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Intention to travel to the Middle East remains strong: report

Intention to travel to the Middle East both domestically and overseas is strong, with business travel tending to be half as popular, BVA BDRC, an international consumer and business consultancy, said in a new report. Middle Eastern baby boomers dominate the region’s domestic leisure market, having made more than 12 trips in the past two […]

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16 tips for international business travel

Finding the best international travel tips can be difficult, especially when it comes to international travel. But knowing what to prepare for before and during travel is an essential part of business travel safety, especially for newcomers to business travel. So, we are going to go over some important international travel tips to keep in […]

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IHG plans to expand into Northern Europe

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to expand its presence in Northern Europe through an expanded partnership with hotel operator Tristar GmbH. This expanded agreement between the companies will see the opening of 60 hotels in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Italy by 2035. Tristar GmbH specializes in the operation of branded hotels in German-speaking DACH […]

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Business travel in San José is slower than in other cities

Business travel is down in the United States due to COVID-19, but San Jose is suffering more than other major cities. Business leaders laid out the city’s predicament at a press conference Thursday at the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. According to a report by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), hotel business travel […]

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Quadruple passengers of the Lufthansa Group in the first quarter

Lufthansa Group saw air passenger numbers in the first quarter more than quadruple compared to the same period in 2021, leading the company to increase capacity towards the end of the quarter, Lufthansa said in an earnings report. of the first quarter on Thursday. Passenger numbers increased to more than 13 million in the quarter […]

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Travelodge sees recovery in business travel

British budget hotel brand Travelodge expects to see a continued increase in demand from business travelers in 2022 after a rapid recovery from the severe blow caused by the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Travelodge said January sales were affected by the Omicron outbreak and the government’s work-from-home guidelines, which were in place in the UK […]

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Baird sees a recovery in business travel at the end of the year

Georgijevic/E+ via Getty Images Business travel has been a persistent pain point for hotels and airlines throughout the pandemic. However, Baird now bets the tide is starting to reverse as travel emerges from a long COVID-induced winter. “Major technology and financial services companies have begun their return to office processes, which bodes well for the […]

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Business travel returns, rental car supply still lacking

A car rental industry executive said there was a return to business travel, but companies are facing a lack of vehicles. During an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer Hertz chief executive Stephen Scherr said business travel was on an “uptrend” and international visitors would return to the United States as new coronavirus-related travel restrictions are […]

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Southwest withdraws from leisure destinations to refocus on business travel

Skift grip Recently retired Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has already predicted that 20% of the business travel market may never return after the pandemic. But it is certain that this prognosis could turn out to be too pessimistic. The carrier is seeing a faster return of road warriors than it might have expected. Madhu […]

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Five places where business travel has changed after the pandemic

Canada Ranked ninth in overall business bookings for this year, Canada has seen more remote workers at its resort destinations and longer business stays, according to rental property managers. While much of this has been driven so far by Canadian citizens taking advantage of remote work (more than It is said that 27% of employed […]

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UAE travel bookings see 195% increase for Eid break

The volume of local and international travel bookings for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr break is up 195% year-on-year so far in 2022 compared to the same holiday period in 2021, dnata Travel said, UAE’s oldest travel provider. This year, the number of international travel bookings for the first Eid holiday, scheduled for early May, has […]

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United establishes its biggest ever transatlantic expansion

Betting on a solid summer, United Airlines has launched the biggest transatlantic expansion in the company’s history, the carrier announced on Tuesday. In total, the company will launch or resume 30 transatlantic flights until the beginning of June. This includes five new nonstop flights to destinations such as Amman, Jordan; Bergen, Norway; Azores, Portugal; Palma […]

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Report: Hotels Expected to End 2022 with $20 Billion Drop in Business Travel Revenue; leisure travel rebounds

According to a new report published by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, U.S. hotel business travel revenue is expected to be 23% below pre-COVID-19 levels in 2022, ending the year down more than $20 billion from last year. 2019. It comes after hotels lost an estimated $108 billion in business travel revenue in 2020 […]

