travel

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.

Online travel booking tools not efficient enough, says report

While 92% of travel managers say they have already adopted online booking tools, there is a growing need among businesses to create a more efficient and streamlined booking process. According to “Booking Tools and Technologies: One Size Does Not Fit All”, a new global survey of corporate travel buyers from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), underwritten by American Express Glob...

Korean Air hosts 75th IATA AGM and celebrates two anniversaries

COEX Convention Center in Seoul hosted the 75th IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM (1-3 June), together with the World Air Transport Summit. Korean Air Chairman and CEO Walter Cho was elected as President of IATA at the AGM, which saw approximately 1,000 delegates attend. “I hope that the 75th AGM will serve as a productive forum in which we’ll be able to bring to light where the g...

Three hotel companies exceed the 500,000-room barrier in North America

Three hotel company portfolios now exceed 500,000 rooms in North America, according to census data from STR, provider of research for the global hospitality sector. Marriott International (886,308 hotel rooms), Hilton (703,238) and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (546,716) reported the largest room counts between the US, Canada and Mexico as of 28 May 2019. Using those same three countries and cut-of...

Heathrow releases imagery of planned third runway and consultation dates

Heathrow airport has released CGI imagery of what its planned expansion and third runway could look like. It has also released the date of its Airport Expansion Consultation, which will collect views and opinions from locals and the general public. These views, the airport says, will be used to guide the development of the expansion plan in the coming years. Key issues which the consultation asked...

French Air Traffic Control strike causes new travel disruption across Europe

Air travellers in Europe have been facing delays and cancellations because of strike action by French air traffic controllers. The strike is part of a wider national protest by public servants in France against President Emmanuel Macron’s policies on working hours and conditions. British Airways, Ryanair and Easyjet all announced flight cancellations and airlines have been instructed to reduce fli...

Over half of travellers prefer missed flight over lost luggage

New research by travel management platform CWT shows that a majority of business travellers would prefer to miss their flight rather than be separated from their luggage – with travellers from the Americas showing the strongest preference at 54%, European travellers at 52%, and travellers from Asia Pacific split down the middle. Two-thirds of business travellers prefer window seats over aisle seat...

Business travel on the rise in the UK despite Brexit

Advantage Travel Partnership, the UK’s largest independent travel agent and travel management company (TMC) consortium, has revealed the findings of its 2018 Hotels Market Report. The report shows that the UK regional capitals are performing strongly, with overall room nights booked growing by 8% across the top 250 UK cities. London continues to be business travellers’ favourite capital for work t...

Corporate travel budgets expected to rise, says new Cvent research

Seven in ten European corporate travel decision makers (CTDMs) anticipate their travel budget will increase in 2019, with 16 percent saying they expect their budget to significantly increase, according to a recent study by Cvent entitled “The European Travel Manager in 2019.” 25 percent of CTDMs said their budget would remain unchanged, while only 6 percent foresee a year-over-year decline. German...

Less is more at CWT

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced a new brand and identity, simplifying its moniker to just ‘CWT’. The three-letter classification combines a nod to the company’s heritage, as well as reflecting what the agency claims is a simplification of its corporate travel offer. “This identity change is the latest phase in our digital development plan to combine the power...

NDC failing to win over travel buyers, according to BTS poll

The new IATA standard New Distribution Capability (NDC) is failing to win over European travel buyers, with increasing numbers now expressing doubts that NDC is a good thing. A poll by the UK’s Business Travel Show (BTS) illustrates a huge surge in the number of buyers who are still apparently uninformed about this major change. It had been hoped that NDC would finally offer personalisation and pr...

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