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What's Up in Business Travel | Corporate Travel Agency Trips Decline
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What's Up in Business Travel | Corporate Travel Agency Trips Decline
Welcome to What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 16 of 2024.  This is a weekly podcast from BusinessTravel360,  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 under 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -ARC: March Agency trips declineDelta unveils NDC strategyBuyers report NDC induced pushbackIndia's travel and tourism industry growsWyndham unveils loyalty program for corporationsUnited launches preferred seat type waitlist featureIHG adds Apple AirPlay in 60 hotelsWestJet launches “Extended Comfort”Flyers are buying what they are seeingAeronology launches American NDC contentMastercard app adds virtual cardsCTM adds AI to Lightning OBTRiskline & Travelr ID bolster traveler safetyAir New Zealand announces new SAF purchaseBuyers Alliance commits $200M to SAFEU countries on track to meet EV targetsTune 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, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | Qantas Revamps Reward Flights,  IdeaWorks Reports Higher Costs
3d ago
Linking the Travel Industry | Qantas Revamps Reward Flights, IdeaWorks Reports Higher Costs
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 audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.comYour Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -Qantas revamps the way customers can book reward flights with a major overhaul. However as the week progressed I spotted plenty of posts suggesting customers are underwhelmed and find it even more frustrating to use. In a related story, a study by Ideaworks suggests the cost of reward travel has risen sharply since 2019.United Airlines has scrapped the launch of two new transatlantic routes amid an audit by U.S. regulators.Travel Counsellors launch their first OBT for corporate customers. Whilst others in the region are experiencing strong growth, Oman Air filed reduced schedules and seem to be downsizing.The entertainment industry specialist TMC TAG is sold to private equity firm ECI Partners.Carolyn Pearson (Carr) brings us the shocking story about a passenger who had an utterly degrading experience when she was told to remove a breast prosthesis in a public area at Dublin Airport. Delta Air Lines talks about their NDC plans at the Elevate + Travel conference which was held this week.You can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | British Airways loses control of British Airways Holidays
Apr 12 2024
Linking the Travel Industry | British Airways loses control of British Airways Holidays
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 audience members.  You can join the live recording session by visiting BusinessTravel360.comYour Hosts are Riaan van Schoor, Ann Cederhall and Aash Shravah.Stories covered on this session include -RIP Paul Byrne who passed away this week. A post about this by Timothy O'Neil-Dunne generated so many wonderful comments. My condolences to his family.Air Malta ceased operations after 50 years, and the new KM Malta Airlines took to the skies.In a slightly unexpected move, British Airways has lost direct control of British Airways Holidays, which will now be managed by IAG Loyalty. Steve Singh leads a group of investors to acquire Direct Travel for his mission of delivering #ThePerfectTrip. Travelport has laid off an undisclosed number of employees in its commercial organization.Steve Banks from Agiito becomes the new Focus Travel Partnership CEO. JetBlue increases costs for checked bags again. Hilton Hotels & Resorts has acquired a majority stake in the parent company of the luxury Nomad Hotel in London (Sydell Group), and plans to expand the brand throughout the world. Extra StoriesYou can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel | Investor Group led by Steve Singh acquires Direct Travel
Apr 8 2024
What's Up in Business Travel | Investor Group led by Steve Singh acquires Direct Travel
Welcome to What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 14 of 2024.  This is a weekly podcast from BusinessTravel360,  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 under 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Advito Q2 Index: Airfares down, hotel rates riseSpirit Airlines receives $200 MillionBoeing pays Alaska Airlines $160MAir Line Pilots Association says Pilot Shortage is StabilizingUnited asks pilots to take time off Layoffs hit Travelport's Commercial OrganizationAmTrav documents 12 months of NDC & edifact differentialsInvestor Group led by Steve Singh acquires Direct TravelHilton takes majority stake in NoMadMalaysia Airlines and IndiGo to codeshareNational grabs first place againAA loosens rules for petsFee changes for Global EntryCLEAR expands at Boston Logan AirportJetBlue changes checked-bag feesTune 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, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | Did AmexGBT get a Great Deal on CWT?
Apr 5 2024
Linking the Travel Industry | Did AmexGBT get a Great Deal on CWT?