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BTA reveals dip in business travel during Easter holiday

The Business Travel Association (BTA) today revealed that in the first week of April 2022, domestic and international business travel declined compared to the previous week. Data from Travelogix shows travel has slowed due to reduced opening hours for the Easter holiday. International and domestic business travel in the first week of April was down […]

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BA and Virgin Atlantic fall mask rule for US flights

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have removed the requirement to wear masks on flights to the United States. The two UK-based carriers responded to a US judge on Monday (April 18) by overturning the federal requirement that travelers wear masks on commercial planes and at airports. Following the decision, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) […]

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Norse Atlantic will lease four Dreamliners from Air Europa

New transatlantic carrier Norse Atlantic Airways is subletting four Dreamliner aircraft from Air Europa because they are not needed in its “start-up phase”. Norse Atlantic, which still plans to start services this summer, said the two Boeing 787-8s and two Boeing 787-9s would be leased from Spanish company Air Europa for 18 months. Bjorn Tore […]

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Hotel bookings are on track for a faster recovery in 2022

Hotel bookings are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels faster than expected, according to the latest data from hotel technology specialist HotelHub. HotelHub, which provides technology to TMCs and their enterprise customers, said global hotel transactions reached 87% of 2019 volumes in March, up from just 45% in January when the Omicron variant suppressed travel […]

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High Demand Tests Ground Transportation Supply

Whether for security reasons aimed at limiting potential exposure to Covid-19, or due to desires for sustainability, the demand for ground transportation options for business travel continues to grow. But the environment has changed since March 2020. It has been well known that car rental companies, after decimating their fleets with heavy sales in the […]

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Confidence rises as global travel resumes

United States requires all non-US citizens to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before entering, and all arrivals – including vaccinated US citizens – must have proof of a negative test one day prior to departure or proof of have recovered from Covid within 90 days. Groups such as GBTA and travel management company CWT have […]

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Dubai leads the world in business travel resumption

Dubai overtook London to become the top destination for global business travel this year, with the United Arab Emirates seeing the strongest travel recovery of any country, according to data from travel technology firm Travelport. Travelport figures show bookings to Dubai in 2022 outperforming its 2019 performance by 14%, with the UK delivering the most […]

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JetBlue makes competing bid to acquire Spirit

JetBlue has submitted a competing bid to Spirit Airlines’ board of directors hoping to steer the ultra-low-cost carrier away from its merger deal with Frontier Airlines. Under its proposal, JetBlue would acquire Spirit for $3.6 billion, or $33 per share in cash, which it said was a 50% premium to Spirit’s April 4 closing share […]

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Global business travel is resuming and expected to fully recover by 2024

As the world opens up and the economic recovery gathers pace, business travel should soon take off. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the world’s largest business travel and meetings trade association in Washington DC – in its annual outlook said that despite recovery setbacks in 2021, a year-on-year increase another 38% is expected […]

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States sue US over keeping mask mandate

Twenty-one states led by Florida filed a lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court against multiple U.S. agencies to overturn the federal mask mandate that has been in effect at airports, airplanes and all public transportation since January. 2021, when the Biden administration implemented the mandate as an official federal settlement. The US Centers for […]

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Business travel is improving and expected to fully recover in the new fiscal year

NEW DELHI : As domestic business travel gains momentum in March, Indian hotels and tour operators are hoping to see growth in the first and second quarters of the coming fiscal year. Companies like Flight Center Travel Group, Thomas Cook and hotel companies like Sarovar Hotels and Lemon Tree Hotels expect a full rebound by […]

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British Airways resumes European flights from Gatwick

British Airways has resumed short-haul international services from London Gatwick Airport after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. BA’s first European service from Gatwick departed for Larnaca in Cyprus on Tuesday March 29. The carrier’s short-haul international flights from Gatwick were suspended in 2020, with some routes moved to Heathrow as passenger numbers dwindled. […]

