global expansion plans. Financial details of the exchange were not disclosed. Norad Travel, which operates as both a corporate and leisure agency, has been a strategic partner …

Half the fun of an expedition is planning for the unexpected. How can you feel comfortable in the wild places of the world and what will you see once there? Just imagine the adventures you can have in the backcountry…or maybe just the backyard. Either way, it never hurts to be prepared! Rainbow on the …

Raleigh, North Carolina-based travel agency Maupin Travel has merged with midsize corporate travel agency Hess Corporate Travel, the companies announced Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed; both companies are private. Both companies are subsidiaries of Tzell Travel Group. A Hess spokesperson in an email to BTN called the move “two branches of Tzell that have …

The National Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated weather warnings for adverse sea conditions. The warning concerns Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma and El Hierro. On March 13, the AEMET weather alert will also cover the north of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Forecasts indicate that strong northwest winds will bring very strong gusts on Monday and Tuesday. …

European event organizers believe the majority of events will have an in-person component, according to a report from meetings technology specialist Cvent. The Q1 2022 Planners Sourcing Report found that more than 70% of organizers believe most of their events will have an in-person component this year. In contrast, 25% of respondents said the majority …

Key information Companies using the tool worldwide Not disclosedNumber of users/seats Not disclosedNumber of reservations processed annually Not disclosedTotal volume of transactions per year Not disclosedUpdate frequency At least every two weekstype of company Travel Management Company (TMC)main market Global Price model Set-up costs Did not disclosePermanent fixed costs did not revealTransaction fees A range …

Key information Companies using the tool 9,000Number of users/seats Not disclosedNumber of reservations processed annually Over 2 millionTotal volume of transactions per year Not disclosedUpdate frequency 10-15 new features/enhancements per month on averagetype of company travel management companyRegions served Egencia online platform available in 26 countries; 65 countries through Egencia Global Alliance partners Price model …

island retreat Escape to Fogo Island Inn, the secluded boutique hotel at one of the four corners of the Earth (or more precisely: off the coast of Newfoundland). This spring, retreats will include “Be Still, Be Well” (April 8-12), where you can take daily guided meditation and morning yoga, learn pottery at Fogo Clay Studio, …

HotelPlanner.com and the special purpose acquisition company it planned to merge with as a method of IPO have called off the proposed merger by mutual consent, the companies announced Monday. HotelPlanner.com, the parent company of Meetings.com, announced in August 2021 that it would go public through a merger with online travel agency Reservations.com and SPAC …

The TMC Lufthansa City Center International (LCCI) network has signed an extended agreement with travel technology specialist Amadeus, giving its agencies access to more hotel content. The two organizations, which have worked together for 30 years, have agreed on a business framework to drive hotel bookings by delivering content through hotel chains, aggregators and Amadeus …

TripActions has reached an agreement to acquire leading German travel management company Comtravo in a deal it says will see half of its overall business come from Europe. The purchase of Berlin-based Comtravo follows TripActions’ acquisition of Britain’s Reed & Mackay last May and the addition of $275 million in Series F funding in October. …

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released a new data resource designed to provide more efficient and secure authentication of traveler health certificates, including vaccination data and Covid-19 test results . The UN agency has unveiled the Health Master List, which is a global directory of “public key” certificates signed by ICAO. It is …

The International Civil Aviation Organization has released a new data resource designed to help with more efficient and secure authentication of traveler health certificates, including vaccination information and test results, the agency announced. specialized agency of the United Nations. Dubbed the Health Master List, the global directory includes ICAO-signed public key certificates. It is publicly …

Germany has added 12 other countries and regions to its list of “high risk” areas due to the spread of Covid-19, including Singapore, Oman, Pakistan and Ukraine. The full list of countries that were moved to the high-risk category from Germany on Sunday January 30 are as follows: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, New Caledonia (French overseas …

Carol Fergus, Global Director of Travel and Meetings, Fidelity International Everyone knows that there is a labor shortage in the travel industry. The pandemic has exacerbated an already critical problem for travel agencies, which have long struggled to staff their ranks and even before the Covid-19 crisis wondered where they would find the next generation …

