travel

World’s busiest airport revealed 

Dubai International (DXB) retained its position as the world’s number one hub for international passengers for the sixth consecutive year.

Report reveals UK business travellers most popular destinations

Comparethemarket.com has released a new report titled ‘Business Travel Trends’, revealing the locations most popular with UK business travellers in the past year.

Corporate Travel Manager role is expanding, says Cvent report

Cvent has published its 2020 Cvent Travel Managers Report – UK Edition, offering new insights into what corporate travel managers in the UK are looking for.

Coronavirus set to cut Asia Pacific air passenger numbers by 13%, says IATA study

Airlines in Asia Pacific stand to clock up a 13% drop in passenger demand due to the coronavirus, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Hospitality industry questions UK government plans to curtail cheap European labour

New plans unveiled by the UK government, 19 February, will treat non-EU citizens applying to work in the country the same as EU citizens after the ending of free movement post-31 December.

ICCA sets up liveblog to share information on coronavirus

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced a liveblog on its website, www.iccaworld.org, which it says is designed to help members find reliable information about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak.

Eurostar to go direct on Amsterdam/London route

Eurostar will begin a direct rail service from Amsterdam to London in April. The route was launched in April 2018 but passengers were forced to change trains in Brussels to complete passport checks and security screening.

ICCA urges industry to ‘stay strong’ as coronavirus spreads

On 3 February official Chinese figures said there had now been 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country.

Right here, right now, Down Under

The Association of Australian Convention Bureau (AACB) is confident the business events industry will play an integral part in rebuilding Australia’s visitor economy this year.

China bans outbound group tours as coronavirus spreads

As the coronavirus outbreak grows wider, its threat to the international meetings industry has come into sharp focus with the Chinese government moving, 27 January, to ban all group tours from travelling outside the country.

UK Government agrees rescue plan for FlyBe

The UK Government has agreed a rescue plan for regional airline FlyBe, which is facing serious financial troubles.

Europe’s biggest regional airline reported to be at risk of collapse

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is at risk of collapse, according to a Sky News report.