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Live and in person Respondents to our survey, who provided their responses in October, made it clear that they had outgrown pandemic-era restrictions on in-person meetings. Around 83% of respondents said their organizations had already started hosting live events again, while only 14% said their organizations had not. Similarly, only 26% of respondents indicated that …

ITM’s latest survey of its travel buying members (April 2022) found that 37% had seen their mandate evolve to now include responsibility for meetings and events. It also revealed that business travel managers are increasingly engaged in high-level conversations about the rationale and ROI for in-person meetings, with 39% saying they’ve been involved in such …

Travel technology company Amadeus plans to launch a new payments-focused business, with a prepaid virtual card to be its first offering. The Madrid-based company plans to launch Outpayce as a wholly-owned subsidiary to achieve its goal of offering “frictionless travel payments” to customers. Amadeus has applied for and is awaiting approval for an eMoney license …

Emirates hit a record $1.2 billion profit in the first half of its 2022/2023 financial year, driven by strong demand and the easing and removal of pandemic-related travel restrictions. In a statement on Thursday (November 10th), the Dubai-based carrier said it reflected “a solid turnaround and recovery” from last year’s $1.6 billion loss. The group’s …

Marriott International is launching a new brand of serviced apartments to take advantage of growing traveler demand to combine work and play in one trip, often referred to as “bleisure”. The hospitality company is looking to open properties around the world under the new Apartments by Marriott Bonvoy brand, which will build on its long-standing …

The U.S. General Services Administration will submit a final RFP for the next generation of its E-Gov travel service next year, which will consolidate the service into a “one-stop, enterprise-wide travel and expense solution.” ‘business,’ the GSA’s director of strategy execution said. Ryan Edelstein said at BTN’s recent Government Travel Summit. The GSA awarded the …

European low-cost carrier Wizz Air says its operations have “normalized” in recent months after suffering disruption earlier this year. The Hungary-based carrier, which is one of the continent’s fastest growing airlines, said it delivered “solid results” for its second quarter between July and September after enduring a “first quarter operationally difficult. These problems have forced …

Airline passengers rate convenience as the most important factor when booking a flight, with the vast majority saying being able to fly from a local airport is more of a priority than ticket price. Travelers also want technology to be used more widely to simplify their journeys, according to the International Air Transport Association’s 2022 …

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Low-cost airline Norwegian has been boosted by the “take-over” of business travelers in recent months. The carrier, which now focuses on short-haul European flights after abandoning its transatlantic operations following a restructuring, said business traffic on its main domestic routes in Norway had returned to 2019 levels. Geir Karlsen, CEO of Norwegian, added: “Many corporate …

JP Morgan Payments is joining Oracle Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning as one of the launch partners for Oracle’s new B2B commerce platform, Oracle announced Wednesday. The integration will allow mutual customers of Oracle and JP Morgan “seamless access to the JP Morgan Payments offering, including improving cash flow insights and helping to expedite business transactions,” …

Meetings are back in full swing and host organizations need to get creative to deal with rising costs and hotel staffing issues, according to a new report from meeting management firm BCD Meetings & Events, released Thursday. Globally, Rising Costs Complicate Meeting Procurement Processes, Budgets and Event Goals, But Hit the “Strategic Creativity” of Meeting …

Northstar Meetings Group and Cvent reported strong demand for new events and a busy fourth quarter amid rising costs in the latest Meetings Industry Pulse Survey. Data for September through October (as of October 6) was collected from 461 meeting planners comprised of professional conference planners, associations, and nonprofits (39%); businesses (38%); third-party independent planners …

United Airlines in 2023 will add transatlantic service to three cities and increase service to six others, the company announced Wednesday. The carrier will add service May 27 between Newark Liberty International Airport and Stockholm and May 31 between Malaga, Spain and Newark. On March 25, United will add a previously announced service between Newark …

Two-thirds of UK companies plan to increase their spending on business travel by at least 50% over the next year, according to research by corporate card company American Express. A survey of business leaders and travelers also found that 42% of small and medium-sized businesses plan to take more business trips over the next 12 …

Two-thirds of UK businesses plan to increase their spending on business travel by at least 50% over the next year, according to research by corporate card company American Express. A survey of business leaders and travelers also revealed that 42% of SMEs plan to take more business trips in the next 12 months. Over 80% …

