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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 […]

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History of business travel | national

Business travel is almost as old as business itself. Stacker traced the history of business travel, from ancient trade routes and steam locomotives to business class airline tickets. Since the first trade routes that were established in Eurasia in 3000 BC, the exchange of goods across the world has been a major driver of business […]

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TravelPerk partners with a European night train start-up

Travel management platform TravelPerk has partnered with Midnight Trains, a French rail start-up that is working to launch overnight services from Paris to cities across Europe. Calling its concept a ‘hotel on wheels’, Midnight Trains plans to offer private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a bar and restaurant, on board overnight trains to […]

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History of business travel | Latest titles

Business travel is almost as old as business itself. Stacker traced the history of business travel, from ancient trade routes and steam locomotives to business class airline tickets. Since the first trade routes that were established in Eurasia in 3000 BC, the exchange of goods across the world has been a major driver of business […]

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Safety first – Tools at your fingertips

As the business travel industry finally begins to emerge from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, we take a look at the practical resources available to organizations to keep these responsibilities under control – both pre-travel and on the road. . WHAT IS AVAILABLE?A plethora of tools and resources are currently available to organizations, and […]

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Global business travel prices set to increase in 2022

MINNEAPOLIS – Global air, land and hotel travel fares are expected to increase over the next two years, mainly due to growing demand, capacity constraints and sustainability requirements from travelers, as well as rising labor costs – Work and fuel, according to the seventh annual Global Business Travel Forecast released today by CWT and the […]

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American Airlines to cut some services to New York

Over the weekend, American Airlines cut 19 domestic routes and eight international routes, 18 of which affect New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports, American confirmed Monday. Several of New York’s routes will be served by US partner JetBlue. “Over the weekend, American optimized its flight schedule to better connect customers to the […]

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Delta and Latam add more than 20 codeshare routes

Delta Air Lines and Latam Airlines Group will jointly share the code on more than 20 international routes between the United States and South America and expand connections to domestic and regional destinations, the companies said on Monday. Delta is adding its code to 12 international routes operated by Latam between cities in South America […]

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Canada’s travel rules decimate business travel, stifle Vancouver’s tourism industry

Mandatory pre-departure PCR testing for fully vaccinated international travelers keeps international visitors at home and anything but eliminating business travel Small business operators in the Vancouver tourism and hospitality join the Canadian Roundtable on Travel and Tourism to call on the federal government to end the pre-departure PCR test for fully vaccinated visitors and to […]

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IAG: Significant recovery underway | Business travel news in Europe

The International Airlines group, which includes British Airways, Iberia and Aer Lingus, said a “significant recovery is underway” in its third quarter financial results released today. Although operating losses, at 452 million euros in the third quarter, were halved compared to previous quarters, the group is heading towards a loss of 3 billion euros for […]

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Delta Air Lines Inc. (New) (NYSE: DAL), Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE: LUV) – Why Delta CEO is Optimistic About Leisure and Business Travel: “There is huge demand repressed “

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) CEO Ed Bastien expects business travel to return for the most part. “By the end of next year, I think we’ll be back 80% to 90% of where we were before the pandemic,” Bastian said in recent remarks to the Detroit Economic Club. Delta CEO COVID-19 recovery projections: Taking […]

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Business travel spending to reach two-thirds of pre-Covid levels by end of 2022

Spending on business travel is expected to reach two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, with the Middle East and Asia-Pacific spearheading the recovery. The findings are part of a new report from the World Travel & Tourism Council and McKinsey & Company. The report, Adapting to the Covid-19 endemic: the outlook for […]

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American Airlines optimistic about full business travel recovery in 2022

American Airlines optimistic about full business travel recovery in 2022 American Airlines is optimistic about the resumption of business travel. The carrier expects revenues from the lucrative segment to fully recover by the end of 2022, joining Emirates in an openly bullish stance on the return of corporate flyers. “We remain very optimistic about the […]

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German FlixMobility buys Greyhound | Business Travel News

German mobility provider FlixMobility, which operates European services FlixBus and FlixTrain, has acquired Greyhound Lines Inc., the largest provider of long-distance bus services in the United States. FlixMobility bought Greyhound from UK-based FirstGroup for $ 172 million, with $ 140 million initially paid and $ 32 million payable in installments over 18 months, through its […]

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Business travel to the United Arab Emirates will resume this year; Asia, Europe preferred destinations – survey

The global study includes more than 9,000 consumers in the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, India, Spain, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. The study sought information on the attitudes and feelings of travelers regarding restrictions, digital health data and sustainable travel. “The research is good news for the travel industry…[It] shows […]

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United announces expansion of its transatlantic network

United Airlines has announced the largest transatlantic expansion in its history, with 10 flights and five new destinations expected to be added to the carrier’s network next year, while services disrupted by the pandemic will resume. From May 13, 2022, the airline will offer daily flights between New York / Newark and the Portuguese destination […]

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United States confirms wide opening on November 8 for vaccinated international travelers

The US government has confirmed that it will lift restrictions on international travelers from November 8, allowing people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to cross the border. White House Deputy Press Secretary Kevin Munoz confirmed the change on Twitter, calling the new US travel policy “guided by public health, rigorous and consistent.” The change applies to […]

