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If you buy something through our links, we may earn money through our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you love to travel, are highly organized, and enjoy working directly with people, becoming a travel agent is a great career choice. You would think that with the ease of use of Internet search engines, the travel …

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 …

Kyvernitis Travel Group, one of Greece’s leading providers of business and leisure travel and events services, has partnered with Posidonia Events, one of the leading trade show organizers in Greece. Thanks to the partnership, Kyvernitis becomes the official travel agency of the Posidonia exhibitionone of the major events in the maritime industry calendar, for the …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

FRANCHISES FROM IN FRONT OF THE STORE BECOME STRONG While the number of door-to-door agents has proliferated in recent years, franchisors of more traditional models – Expedia Cruises, Travel Leaders Network, American Express and BCD among them – are equally optimistic about their businesses. While they have some aspects in common with in-home models, purchase …

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, …

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 …

What is the future of the global online travel agency market? Compare yourself with the strategic milestones and conclusions recently published by AMA This press release was originally issued by SBWire Edison, New Jersey – (WIRE SB) – 12/21/2021 – The latest study published on the Global Online Travel Agency Market provides a detailed look …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Nita Cooper is the CEO and Founder of Stars and Skyes Travel in Fayetteville, Georgia. Before creating a travel agency, she worked in education. Cooper changed careers to better meet his family’s needs at the time. “My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease,” Cooper said. “So I had to make the decision to try to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

ORLANDO, Florida – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Travel + Leisure Group, a new line of business from Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL) launches today Travel + Leisure Club, the The only travel subscription service with the power to turn the ambitious pages of the iconic Travel + Leisure magazine, the world’s most influential travel brand, into …

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, …

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A local travel agency is working to boost tourism in Oregon and help its clients experience adventures all over the world, even as they face the challenges the pandemic has brought imposed on world travel. Modern adventure CEO Luis Vargas has said he expects a big comeback in the industry in …

Almost 550 days after its 2020 event, the American Lodging Investment Summit met on Monday for its 20th anniversary with the support of nearly 1,800 attendees in person, according to a spokesperson for the Burba Hotel Network, a division of Northstar Travel Group, which also owns BTN. The Covid-19 pandemic took hold in the United …

What is travel agency software? Travel agency software is software that helps companies manage a wide range of travel products (flights, accommodations and activities) to offer packages, quotes, itineraries, launch marketing initiatives, process payments and track the financial health of the organization. The global growth of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries has been so …

Travel companies react to a crisis in different ways. In ATPIIn the case of, one response to the pandemic is to join the other mega-agencies that sell technology to other travel agencies. What ATPA Can Find: Licensing can be a complex affair. Working for ATPI is its track record with tech startups. He recently invested …

The European Union took new steps on Wednesday to reopen travel to international visitors, with ambassadors from the 27 member states agreeing that people who have received EU-approved vaccines for Covid-19 should be allowed to enter the bloc . They also agreed to relax the criteria on what should be considered a “safe country” from …

Consolidation among travel agencies was intensifying even before the pandemic. And now, more than a year after the start of the Covid-19 crisis, with stretched margins, insufficient liquidity, and buyers and sellers seeking to strengthen their competitive position through mergers, it has become a market active for agencies with capital and willingness to grow through …

The huge financial toll the pandemic has taken on the travel industry, which the World Travel and Tourism Council says lost $5.5 trillion last year, renews complaints from hotels, airlines and tour operators regarding the largely invisible percentages of their revenue that they have to pay to online travel agencies, or OTAs, including the giants …

Travel + Leisure travel club and its 60,000 members have been the lures of the nation’s largest timeshare resort company to pay $ 100 million to buy Meredith’s post. “They generate a profit of $ 5-6 million per year,” said Michael Brown, CEO of Wyndham Destinations, referring to T + L travel clubs, which charge …

In online retail, conversion means turning website visitors into paying customers. Conversion could also be the next buzzword for struggling business travel agencies as they seek to turn their clients’ employees, grounded due to coronavirus restrictions, into vacationers. India leads the pack Yatra. He just embarked on an investor tour (at least virtual) to generate …

Skift take This approach to managing steroid travel could backfire on yet another new title that is sure to confuse legacy gamers. Pointing out all the intricacies of travel, corporate clients may begin to question whether it is worth it. Matthew Parsons, Skift Travel management companies are, for whatever reason, determined to highlight how complicated …

Jeff Doane from Accor speaks … Bring together all participating Accor hotels and brands in a single program Expanded levels and experience options Use AI for personalized offers Addition of North American hotels to the ALL Meeting Planner loyalty program Accor Live Limitless, or ALL, is the new loyalty program officially launched in mid-January by …

Ron Brown wants to know why people bother more with online travel agencies. When traveling, he uses sites like Expedia and Booking.com to find a cheap plane ticket or hotel, but then buys directly from an airline or hotel. “I have never found a better price through an online travel agency,” he says. “So why …

The rise of Christy Prescott and Corporate Travel Planners in the local travel planning industry is the classic story of a self-proclaimed go-getter with a deep and enduring love for her profession, a small but lively woman who built a business from humble beginnings. “Growing up in small towns in Nebraska and Kansas, I wanted …