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Finnair adds service between Helsinki and Mumbai for summer 2022

Finnair is adding a new route from Helsinki to Mumbai in India, but has to cancel some flights to Asia due to the closure of Russian airspace to EU-based airlines. The carrier is to offer more than 300 daily flights in its 2022 summer schedule, including five destinations in North America and eight routes to […]

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KLM is approaching 2019 capacity levels for European and US routes

KLM expects its European capacity this summer to “nearly match” its 2019 schedule, while flights to the United States will return to pre-pandemic levels. The Dutch carrier said it will serve 167 destinations during the summer season from March 27 to October 29, including 96 routes in Europe and 71 intercontinental destinations. KLM said its […]

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A $792 billion global business travel opportunity by 2026

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New market research published by Global Industry Analysts Inc., (GIA), the leading market research firm, today released its report titled “Business Travel – Global Market Trajectory and Analysis”. The report presents new insights into the opportunities and challenges in a significantly transformed post COVID-19 market. A $792 Billion […]

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Business travel now accounts for nearly half of the City of London’s traffic – Business Traveler

London City has released encouraging traffic figures as it continues to rebuild following the easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions. The airport recorded its fourth busiest consecutive week since the start of the pandemic, with passenger numbers in March expected to increase by 40% in February. LCY also said it had reached pre-pandemic levels of 2019 […]

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Norse Atlantic Airways wins slots at Gatwick Airport

Start-up Norse Atlantic Airways has secured slots at Britain’s Gatwick Airport as it prepares to launch long-haul flights. Norse Atlantic has been awarded two pairs of six-week slots at London Airport, with plans to launch services in the summer of 2022. Although no route has yet been announced by the airline . Bjorn Tore Larsen, […]

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Business Travel Market Trends by 2026 with Major Key Players – Frenchway Travel, Booking.com, Exclusive France Tours, VoyagePrivé and FCM France

This global Business travel market is an attempt to analyze the global opportunities in the field of the global industry, its current capabilities and the potential of selected countries and regions in the market. The report to businesses and companies provides a better understanding of their ability to invest in the market. The report provides […]

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Commerce Department Pledges to Support Return of Business Travel : Business Traveler USA

At a roundtable with industry leaders, the department vowed to “bring all the tools to the table” to overcome obstacles The US Department of Commerce has pledged to bring “all tools to the table” to allow normal business travel to resume, both domestically and from abroad. Addressing a roundtable of 11 travel industry leaders, Don […]

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BTA reveals strongest week for business travel recovery since March 2020

The Business Travel Association (BTA) today revealed the strongest recovery in business travel since March 2020 compared to the same week in 2019. Data from Travelogix shows that traveler confidence has returned, as evidenced by a 403.13% increase in new business travel bookings compared to the same week in 2021. Weekly domestic business travel saw […]

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Finnair will fly to Shanghai and Seoul avoiding Russian airspace

Finnair has announced plans to continue flights from Helsinki to Shanghai and Seoul despite the closure of Russian airspace to EU-based airlines. Russia banned carriers from 36 countries, including all 27 EU countries, from using its airspace last month in response to the EU’s decision to ban Russian airlines following the invasion of Ukraine. Finnair […]

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Bringing together – a case study

THE Swiss bank UBS has a very mature travel program with online booking in place for almost 15 years. Kevin Carr, the bank’s corporate travel manager, said the company introduced a new online booking tool five years ago, with Amadeus’ Cytric. With the implementation, UBS moved away from different tools in different regions. “Before the […]

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TravelPerk Launches New Platform to Measure Travel-Related Emissions

TravelPerk has launched a new platform to give travel managers the tools to measure their organization’s carbon footprint and create strategies to reduce emissions. Europe-based TMC has launched the GreenPerk API, which will provide travel management platforms with data and analytics on an organization’s carbon footprint across different types of travel services, including flights, rail […]

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Travel advisors energized by the influx of new customers

