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November 12, 2015
ITP Appoints New TMC Partner In Ecuador

ITP - International Travel Partnership, one of the world's fastest-growing travel management consortiums, has announced the appointment of Travelnet S.A. as ITP's travel partner in Ecuador. Travelnet is a leading independent agent with an ...
October 10, 2014
Ovation Global DMC Announces Offices At Five New Locations

Continuing its global expansion, Ovation Global DMC has announced offices at five new locations across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and The Americas. At each of the following locations, destination services will be provided by strategic ...
October 01, 2014
Wings Travel Management Takes Off In Brazil

Wings Travel Management is strengthening its foothold in Brazil after winning the contract to provide full travel management services to MODEC, one of the world's leading specialists in engineering, procurement, construction and installatio...
September 22, 2014
Rapid Growth For FCm SmartSTAY Hotel Programme; Free Extras For Corporates At Over 300 Properties

FCm Travel Solutions' added-value hotel initiative SmartSTAY has seen rapid growth since its launch in mid-2013 and now boasts over 300 properties worldwide participating in the corporate extras programme. SmartSTAY gives FCm clients ye...
August 12, 2014
CWT and GBTA Release 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released a new joint 2015 Global Travel Price Outlook report with the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The report gives an early indication...
August 12, 2014
FCm Launches Cloud-Based Big Data Reporting Tool

FCm Travel Solutions has launched a new cloud-based reporting platform that allows clients to build their own reports and more deeply analyse their travel data using third party sources. Clientbank Cloud is a scalable reporting solution ...
July 31, 2014
ITP - International Travel Partnership Adds Union Tours In Peru

ITP - International Travel Partnership, one of the world's fastest-growing travel management consortiums, today announces the appointment of Unión Tours as ITP's travel partner in Peru. Unión Tours is a well-established travel management...
July 27, 2014
Dominican Republic Launch Reinforces FCm's Presence In The Caribbean

GLOBAL corporate travel provider FCm Travel Solutions has increased its profile in Latin America following an official launch of the brand in the Dominican Republic. Representatives from FCm joined colleagues from Emely Tours, FCm's part...
July 08, 2014
CWT Research Shows Mobile Booking To Represent 25% of All Online Corporate Bookings By 2017

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released Tap into mobile: managed travel in the digital economy, an investigation into the impact of mobile in the managed travel space. The free-to-download study suggests that mobile bookings are se...
July 02, 2014
CWT Works With International SOS To Strengthen Safety and Security Offering

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced a global agreement with International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security services company, that will help CWT's customers better protect their business travelers through enhanc...
June 12, 2014
Flight Centre Group Expands Corporate Division - LaunchesNew Consulting Business: 4th Dimension

The Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has launched a new brand to the corporate market, today unveiling 4th Dimension as the name of its Australian-based consulting division. Under the guidance of the company's senior advisor Virginia Fi...
March 06, 2014
Flight Centre Corporate Partners With Shangri-La and Denihan To Enhance Hotel Offering

Flight Centre's Corporate Global Product division (FCGP) has partnered with two leading hotel companies, Shangri-La Group and Denihan Hospitality Group, to further expand the offering of its 2014 Global Hotel Program to corporate clients. ...
February 05, 2014
FCm Travel Solutions Partners With iJET To Deliver Innovative Travel Risk Management Solutions

Leading travel management company, FCm Travel Solutions has partnered with iJET International to deliver a world-class travel risk management (TRM) program for its global network of corporate customers. FCm's new TRM solution utilises iJ...
January 29, 2014
FCm and Corporate Traveller Clients Check-In For Free Extras With New SmartSTAY Hotel Programme

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has launched an innovative new global added-value hotel programme exclusively for clients of its business travel divisions FCm Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller. Called SmartSTAY the programme of...
December 03, 2013
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Offers A Business Travel Survival Guide For 2014 FIFA World Cup In Brazil

Looking ahead to 2014, travelers should be aware of the impact that major events, like the 2014 FIFA World Cup running from June 12 -- July 13, will have on their travel plans. The World Cup will bring more than 600,000 travelers to Brazil ...
December 02, 2013
American Express Releases Annual Global Business Travel Forecast