Chris Davis, Editor, BTN When the US Supreme Court this month blocked a Biden administration plan to force big companies to ensure their workforces are vaccinated against Covid-19 or have unvaccinated employees tested weeklies for the virus, she denied the human resources departments of many American companies a cudgel to help develop and enforce Covid …

Diversity Travel has won a ‘multi-million’ pound contract to provide travel services to the University of Edinburgh – TMC’s biggest deal in its 14-year history. The TMC, which specializes in the academic, charity and not-for-profit sectors, said the University of Edinburgh deal was among £15million in new clients won in the last three months of …

More and more borders are closing Australian travelers like Omicron variant is causing one of the largest increases in COVID-19 cases in the world. the United States and Europe both downgraded Australia’s travel security rating this week, making it much harder for Australians to visit. The European Council has removed Australia, Argentina and Canada from …

Assisted housing agency Situ has been selected to partner with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), which specializes in finding jobs for refugees. Situ will partner with accredited members of the Association of Serviced Apartment (ASAP) as a TBB recommended accommodation provider in the UK. The agency will discuss the immediate accommodation needs of refugees arriving to …

AT&T and Verizon, which are set to roll out US 5G service on Wednesday, agreed on Tuesday to delay new cellular service near some airports after several passenger and cargo airlines warned it could trigger “a disruption important operational”. The airlines on Monday sent a joint letter “urgently” to several US government agencies calling for …

Free tests, vaccines, reminders and prominent health policies may ease some of the anxiety over corporate meetings and events, but a surge in early 2022 feels like a postponed dream for businesses that are counting on a strong return to in-person events in the first quarter. A Global Business Travel Association survey conducted in early …

EAnyone in France aged 12 and over must prove their Covid status using the Health Pass to access services and places. This includes leisure facilities, such as bars, restaurants, museums and cinemas, as well as public transport. Travelers can access the pass via the TousAntiCovid application, provided they have a complete vaccination certificate, proof of …

Southwest Airlines has begun providing content to Kayak’s business travel platform, Kayak for Business, Kayak announced. In addition to its fares, which can be booked directly through Southwest via an API connection with Kayak for Business, the platform also allows users to access discounts and book trips with Rapid Rewards points as well as add …

Domestic air travel in November was down slightly month-on-month, largely due to “tighter travel restrictions in China”, but this was offset by growth in international passenger demand with the reopening of new markets, according to the International Air Transport Association. At least that was the scenario before the emergency of the omicron variant of Covid-19. …

The flight cancellations that have plagued the airline industry over the recent Christmas and New Year holidays have diminished but not completely diminished. On Jan. 10, 903 US-related flights — within, to or from the United States — were canceled, according to flight tracker FlightAware. On January 11, 738 were canceled. Around 5 p.m., 529 …

Hendrik Jan Roel The hotel company CitizenM, headquartered in the Netherlands, on Tuesday appointed Hendrik Jan Roel as the company’s incoming chief financial officer. He will take office on May 1, replacing interim CFO Jurriaan Nienaber. Additionally, the company has tapped its North America development and investment manager, Ernest Lee, as CitizenM’s first chief growth …

Travel agencies have reported an increase in sales, with many seeing a dramatic increase in inquiries and website traffic overnight. Seamus McCauley, Holiday Extras, said: “Bookings were up 15% on Wednesday from the previous day, and since the government did not make the announcement until 4 p.m., it has a significant impact on consumer confidence. …

New Maritz Holdings CEO David Peckinpaugh speaks: Let’s talk about the reins of the family business Recovery amid Covid-19 Integrate digital and hybrid preferences A 30-year veteran of the meetings and events industry, David Peckinpaugh has held leadership positions in hotels, destination marketing organizations and meeting management companies and has led industry organizations. Peckinpaugh moved …

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said nearly 90 percent of Omicron variant cases came from overseas travel. He made this statement whenattend the launch event of the quarantine monitoring application dubbed ‘Presisi’ developed by the police. According to him, the mobile application makes it possible to strengthen …