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 big news of the week is the proposed acquisition of CWT by American Express Global Business Travel for $570m.SAS - Scandinavian Airlines will increase their EDIFACT distribution fees and remove lower fares from this channel as of 1 April. It seems the European Commission is not going to rubberstamp the proposed Lufthansa & ITA Airways deal without further scrutiny.Boeing fires it's CEO Dave Calhoun along with two other senior board members. Erika Armstrong asks a valid question about Dave's replacement, Stephanie Pope.UK based TMC for the entertainment industry TAG makes yet another US expansion by acquiring Travel Stars Inc. in Nashville, which manages travel for country music artists and luxury travel for wealthy individuals. NDC aggregator AirGateway lands a deal with the TMC network GlobalStar Travel Management.Extra Story - Breeze Airways partners with PricelineYou can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | Qatar Airways goes First
Mar 29 2024
Linking the Travel Industry | Qatar Airways goes First
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 -Brussels Airlines is doing an interesting promotion for their new Nairobi routing when in starts later this year by offering free chauffeur transfers to inbound pax to many destinations in the area, irrespective of class of travel.Qatar Airways' new CEO is bringing First Class back to the airline. CWT forms a partnership with carbon management company SQUAKE to "support the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the business travel industry, at scale." In a related development, Agentivity and Trees4Travel enhance their partnership with an automated data feed from a client's TMC, to make carbon managment for corporate buyers even easier.SAS - Scandinavian Airlines gets US court approval for their chapter 11 restructuring plan.Lufthansa Group reveals the stats around the uptake of their green fares across the group's airlines.a Dutch court rules that KLM Royal Dutch Airlines misled customers about their sustainability claims.Michael O'Leary from Ryanair publicly condemns Boeing. You can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel | Online Travel Companies Set New Records
Mar 18 2024
What's Up in Business Travel | Online Travel Companies Set New Records
Welcome to What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 11 of 2024.  This is a weekly podcast from BusinessTravel360,  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 under 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Online travel companies set a new recordTravel visa requirements are easingDOJ launches criminal probe into BoeingBoeing whistleblower found deadNorth American air on-time performance improvesSouthwest plans to reduce capacityHilton acquires Graduate HotelsChoice Hotels drops bid to takeover Wyndham HotelsQatar Airways & Aer Lingus launch partnershipSriLankan Airlines codeshares with Korean AirAlaska Airlines won't print boarding passes Frontier Airlines introduces a new seating optionPorter Airlines adds 2 California routesSpotnana launches 'Events'Finnair adopts Avios currencyTune 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, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | with Alice Ferrari, CEO of Kyte, talks Ryanair Partnership
Mar 14 2024
Linking the Travel Industry | with Alice Ferrari, CEO of Kyte, talks Ryanair Partnership
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 JetBlue / Spirit Airlines merger is not going to happen.Mews, a cloud solution for hoteliers, raise €101m in funding.American Express adds virtual card payment options into American Express Global Business Travel's Neo1 platform. American Airlines announced a mega plane order.  But their cost-over-environment choice of one of the plane types is questioned by Maria Weber.The new Alaska Airlines electronic bagtag is a winner.British Airways announce £7 billion worth of investment news.Austrian Airlines's way of operating is costing them. Maria Weber lifts the lid on something quite unbelievable here.Air Passenger Duty is to increase in the UK, in a move described as disastrous by the UK travel industry.FESTIVE ROAD founding partner Paul Tilstone leaves the company to form a new business focusing on supplier consulting.RyanAir teams up with Kyte to offer full access to their inventory into the corporate travel space.You can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
What's Up in Business Travel | NTSB investigating another Boeing 737 MAX
Mar 11 2024
What's Up in Business Travel | NTSB investigating another Boeing 737 MAX
Welcome to What’s Up in Business Travel for Week 10 of 2024.  This is a weekly podcast from BusinessTravel360,  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 under 15 minutes.Topics covered during this podcast -Employers add 275,000 jobs FAA faults Boeing's quality control on 737 MaxNTSB investigating another Boeing 737 MAXAlaska Airlines passengers sue Boeing for $1BTMCs accept new normal, short Of 2019Delta Air Lines raises checked bag feeJetBlue & Spirit call off mergerAir India & Vistara merger gets approvalRyanair signs deal with KyteAddison Lee posts strong resultsAmerican Airlines confirms major aircraft orderIAG reports record annual operating profitTSA to test self-service screeningBritish Airways launches new website & appAmex cards integrate into Amex GBT's Neo1Navan enables direct connect for UnitedKayak launches image recognition toolTune 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, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show
Linking the Travel Industry | JetBlue, American Airlines & United Airlines Increase Bag Fees
Mar 8 2024
Linking the Travel Industry | JetBlue, American Airlines & United Airlines Increase Bag Fees
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 -Spain plans to ban short-haul flights, however the news comes with plenty of exceptions and criticism. Just days after JetBlue and American Airlines announced price increases for checked bags, United Airlines does the same.... and transporting pets with IAG Cargo (one of the largest providers of this service globally) is now 400% more expensive as of today.Air India Limited announces non-stop services to Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle coming soon.The RyanAir OTA partner of the week is (unexpectedly) On the Beach! Another week, another acquisition for TAG, this time it's Apex Travel in Australia. Sabre Corporation teams up with Atriis Technologies.You can subscribe to this podcast by searching 'BusinessTravel360' on Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, iHeart, Pandora, Spotify, Alexa or your favorite podcast player.This podcast was created, edited and distributed by BusinessTravel360.  Be sure to sign up for regular updates at BusinessTravel360.com - Enjoy!Support the show