American Express has released the 10th installment of its Global Business Travel Forecast, designed to help corporate travel executives better align their plans and policies to maximize the strategic value of their business travel agreement...
November 13, 2013
Egencia Offers Corporate Travel Management In 62 Countries

Egencia, the business travel brand of Expedia, Inc., today announced new corporate travel management services in seven countries helping the company more effectively serve clients conducting global business. New countries served by Egenc...
October 29, 2013
CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Shares Insights For 2014

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine (ERM) has released its 2014 Travel Price Forecast supplement dedicated to the global ERM industry. The report shows moderate travel price inflation can be expected across the globe next year in line with modes...
July 30, 2013
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Releases 2014 Travel Price Forecast

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released its 2014 Travel Price Forecast, which shows worldwide travel prices will increase moderately next year, in line with limited economic growth expected across the globe. Christophe Renard, vice...
June 26, 2013
HRG Air Trends Survey Indicates Upward Trend For Business Travel Market

Despite an unprecedented number of disruptions over the last year business air travel is showing encouraging signs of recovery, with travel to emerging markets in Africa and Latin America leading the charge, according to data released today...
May 07, 2013
HRG Latin American Forum Highlights Double Digit Corporate Travel And Events Growth In Brasil

The latest data from HRG Brasil, a strategic partner for Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), has revealed double digit growth in Brasil, across corporate travel and events during 2012, with continued optimism for 2013 and beyond. Findings from t...
May 07, 2013
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April 22, 2013
AirPlus Study Shows Steady Business Travel Volumes Expected, Costs To Rise

AirPlus International released its 8th annual International Travel Management Study this week. Researchers interviewed more than 2,100 travel buyers in 24 countries across multiple travel volumes, resulting in the broadest, most inclusive s...
March 26, 2013
AirPlus Fiscal Year 2012: Growth Exceeds That of Business Travel Market

AirPlus International, a leading global provider of payment and billing solutions for business travel, remains on its strong growth course. In fiscal year 2012, the company earned €11.4 billion in billing sales with its credit cards, which ...
March 13, 2013
Second HRG Latin American Forum Scheduled - 8 April 2013

Following on from the success of the first HRG Latin American Forum staged last year, a second event will take place on 8 April in Brasil. HRG Brasil, a business unit of Grupo Alatur and the strategic partner for Hogg Robinson Group (HRG),...
February 14, 2013
CWT Sees Stable 2012 Performance In A Challenging Environment

CWT announced steady performance for its business travel activities in 2012, and significant growth in specialized areas, including CWT Meetings & Events and CWT Energy Services. Overall sales volume fell by 1.1% to USD $27.7 billion[1...
February 06, 2013
FCm Travel Solutions Goes Mobile With Mantic Point

FCm Travel Solutions has partnered with UK-based firm Mantic Point to introduce 'FCm Mobile', an integrated mobile phone solution for the global travel management company's corporate travellers worldwide. FCm Mobile gives travellers acce...
February 05, 2013
International Travel Partnership Adds Swiss Andina Turismo In Colombia

ITP - International Travel Partnership has added Colombia to its existing coverage in Latin America with the appointment of Swiss Andina Turismo. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations with ITP said, "Colombia is a fast developing econ...
November 26, 2012
FCm Travel Solutions: Corporate Travel Trends Signal Rise of New Business Hubs

Higher levels of corporate travel into countries in Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East indicates corporates are heading to a range of new business hubs to capitalise on economic growth, according to global corpo...
November 14, 2012
CWT Hotel Intel - A New Private Hotel Review Site For Companies

CWT launches CWT Hotel Intel, an innovative travel review site that allows business travelers to share hotel ratings and reviews within a secure, company-specific site. Part of CWT's comprehensive hotel offering called CWT Hotel 360, CWT Ho...
November 08, 2012
Egencia Celebrates 10 Years In The Marketplace