Travel Counselors saw corporate bookings for February approach pre-pandemic levels. Work-from-home specialist TMC said business travel sales hit 92% of 2019 levels during the month, with 90% of its business-focused agents making a sale in the past week. Travel Counselors added that its combined corporate bookings for January and February reached £18million, or 82% of […]

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Business travel community assesses Ukraine’s early impact

The business travel community is assessing the early impact of the war in Ukraine, with airlines and travel agencies monitoring the situation closely. Data from flight intelligence firm Cirium revealed that 212 flights have been canceled to and from Ukraine since February 18, with a total of 1,792 flights flown during the same period. Additional […]

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Virgin Atlantic will resume remaining service in the United States

Virgin Atlantic will resume flights between London Heathrow and Seattle and Washington, DC in the first week of March, completing its “full list” of US destinations, the carrier announced Thursday. Additionally, the airline will increase frequency on some other US routes. The carrier cited “renewed customer confidence” and a 50% increase in bookings year-on-year. “Following […]

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Air Canada will add North American and global routes

Air Canada will add four new routes to the United States and three domestic routes from three Canadian hubs for the summer season, the carrier announced Tuesday. It will also restore 41 North American roads. With these new and restored routes, Air Canada will serve 51 Canadian airports and 46 US airports this summer. New […]

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LCC plans based on Anchorage Transpacific Service

Plans are underway for a new low-cost carrier to connect US and Asian cities via Anchorage, Alaska. Northern Pacific Airways, which has taken delivery of two Boeing 757-200s, is awaiting approval from the US Department of Transportation and hopes to launch its first commercial flight “with 2022 on the horizon”, CEO Rob McKinney told BTN […]

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IATA data reveals recovery momentum

The International Air Transport Association has revealed data on the dynamics of air travel recovery. The organization reported an 11 percentage point increase in international tickets sold in recent weeks compared to sales in 2019. Tickets sold for the period around the first week of February were at 49% of the same period in 2019. […]

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Ryanair adds planes and routes to Edinburgh

Ryanair plans to base two more aircraft at Edinburgh Airport this summer, bringing the total to 10. The Irish low-cost carrier said the move represented an additional investment of $200 million as well as its biggest program at the airport to date. Ryanair will operate 65 routes from Edinburgh with eight new destinations including Bari, […]

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Aeromexico to restore London-Mexico City flights in April

Aeromexico is to resume flights between Heathrow and Mexico City from April 1 as Covid-19 travel restrictions continue to be eased. The Mexican carrier plans to operate five weekly flights on the route between the British capital and Mexico City, using Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Aeromexico said the restoration of the London route means it will […]

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International demand for travel to Southeast Asia soars

International travel demand to Asia-Pacific is growing rapidly according to data from Skyscanner Travel Insight. The company said the boost followed the easing of border restrictions in the region. Skyscanner said international bookings in January to destinations including Thailand and Singapore showed signs of pent-up demand. He added that demand to Australia is also high […]

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Gatwick will reopen the south terminal in March

London Gatwick Airport plans to reopen its south terminal in March after closing nearly two years ago. The airport anticipates strong demand for the summer and beyond with the return of international travel. He announced the news on the same day that testing requirements for travelers arriving in the UK have been relaxed, with pre- […]

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Visit Alexandria Forecasts Hotel Tourism Rebound, Business Travel Still Years Behind | ALXnow

Alexandria hotels are still suffering, but there may be signs of relief on the horizon. The continued beating of the hospitality industry by Covid has been one of the main talking points of the budget so far: especially because city leaders say it could lead to increased fiscal pressure on residents of the city. Visit […]

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Frontier agrees to buy Spirit in $2.9 billion deal

In a deal that would unite two of the largest low-cost carriers in the United States, Frontier Airlines on Monday announced an agreement to buy Spirit Airlines for about $2.9 billion in cash and stock. The boards of each airline, both public, unanimously approved the proposed deal, the carriers said. Spirit shareholders would receive just […]