About 83% of event professionals surveyed plan to host at least three in-person events this year, and 24% plan to host at least 10, according to a new survey from meetings tech company Bizzabo. In 2023, 85% of event organizers plan to host at least three in-person events, while 35% plan to host at least …

Canada’s ToursByLocals Reveals Fall Trends September 27, 2022 ctn_admin Canada’s ToursByLocals, one of the world’s leading private tour providers, highlights the latest travel trends for fall. The Vancouver-based company has served over 1.7 million travelers since its inception and is an authority on travel habits in Canada and around the world. “It’s refreshing to see …

Want to get away for a stay this fall? Perhaps Poundbury, an experimental community built on King Charles’ architectural visions, is the place to be. The Duchy of Cornwall’s official website reads: “Poundbury is an urban extension of the Dorset county town of Dorchester, built on the principles of architecture and town planning advocated by …

Like many budget airlines, Ryanair charges its passengers if they want to select particular seats to sit on their flights. Ryanair flights offer window, middle and aisle seats, so if you want to take in the views during your flight, you might want to choose the former. But not all “window” seats actually have a …

Most travel buyers expect hybrid work scenarios to be the dominant setup in the coming year, but most also said their companies haven’t yet mastered how to manage coworking spaces, according to a researcher. survey of 187 travel managers by Global Business. Travel Association and HRS. Two-thirds of respondents, 74% of whom were based in …

European flights are set to face further disruption later this month with another planned strike by French air traffic control (ATC) workers. Members of the SNCTA union went on strike for 24 hours on Friday September 16, causing the cancellation of around 1,000 flights to and from France. The strike also affected flights passing through …

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staffing shortages have led to massive queues and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, hotel and taxi prices have skyrocketed. Then there were the temperature records that caused roads, airport runways and train tracks to blaze, leading to further disruption. Our family of …

United Airlines and Emirates have formed a new partnership that includes a new United route to Dubai, codeshares on select destinations and reciprocal loyalty benefits, the carriers announced on Wednesday. From November, Emirates customers flying to Chicago, Houston and San Francisco will have access to nearly 200 US cities via the United network. At eight …

Travel tech giant Amadeus is to integrate taxi bookings into its travel and expense booking tool Cytric through a new partnership with Karhoo. The link with Karhoo will allow business travelers to book rides with taxi and private transfer companies in more than 1,000 cities around the world through the Cytric mobile app. They will …

British rail operator TransPennine Express is to cut services between the North West of England and Scotland by almost 25% from next week. TransPennine becomes the second major UK rail company to drastically cut its timetable due to staffing issues, following a similar move by Avanti West Coast last month. Both operators are part of …

Athens has been voted the best place for a budget city break on the continent, with prices down 15% from last year. Post Office Travel Money’s analysis of 20 cities showed the Greek capital beat out more traditional lower-cost destinations in Eastern Europe on a range of typical tourist spending. The total bill for a …

Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava said on Wednesday that the company’s first electric vehicle (EV), which it plans to introduce to the market in 2025, will be positioned in the upper segment of the market. The nation’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engine passenger (PV) vehicles is witnessing a significant contribution to its volumes …

Railway workers’ union TSSA plans to stage a nationwide 24-hour strike on September 26-27 in an ongoing dispute over pay, jobs and conditions. TSSA members will visit nine UK rail operating companies and Network Rail from midday September 26 to midday September 27. The railway companies concerned are: TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Avanti West …

Lufthansa SVP Global Markets and Stations Naeve discusses: His new role overseeing global sales and ground operations Lufthansa’s new Green Fare and upcoming corporate recognition program Technology updates Lufthansa Group’s Frank Naeve began his new role as SVP of Global Markets and Stations, which includes global sales, on July 1, after serving as Vice President …

Dublin Airport is due to open its long-awaited second runway for commercial flights on Wednesday August 24. The €320 million project saw the construction of the new 3.1 kilometer northern runway, which will allow Ireland’s central airport to expand after the Covid-19 pandemic. “The anticipation of a parallel runway system has been in the plans …

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has purchased a property in London’s West End which will be converted into a new hub by the Premier Inn hotel. The group has acquired a freehold property in the Strand, near Trafalgar Square, and plans to develop the building into a hub by the time the Premier Inn hotel opens …