Egencia, the corporate travel division of Expedia, Inc., has kicked-off a company-wide celebration marking its 10th year as one of the world's leading travel management companies while reconfirming the company's vision for the business trav...
October 18, 2012
American Express Predicts Robust Increases In Business Travel Pricing In Select Markets

According to American Express Global Business Travel in its Global Business Travel Forecast 2013, projected increases in business travel pricing in select markets in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe indicate that road warriors will l...
October 09, 2012
CWT Takes Steps To Tackle Hidden Costs of Travel Through Global Stress Survey

Carlson Wagonlit Travel's (CWT) latest research shows that lost luggage and no internet connection present the greatest areas of stress for business travelers. Based on the responses of 6,000 business travelers from nine global companie...
October 08, 2012
HRG Announces New Partner In Peru

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has announced the appointment of Diners Travel as its new partner in Peru. The company will trade as HRG Peru and will support HRG's clients with dedicated local and regional expertise. Diners Travel was establi...
September 20, 2012
FCm Travel Solutions Inks Global Agreement With Trondent

Trondent Development Corp., a leading provider of corporate travel technology solutions, has announced a global profile management partnership with FCm Travel Solutions. As part of the partnership, FCm will deploy Trondent's advanced Pro...
September 17, 2012
FCm Travel Solutions Named Top TMC In North, South And Central America

FCm Travel Solutions is celebrating a triple win at the World Travel Awards after being named the Leading Travel Management Company for North, South and Central America. The impressive feat was announced at a red carpet awards event at t...
August 13, 2012
HRG Survey: Hotel Rates On The Rise In Latin America, As Fallout of Sovereign Debt Crisis Hits Eurozone

The strongest growth in hotel rates in the first half of 2012 took place in Latin America, whilst hotel prices across the Eurozone either fell or remained flat, according to the latest bi-annual hotel survey from Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), ...
July 18, 2012
GetThere Latin American Summit On Business Travel Technology Returns To Brazil

GetThere's regional conference will reunite local leaders, decision makers in corporate travel and technology suppliers Aug. 6 in Sao Paulo. The event includes strategy sessions and a customer spotlight. GetThere will also unveil its Virtua...
July 12, 2012
Egencia Grows Global Footprint In EMEA, LATAM and APAC

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has announced the expansion of the Egencia Global Alliance to include strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) in Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, ...
June 27, 2012
Egencia 2012 Corporate Travel Global Benchmarking Study & Travel Manager Research

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has unveiled its 2012 Global Corporate Travel Benchmarking Study and Travel Manager Research. The study evaluates the current business travel landscape and supply environment for air, hotel and car invento...
June 19, 2012
Egencia Unveils Next Generation Hotel Offering -- Egencia Hotel

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has announced the launch of Egencia Hotel, an enhanced business hotel solution. Egencia Hotel consists of a comprehensive, intuitive booking tool specifically designed for business travel needs. Business t...
June 14, 2012
HRG's Latin American Forum Points To Continued Business Travel Boom Across The Region

Latin America's booming economy and an influx of foreign investment will underpin rapid growth in business travel across the region over the coming year, according to HRG in Latin America. HRG recently held its inaugural Latin American For...
May 21, 2012
FCm Focuses On Next Generation Of Business Travel

Global travel and expense management company, FCm Travel Solutions has used its annual conference to showcase the company's latest developments in technology and future strategies for sales, account management and marketing. Called FCm N...
May 15, 2012
U.S. Bank and Conferma Announce Global Partnership

Conferma, the expert in travel and expense (T&E) settlement and reconciliation technology, and U.S. Bank, one of the largest corporate bankcard issuers in North America, have announced a global partnership agreement. The agreement will enab...
May 09, 2012
Egencia Mobile Now Available On Android and Mobile Web Enabled Devices

Egencia, the corporate travel arm of Expedia Inc., has launched the next phase of Egencia Mobile, extending their mobile application to Android and Mobile Web devices. Previously developed for the iPhone, Egencia Mobile enables business tra...
April 25, 2012
New Concur Report Provides In-Depth Look At $50 Billion Worth of T&E Spend