Airlines and airports have taken steady steps towards smoother passenger travel in recent years. Long lines at security and passport control, however, remain a frustration for business travellers, exacerbated by the pandemic and the need to show additional documentation. Technology is helping solve some of the problems with digital health cards and proof of vaccinations, …

The business travel industry’s M&A activity in 2021, while arguably less intense than some forecasts had predicted, has nonetheless been buoyant, particularly in the travel management company sector. American Express Global Business Travel’s acquisition of Egencia and TripActions’ takeover of Reed & Mackay – remarkably announced on consecutive days – were among the biggest of …

Fairfly VP of Product Oded Zilinsky explains why managing unused tickets will remain critical in 2022 and how business travel managers can make the most of what they already have. No one in our industry will soon forget the challenge of unused airline tickets in 2020. With so many cancellations at the start of the …

The British Eton Travel Group has been acquired by Chris Thelen, CEO and founder of TakeTwo Travel Solutions. The acquisition “will save jobs and talent while ensuring continuity of service to its customers,” said Thelen, who added that the company was “under pressure due to the pandemic” and “facing an uncertain future. “. Berkshire-based Eton, …

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Jim Lo Scalzo | EPA | Bloomberg | Getty Images The federal government should consider requiring Covid-19 vaccines for …

New York: Commercial airlines around the world canceled more than 4,500 flights over Christmas weekend as a growing wave of COVID-19 infections caused by the Omicron variant created greater uncertainty and greater misery for vacation travelers. Airlines around the world cut at least 2,401 flights on Friday, which fell on Christmas Eve and is typically …

AAustria has joined with France in tightening travel restrictions on British arrivals, just as the ski season kicks off. From Saturday, all Britons wishing to visit the Alpine nation must show full proof of vaccination, a booster and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. While not an outright ban on visiting, …

AAustria has joined with France in tightening travel restrictions on British arrivals, just as the ski season kicks off. From Saturday, all Britons wishing to visit the Alpine nation will be required to show full proof of vaccination, a booster and a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel. While not an outright …

PORTLAND, Maine—Daniel Peabody-Harrington’s goal is to build a new line of amphibious aircraft capable of airlifting rapidly growing populations around the world. The commercial aircraft being developed by his startup, Mallard Enterprisescould land on a body of water or a traditional runway, providing the versatility needed for regions that lack the land or funds to …

(NewsNation Now) – Unruly passengers and scuffles at airports across the country are forcing the TSA to crack down just in time for the vacation travel rush. The TSA warns if you step out of the queue you will have to queue and even celebrities are not immune to the rule. NBA legend Dennis Rodman …

Two cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Barnet have been linked to international travel. Dr Tamara Djuretic, director of public health for the Barnet Council, said on Wednesday that the two cases of the new strain were associated with travel to South Africa, and so far there was “no evidence of ‘community exhibition …

Las Vegas: Fireworks that were canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic return to the Las Vegas Strip on New Years Eve with a theme headed to 2022 Deuces Wild and the addition of a eighth place of launch at the top of a hotel, tourism and elected officials announced Thursday. Aside from last …

Vientiane: The government of Laos on Thursday announced a plan to reopen for visitors from January 1, 2022, according to a notice issued by the Prime Minister’s Office. The notice, which was signed by the chief of the prime minister’s office, Khamchen Vongphosy, was released on Wednesday, the Xinhua news agency reported. According to the …

France will ban British tourists from midnight on Saturday. Only “compelling reasons” travel between the two countries will be allowed, following an increase in omicron cases in Britain. However, French citizens and their spouses, partners and children will still be able to return to France from the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, Greece is the latest country …

Online retail giant Amazon has launched two Covid-19 PCR testing services in the UK, including day two testing for international arrivals required under government travel policy. Travelers using the service will be able to purchase a PCR test kit online for £ 34.99, which includes one-day delivery and a prepaid return label for shipping the …