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Loganair will introduce Aberdeen-Oslo flights in June 2022

British regional carrier Loganair is to introduce a new route linking Aberdeen with the Norwegian capital Oslo. The Scottish airline, which celebrated its 60and anniversary last week, will launch the Aberdeen-Oslo service on June 13, with up to six weekly flights from Sunday to Friday using 49-seat Embraer 145 aircraft. Loganair is the largest carrier […]

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Calm momentum fuels business travel: IHG Hotels & Resorts looks to 2022 – 2022 – News and media – Newsroom

Despite concerns over continued uncertainty and a perceived lack of appetite for business travel, the second half of 2021 proved those predictions weren’t entirely true, and momentum is strong heading into 2022. “While we continue to monitor the impact of the recent variant on travel, we are generally optimistic about the industry rebound,” said Derek […]

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BA and Loganair extend codeshare agreement for UK flights

British Airways and Loganair have further expanded their codeshare agreement to cover more flights across the UK. The agreement between the two carriers will give BA customers access to a further 18 Loganair domestic routes, bringing the total available via codeshare to 38. Additions include the Scottish carrier’s routes from Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, […]

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Germany adds 12 countries to ‘high risk’ Covid list

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 […]

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Sustainable travel becomes a mandate

Johnny Thorsen, Vice President Strategy and Partnerships, Spotnana We have reached the end of another crazy year in both the calendar and the travel industry. So it’s time for me to write and share the next chapter of my “green travel odyssey”, and there’s no doubt that 2021 has been the most exciting year in […]

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Wizz Air expects Omicron’s “impact” to continue through March

European airline Wizz Air expects Covid-19 travel restrictions to continue “to have an impact” on its recovery from the pandemic until spring. The Hungary-based budget carrier, which made an offer to buy easyJet last year, posted an operating loss of 213.6 million euros for the last three months of 2021, despite Wizz’s capacity exceeding the […]

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Inflation and business travel demand dampen impact of rising hotel rates

Strong demand from leisure travelers has given hoteliers more pricing power in this economic recovery than they had in previous cycles, but there are some wrinkles to the higher rates, according to Jan Freitag, director national hotel analyst for CoStar Group. “This recovery is fascinating because of the rebound in room rates,” he said. “Traditionally, […]

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United Airlines reports ‘substantial’ decline in business travel

United Airlines said it met its fourth-quarter financial targets despite challenges with Omicron. The carrier said it kicked off 2022 with a reduced schedule, but forward bookings for spring travel are strong. Corporate bookings are another matter. Business traffic is “substantially down”, although it had “quite improved” in the fourth quarter of last year. Andrew […]

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Ryanair increases its schedules from Dublin airport

Ryanair is increasing its investment in Dublin Airport by adding a third aircraft to the base later this year. The carrier says the move represents an investment of $100 million and will create 30 jobs at the airport. She adds that the investment is a direct result of the traffic restoration program run by the […]

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Vueling opens new destinations from Gatwick

Vueling is expanding its operations at Gatwick Airport, including the addition of five new routes. The carrier, which is owned by parent company BA IAG, plans to base two aircraft at Gatwick and is adding a twice-daily service to Malaga, four-times-a-week services to Menorca and La Coruña and three-times-a-week services to Seville. and Granada. The […]

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Virgin Atlantic signs codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines

Virgin Atlantic has announced a codeshare deal with LATAM Airlines including transatlantic flights between London and Brazil. The agreement means that LATAM’s flights from Heathrow to Sao Paulo can be booked through Virgin Atlantic, as well as connecting flights to 12 airports in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Brasilia. LATAM passengers arriving at […]

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Norse Atlantic Airways gets US approval for transatlantic flights

New transatlantic long-haul carrier Norse Atlantic Airways has moved closer to starting operations after receiving flight approval from the US Department of Transportation. The airline plans to start operating services from the Norwegian capital Oslo to US cities, followed by transatlantic routes from other European cities such as London and Paris. The airline has already […]

