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- Wed Mar 23, 2016 - North America News - UATP Partners With Payment Technology Specialist Limonetik
UATP, the airline-owned payment network, has announced that payment technology specialist Limonetik has joined the Network to expand UATP's choice of payment methods.
\'This partnership gives airlines the opportunity to easily customize their alternative payment acceptance portfolio while avoiding the burden of managing new partnerships, connectivity, and system changes,\' said Ralph Kaiser, president and CEO, UATP. He added, \'Our new partnership will enable airlines to quickly connect and respond to th
- Wed Mar 23, 2016 - North America News - UATP Announces The Official Launch of the Air Canada Program
Today UATP and Air Canada introduced the ACGlobe program for corporate travelers. Multi Service will manage the corporate payment solution for the airline, which will issue a branded card for program users.
UATP is a global travel payment network. UATP accounts are actively issued by 15 member airlines and accepted as a form of payment for corporate business travel by more than 200 airlines worldwide. Airlines currently issuing UATP accounts include Aer Lingus, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, American Airli
- Tue Mar 1, 2016 - Europe News - Chambers Announces Re-Brand To Corporate Travel Management After Record Year - £39M New Business
Chambers Travel Group has announced it will re-brand to parent company Corporate Travel Management's identity at the end of this month.
Corporate Travel Management, one of Australia's largest global TMCs, acquired Chambers Travel Group in January 2015 in order to establish a European presence for its operations. In addition to the UK (London and Glasgow) Chambers' pan-European offices span: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Globally Cor
- Mon Feb 29, 2016 - North America News - Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Arizona Nears Completion of One-of-a-kind "Spa House"
A unique guest enclave dedicated to complete wellness is in the final stages of development at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, one of Arizona's most esteemed spa hideaways. Spa House debuts April 2016 in Scottsdale following a comprehensive transformation to the resort's private mountain home previously known as Casa del Sano. Thanks to a top-to-bottom renovation, including the addition of new neighboring casitas, Spa House will be a welcomed commune for retreats, special occasion getaways and executive
- Mon Feb 29, 2016 - Asia Pacific News - Korean Air Expands Its Presence In India With Jet Airways
Korean Air, the flagship carrier of South Korea, has announced last Friday the launch of a new codeshare agreement and frequent flyer program with Jet Airways, India's premier international airline.
The codeshare agreement will start from March 1st 2016, and will offer greater convenience and choice to passengers travelling from India to Incheon, Seoul, through gateway airports in Asian destinations such as Singapore and Bangkok. Passengers will also benefit from the connections onto Jet Airways' daily
- Mon Feb 29, 2016 - North America News - Star Alliance Improves Customer Experience At Los Angeles' Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT)
Star Alliance is improving customer experience at Los Angeles' Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) through a combination of co-locating the member airlines in a one single check-in zone and the progressive introduction of more automation. The aim is to offer customers a wider choice of check-in options, giving them more control over this part of the travel process and creating time savings.
As a prerequisite to providing these enhancements, check-in for all 10 Star Alliance member carriers operat
- Mon Feb 29, 2016 - North America News - Radius Travel Appoints Nicole Wilcock to Head of Global Project Management & Client Technology
Radius Travel has appointed Nicole Wilcock to the position of Head of Global Project Management + Client Technology. She joins Radius after five years with Opteva, a UK-based consulting firm that specializes in the corporate travel sector.
Nicole's past experience includes 12 years with American Express spanning positions in sales, client implementation, project management, and consumer card business development. She has lived in Australia, Japan, and the United Kingdom over the course of her career.
- Fri Feb 26, 2016 - Europe News - SKAL London's New President
SKAL International, the global organisation for professionals from all branches of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries, has elected Brian Donnelly as the new President of Skal London.
Brian's recent experience is in the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) sector of the travel industry and he is currently a Director of The MICE Network (MTM), the World of Incentives (WOI) and the World Association of Travel Agencies (WATA). Prior to his current positions, he was responsible fo
- Thu Feb 25, 2016 - North America News - New Survey From ACTE and the CBOC Shows Canadian Travel Spend Down by 2.6 Percent for 2016
While an uptick in business travel spending is reflected by a slight majority of companies (39 percent) responding to the ninth annual benchmarking survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and The Conference Board of Canada, a near equal number of firms (34 percent) is citing travel program cutbacks. Even with more than a quarter of responding companies (27 percent) indicating \'no change\' in their budgets, the overall Canadian business travel spend for 2016 is predicted to decrea
- Thu Feb 25, 2016 - North America News - CWT Further Cements Commitment to Startups; TMC signs new agreement with Plug and Play
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced a new collaboration with Plug and Play, a leading startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley. The travel management company will help select the most promising startups working on the next generation of travel + hospitality products and services. CWT is an anchor member of Plug and Play Travel + Hospitality.
Plug and Play Travel + Hospitality is on a mission to discover, support, and scale technologies that are defining the future of travel and hospitality.
