Move over COVID, the business travel industry tackles new considerations on its continued oad to recovery

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:12:00 +0300

Business travel’s return remains strong, while emerging issues challenge accelerated recovery and companies empower employee travel based on COVID comfort levels, according to the latest research poll from GBTA.

Now open: The Ned NoMad, iconic new hotel & membership club in NYC

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0300

Visitors will enjoy its marble corridors and penthouse views, and will also easily toast to the first international location of the British club and hotel, which features Manhattan’s first Cecconi’s restaurant, 167 bedrooms, Little Ned (opening late summer 2022), a rooftop terrace and more.

Skiathos island collaborate with UNWTO on a Tourism Recovery Technical Assistance Project

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:52:00 +0300

The upcoming days, the Municipality of Skiathos and UNWTO will prepare the Residents Study that will be conducted in the island within September and October 2022.

“Sorrento call to action”: Youth to play an active role in tourism’s future

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:30:00 +0300

The Sorrento Call to Action was adopted on the final day of the landmark summit, during a simulation of the UNWTO General Assembly and signed by 120 participants from 57 countries and aged between 12 and 18.

Staying safe online during Summer holidays

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:19:00 +0300

New research by Uswitch highlights that 1 in 2 (52%) of LGBTQ+ travelers have experienced discrimination when visiting countries abroad. Discrimination also includes tracking and censorship - or prohibiting certain online content - when using public Wi-Fi networks.

NIKO Seaside Resort - MGallery: Crete’s first MGallery destination

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:15:00 +0300

The ceremony was attended by Mrs. Maud Bailly, CEO of Accor Southern Europe, Mr. Paul Gomopoulos, Senior Managing Director of Hines Greece and Mr. Giannis & Mrs. Tina Daskalantonakis of the Y&T Daskalantonakis Knossian Group.

Bradley International Airport cuts the ribbon on new Ground Transportation Center facility

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 09:07:00 +0300

After five years of planning and construction, which took place at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new $210 million state-of-the-art facility is on track to open to the public in mid-July.

As 97% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages, AHLA Foundation expands recruitment campaign

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:52:00 +0300

To help hotels fill more than 130,000 open positions nationwide and raise awareness of the hospitality industry’s 200+ career pathways, the AHLA Foundation has expanded its “A Place to Stay” multi-channel advertising campaign.

Accor’s Heart of Hospitality returns with UNWTO

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:35:00 +0300

Accor's Heart of Hospitality campaign returns for a second season with a new podcast series and a wealth of hospitality worker case studies from across Europe, sharing the passion, craft, creativity and heart that fills the travel and hospitality sector.

MSC Lirica Family and Youth Experience and Itinerary

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:24:00 +0300

The MSC Lirica cruise spans seven days and takes passengers through the Mediterranean stopping at ports in Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Turkey.

Zartico invests in Data Science and Innovation with new hire Dr. Alexandra V. Pasi

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:21:00 +0300

The core advantage of employing Data Scientists is that they will tell us something about our world that we didn't know before.

Major Academic research supports ATCEUC view on the role of ANSPs

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:15:00 +0300

ATCEUC strongly supports the result of the Academic research, asking all the stakeholders to stop dreaming of science fiction and a system that shall solve all problems but will only be implemented in decades but to start working to rebuild the good social dialogue among partners fundamental to tackle the current problems.

Etihad Airways ‘Sustainable 50’ A350 makes inaugural flight to New York

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 08:02:00 +0300

All Etihad New York and Chicago flights will be operated by the airline’s new A350 fleet, providing best-in-class inflight service. The ‘Sustainable50’ programme drives operational efficiencies and supports Etihad’s decarbonisation efforts.

Expedia Group and Bilt Rewards launch exclusive travel portal for Bilt members

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:58:00 +0300

Expedia Group will provide the technology platform and travel inventory for the all-new Bilt Travel Portal, allowing Bilt Rewards members to easily book travel to thousands of destinations worldwide.