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United plans big transatlantic expansion for spring 2022

United Airlines will add five new destinations in Europe and the Middle East and new routes to five more next spring as part of the largest transatlantic expansion in the carrier’s history. The new destinations, largely leisure-oriented, include three to which United will be the only carrier to offer direct service from the United States, […]

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Air France’s winter schedule changes to 182 destinations

Air France will still serve up to 182 destinations this winter, including 87 long-haul routes, while the carrier is rebuilding its network. The airline will add new long-haul services from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Muscat (from October 31), Colombo (November 1), Zanzibar (October 18) and Banjul (November 1), and will resume several services interrupted […]

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UK relaxes travel advice for 51 more destinations

Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is relaxing travel advice for 51 countries to help them align with the government’s red list reduction announced yesterday. Countries for which the government immediately lowers its advice against “all but essential travel” based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment are: Bahamas, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Martinique , Palau, […]

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UK government cuts travel red list to seven countries

The UK government has announced that as of Monday, October 11, it will remove 47 countries from its red list for Covid-19 travel restrictions, with only seven remaining with the strictest entry requirements, while the rules are relaxed for fully vaccinated travelers arriving from 37 of the countries. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Twitter […]

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Blue Cloud Travel Intensifies Leisure and Business Travel Services; forms a partnership with the main travel destinations

Leading company Blue Cloud Travel has stepped up efforts to offer travel advice, itinerary planning and travel arrangements for those looking to explore new places. As the world opens up again after more than a year of pandemic-induced closures, leading company Blue Cloud Travel has stepped up its leisure and business travel services for travelers […]

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Australia to allow international travel abroad in November

Australia will open its border to citizens for international travel in November, although the possibility for foreign visitors to enter remains beyond, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. The Australian border has been largely closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with only a limited number of Australians allowed to travel abroad and […]

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Australia to allow outbound international travel in November

Australia will open its border to its citizens for international travel in November, although the possibility for foreign visitors to enter remains further afield, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday. The Australian border has been largely closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with only a limited number of Australians allowed to travel […]

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COVID Variants Business Travel Recovery Slows Down: Business Traveler USA

GBTA poll finds employee willingness to travel declines slightly month-over-month, but optimism continues to rise The outlook for the return of business travel in general remains optimistic, but the COVID-19 delta variant continues to hamper the recovery. This according to the Global Business Travel Association’s September Business Travel Sentiment Tracking Survey. The survey is the […]

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Qantas pushes back London-Perth routes

Qantas says it plans to use Darwin to operate services between London and Perth as uncertainty persists over whether some international flights from Australia will reopen. The airline said if it plans to gradually restart international services from December 18, 2021, when Australia is expected to have reached an 80% vaccination threshold, it is pushing […]

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Industry leaders advocate for a full return of business travel and events

Industry leaders advocate for a full return of business travel and events In what was perhaps the strongest argument to date calling for a full return to in-person business meetings, leaders from the business and travel sectors gathered on September 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to Deliver a powerful, data-driven, science-backed […]

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ISO publishes travel risk management guidelines

ISO has published its long-awaited international standard offering advice to organizations on managing travel risks, enabling them to “protect their workers when they travel comprehensively, [and] demonstrate that their risk decisions are based on solid and reliable information ”. The standard, known as ISO 31030, provides a structured approach for the development, implementation, evaluation and […]

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US to open to foreign visitors vaccinated in November

The United States will lift travel restrictions on vaccinated visitors from Europe and the rest of the world over the next two months, a White House spokesperson said on Monday. The Biden administration plans to implement “strict protocols” in early November to prevent the spread of Covid-19, which will include a requirement for all adult […]

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Hopes of a business travel boost fade for U.S. airlines as September bump fails to materialize

As predictable as the fall leaves, business air travel is expected to be in full swing this month, providing U.S. airlines with a reliable revenue bridge between late summer and early flight season. vacation. With the continuing resurgence of COVID-19 cases and concerns about the delta variant, however, that revenue stream does not materialize, with […]

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Business travel outlook underscored by fragile recovery at London City Airport

Skift take A record day in terms of the number of passengers, bankers again rubbing shoulders with tourists in the terminal. But the good news ends there, as business travel traffic proves impossible to predict in the short term, and pre-pandemic levels are not expected to return until at least 2025. Matthew Parsons The restarted […]

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President of Flughafen Zuerich sees a rebound in business travel in 2022

ZURICH, September 20 (Reuters) – The chairman of the airport operator Flughafen Zuerich FHZN.S expects business travel to rebound next year, he told a newspaper, adding that the Swiss group remains financially strong despite the blow of the coronavirus outbreak. “My personal assessment is that I don’t think we will see a big recovery in […]

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Qatar Airways boss predicts increase in leisure and business travel

Posted September 19, 2021 Qatar Airways vice president for Africa Hendrik du Preez said leisure and business travel would accelerate as travel restrictions eased. According to him, Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on airlines and their customers, necessitating the willingness of the traveling public to visit new places and travel again. He said: “We […]

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Consumer demand for the plane grows but business travel lags: Business Traveler USA