Travel management company Agiito has launched a live availability solution for meetings and events customers. TMC, formerly known as Capita Travel and Events before becoming Agiito last year, now allows meeting bookers to log into its Meetingspro platform to view real-time venue rates and availability, then submit their request. Agiito said he will be piloting …

Both beaches closed after sewage, including sewage, was released into the sea last night following problems at a pumping station. Electrical problems at the pumping station, which have been described as ‘significant’, saw sewage gushing into the sea when the main and backup power system failed yesterday (August 17). The beaches affected are Bexhill and …

Corporate catering program provider Dinova has launched a concierge service to help companies plan private catering events, the company announced. The Dine Assist service connects businesses with a dedicated event specialist who has experience working with restaurants, including ensuring specific needs are met, such as equipment setup and special menus, said Alison Quinn, CEO of …

For some travel managers, 2022 has been like waking up to a strange new world. Many old faces, trusted contacts and longtime colleagues had moved on, leaving them with new responsibilities to take on on their own. Many had to adapt to new bosses when merging with other departments, such as purchasing, human resources or …

True to Delta’s mission that “no one connects the world better,” the airline’s 360-degree approach to meeting travel offers customers a variety of industry-leading innovations in the air and on the ground. For businesses with an active Business Sale Agreement, Delta Edge Meetings™ offers discounts, flexibility and premium benefits. For associations, non-profit organizations and conventions …

Editor’s Note – Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — This week in travel, we take a look at innovative new transportation concepts, …

Suzanne Horner, CEO of Gray Dawes Group, talks to BTN Europe about:• The acquisition of Ventur• Global expansion plans• Imminent acquisition of the Australian TMC• Leisure travel plans• TMC staffing levels The Gray Dawes Group this week announced the acquisition of another UK-based travel management company, Ventur – its 11e takeover of the agency to …

Tips for crossing the border this holiday weekend July 27, 2022 ctn_admin The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds all travelers crossing the border this long Civic Holiday weekend of what to expect at the border during the busy summer months, as they return home in Canada or are visiting. This summer, travelers are returning …

When international borders reopened, many travel management companies and suppliers reported that it was small and medium-sized businesses that were the first to emerge from the blocks. Even in the second quarter of 2022, business travel spending by SMEs remains well above that of large enterprises compared to pre-pandemic volumes. American Express recently reported that …

Airlines companies Supplier: Air France-KLM/Delta/Virgin AtlanticProgram name: BluebizAdvantages and conditions: Free membership is open to businesses of all sizes. For each ticket booked, customers earn credits at a rate of 3.5 per €100/£100 spent, which can be redeemed for free tickets, cabin upgrades, flight-related services or carbon offsets . Members also receive benefits such as …

Editor’s note – Report up to Unlock the World, CNN Journey’s weekly email newsletter. Get open and closed locations, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest on aviation, food and drink, where to stay and different travel developments. (CNN) – This week in travel news: The world’s best restaurants for 2022, the world’s strongest passports …

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri, July 22, 2022: Here are the top stories making the Caribbean travel news in 60 seconds for this week ending July 22, 2022: Haiti, with all of its woes, remains on the CDC’s “Avoid non-essential travel” travel list, as the agency this week also added rabies among the latest …

Mega travel management company CWT is working to book new content for large-scale distribution by launching a pilot program in August in which agents will book and service NDC-compliant content on Singapore Airlines and Air France-KLM through the Amadeus travel platform. The pilot includes company-negotiated fares for customers as well as unique NDC-compatible content on …

Labor shortages and soaring prices were the two issues that dominated discussions at last month’s Business Travel Show Europe in London. Meetings and events are no exception to this travel industry trend. “An event that cost $3,000 in 2019 will likely cost $6,000 today and you probably won’t get such great service,” says Kevin Iwamoto, …

Nordic airlines Norwegian and Wideroe plan to work more closely together in several areas after signing a “letter of intent”. As part of the agreement, the two Norway-based airlines will cooperate on ticket sales under an interline agreement to facilitate passenger travel across their two networks. Norwegian CEO Geir Karlsen explained: “Our goal for this …

Editor’s note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — This week in travel news: What it takes to master one of the …