Destination Canada welcomes new Directors to its Board

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:53:00 +0300

Appointment of five members to the Board of Directors of Destination Canada.

Global air travel is set to recover 65% in Q3

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:36:00 +0300

Beach holidays lead as city tourism lags.

Companies should be rethinking their business travel programs for a new era

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:24:00 +0300

Ground transportation, sustainability, bleisure travel and meal options are just a few of the considerations, according to a new study from Uber for Business and GBTA.

Metaxa Hospitality Group sustainable hospitality through innovative initiatives

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:15:00 +0300

An experiential 2-day event dedicated to Sustainable Hospitality, was organized by Metaxa Hospitality Group, from 23 rd June to 25 th June at Creta Maris Beach Resort facilities.

Salt Hotels debuts Salt House Nantucket for Summer 2022

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:10:00 +0300

Bookings now open for an exclusive summer pop-up in the heart of Nantucket.

Revealed: Greece most expensive country for phone usage

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:06:00 +0300

Ranking compiled from analysis of 11 metrics, including 4G coverage, 5G speed, free public Wi-Fi and data costs. Watch out when buying data in Greece, where 1GB of data is most expensive at a whopping  £9.85.

Outbound USA travel forecast for the 4th of July weekend

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 09:03:00 +0300

Countries ranked according to US demand for international travel during the 4th July long weekend.

Commonwealth Governments have the perfect opportunity to unite for aviation climate action

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:54:00 +0300

Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport Action Group, Haldane Dodd urged Commonwealth Governments to use the forum as a way to explore adoption of a long-term climate goal at the ICAO Assembly.

Seatrade Cruise Med announces 2022 programming aimed to “Steer Change Together”

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:51:00 +0300

Hosted in the world’s second largest cruise destination, the programme features two keynote opening sessions, followed by a robust schedule of panels tailored to Mediterranean cruising.

Research shows pent-up demand for air travel, with passengers embracing mobile and touchless technologies

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:48:00 +0300

Passengers embrace IT for convenient and seamless air travel, as the air transport industry continues to digitalize the journey’s steps.

AHLA Foundation increase investement in national ad campaign to attract more workers

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:45:00 +0300

National ad campaign expands to 14 new markets to bolster hospitality industry.

SeaDream Yacht Club opens 4th Quarter 2024 Caribbean Voyages

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:39:00 +0300

Released itineraries include 28 idyllic Caribbean islands including refreshing new calls.

Enso Connect and SUPERHOG new partnership

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:35:00 +0300

Enso Connect partners with SUPERHOG to offer a fully streamlined way to safeguard vacation rental businesses, maximize profit and increase guest satisfaction.

CTM introduces new sustainability functionality to award-winning Lightning OBT and mobile app

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:33:00 +0300

Carbon Transfers has been added to Lightning, which won the Business Travel Awards Europe Best Online Booking Tool accolade in September 2021 and has been shortlisted for this year’s award again.

Bii signs exclusive lease and exchange agreement with European Air Charter

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:29:00 +0300

The inventory of modern A320 components will support the airline’s fleet of six A320s operating charter flights from 8 cities in Germany to destinations in Egypt, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy and others.

FCM boosts platform capabilities through launch of proprietary online booking tool in the UK

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:27:00 +0300

With FCM Platform’s open-platform solution, clients can choose from recommended APIs to deliver desired feature and functionality requirements on a market-by-market basis – like HR feeds, duty of care providers and booking tool selection – this will soon include FCM’s own proprietary option.

CMAC partners with Trees4Travel to support carbon neutral future

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:16:00 +0300

CMAC customers can now also benefit from the partnership, with the firm able to facilitate tree growing projects on their behalf, neutralising emissions based on the journeys their travellers take through their managed ground transport solutions.

Pattern Insurance partners with Variety Cruises to offer their customers hassle-free travel insurance

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:14:00 +0300

Pattern’s platform enables Variety Cruises to offer travel insurance products, including cancellation for a reason, baggage protection and weather protections embedded directly into the customer journey.