Concur, a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services, has released its second global report on corporate travel and entertainment (T&E) spend. Compiled from the detailed analysis of more than 500 million expense l...
April 19, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Creates 'Americas' Region

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events, is combining its former North America and Latin America regions into one "Americas" region. This combined organization enables C...
March 29, 2012
ITP Appoints Class Tour As Its Partner In Brazil

ITP - International Travel Partnership continues to expand its coverage outside Europe with the appointment of Class Tour as its partner in Brazil. Ian Epps, Director of Partnership Relations with ITP, said, "Class Tour has many years of c...
March 19, 2012
FCm: Business Travel To Emerging Markets Rising

Business travel to developing countries is on the rise as corporates capitalise on growing economies and new business opportunities in the emerging markets, according to global travel and expense management company FCm Travel Solutions. ...
March 06, 2012
Sabre Red App Centre Open For Business For Developers and Travel Buyers

Sabre Travel Network, a global travel technology company serving travel suppliers and agencies, has opened the virtual doors to its Sabre Red App Centre, the world's first B2B online application store for the travel industry. The Sabre Red ...
March 01, 2012
CWT Sees Record Year In Performance; Business Travel On An Upward Trend

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events, has announced record performance in 2011. Sales volume, at USD $28.0 billion, grew by 15.2% compared to 2010 (USD $24.3 billion)...
January 31, 2012
Egencia Expands Its Global Footprint By Seven New Countries

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has expanded its global footprint by seven new countries, providing travel management services to clients in Turkey, Morocco, Bulgaria, South Korea, Colombia, Chile, and Guatemala. The Egencia Global Alli...
January 13, 2012
FCm Named World's Leading Travel Management Company

FCm Travel Solutions celebrated a stellar performance in the World Travel Awards' program after being named the World's Leading Travel Management Company. FCm accepted the World Travel Awards' global accolade for corporate travel managem...
December 15, 2011
CWT To Go Available Today On Popular Mobile Devices

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that its mobile app, CWT To Go, is available on popular Smartphone platforms worldwide. CWT To Go allows busy travelers to access a wide range of services, including itinerary, changes in travel s...
November 03, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Net Tour Viagens E Turismo In Brazil

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired Net Tour Viagens E Turismo Ltda (Net Tours) through its local Brazilian subsidiary, Wagons Lits Turismo Do Brasil Ltda (CWT Brazil). Net Tours, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil has provided travel manage...
November 02, 2011
Egencia Releases 2012 Forecast & Hotel Negotiability Index For Corporate Travel

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has unveiled its 2012 Corporate Travel Forecast and Hotel Negotiability Index, finding that airline average ticket prices (ATPs) and hotel average daily rates (ADRs) for top corporate travel destinations w...
October 26, 2011
American Express Global Business Travel Global Forecast: Business Travel Prices To Increase Conservatively In 2012

The need for companies to invest in business travel as a means to support business growth, as well as travel providers' discipline in managing supply, will likely lead to increases in business travel prices paid worldwide in 2012. Business ...
October 17, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Releases 2012 Global Travel Forecast

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has released its 2012 Travel Price Forecast, which projects supplier prices for airlines, hotels, ground transportation providers, and meetings and events (M&E) spend. CWT's 2012 forecast provides projection...
October 06, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Centenial Group In Costa Rica

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired the assets of Centenial Group, an international partner of CWT in Costa Rica since 2004. Centenial Group based in San Jose has provided travel management expertise to corporate travelers since 1995...
September 19, 2011
How Does Your Salary Compare With Other Travel Managers? GBTA Report

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July 13, 2011
RADIUS Receives Significant Investments From Shareholders To Fuel Growth

RADIUS has received a multi-million dollar global investment from shareholders in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. These major investors include Cox and Kings, Ltd (India), Portman Travel (UK), and Travel and Transport (US). This ca...
June 28, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Has Announced CRS by CWT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced a new, non-GDS hotel booking solution called CRS by CWT, which acts as a hotel central reservation system (CRS), aggregating diverse hotel content in one place. Hotels not in the global distributi...
June 21, 2011
FCm Forges New Alliance In Bolivia