CanaDream adds to its fleet in response to demand July 7, 2022 ctn_admin CanaDream, Canada’s leading VR experience operator, is thrilled to announce that new inventory has opened availability for the upcoming summer months. For those who don’t have time to make plans, or are looking for vacation ideas or just want to be spontaneous …

Denise Kelly, 42, believes the bugs returned to her luggage after a six-day break in Benidorm, Spain, to celebrate her boyfriend’s bachelorette party last week. Blood-sucking insects leave painful bites when gnawing on the skin that can blister and last up to a month. Denise, a mum from Glasgow, was bitten on the last night …

5 road tips for riding a motorcycle safely and comfortably (Family Features) A ​​hot day on the open road is a dream opportunity for bikers, whether it’s a longer trip or a quick jaunt around town. To keep your ride safe and comfortable, keep these tips in mind. 5 tips to stretch your summer travel …

Global travel management company CWT creates summary carbon dashboards to give customers insight into their travel-related CO2 impact. The move, which follows CWT’s launch of carbon footprint indicators in March, aims to further enhance CO2 reporting capabilities through its partnership with carbon intelligence specialist Thrust Carbon. The new dashboards, which are integrated with CWT’s business …

Night skies in some US cities will remain gloomy this Independence Day, with supply chain and personnel shortages, drought and concerns about wildfires leading to the cancellation of several fireworks displays in across the country. For some, this will be the third year in a row that their shows have been cancelled. “The first two …

The UK Government today announced a 22-point plan to minimize disruption at airports over the busy summer period and address continuing problems in the aviation sector. Following a stream of negative press in recent weeks over flight cancellations and staffing issues, the action plan outlines how the government will support the sector during the peak …

Adam Kerr of Tripism discusses: Standardize communication amid widespread disruption Why Covid falls among the priorities of travel management How travel managers are disrespected Business travel booking and planning platform Tripism reported this month that activity levels on its platform are now 250% higher than their previous pre-Covid-19 high. Booming demand, however, is also adding …

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority plans to get London Heathrow Airport to reduce its passenger fares over the next five years. The CAA proposes that Heathrow should reduce its charges each year from the current rate of £30.19 per passenger to £26.31 in 2026. This would equate to an annual reduction of 6% when the …

TOP OF THE WORLD: New Zealand (Picture: HANDOUT) Adventurer, writer and filmmaker Jenny Tough jolted awake in her sleeping bag as the Jeeps pulled up next to her. She was taking part in a 534-mile solo endurance challenge, crossing the Atlas Mountains in Morocco – miles from the nearest village. Now she was confronted by …

Now that international borders have finally reopened, travel news is coming to Perth in droves and speed. To make sure you’re up to date on all things travel, we’ve rounded up all the latest jet-setting news you need to know. Warning: strong desire to travel. Qantas offers a new Neil Perry Italian-inspired menu on its …

COMPANY PROFILE Key people Saad Hammad, CEOSimon Conoley, Group Chief Financial OfficerDan Morris, Group IT DirectorRachel Baxendale, Director of Global Operations Main sectors of activity Academic, humanitarian and denominational Other services Specialist travel including group travel, meetings and events type of company Limited Liability Company Transactions • Online 56%• Air 41% / Hotel 24% / …

Train strikes are taking place for 24 hours over three days this week on June 21, 23 and 25, meaning anyone traveling to the famous music festival by train could face difficulties. Glastonbury will kick off on Wednesday and run until Sunday, so much of the event will be affected by the strikes. The good …

Disney Cruise Line’s newest cruise ship arrived in Port Canaveral this morning escorted by a flotilla of port-based tugboats and the Port Canaveral Fire Rescue Fireboat 2 providing the traditional water cannon salute. The first LNG (liquefied natural gas) ship in the Disney fleet, Disney Wish is about to begin sailing on three- and four-night …

Global hotel occupancy and average daily rates are above pre-pandemic levels, although booking windows remain short, according to data released Thursday by Amadeus. According to Amadeus Demand360 data, which is based on bookings for the past two years and upcoming bookings up to a year in advance from 30,000 suppliers, global hotel occupancy this year …

Travel Partner of the Year – Hotel brand • Accor• BWH Hotel Group• Hilton• IHG Hotels & Resorts• Melia Hotels International Hosting Innovation • 3Sixty• CWT – Roomit• Secure global accreditation• ReloQuest Inc.• Roomex – The Workforce Travel & Expenses Platform Travel Partner of the Year –Long-haul airline • American Airlines• ANA – All Nippon …