Air travel on the rise, survey finds, but rising COVID-19 cases and vaccination issues are major headwinds Consumer demand for air travel continues to strengthen, with 70% of consumers saying they have already booked flights for the future, according to a recent OAG survey. As a result, US domestic capacity from June to August of […]

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Hotel survey casts shadow over prospect of business travel upturn in fall: Travel Weekly

More than half of U.S. business travelers are likely to cancel their existing travel plans with no intention of rescheduling due to increased cases, according to a new survey from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) delta variants of Covid-19. Survey results come as companies delay return to office and major business travel destinations […]

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Porter ready for take off as business travel lags behind crowded skies

After an 18-month hiatus, Porter Airlines is expected to resume flight next week, but will do so with more competition for a niche segment before COVID-19 begins: the business traveler. The Toronto-based airline plans to resume service on September 8 with flights departing from the city’s Billy Bishop Airport, a key hub for Canadian business […]

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Eurowings responds to growing demand for business travel

Lufthansa subsidiary doubles flights to business destinations from September Significant extension of the network to Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne / Bonn More Eurowings flights also from Berlin, Nuremberg, Hanover and Leipzig CEO Jens Bischof: “Seeing sold-out business class on many flights for the first time since the start of the pandemic. “ Ten newly […]

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Lufthansa’s Eurowings sees rebound in business travel

BERLIN, September 2 (Reuters) – Lufthansa LHAG.DE Low-cost European airline Eurowings saw its business class seats start selling again for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting it to make twice as many flights in September as in August. Eurowings will offer its customers around 300 direct commercial routes from September, […]

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Chip Shortage Becomes A Serious Issue For Electric Vehicle Maker NIO

Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO lowered its forecast for vehicle production this quarter on Wednesday, citing uncertainty over semiconductor supply and becoming the latest automaker to suffer from supply chain issues. NIO now guides the production of 22,500 to 23,500 vehicles in the third quarter of 2021, revised from the previous outlook of 23,000 to […]

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Survey casts shadow on prospect of business travel upturn in fall

According to a new survey by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, more than half of American business travelers are likely to cancel their existing travel plans without intending to postpone them due to the increase in the number of cases of delta variants of Covid-19. Survey results come as businesses delay return to office […]

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IATA Approves EU Covid Digital Certificate as Global Standard

The International Air Transport Association has approved the European Commission’s EU Covid digital certificate and urged countries to use it as a standard for their own certificates, the association said in a statement on Thursday. The EU’s Covid Digital Certificate (DCC) shares the Covid-19 vaccination and testing status of travelers and has been implemented in […]

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Organizations are reinventing business travel for the new normal

Being flexible and anticipating some uncertainty will help business travelers get back on the road (Getty Images / valentinrussanov) After months of closures and a more recent easing of restrictions, the business travel case is under scrutiny. While many are eager to establish some level of face-to-face contact with colleagues and clients, organizations are applying […]

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Alitalia announces the closure | Business travel news in Europe

Alitalia is ending operations and will no longer sell tickets for flights taking place after October 15. All flights previously scheduled after that date have been canceled, and ticket holders will have the option of receiving a full refund or rebooking the same destination on an earlier date, the company said. Alitalia’s end after 75 […]

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Hyatt Acquisition of Apple Leisure Says Business Travel to Be Disrupted for Long Period

That’s the clear signal sent by Chicago-based global hospitality giant Hyatt, which on August 16 announced plans to buy the KKR-backed resort operator Apple Leisure Group for $ 2.7 billion in cash, an amount that Crain’s Danny Ecker notes this week is equivalent to more than a third of Hyatt’s current market cap. You may […]

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Singapore Airlines: SIA DEPLOYS AN ENHANCED PREMIUM BUSINESS TRAVEL PROGRAM WITH NEW FEATURES AND BIGGER BENEFITS

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will integrate its business travel programs under the HighFlyer brand from September 1, 2021. This will provide even more value, benefits and options for corporate clients of all sizes, from large multinationals to small and medium-sized businesses. Today, the SIA Corporate Travel program is aimed at large companies while the current HighFlyer […]

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STR: US Hotels ADR in July, RevPAR exceeds 2019 levels

In absolute numbers, the July 2021 average daily rate and revenue per available room for U.S. hotels have exceeded July 2019 levels, according to STR’s latest monthly report. After adjusting for inflation, this year’s metrics were lower than all-time highs recorded in 2019. The occupancy rate was the highest of all months since August 2019. […]

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Resume business travel hotel and airline reservations, with hesitation

“I may be optimistic,” he added, “but I hope that the progress of immunization increases dramatically over the next 60-90 days and that the fourth quarter and early 2022 will still be enough. solid. “ Mr. Graf is among the few who believe that hybrid business events, involving both in-person and virtual presence, will disappear […]

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Why are vacations so expensive? Blame business travel (or lack thereof)

Upon returning from the trip, you might start to feel a shock on the airline ticket stickers. It’s not necessarily because more and more people are going on vacation, although they certainly are. This is more likely because fewer people take business trips. And when business travelers aren’t traveling, leisure travel can become more expensive. […]