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BTA reveals strongest week for business travel recovery since March 2020

The Business Travel Association (BTA) today revealed the strongest recovery in business travel since March 2020 compared to the same week in 2019. Data from Travelogix shows that traveler confidence has returned, as evidenced by a 403.13% increase in new business travel bookings compared to the same week in 2021. Weekly domestic business travel saw […]

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TravelPerk Launches New Platform to Measure Travel-Related Emissions

TravelPerk has launched a new platform to give travel managers the tools to measure their organization’s carbon footprint and create strategies to reduce emissions. Europe-based TMC has launched the GreenPerk API, which will provide travel management platforms with data and analytics on an organization’s carbon footprint across different types of travel services, including flights, rail […]

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Travel advisors energized by the influx of new customers

Travel Counselors saw corporate bookings for February approach pre-pandemic levels. Work-from-home specialist TMC said business travel sales hit 92% of 2019 levels during the month, with 90% of its business-focused agents making a sale in the past week. Travel Counselors added that its combined corporate bookings for January and February reached £18million, or 82% of […]

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Japan eases travel restrictions with new border rules from March

We have always aspired to a Japanese VTL. As travelers from Singapore we are not so lucky again, but at least the Japanese government is now deliberating on border restrictions after the sixth wave of Covid-19 hit the country. Will they be more lax? Well, when we reach March 1, Japan’s borders will still be […]

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JHTA applauds the government’s decision to remove some travel restrictions

The Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) has applauded the removal of some travel restrictions, which it says will lead to an increase in inbound visitors to Jamaica. The removal would also make it easier for Jamaican business and leisure travelers to travel, the organization said. “Removing these restrictions is a step in the right […]

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NL hotel owners and tourism operators hope after travel restrictions ease

Tourism operators in Newfoundland and Labrador agree that the province’s eased travel restrictions are a big help for the struggling industry, but some question whether it will be enough. As of Saturday, fully vaccinated travelers no longer have to self-isolate upon arrival in the province, but travelers are still required to take a rapid COVID-19 […]

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Calm momentum fuels business travel: IHG Hotels & Resorts looks to 2022 – 2022 – News and media – Newsroom

Despite concerns over continued uncertainty and a perceived lack of appetite for business travel, the second half of 2021 proved those predictions weren’t entirely true, and momentum is strong heading into 2022. “While we continue to monitor the impact of the recent variant on travel, we are generally optimistic about the industry rebound,” said Derek […]

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Inflation and business travel demand dampen impact of rising hotel rates

Strong demand from leisure travelers has given hoteliers more pricing power in this economic recovery than they had in previous cycles, but there are some wrinkles to the higher rates, according to Jan Freitag, director national hotel analyst for CoStar Group. “This recovery is fascinating because of the rebound in room rates,” he said. “Traditionally, […]

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How Dubai is helping boost the business travel recovery

A report commissioned by the World Travel & Tourism Council shows the Middle East will lead the resumption of business travel with a 49% return to pre-Covid levels by 2022. Expo 2020 Dubai Already an established center of commerce, Dubai is seeing an increase in business travel due to Expo 2020 Dubai. Since the first […]

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Low-cost carrier Norse nears take-off

Start-up airline Norse Atlantic Airways has obtained an Air Operator Certificate from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority, paving the way for the launch of transatlantic flights this spring. The airline plans to operate routes between Oslo, London and Paris to New York, Los Angeles and Florida, and received its first aircraft, a B787-9 Dreamliner, at […]

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Airfares drop for 2022 due to Omicron, lack of business travel: experts

Airlines are cutting fares as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads and business travelers stay at home. Discounted rates can be obtained to popular vacation destinations including Hawaii and Latin America. Sales of unannounced fares may also result in better savings than sales of published fares. Loading Something is loading. Major airlines have unveiled […]

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Japan introduces new travel restrictions in response to Omicron variant

As countries recover from the coronavirus pandemic and reopen their borders, a newly discovered variant could be a major setback in recovery efforts. This is exactly what is happening in Japan, which recently had to reintroduce entry requirements and strict measures to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant. These new rules have brought […]

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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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Malaysia tightens travel restrictions for VTLs, Langkawi International Travel Bubble and more from December 8

Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said these travel restrictions will be reviewed from time to time. From December 8, 2021 (Wednesday), travelers entering Malaysia via Vaccinated Travel Lanes (VTLs-Air); VTL-Land; Langkawi International Travel Bubble (LITB) and One-Stop Center for Short-Term Business Travel will be subject to stricter travel restrictions. It depends Malaysian Health Minister Khairy […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Japan struggles to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated people

TOKYO – Japan has so far refused to ease its request for a 14-day quarantine for travelers from overseas even as other major economies decide to drop these requirements for those vaccinated. Following a request from main business lobby Keidanren this month, Tokyo signaled its intention to gradually ease restrictions. He plans to shorten the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. […]

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Cheap rates and flexible cancellation policies won’t last long, travel agencies say

As Canada slowly emerges from pandemic lockdown measures, reservations and inquiries at Kristin Hoogendoorn’s travel business have skyrocketed. The travel advisor said people flock to winter vacations in warmer climates like the Caribbean, and said Canadians may want to consider booking as early as possible so they don’t miss a thing. Travel agents say the […]

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Travel will change after the pandemic | Business travel destinations

The question that seems to be on many people’s minds these days: When will travel return to normal? But that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask ourselves: will travel change after the pandemic? The short answer is yes. The journeys will have a purpose, but the way we perceive them will be different. […]

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Why Las Vegas tops the list of top business travel destinations for 2021

A strong majority of business travelers (74%) are confident that Las Vegas will be ready to safely host conferences, conventions and trade shows, during the second half of 2021 review, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention. and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). More than half (58%) of business travelers said they were […]

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UK Corp travel agencies are trying to make sense of post-Brexit business

Travel management companies in the UK report trying to give customers as much information as possible over the past few weeks as Brexit negotiations drag on. The UK left the European Union on January 31 this year, with the Brexit transition period officially expiring on December 31, and question marks remain over work permits, visas […]