- Thu Feb 25, 2016 - Central & South America News - Meet Puerto Rico Offers Planners More Options For Meetings Of All Types
With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and 15,000 guest rooms throughout the Island, a world-class convention center, an increasing range of accommodation options, a menu of social media offerings and a growing list of awards and accolades, Puerto Rico continues to offer meeting planners a wide variety of meeting and event options, from city-wide's to luxury CEO board meetings while ensuring a distinctive and memorable experience.
Meet Puerto Rico can accommodate large groups through
- Thu Feb 25, 2016 - Central & South America News - JetBlue Has Started Its Service From Quito, Ecuador
This afternoon marked the arrival at Mariscal Sucre International Airport of the inaugural JetBlue flight joining the city of Quito to the city of Fort Lauderdale in the United States.
Upon its arrival at the capital's airport, the airline's Airbus 320 was received with a water arch salute from two fire engines of the airport's Fire and Rescue Service, a traditional welcome in the aviation industry on important occasions. The addition of JetBlue to the roster of airlines at the Mariscal Sucre Airport i
- Thu Feb 25, 2016 - Asia Pacific News - IAPCO Selects Tokyo To Host 49th Annual Meeting & General Assembly
Cementing its position as an up-and-coming C+I destination, Japan has won the bid to host the 49th Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers in 2018. Events will take place in two Japanese cities: the Annual Meeting + General Assembly will convene in Tokyo following Council Meetings in Osaka.
IAPCO made the announcement during the recent Annual Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa.
IAPCO has seen significant growth in membership from t
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - North America News - The Boulders Resort & Spa, Arizona Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovations
The Boulders Resort + Spa recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation project just in time for the new season. According to Howard Harris, General Manager, \'The changes are truly remarkable. The fresh look preserves our rich history by continuing to draw inspiration from our surrounding desert environs.\'
The multi-faceted project that began in May 2015 includes the following areas:
The updated design begins with a true sense of arrival with an inviting and sophisticated flavor
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - North America News - The Boulders Resort, Arizona Enhances The Golf Experience: Improved Pace of Play, Short Courses, New Golf Academy Programs and Value-Added Golf Getaway Packages
The Boulders continues to add new ways to make the game of golf enjoyable and to combat concerns that golf takes too much time and is too difficult. Value Your Time programs were designed to improve the golf experience with new golf instruction and pace of play such as the popular Pebble Tees, at 2400 yards, were added for those with limited time and those who are just learning the game or want to continue to enjoy the game. Or, \'Fore at Four\' is for golfers to play 4 holes at 4:00pm and allows golfers
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - North America News - The Boulders Resort, Arizona Introduces One-of-a-Kind New Adventures For Thrill Seekers and Outdoorsmen Alike
The Boulders Resort, renowned for its 1,300 acres in the high Sonoran desert and average daily temperatures, of a perfectly balmy 75 degrees, entices guests to new outdoor experiences ranging from extreme adrenaline junkies, novice and avid hikers, and everyone in between.
Waterfall Rappel - This new outdoor activity takes place on the resort's picturesque grounds beginning at the base of a waterfall that cascades over the ancient rock formations near the Main Lodge. Led by the resort's expert guides
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - North America News - Carefree Adventure Meets Boundless Luxury At The Boulders Resort & Spa In Arizona
Tucked away in the high Sonoran Desert just north of Scottsdale, the Boulders Resort + Spa is renowned for a world-class resort experience that includes championship golf and tennis, a luxurious spa, and an exceptional level of service. But this extraordinary desert hideaway is also a threshold to a host of outdoor adventure activities that transcend traditional resort activities and begin right in The Boulders own 1,300-acre backyard, from helicopter tours and horseback riding to rock climbing and even
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - Central & South America News - Jamaica Tourist Board Announces New Appointments
Paul Pennicook, Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has announced the appointments of Marcia McLaughlin and Francine Carter Henry. McLaughlin, a hospitality and tourism veteran, will serve as Deputy Director of Tourism, Marketing. Carter Henry is filling the role of Manager, Tour Operators and Airlines for the Jamaica Tourist Board's USA Regional Office.
With her February 8 appointment, Ms McLaughlin will have responsibility for developing and coordinating the JTB's global marketin
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - Europe News - Travel Expert Doug Lansky To Speak At WTM London
International travel expert Doug Lansky has been confirmed to speak at the new-look three-day World Travel Market London 2016.
Lansky is a tourism development advisor and travel writer with controversial and challenging views on the travel industry, especially the role of Destination Marketing Organisations (DMOs).
His keynote presentation will challenge current DMO marketing practices and instead encourage the promotion of individualism, realism and connecting with the true culture of the destinati
- Wed Feb 24, 2016 - Europe News - Egencia TripNavigator Solves "Last Mile" Hassles By Connecting With Uber and Citymapper
Egencia TripNavigator app now solves \'last mile\' hassles for business travelers with personalized information and choice for selecting the best route and ground transportation options throughout their journey.
The most recent Egencia Business and Travel Technology Study revealed that travelers are wasting time grappling with ground transport and don't always have the information they need to choose wisely. For 45 per cent of business travelers around the globe, arranging ground transportation is the m