Delta Air Lines will invest a total of $1.2 billion in Aeromexico, Latam Airlines Group and Virgin Atlantic as each carrier emerges from restructuring or recapitalization, Delta announced Monday. The carrier said its goal is to improve its global network, provide seamless connectivity and “an elevated experience”, as well as drive business growth. Upon completion …

Vacationers are again trying to get around travel restrictions. After a month of relative freedom, the emergence of the Covid Omicron variant prompted the government to reintroduce the red list. Tahir Ali, representing Birmingham Hall Green for Labor, asked about the chances of the red list being extended. He was particularly interested in the Indian …

The UK meetings and events industry called for targeted government support following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that Plan B measures for England – including advice for working from home – would be put in place implemented to prevent the spread of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. In addition to working from home, Plan B includes …

Meeting, event and hospitality technology provider Cvent said it now supports more than 18 different languages ​​within the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), its online venue search platform. meeting and event. Extensive language support allows planners to search and book international or national sites in their native or preferred language from their mobile device or computer. …

It’s the time of year when, traditionally, travel buyers put the finishing touches to the annual program of preferred hotel rates they’ve been painstakingly negotiating since the summer. But few buyers are playing this game for 2022. “I haven’t negotiated a program since 2018 because I negotiated 2019-2020 over two years. In 2020 I kept …

Published: 22:00 28 November 2021 Here are some of the major roadworks and rail disruptions expected in Tower Hamlets, Islington, Hackney and Newham to watch out for over the coming week until Friday (December 3). In Hackney, delays are likely on Ravey Street until November 30 due to ongoing works. A road closure on Ashwin …

UK-based serviced apartment agency Situ has integrated what3words location technology into its core platforms with the aim of helping clients find properties. What3words assigns a unique combination of three words to each three-meter square around the world. For example, users who visit ///activism.tape.admits will find themselves in front of the famous London landmark Big Ben. …

Travel data specialist Travelogix today launched a duty of care platform for TMCs and their customers at the organization’s Customer Assembly in Birmingham. The new platform, Geo, is available through the company’s Analytix product and enables TMCs and their customers to locate travelers based on passive tracking of route data, with visibility into current travel …

The holiday season has arrived and millions of Americans will be hitting the roads and taking to the air for Thanksgiving. “We’re just trying to get home before all the madness is all over the place,” said Kailen Brant, an airline passenger traveling from north Texas to Colorado. Several Northern Texans decided to leave the …

Mark Supperstone is Managing Partner at ReSolve, Specialist in Business Advisory and Investments Mark Supperstone is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Insolvency Practitioner in the UK at ReSolve. By preventing companies from going bankrupt, he has helped secure over 20,000 jobs during his career to date. He talks to BTN Europe about his travel work. …

The move comes after Google discovered that since 2004, there has been a growing body of research showing interest in sustainable travel options. (Credit: United Nations Development Program) The world is slowly waking up from the long pandemic lockdown, and travel is quickly becoming a fashionable habit again. Sustainable tourism is the new normal. The …

Event booking platform Hubli, formerly MeetingsBooker.com, has signed a multi-year partnership agreement with travel technology company Travelport that will see the platforms share content for meetings and accommodation, the company said. Users booking meeting spaces through the Hubli platform will now be able to simultaneously search and book in Travelport’s portfolio of hotels for accommodation …

HotelHub hotel technology solutions specialist is ready to support TMCs, online booking agents, online booking tool providers and businesses with the implementation of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) in the framework of the revised EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The company says it has already undertaken developments on its online agent booking platform, which includes its …

Tailoring business travel to personal needs was not born with the pandemic, but the issues that have emerged from its impact are introducing new concerns into the travel management picture. “We have started conversations internally with our key stakeholders about tools and methods to focus on people, planet and personal well-being and integrate that into …

Travel management company TakeTwo Travel Solutions, launched in the UK two months ago by former CEO of Corporate Travel Management North America Chris Thelen and former CEO of CTM UK Julie Cope, now has set its sights on reviving the business travel environment in the United States. . Thelan and Cope have positioned the new …