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Emerald Airlines expands at Belfast City Airport

Emerald Airlines is expanding to Belfast City Airport to provide more choice for travelers to the region. The carrier, which is the exclusive operator of Aer Lingus’ regional route network, plans to operate “high frequency routes” from the airport to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. The new routes are part of a long-term […]

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Omicron Postpones First Quarter Corporate Event Plans

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 […]

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Carriers cut winter schedules after holiday cancellations

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 […]

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How Dubai is helping boost the business travel recovery

A report commissioned by the World Travel & Tourism Council shows the Middle East will lead the resumption of business travel with a 49% return to pre-Covid levels by 2022. Expo 2020 Dubai Already an established center of commerce, Dubai is seeing an increase in business travel due to Expo 2020 Dubai. Since the first […]

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Rocky Mountaineer appoints new CEO to rebuild company – Travel Weekly

Luxury rail icon Rocky Mountaineer kicks off the new year with a warm welcome to new CEO and President David McKenna. McKenna, who chairs the board of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, took the reins Jan. 4. “I am thrilled to join the Rocky Mountaineer team at this exciting time in the company’s 32-year […]

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Low-cost carrier Norse nears take-off

Start-up airline Norse Atlantic Airways has obtained an Air Operator Certificate from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority, paving the way for the launch of transatlantic flights this spring. The airline plans to operate routes between Oslo, London and Paris to New York, Los Angeles and Florida, and received its first aircraft, a B787-9 Dreamliner, at […]

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United add 2022 summer routes to Spain

Summer is a popular time to travel and people are always looking for direct international routes where possible. Recognizing this, United Airlines announced the addition of two new non-stop routes between the United States and Spain for the summer of 2022: Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Starting June 2, 2022, travel from New York / Newark […]

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Jens Ritter becomes CEO of Lufthansa Airlines

The Lufthansa Group, which includes the airlines of the Lufthansa network, Austrian, Brussels and Swiss as well as the low-cost carrier Eurowings, has appointed Jens Ritter as the new CEO of Lufthansa Airlines as of April 1, 2022, succeeding Klaus Froese . The airline group also announced that it has appointed Annette Mann as the […]

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Five More Hotel Cos. Join the HRS Green Stay initiative

HRS corporate accommodation platform has added five new partners to its Green Stay initiative, the company said: NH Hotel Group, Leonardo Hotels, Indian Hotels Co., Camino Real Hotels and Intercity Hotels of Brazil. HRS’s Green Stay initiative, launched in March, uses a proprietary formula to assign participating hotels in its inventory a sustainability score that […]

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Airfares drop for 2022 due to Omicron, lack of business travel: experts

Airlines are cutting fares as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads and business travelers stay at home. Discounted rates can be obtained to popular vacation destinations including Hawaii and Latin America. Sales of unannounced fares may also result in better savings than sales of published fares. Loading Something is loading. Major airlines have unveiled […]

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Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines accelerate regional launch plans

Irish airline Air Lingus and its new franchise partner Emerald Airlines have announced plans to relaunch regional flights within nearly a year. The carriers signed a 10-year franchise agreement in August after former Aer Lingus partner Stobart Air ceased operations. The partnership was originally scheduled to begin in January 2023, but the airlines have now […]

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American, JetBlue Add northeast destinations

American Airlines and JetBlue will add new destinations and increase frequencies on existing routes to New York and Boston, some as part of their summer service, expanding the Northeast Airlines Alliance, the carriers said Thursday. . Nine new routes are expected to go on sale this week on both airlines in New York and Boston. […]

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VMware: a risky business? Understand the challenges of business travel in terms of corporate health and safety

by: Gian-Rico Luzzi, VMware Senior Manager Physical Security EMEA Accelerated by the pandemic, globalization, the proliferation of mobile workers and other emerging issues, the subject of Travel Risk Management (TRM) as a corporate mandate is now in the spotlight – and for good reason. One of the most important aspects of MRT is the management […]

