July 23, 2021

News in brief: Finnair, Egencia and more

Finnair has introduced a new ticket type, Business Light. It gives customers the chance to pay less to travel in Business Class with carry-on baggage only, but with the option to pay extra to add on lounge access or onboard internet access.

Travel and event booking start-up TROOP, formerly called TroopTravel, has partnered with travel risk intelligence experts Riskline to incorporate data feeds to give clients the latest, verified safety and security data.

Egencia has launched a sustainability tool, Air-Rail Display, to alert travellers and travel arrangers when a rail alternative is available for the same flight route. 

Travelport has signed a strategic, long-term collaboration with Amazon Web Services to use advanced cloud technology to accelerate the digital transformation of retailing in the travel industry. It will migrate its global platform to AWS. 

Novotel has teamed up with four international design teams – RF Studio, Metro, Sundukovy Sisters and Hypothesis – to bring new style concepts to its hotels. In the UK, Novotel Liverpool Knowledge Quarter and Novotel Newcastle Gateshead Quays are already under development with the Sundukovy Sisters.

Spendology, a FinTech mail order travel cash service, is launching a tailored product for the business travel sector. It is the only white label mail order travel cash service with delivery to any UK address instead of only to the cardholder’s registered address.

Supercity Aparthotels has secured a new site on York’s famous Micklegate. Due to open in 2023, construction of the new property will begin this summer. The development is part of the group’s recently-launched ambitious UK growth plan.

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