About two-thirds of meeting and event professionals polled expect face-to-face meeting levels to return to their numbers, according to a new survey from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel before the pandemic within two years. “While we are all anxious to see the pent-up demand for meetings and …

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill Friday night by a vote of 228 to 206. Nineteen Representatives crossed party lines for the bipartisan legislation that not only targets to overhaul US infrastructure elements from roads and bridges to airports and railroads, but also includes major investments in electric vehicle infrastructure …

The Cotswolds are known for their chocolate box cottages, pristine villages, beautiful countryside and more than a famous name or two. For all these reasons, the region is one of the favorite vacation spots of the British. Famous names such as Kate Moss, the Beckhams or even David Cameron have ensured that the neighborhood is …

GreenGo Travel received the title of Ecuador’s Best Travel Agency at the World Travel Awards. Here, Breaking Travel News speaks with Sales Manager Angel Nunez to find out what it feels like to have been recognized by voters around the world. Breaking Travel News: After winning a top title at the World Travel Awards, how …

Experts from across Europe joined forces to launch International Tourism Group (ITG); a new multinational agency that sets a new standard through a data-driven methodology applied market by market. Launched following 18 months of collaborative innovation between leading tourism experts in six countries, ITG aims to drive the recovery of global tourism through innovative campaigns …

(CNN) – There are only two months left in 2021 and as we move into November, countries around the world are easing their Covid-19 restrictions. Here are 10 destinations that made pandemic headlines this week. 1. Anguilla: Lonely Planet’s Best Choice Cap Juluca d’Anguilla, a Belmond hotel. Courtesy of Belmond Cap Juluca Anguilla, a leeward …

Facial recognition equipment at the gate scans to let the passenger through, without the need to show ID or a boarding pass. Many domestic Delta Air Lines passengers will soon have the option of traveling through the airport using a “digital identity”: a combination of their SkyMiles membership number, passport number and known traveler number. …

The trip, organized by sustainability-focused travel company Pure Breaks, was one of the first educational programs to visit the island following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in Mauritius. The group visited properties managed by Attitude Group, which includes the flagship Lagoon Attitude resort in the north of Mauritius. Attitude Group has a sustainability charter, which …

OTTAWA –Instead of issuing a single national passport for the COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government says each province and territory will be responsible for issuing a “standard pan-Canadian” vaccine passport that Canadians can use when traveling. The proposed system means that, as is the case now, provincial immunization credentials will continue to be the primary …

A new study from the national tourism agency VisitBritain shows the growing importance of football in developing UK inbound tourism and increasing visitor spending. A new report, released today, shows that overseas visitors who went to a football match spent £ 1.4bn across the UK in total on their trip in 2019, up by 84% …

Jamaica was the star of the 2021 Caribbean and North America World Travel Awards Winners Day, winning multiple awards. Not only has the island defended the title of the Caribbean’s premier wilderness destination – a distinction the country has held for over a decade – but voters have also awarded Jamaica the trophies of the …

Finn Partners has been appointed by the Bahamian Department of Tourism, Investment and Aviation (BMOTIA) to provide public relations services for the islands of the United Kingdom. The UK office will also act as a central agency, managing other European markets, including Italy. The contract includes the ideation of the creative campaign; relations and activations …

World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its 2021 Middle East winners to coincide with its Middle East Winners Day. Dubai, currently in full swing as the host of Expo 2020, has been voted ‘Top Middle East Destination’, while Dubai Tourism has been …

Heathrow Express has launched a new partnership with Google Maps. The deal will see the high-speed train offer travel time information and quick access to tickets between central London and Heathrow in the Google Maps trip planner. By using mobile payment such as Apple Pay, a ticket transaction can be completed in less than a …

The Red List has been reduced from 54 to seven. (Image: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg via Getty Images) The red list was reduced from 54 to seven last night, with previously banned destinations such as South Africa, Mexico and Brazil back in the fold from Monday. The only destinations still on the red list are …