GLOBAL corporate travel and expense management consultancy FCm Travel Solutions has entered into a new partnership agreement with Turismo Balas in Bolivia. The new alliance significantly expands FCm's Latin American capabilities in the corp...
June 01, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Rearden Commerce Launch Global Mobile Application For Business Travelers

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and Rearden Commerce have announced the expansion of their partnership agreement to deliver CWT To Go , a feature-rich mobile application available for CWT's customers worldwide. CWT To Go allows travelers t...
May 10, 2011
Business Travellers Favour Locks With Pin Codes To Secure Luggage According To Corporate Traveller Poll

Business travellers prefer the efficiency of a pin-code lock to secure their luggage and its contents rather than a key lock or a zip tie, according to a new online poll. The online poll conducted by Australian business travel specialist Co...
April 27, 2011
CWT Launches Dynamic Mobile Application for Business Travelers

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialized in business travel management, has announced the worldwide launch of CWT Market, a free application for iPhone and Android mobile devices that aggregates best-of-market travel apps ...
April 07, 2011
HRG Reports On Business Travel Consolidation In Latin America And Appoints Two New Partners In The Region

Companies are consolidating their business travel in Latin America as corporate traffic to the region increases exponentially, according to Hogg Robinson Group, (HRG). In order to meet this growing demand, HRG has also appointed two new Par...
March 15, 2011
CWT Performance Indicators Show That Business Travel Is On The Rise

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that its 2010 sales volume at USD $24.3 billion1 grew by 13.5 percent compared to 2009. In addition, the number of transactions managed by CWT increased by 11.9%2 year over year. These key perform...
March 03, 2011
FCm Travel Solutions Announces New Partner In Costa Rica

FCm Travel Solutions (FCm) has announced a new partnership with a major travel service provider in Costa Rica. FCm has partnered with, corporate, leisure and meetings specialist Times Square Travel Agency, which has been in operation in Cos...
February 16, 2011
Senior Executives From HRG Arrive In Peru To Celebrate Anniversary

David Radcliffe, Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), has arrived in Lima to visit HRG Peru (Condor Travel) and meet its valued clients. He was accompanied by Peter Vargas, HRG's Vice President North America. Celebrating Condor ...
January 24, 2011
CWT Global Survey Shows Buyers Will Continue To Focus On Cost Savings

Improving traveler compliance, optimizing online adoption, driving air and ground transportation savings, and optimizing hotel spend are travel buyers' top priorities overall for 2011, according to an annual client survey conducted by Carls...
January 21, 2011
Amadeus Releases Version 14.0 of its Flagship e-Travel Management Solution

Amadeus has released version 14.0 of its flagship e-Travel Management solution, the self-booking tool for corporations. The new version, which is available globally, includes a range of enhanced features including the new Travel Arranger Wo...
January 19, 2011
iJET Outlines Business Travel Risk Landscape For 2011

iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, has outlined the major risks and trends that it anticipates will most significantly affect business travel, risk management and resil...
December 22, 2010
American Express Global Business Travel $2.3 Billion USD In New Client Wins

American Express Global Business Travel has won through November 2010 more than $2.3 billion in new managed travel business1 with clients spanning from small and mid-sized companies to large market, multinational and global businesses world...
November 30, 2010
American Express Expands Its Business Travel Service Options

American Express Business Travel announced a new option for corporate traveler service and support called universal aXcess. Launched within a new suite of services called aXcess, with universal aXcess global corporations are provided a cons...
October 28, 2010
Global Specialist Markets Add New Partner In Costa Rica

Global Specialist Markets (GSM), a leader in global travel management, has announced the addition of Costa Rica's Viajes Caravana Internacional S.A (Caravana) to its rapidly expanding global network. GSM represents a unified network of lead...
October 19, 2010
Jamaica Tourist Board Wins Awards At Flight Center USA Partner Conference

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) walked away with two awards during the recent Flight Centre USA Partner Conference in New Jersey. Flight Centre USA was formed in early 2008 when Flight Centre Ltd. acquired retail-based travel agency Liberty...
October 12, 2010
Global Specialist Markets Hosts Fourth Annual Global Summit

