Business Travel 360

By Aash

BusinessTravel360 is a weekly business travel podcast where we update you on what’s up this week in the world of business travel in less than 15 minutes. Business Travel Changes Fast. Don't Fall Behind. Visit us at BusinessTravel360.com read less

Linking the Travel Industry - Week 47
Nov 29 2022
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 47
Linking the Travel Industry is a business travel podcast where we review the top travel industry stories that are posted on LinkedIn by LinkedIn members.  We curate the top posts and discuss with them with travel industry veterans in a live session with real audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.com and registering for the next event.Your Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -The changes happening in both India with Tata Group and what they are doing with AirAsia India, as well as in Singapore with Singapore Airlines, Scoot and TigerAir, and how those are related.The challenges of the Korean Air / Asiana Airlines merger, and how that is impacted by the Delta Air Lines JV with Korean.Confirming the opportunity within the Africa business travel market, Marriott International is opening up to 30 new hotels on the continent. Shai Weiss from Virgin Atlantic calls out Heathrow for their high fees. Clive Wratten wrote about this here, saying it is unacceptable for the UK to have one of the most expensive airports in the worldRemember when we could fly with no concerns about the liquids in our luggage? That might come back.British Airways launched a new platform they call CO2llaborate.And on the same topic, Shashank Nigam ✈ takes us through the good and the bad about the carbon offset options offered by Air Canada.Bonus StoriesTune in every week to get your weekly update.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel - November 28, 2022
Nov 28 2022
What's Up in Business Travel - November 28, 2022
Welcome to the BT360 Podcast: What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 46 of 2022.  This is a weekly podcast where we update you on what’s up this week in the world of business travel.  This podcast is great for those who need to know what’s happening all in less than 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Airline passenger loads almost at 2019 levelsSTR cuts 2023 US Hotel RateAirlines boost on-time performanceArtemis to break Apollo distance recordIndia suspends self declaration of COVID-19Brazil reintroduces airplane mask mandateNational, Enterprise extend loyalty benefitsTravelPerk integrates with fintech PleoIberostar & InterContinental partnerWestJet & Japan Airlines expand codeshareEtihad & Garuda expand codeshareLow-cost airline Scoot joins IATALATAM adds Los Angeles routeAir Canada resumes 13 destinationsFAA approves O'Hare terminal projectJapan Airlines to move American at JFKQantas expands NDC contentAir France-KLM signs 2 SAF dealsAir Canada invests in carbon-capture tech___________________________________Tune in every Monday morning to get your weekly update.  We hope you will make this a regular part of your week and listen in while you on the move or sitting back and sipping your coffee.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 46
Nov 22 2022
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 46
Linking the Travel Industry is a business travel podcast where we review the top travel industry stories that are posted on LinkedIn by LinkedIn members.  We curate the top posts and discuss with them with travel industry veterans in a live session with real audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.com and registering for the next event.Your Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -A GBTA | Global Business Travel Association study reveals expectations of a strong rebound in business travel for 2023.Matthew Parsons tells us about JetBlue's second transatlantic destination here. Any guesses?The US Department of Transport (DOT) fined several airlines (including international ones) large amounts for dragging their feet when it comes to refunds, especially during Covid affected flight disruptions. I saw several posts about this. What is interesting is that it includes non-US airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and EL AL Israel Airlines. Airline ancillary revenue will increase to $102.8 billion worldwide in 2022, compared to $65.8 billion in 2021 and the $109.5 billion record of 2019. You can now bet on which airline will cancel the most flights over Thanksgiving.British Airways becomes the first UK airline to trial biometric technology aimed at allowing their customers to travel internationally without having to show their passports.Tune in every week to get your weekly update.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel - November 21, 2022
Nov 21 2022
What's Up in Business Travel - November 21, 2022
Welcome to the BT360 Podcast: What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 46 of 2022.  This is a weekly podcast where we update you on what’s up this week in the world of business travel.  This podcast is great for those who need to know what’s happening all in less than 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -More than 50 Million Americans will travelNASA launches ArtemisGoogle data highlights blended trips6 airlines to refund $600M per DOTAmerican Airlines moves forward with Chile's JetSMARTBlueground agrees to acquire Brazil's TabasSceptre Hospitality Resources acquires booking engineLouis Vuitton enters the hospitality spaceTommy Bahama brands resort in CaliforniaOne Global Travel announces first TMC partnerTata prepares to announce airline mergersJetlines announces first US routesRadisson adds 150 properties across IndiaJetBlue to launch New York - Paris flightsNewark Airport unveils the new Terminal AUber adds Viator and expands to 10,000 citiesBritish Airways begins biometric boarding trialEtihad completes first net-zero flightQF launches SAF coalition___________________________________Tune in every Monday morning to get your weekly update.  We hope you will make this a regular part of your week and listen in while you on the move or sitting back and sipping your coffee.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel - November 14, 2022
