March 2, 2021

Advantage and WIN partner with ASAP

The Advantage Travel Partnership and WIN Global Travel Network have partnered with the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).

IHG survey shows what business travellers miss

Nearly one in three UK business travellers are feeling demotivated by the lack of trips, according to a survey by IHG Hotels & Resorts.

Industry at ‘lowest point’ as new rules confirmed

The travel industry has reached its lowest point with the latest rules on quarantine and testing, according to the BTA.

Responding to new measures announced by the UK Government (see below) Clive Wratten, CEO of the BTA, said:

News in brief: ITM, Focus, and more

ITM has announced that footballing legend and hospitality entrepreneur Gary Neville will be one of the keynote speakers at its annual conference on April 27-28

TRIPBAM’s top tips for buyers

Travel buyers shouldn’t wait for travel to pick back up again before they take action on securing the best hotel rates, according to a TRIPBAM report. TRIPBAM, which tracks and books corporate hotel rates, shared a number of recommendations with buyers in its latest quarterly report, which analysed trends amid Covid-19.

Delta extends middle seat blocking

Delta is to extend the policy of blocking its middle seats until the end of April 2021, claiming it will be the only U.S. airline to continue providing the extra space for passengers.

JetBlue unveils new Mint business class

The first major design overhaul of JetBlue’s business class, Mint, will launch on its new London-New York flights this summer.

BA trials travel health pass

British Airways will begin trials tomorrow (February 4) on a digital health travel passport, VeriFLY, with selected passengers on transatlantic flights.

GBTA predicts full recovery by 2025

Business travel will recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2025, according to a GBTA report published this week

News in brief: CTM, Focus, and more

Here’s a round-up of other business travel news this week: