April 10, 2021

Average airfares to rise as NDC takes hold

Wider NDC adoption is likely to force a 'continued upward trend' in airfares this year, despite a short-term dip this March.

GTMC calls for entrepreneurial awards entries

The GTMC is calling for industry entrepreneurs and start-ups to enter its 2019 Business Travel Award which returns after a successful inaugural competition in 2018.

Amex GBT switches on new tech upgrades

A range of technology upgrades has been released by American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) this week, including a new a mobile experience and re-shopping tools.

Qatar Airways sets out economy upgrades

Qatar Airways unveiled a new economy class experience at the ITB travel show in Berlin this week, featuring more legroom, enhanced inflight dining and improved wifi access.

New business class from Air Europa

Spanish carrier Air Europa will launch a new business class cabin and increase premium capacity this autumn.

Accor sets out big plans for new Tribe

Accor has announced the expansion of its Tribe brand, a new midscale lifestyle option from the hotel group.

Hilton unveils dedicated M&E brand

The Hilton group has launched a new hotel brand dedicated to meetings and events.

Brussels Airlines overhauls long-haul cabins

Brussels Airlines has unveiled completely new business class, premium economy and economy class products for its long-haul fleet.

Profits up 10% at BA’s IAG group

The International Airlines Group, which incorporates British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Vueling and low-cost carrier LEVEL, has posted an operating profit of 9.5% for 2018.

Marriott lines up 30 luxury additions

Marriott International expects to open more than 30 new hotels across the world this year, including Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, Bulgari and Edition properties.