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Business travel set to decline further in the short term: CEO of MakeMyTrip

In a question-and-answer session, Rajesh Magow, CEO of the MakeMyTrip group, and Sanjay Mohan, the group’s technical director, discuss the challenges of the travel industry in the Omicron era, with business travel declining further in the short term. . SubjectsMakeMyTravel | To travel Neha Alawadhi | New Delhi Last updated December 15, 2021 01:21 IST […]

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Business at risk: the most dangerous destinations in 2022

International medical and security specialist SOS has identified Afghanistan as the potentially most dangerous country in the world to visit in 2022. The organization’s recently released Risk Outlook 2022 named Syria the second most dangerous destination to visit, followed by Libya, the Central African Republic and Iraq. The same countries were in the top five […]

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Virgin Australia to leave Delta for United

United Airlines and Virgin Australia Group have formed a new partnership, which is expected to launch in early 2022 pending government approval, the airlines said on Monday. Virgin Australia had previously partnered with Delta Air Lines for connectivity to the United States. Benefits of the United-Virgin partnership, carriers said, would include codeshare flights and more […]

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BA unveils first route network for its Gatwick branch

British Airways has unveiled the first destinations to be offered by its new Gatwick subsidiary BA Euroflyer, which will launch operations in March 2022. As of today (December 14), BA has put tickets for sale to 35 short-haul destinations on its website. Flights will be operated by the main airline until the Euroflyer Air Operator […]

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Swiss expands its network for summer 2022

Swiss International Air Lines is expanding its network for summer 2022, with six new European destinations to add from its bases in Zurich and Geneva and services to popular North American destinations to be restored. From Zurich, Swiss will start serving Bologna, Nantes, Sofia and Vilnius from the end of March, while Odessa will be […]

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Clarkson’s Reh School of Business Awards Scholarships for Global Business Travel

Congratulations go to 14 Clarkson University David D. Reh School of Business students who received Global Business Scholarships. These 14 students have been selected from a highly qualified pool of students wishing to study abroad in the spring semester of 2022. Selected students will travel to destinations such as Costa Rica, Iceland, Australia, Uganda / […]

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Government selects supplier for HS2 rolling stock

The UK government has awarded a £ 2 billion contract to build the trains to be used on the High Speed ​​2 (HS2) line to a joint venture between Hitachi and Alstom. The contract will see manufacturers build fully electric trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 225 mph at their factories in Derby, […]

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NH Hotel Group Launches Dedicated Corporate Website

NH Hotel Group has launched an online platform dedicated to business travelers that offers tools for travel agencies, businesses and event planners. According to the hotel group, the website, named NH Pro, offers personalized management solutions and is aimed at three main audiences: event planners in need of meeting or event space and accommodation of […]

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KLM signs codeshare agreement with new Italian national carrier

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with the new Italian airline ITA Airways (Italia Trasporto Aereo). ITA Airways launched flights in October the day after the former national airline Alitalia stopped flying and closed after 75 years in business. The new carrier offers a number of national routes as well as flights […]

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Hong Kong to prioritize business travel when borders reopen

Hong Kong will prioritize quarantine-free travel for businessmen when its border with China reopens, chief executive Carrie Lam said, warning that the city’s vaccination rate could hamper a wider deployment. “If we cannot increase our vaccination rate, it will be an obstacle to expanding our plan to reopen the borders,” Lam said during a regular […]

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Omicron variant may limit return from business trips

(TNS) – The suitcases and passports of many road warriors have been gathering dust since the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to business travel. This is not the case at Chicago-based Devbridge, which hosted an event for everyone in Lithuania earlier this year and brought teams from Toronto, London and Lithuania to its Chicago office […]

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Aer Lingus connects Manchester and New York

Aer Lingus flights between Manchester and New York JFK began this week and thus became the airline’s first direct service between the UK and US. The carrier will also launch Manchester to Orlando flights on December 11 ahead of “ambitious” transatlantic flight plans from Dublin and Manchester in 2022. Services were previously scheduled to start […]