This survey is designed to examine not only the sentiment of meeting planners, but also, crucially, the intentions and preferences of participants. It will help guide decisions on investments, marketing budgets, overall growth and development strategies. The survey will provide a clear, comprehensive and timely understanding of what European meetings and conventions look like today …

Eight in ten event planners in the UK and Europe are currently seeking in-person functions, showing growing confidence in bringing people together after the pandemic, according to a Cvent report. The Cvent 2021 Planner Sourcing Report: Europe Edition presents data from an August 2021 survey of 500 event planners, managers, coordinators and directors across France, …

Saber Corporation has signed a new multi-year global distribution agreement with Emirates. The new agreement will provide Saber-connected travel buyers and travel agencies with access to Emirates content, through Saber’s global distribution system, with immediate effect. In addition, Emirates will create and distribute NDC offers through the Saber GDS. “We are delighted to reestablish our …

Ukraine celebrated its national day at Expo 2020 with a flag raising at Al Wasl Plaza, followed by a cultural performance by the National Academic Orchestra of Folklore Instruments of Ukraine (NAONI). Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai welcomed Iryna Novikova, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, and Mykhailo Lev, …

LONDON: Simplified international travel rules came into effect in the UK on Monday, easing quarantine and testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers from more than 50 countries, and the Tory government has pledged it will seek to expand steadily the rules to more countries. Yet the rules have angered many countries in the developing world, …

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has unveiled a series of new technology features designed to help companies protect their travelers and their travel budgets. The global TMC is introducing new risk and health alert notifications to its proprietary online booking tool Lightning, which recently received the Technology Innovation – Corporate Booking Platform award at the Business …

Hotel technology solutions provider HotelHub has released its new AI-powered rate optimization tool to enable TMCs and businesses to automatically purchase better rates on open bookings. Using machine learning, Rate Optimizer monitors bookings based on business preferences and automatically re-purchases for better rates by browsing content from multiple providers. According to HotelHub, TMCs and corporate …

While the next six months will be some of the most important in UAE history, as Dubai hosts Expo 2020, the vision for the future does not end there. When the event ends in March, the newly constructed environment will become District 2020, a location entirely focused on conserving a global innovation ecosystem and integrated …

The Dutch travel management company Munckhof recovered the accounts of the driver and vehicle registration agency RDW and the Dutch cadastre Kadaster. The allocation of the Kadaster account was made following a European tendering process and entered into force on September 1 for an initial period of three years. Kadaster spends around € 235,000 per …

British Airways has reportedly abandoned plans to launch a new short-haul branch at Gatwick airport after talks with the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) failed. According to the PA news agency, a spokesperson said the carrier was unable to reach a deal with the union to start a new business at the airport. According to …

Meetings and events technology company Bizzabo has added four more executives to its management team, each to start with the company before the end of the month, according to a company spokesperson. The new hires join industry veteran Tim Bull, who Bizzabo added earlier this summer to lead its expansion into Europe, the Middle East …

Grant Shapps discusses the introduction of a ‘simpler’ travel system A getaway to Spain this fall now costs 38% less than before the pandemic, vacation comparison site TravelSupermarket found. And a week for two in southern Portugal is available for under £ 199 per person. Cheaper deals than before the pandemic are available for travel …

Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps explains new travel rules as restrictions are relaxed The government will end the provision of free lateral flow tests in a few months, a move that has been criticized as “reckless” by public health chiefs. Plans to introduce fees for testing were buried in the government’s Covid winter plan, which was …

As the Cayman Islands enter phase three of their reopening to international tourism, the London office has appointed White Tiger PR as their UK and EU public relations agency. The rendezvous comes as the Cayman Islands prepare to safely welcome doubly vaccinated visitors after their borders were closed in March last year and a very …

CWT has announced a recapitalization of its business amid a slow rebound in business travel due to the Covid pandemic which will see the Carlson family become a minority shareholder of TMC. The company has $ 1.5 billion in debt and aims to eliminate nearly $ 900 million in debt by issuing $ 625 million …

