Travel and tourism – a key driver of economic expansion – hinges on the air access arrangements made between governments. Policy settings have to weigh up the provision of...
TravelPerk’s new booking cancellation tool brings flexible solution to forced or voluntary changes to travel plans
European online travel management platform, TravelPerk has launched FlexiPerk, a new product that gives business travellers unprecedented flexibility to cancel and get a refund on any booking – hotel,...
A ‘raft of uncertainties’ could put a damper on travel pricing in 2020, predicts latest CWT and GBTA global travel 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...
CWT projects +8% growth for the meetings and events sector in 2020, but warns of gathering geopolitical and economic headwinds
CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), the global meetings and events division of CWT, says the USD840 billion industry is poised for an +8% growth in 2020 despite looming...
It’s time to ‘change the game’ – Clarity Travel reveals travel buyer rulebook that redefines the rules for procuring business travel
“Redefine the rules of engagement and make business travel a winning way for your organisation to become more competitive, productive and profitable.” The advice from travel management company (TMC)...
Away from the pressures of travel for work, when it comes to family travel, especially those with younger children, getting the best deal or lowest price isn’t a top...
Taking a sustainable strategy on our business travels – from vehicle sharing via glass and plate use to virtual meetings, are we on the right path?
The importance of sustainability in society, and especially in business travel, is growing and an increasing number of companies are paying attention to environmental and social criteria when booking...
Perth airport’s former control centre and observation deck to be transformed into new pay to enter Aspire lounge
The fact that it is housed in Perth airport’s former control centre and a part of the observation deck, Swissport’s first Aspire lounge in Australia, will provide outstanding views...
Standby for the rise in artificial intelligence as the digital revolution transforms the business model of airports and airlines
There is no doubting that artificial intelligence (AI) will increasingly transform our lives in the years to come from both visible and hidden applications. There are endless ways we...
The ‘best of the best’ – Belmond, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons take the podium positions as the world’s best luxury hotel brands
We all enjoy our comforts when travelling, and LTI – Luxury Travel Intelligence provides an insight into the ‘best of the best’ when it comes to accommodation offerings with...
Spirit says it’s time to ‘ditch the pitch’ as it prepares to debut new seating concept that includes an extra inch of comfort to passengers in the unfavourable middle seat
US budget carrier Spirit Airlines is advancing on its promise to invest in the guest experience by unveiling new, more comfortable seats that provide additional usable legroom. “We have...
Digital travellers are demanding more automation and hands-on control over each step of their journey; they will make up more than two thirds of the travel market by 2025
Airport and airline IT executives believe that the growing number of tech-savvy travellers will have the biggest impact on their digital plans over the next six years to 2025....
Brand.com bookings exceeding all other US hotel channels is clear indicator of the evolution in consumer booking behaviour
An update of the Hotel Industry Performance Overview (HIPO) from benchmarking specialist Kalibri Labs shows that Jul-2019 marked the first time in history that Brand.com exceeded the share of...
New contracts boost Wings Travel Management’s energy sector earnings as it expands its global footprint into Egypt and Cyprus
Wings Travel Management expects to see a 40% growth in its energy sector activity on the back of securing over USD50million in new business around the globe over the...
No1 Lounges launches third Australian facility with opening of My Lounge – Home of Virgin Australia in Brisbane
British airport lounge operator No1 Lounges has launched its latest airport lounge together with airline partner Virgin Australia at Brisbane airport’s international terminal. This is its third lounge in...