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United to resume non-stop services from Scotland in March

United Airlines will resume daily non-stop services between Scotland and the United States in March next year, making it the first carrier to restore flights between the two countries. From March 5 it will resume daily flights year round between Edinburgh and New York Newark and from May 7 it will resume daily seasonal services […]

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Singapore Airlines to sell flexible ticket packages

Singapore Airlines has launched a new product that will allow passengers in certain markets to purchase bundles of airline tickets that can be used for future bookings. Called Flight Pass, the packages will initially be offered on SIA services between Singapore and France, Italy, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This includes […]

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Six African countries added to UK red list

Update (1625 November 26): The Netherlands, Italy, the Czech Republic and Germany have now imposed restrictions on flights and travelers from several southern African countries. The Czech Republic will ban anyone who has spent more than 12 hours in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia from entering the country from Saturday. Meanwhile, […]

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Colombia Business Travel Hotel Review: Soy Local Insignia Cartagena

As a new feature of Finance Colombia, we will periodically review the attractions, whether hotels, restaurants or others, relevant to the business traveler. Today we review the hotel called Soy Local Insignia, located in the Getsemaní district of Cartagena. Unlike the walled city that dates back to the 1500s and the modern tourist districts of […]

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History of business travel | national

Business travel is almost as old as business itself. Stacker traced the history of business travel, from ancient trade routes and steam locomotives to business class airline tickets. Since the first trade routes that were established in Eurasia in 3000 BC, the exchange of goods across the world has been a major driver of business […]

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TravelPerk partners with a European night train start-up

Travel management platform TravelPerk has partnered with Midnight Trains, a French rail start-up that is working to launch overnight services from Paris to cities across Europe. Calling its concept a ‘hotel on wheels’, Midnight Trains plans to offer private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a bar and restaurant, on board overnight trains to […]

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History of business travel | Latest titles

Business travel is almost as old as business itself. Stacker traced the history of business travel, from ancient trade routes and steam locomotives to business class airline tickets. Since the first trade routes that were established in Eurasia in 3000 BC, the exchange of goods across the world has been a major driver of business […]

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Safety first – Tools at your fingertips

As the business travel industry finally begins to emerge from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, we take a look at the practical resources available to organizations to keep these responsibilities under control – both pre-travel and on the road. . WHAT IS AVAILABLE?A plethora of tools and resources are currently available to organizations, and […]

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Global business travel prices set to increase in 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – Global air, land and hotel travel fares are expected to increase over the next two years, mainly due to growing demand, capacity constraints and sustainability requirements from travelers, as well as rising labor costs – Work and fuel, according to the seventh annual Global Business Travel Forecast released today by CWT and the […]

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American Airlines to cut some services to New York

Over the weekend, American Airlines cut 19 domestic routes and eight international routes, 18 of which affect New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, American confirmed Monday. Several of New York’s routes will be served by US partner JetBlue. “Over the weekend, American optimized its flight schedule to better connect customers to the […]

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Delta and Latam add more than 20 codeshare routes

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group will jointly share the code on more than 20 international routes between the United States and South America and expand connections to domestic and regional destinations, the companies said on Monday. Delta is adding its code to 12 international routes operated by Latam between cities in South America […]

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Canada’s travel rules decimate business travel, stifle Vancouver’s tourism industry

Mandatory pre-departure PCR testing for fully vaccinated international travelers keeps international visitors at home and anything but eliminating business travel Small business operators in the Vancouver tourism and hospitality join the Canadian Roundtable on Travel and Tourism to call on the federal government to end the pre-departure PCR test for fully vaccinated visitors and to […]

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IAG: Significant recovery underway | Business travel news in Europe

The International Airlines group, which includes British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, said a “significant recovery is underway” in its third quarter financial results released today. Although operating losses, at 452 million euros in the third quarter, were halved compared to previous quarters, the group is heading towards a loss of 3 billion euros for […]