A multi-million pound acquisition of Baldwins Travel by the Inc & Co group of companies has been completed. The new company says the deal secures the travel agency’s presence on the streets of Sussex and Kent. Founded over 120 years ago, the company headquartered in Tunbridge Wells currently employs over 50 people in eight branches, …

Travel agencies and travel management companies using Travelport will be able to subscribe to two different business models to access NDC content from Lufthansa Group airlines from 2022. The companies announced a new distribution agreement covering Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti, which will see NDC content distributed through the Travelport + …

Event management software company Aventri plans to launch a solution for small meetings and less complex events for its customers on September 30, the company said. Dubbed Express Events, the solution, which won’t be sold as a stand-alone product, uses templates to help planners create an event in five clicks, according to Aventri. Templates are …

(CNN) – Fall is almost here, we are approaching our seventh season of life with a pandemic, and yes, it still sucks. It doesn’t matter, though, as CNN Travel is here as always to sharpen your pencils, straighten your backpack, and educate you in our weekly roundup of the latest developments in pandemic travel news. …

Thomas Osswald The travel agency franchise DerPart has appointed Thomas Osswald as its new managing director. Osswald will take over on February 1, 2022 at the latest and replace Aquilin Schömig. Osswald, 55, started his career in 1994 in the travel agency franchising business in various management positions at Lufthansa City Center Reisebüropartner and became …

A new study from Which? found that four of the UK’s most popular airlines were giving tourists the wrong information they needed to travel. The call center staff included in the undercover investigation were very confused about the travel rules. In a secret investigation, who? made 15 calls to airline representatives’ call centers. Staff on …

The UK’s traffic light system, widely criticized by the travel industry, is expected to be overhauled in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The government appears poised to drop the current green and orange categories and replace them with a system that allows vaccinated travelers to travel to countries with similar …

Stuart Winstone, CEO, SilverDoor Habicus Group, the parent company of serviced apartments agent SilverDoor, has acquired longtime competitor The Apartment Service. SilverDoor CEO Stuart Winstone chats with BTN Europe editor-in-chief Andy Hoskins on the deal. BTN Europe: Tell us about the scale and importance of this acquisition?Stuart Winstone: We can’t disclose the amounts but I …

Travel management company FCM has entered into a joint venture with business travel agency NSF Engagement in Japan, expanding its presence in Asia to support existing customers in the region and strengthening its global presence, the company said. . The company cited “a robust business travel market, a strong increase in customer demand across Asia …

Mark Muren, Sales Director, British Airways Complaining about the incumbent flag bearer is the national sport of travel buyers and bosses of travel management companies across Europe. British Airways in the UK is no exception. So when United Airlines executive Mark Muren crossed the Atlantic in November 2019 to become the UK airline’s sales manager, …

The Balearic Islands Tourism Agency (AETIB) has confirmed that its Covid-19 free insurance offer will be extended until the year of the year. The service is provided by Race Insurance to all international visitors (non-residents) for stays in any regulated accommodation. The extension of the policy aims to restore travelers’ confidence and stimulate demand, particularly …

The Department for Transport (DfT) said: “These regular review points will allow the government to balance helping the public understand Covid requirements while traveling to England while allowing us to constantly assess the risk for different countries.” The last travel update was announced after 10 p.m. on Wednesday August 4. After a travel announcement, it …

Aash Shravah is a former executive at a travel management company and now a podcast host on BusinessTravel360.com. When it comes to the travel industry rebound, it is important that we realize the damage that is being done while the pandemic is still being measured by looking at “cases”. Sure, using “cases” as a metric …

SAP Concur has partnered with meeting management company Groupize to deliver what companies call an end-to-end self-service meeting management solution for professional planners as well as occasional meeting planners, announced Tuesday the company. Dubbed Concur Event Management by Groupize, the product is now available in the United States as a “solution extension”, sold to customers …

Marriott International hosted the debut of the St. Regis Qingdao. The opening marks the first luxury brand Marriott hotel in the northeastern region of Shandong. The property is strategically located in the historic Haitian center in the heart of the historic district of Qingdao. “We are very excited to extend our luxury footprint to one …