Heathrow Express announces the launch of its new ‘FAST TRACK’ service

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:09:00 +0300

Business First passengers to enjoy complimentary Fast Track pass through security.

APH.com signposts new rules for driving through ‘Low Emission Zones’ in popular European cities

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:03:00 +0300

Half of countries researched operate the low emission zone (LEZ) all year-round including Austria, Belgium, Germany and UK (where they are known as ULEZ).

Qatar Airways increases Berlin services from daily to 10 weekly flights

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:00:00 +0300

Capital of Germany to benefit from enhanced connectivity to Qatar’s global network of over 150 destinations on 787 aircraft.

Tourism from women's euros set to benefit less-known destinations

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:47:00 +0300

Rotherham potentially receiving $888,977 from day visits.

AHLA names Leeann Paradise VP of Political & Member Engagement, announces new hires

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:43:00 +0300

AHLA continues to expand its government affairs and advocacy capabilities.

SABS launches Enterprise OBT

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:38:00 +0300

SABS to preview Enterprise online booking tool for TMCs and corporates at TravelTech Show 2022 as it announces pan-European roll out.

Amazon and LG collaborate on groundbreaking "Alexa for Hospitality" integration with LG Hotel TVs

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:29:00 +0300

World’s first Alexa commercial TV integration uses LG webOS Smart TV Platform.

Technoheaven and RateHawk partner to deliver the power of advanced online booking technology to global travel businesses

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:22:00 +0300

Technoheaven’s network of Agents, DMCs and OTAs will have access to RateHawk’s rich functionality and intuitive interface to book a range of travel services, including hotels, air tickets and car hire. Travel businesses will also have access to over 1.7m. hotels, guest houses and accommodation facilities available through the Emerging Travel Group.

55% of travelers have been deceived by vacation home images

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:16:00 +0300

Booking a travel residence requires a level of trust between the traveler and the host. From the host’s side, expectations of their residents pertain to their actual stay, particularly respectful behavior and rule-following. For a traveler, it starts at the moment of booking. At the bare minimum, they hope their destination, in real life, appears how it does online. 

Actabl debuts as industry’s first integrated hotel operations, business intelligence and labor management platform

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:03:00 +0300

Hospitality’s most powerful technology solutions join forces to offer hoteliers a single source for operational efficiency, labor management, profitability maximization and enhanced guest satisfaction.

Xhibition named agency of record for Hotel Indigo Williamsburg in New York

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:52:00 +0300

In its role, Xhibition will spearhead an international public relations campaign to relaunch the property, as well community engagement, and programming support.

Hilton San Antonio Hill Country announces new leadership team

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:37:00 +0300

HRI Lodging taps San Antonio hospitality veterans to lead the Hill Country property.

ICAO Council reviews dual registration of commercial aircraft by Russian Federation

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:31:00 +0300

The dual registration of aircraft raises safety concerns relating to, among others, the international validity of each airplane's certificate of airworthiness and radio station license.

New dimension for sustainability at the FTI Group

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:24:00 +0300

Europe’s third-largest tour operator focuses more strongly on sustainability. The group supports the European Union Green Deal as well as the 17 SDGs of the United Nations for the protection of the environment and for more social equality.

Wego and German National Tourism Office GCC partner for the third year running

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:13:00 +0300

Germany ranks in the top 10 destinations for MENA travellers. GCC is the second strongest overseas market for inbound tourism to Germany.

Mitsis Hotels Group recognised in Bravo Sustainability Dialogue & Awards 2022

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0300

Mitsis Hotels Group focuses on local recruitment, aiming το recruit 75% of its human capital from its destinations’ local communities by 2025

A European love affair: 89% of luxury bookings are for Europe this summer, expert reveals

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:56:00 +0300

Croatia top on the list as the most popular European destination this summer. The Balkan vacation destination is closely followed by Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, and France rounding up the top five.

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