Nov 14 2022
What's Up in Business Travel - November 14, 2022
Welcome to the BT360 Podcast: What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 45 of 2022.  This is a weekly podcast where we update you on what’s up this week in the world of business travel.  This podcast is great for those who need to know what’s happening all in less than 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -United Airlines raises thresholds for statusEmirates earns record-breaking $1.2BPlane tickets  prices increaseUS Watchdog scrutinizes FAA oversight of Boeing 737 MAXExcessive wait times for US visasHopper & Capital One extend partnershipAvianca blocked from merging with Viva AirReed & Mackay acquires Spanish partner AtlantaCvent partners with ZoomKyte raises $60MITA Airways gets more fundingQantas sells shares in HelloworldFCM expands footprint into SpainTao opens first hotelMarriott launches apartment-style brandEmirates rejoins Business Travel AssociationSIA steps up flightsUber adds AirPlus as payment optionBizzabo launches wearable attendee techDirect ATPI integrates with Microsoft TeamsAeronology offers Scoot___________________________________Tune in every Monday morning to get your weekly update.  We hope you will make this a regular part of your week and listen in while you on the move or sitting back and sipping your coffee.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 43
Nov 1 2022
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 43
Linking the Travel Industry is a business travel podcast where we review the top travel industry stories that are posted on LinkedIn by LinkedIn members.  We curate the top posts and discuss with them with travel industry veterans in a live session with real audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.com and registering for the next event.Your Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -Hawaiian Airlines signs a deal with Amazon to operate some of their prime flights. American Airlines distribution deals with all the major GDSs caused a lot of discussion this week. Apart from some, most of us saw this as extremely positive news and a very healthy approach by them on NDC content. I'll list two of the many posts on this:- By Darren from Navitas Solutions Ltd: By Daniel Langhage from Oystin: good story of the week: There's good news out of Africa about the environmental attitude of most airlines there in this post by Juan from ForwardKeys - have thought and extra 4 inches can result in 30 extra seats on a plane! Dirk Singer from SimpliFlying brings us this story: you sit in a middle seat if you could potentially win a lottery? Virgin Australia hopes so - they've launched a lottery but it's only open to those who sit in the middle seats on their flights. Ann posted about this: Lufthansa Group is optimistic about the uplift in travel, showing good recovery in their latest financials. in every week to get your weekly update.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify. Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel - October 31, 2022
Oct 31 2022
What's Up in Business Travel - October 31, 2022
Welcome to the BT360 Podcast: What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 43 of 2022.  This is a weekly podcast where we update you on what’s up this week in the world of business travel.  This podcast is great for those who need to know what’s happening all in less than 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Korean Air jet overruns runwayPresident Biden targets hotel resort feesUS & Canada dispute delays Business TravelUS Hotel Rates RiseVirgin Australia launches middle seat lotterySt Martin drops Covid travel restrictionsQatar drops Covid restrictions for travelersAir Canada downgrades Aeroplan benefitsDelta Air Lines & Rex begin interliningKLM & WestJet codeshareHQ & Bolt partner in EuropeViva Air partners with DohopQatar adds routes to JetBlue codeshareAmerican signs new GDS agreementsMalaysia Airlines provides NDC contentAventri, MeetingPlay and Eventcore rebrand as StovaBritish Airways launches corporate tool for emissionsQatar & Gevo sign SAF agreementIberia launches carbon offset program___________________________________Tune in every Monday morning to get your weekly update.  We hope you will make this a regular part of your week and listen in while you on the move or sitting back and sipping your coffee.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify.Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 42
Oct 25 2022
Linking the Travel Industry - Week 42
Linking the Travel Industry is a business travel podcast where we review the top travel industry stories that are posted on LinkedIn by LinkedIn members.  We curate the top posts and discuss with them with travel industry veterans in a live session with real audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.com and registering for the next event.Your Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -Daniel from Oystin shares news about Travelport introducing changes in their agency commercial model when it comes to #ndc content. Is this the shift we've been waiting for? Sir Tim Clark calls for the CEO of Heathrow to resign. Airlines once again appeared in my feed several times this week. They posted better than expected financial results. Glenn from Executive Travel Inc. writes about how United is expanding aggressively internationally, whilst other airlines might be holding back. had a "snake on a plane" incident which had pax screaming and lifting their legs up in horror - just Google that one...Portugal aims to have the first all electrical airline. cost of living concerns, UK travellers are buying plenty of holidays, with Travel Counsellors reporting superb results. Robert Kiernan tells us more here. story: Andrew Crawley from American Express Global Business Travel urges airlines to be mindful of the needs of corporate clients in their pursuit of #ndc. He sends a very strong message. StoriesTune in every week to get your weekly update.  You can subscribe to this podcast by searching BusinessTravel360 on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora or Spotify. Support the show