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Do travellers maintain wellness routines on business?

Research by CWT, a business travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travellers. Overall 38% of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46%) compared to travelers in Americas (35%) and Europe (29%). “Maintaining healt...

WeWork losses revealed ahead of float as it struggles to elevate IPO consciousness

WeWork, the international flexible office provider, has revealed large losses as it attempts to float on the stock market. Its co-working space provider parent holding, We Company, announced the financial news on 14 August, news that has been met with a storm of criticism, most notably on Twitter. Releasing its financial information ahead of an IP, WeWork reported a $1.9bn pre-tax loss for in 2018...

Europe hotel construction up 52.4% in July

Data benchmarking and analytical specialists for the hospitality sector STR have reported the hotel pipeline data for Europe showed 1,504 projects accounting for 192,352 rooms in construction as of July 2019.

Pacific World introduces #BringchangewithME

The DMC says its #BringchangewithME campaign is a ground-up commitment to socially focused programmes based on individual action. 

Hampton by Hilton opens hotel number 2,500

Global hotel brand Hampton by Hilton has reported reaching the ‘2,500 hotels open’ mark and its largest pipeline in history - 700 properties and more than 93,000 rooms.

Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal named top SaaS CEO for second year

Reggie Agarwal, CEO and Founder of Cvent, has been named SaaS (software as a service) CEO for the second year in a row, by The Software Report.

World’s busiest day for flying?

More than 17m passengers set to fly on 9 August as the peak summer travel season for many parts of the world gets underway.

Riskline launches Female Traveller Safety Reports

Riskline has launched a new series of Female Traveller Safety Reports, which provide detailed, country-specific information for female business travellers.

New JW Marriott Edmonton debut brings up the 250 in Canada

Located in the centre of Alberta’s Capital City, the newly opened JW Marriott Edmonton claims is now part of Canada’s largest mixed-use and entertainment district.

Ex-MPI chief to head PCMA marketing push

Bruce MacMillan, ex-CEO of Meeting Professionals International and Tourism Toronto, is to join international industry association PCMA as Chief Marketing Officer, effective 2 September. The Chicago-based organisation also announced Michelle Crowley as its first Chief Growth & Innovation Officer, effective immediately. MacMillan, currently CEO of Visit DFW (a consumer content marketing venture ...

IHG hotel group abandons mini toiletries for 843,000 rooms

The IHG hotel group has announced plans to replace bathroom miniature toiletries with bulk supplies across all of its 17 brands, including Holiday Inn and InterContinental.

Global travel pricing to slow in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3% – CWT forecast

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by travel management platform CWT and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).