American Airlines has added a new business class fare to its offerings that includes first class benefits, the carrier has confirmed. The Points Guy originally broke the news last week. Dubbed Flagship Business Plus, the new fare offers the carrier’s Flagship First check-in, pre-departure Flagship lounge access where available, “a taste” of the Flagship First …

And they warned that disruption to travelers at airports could also affect Christmas and ski travel – with thousands of jobs for employees, air crew and baggage handlers set to remain vacant until September. next year amid the recruitment crisis. The chaos has prompted some people to forgo summer trips abroad, with internet searches for …

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will end negative Covid-19 testing requirements for passengers entering the US this weekend, according to multiple reports citing top Biden administration officials. The requirement for all inbound travelers to present a negative Covid-19 test taken within the day of travel will be lifted after midnight on Sunday, …

Due to demand for cruise vacations this summer, MSC Cruises has added MSC Bellissima to their Mediterranean fleet. “As holidaymakers now plan their summer vacations, we are extremely pleased to see that our ongoing and ongoing investments in the onboard experience – including improved dining, additional entertainment options as well as additional staff to meet …

Passengers hoping to catch one of 11,000 flights over the four-day bank holiday weekend have been caught up in delays caused by ongoing staff shortages. Drivers found themselves trapped in ‘parking lot’ conditions as around 19million motorists hit the road for the long break. Rail travelers to the mainland have also been held back after …

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has unveiled a new cabin class offering called Premium Comfort, putting the carrier in line with others that have offered premium economy seats for years. According to KLM, Premium Comfort will have between 21 and 28 seats depending on the type of aircraft and will offer a class with “more space, …

The UK government has canceled a contract with P&O Ferries following the dismissal of nearly 800 workers without notice earlier this year. According to the Home Office, an agreement between the ferry company and the UK Border Force would end “with immediate effect”. The contract allowed P&O to operate emergency travel services to transport border …

EasyJet has announced it is canceling more than 200 flights from Gatwick – around 24 a day – from yesterday morning until June 6. The airline said the short-notice cancellations were necessary “to provide reliable service during this busy time”. TUI announced a “small number” of flight cancellations due to “various operational and supply chain …

Ray King, 68, said he would ‘never fly through Manchester Airport again’ after he was left waiting to board a flight. Ray, who has osteoarthritis in both knees and one hip, landed on a Jet2.com flight from Dalaman at 4.45pm earlier this month. His wife, Pauline, had pre-booked assistance to help him from the plane …

TMCs continue to follow the recovery path, with travel advisors reporting a strong recovery in business travel and group bookings, while ATPI Group reported a sharp increase in profits for fiscal 2021. Travel advisers said they achieved business travel sales of £4.5million in one week this month. It was only the second time in 2022 …

Victoria Court pushes the staycations WITH gas prices rising, the thought of vacationing out of town or attending parties has become a bit of a drag. Victoria Court, one of the Philippines’ leading upscale drive-in motel chains, offers an affordable alternative to expensive vacations and parties: staycations. Victoria Court ensures that comfort is within reach …

Doing this will probably require a lot of talking and an effort to find out more about these other “lived experiences”. Crohn engaged in this process with her DEI manager at Coverys and came away with new insights, she said. “I now look at everything I do through the lens of inclusivity, and I wasn’t …

Airline ticket sales from travel agencies accredited by Airlines Reporting Corp. totaled $7.7 billion in April 2022, a 156% year-over-year increase, the company said Thursday. That figure is just below March’s total of $7.8 billion, which saw “strong growth in business travel.” Additionally, the average round-trip ticket price in the United States was $585 in …

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, …

Desperate holidaymakers have scrambled to get passports from the Passport Office as long delays caused by a backlog of applications after the coronavirus pandemic are leaving some would-be travelers devastated. It comes after a senior government source said Boris Johnson was ready to ‘private the ass’ of the Passport Office amid fears families could miss …

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 US government will extend its requirements that all travelers wear face masks on all commercial aircraft, at airports and on other forms of public transportation for 15 days. The requirement was due to expire on April 18 and is now due to expire on May 3. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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 …

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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 …