March 2, 2021

ITM to tackle concerns over new card payment rules

ITM has launched a campaign to help travel buyers navigate new card payment rules after its members identified “copious concerns” about the practical implications of adhering to them in the corporate travel environment.

Synergy opens City of London apartments

Synergy Global Housing has opened a 41-unit property in The City of London as part of its plans to open in key European gateway cities.

SAA suspends international flights until October 30

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled all international flights until at least October 30.

GBTA: UK is worst hit business travel market

Britain’s slower response to the pandemic and ongoing Brexit uncertainty will make it the world’s worst hit business travel market, according to a GBTA report out this week.

News in brief: Accor, Virgin and more

Accor has joined with Microsoft to introduce All Connect, a new hybrid meetings concept supported by Microsoft Teams. Launching from April, the hotel group is promising...

IHG unveils Journey to Tomorrow

IHG has launched a series of “ambitious” new commitments on sustainability and social responsibility under the title Journey to Tomorrow.

Marriott CEO dies after cancer battle

Marriott International President and CEO Arne Sorenson has died unexpectedly, just weeks after the company said he was stepping back from his schedule to have more demanding treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Click Travel CEO moves on to ‘next chapter’

Click Travel has confirmed that its CEO Jill Palmer has "decided to leave to pursue the next chapter of her career".

Border Force tells Heathrow it’s ready for new arrivals procedures

Heathrow says good progress has been made to ensure processes are in place for the new hotel quarantine procedures which come into force on Monday (February 15).

Hotel quarantine booking portal fails on first day

The online booking system set up for passengers required to go into hotel quarantine after arriving into England from ‘red list’ countries has failed on its first day of operation.

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