Business travel

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 […]