GSM hosted its fourth annual Global Summit in Hong Kong on September 22nd -- 24th. At this three day event, GSM Partners from around the globe celebrated the network's many achievements, set-out aggressive plans for future growth, and reinf...
July 22, 2010
FCm Boosts Latin American Operations With New Partner

FCm Travel Solutions has strengthened its global network with the addition of a new Latin American partner, Biblos Travel, based in Argentina. Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Biblos Travel is one of Argentina's top travel companies with o...
July 14, 2010
World Tours Launches Golf Division

World Tours, GSM's exclusive Partner in Colombia, announced the launch of a new golf division to serve corporate and leisure group travellers, as well as individuals. Together with Proexport Offices and GSM Partners around the world, this n...
May 18, 2010
GSM Holds Regional Forum For The Americas

Global Specialist Markets (GSM) held its third annual Regional Forum for the Americas on April 28th - 30th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Through a unique partnership approach, GSM represents a network of leading independent travel management compan...
May 06, 2010
RADIUS Global TMC Gains Foothold In Latin America

RADIUS, a corporate travel management company providing global travel solutions. announced that travel agency TTS Viajes, S.A. in Argentina has joined RADIUS. Headquartered in Buenos Aires, the addition of TTS Viajes strengthens RADIUS' pos...
March 04, 2010
U.S. Visa Waiver Programme March 20, 2010 Requirements

As of March 20th, 2010, and at the request of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Immigration authority, citizens of countries included in the U.S. visa waiver programme* travelling to or through the United States m...
February 17, 2010
CWT Performance Indicators For 2009

Key performance indicators for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) testify to the unusual challenges the travel industry and most other businesses confronted during the global recession of 2009, the company reported. Total CWT transactions for...
February 09, 2010
Egencia Releases Global Hotel Study

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has previewed results from a global study "Hotel Cost Control: Savings and Opportunities," finding that companies risk tremendous annual budget losses through unmanaged travel activity. Pairing insight fro...
February 04, 2010
GetThere Doubles Pace of Innovation On New Platform In 2009

GetThere has released its latest quarterly grouping of enhancements for business travel programs. The compilation of upgrades capped a record year of innovation for GetThere, with agency and corporate clients benefitting from several air, ...
February 02, 2010
American Express Business Travel Launches 'aXcentis'

Regardless of company size, business travel is frequently one of the largest controllable expenses -- yet many small to mid-sized companies may not believe travel management programs are accessible for their travel budget. To meet these co...
December 09, 2009
Egencia Launches The Egencia Global Alliance

Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. company, has launched the Egencia Global Alliance to expand its network of strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) and provide further global support to clients around the world...
October 09, 2009
FCm Outlook/White Paper: New Horizons In Travel Procurement

Where is business travel pricing headed over the next 12 months and what can corporates expect in procurement? With key economic indicators pointing to 'green shoots', the corporate travel market appears to be at a pivot point. As consum...
September 30, 2009
American Express Business Travel 2010 Global Business Travel Forecast

According to the American Express Global Business Travel Forecast, pent up trip demand coupled with supply base changes are likely to cause rates to slightly increase in most travel categories by the end of 2010. Business class airfares in ...
September 25, 2009
Global Travel & Tourism Industry Unite To Do MASSIVEGOOD

Leading representatives of the Global Travel and Tourism Industry joined today, for the first time ever, to declare their support for a new ambitious global health initiative, MASSIVEGOOD. The project was created by the Millennium Foundatio...
August 25, 2009
TRX to Provide Reservation Processing Services To Despegar.com

TRX, Inc., a global technology company that develops and hosts software applications to process data records and automate manual processes, today announced a new agreement with Despegar.com, the leading online travel agency in Latin America...
August 06, 2009
HRG Unveils 2009 Six Month Hotel Survey

Part 1: Overview The international hotel market is still feeling the effects of the tough economic climate according to the bi-annual hotel survey conducted by Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the international corporate travel services compa...
July 13, 2009
HRG Strengthens Its Presence In Brasil With Grupo Alatur

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) has today announced a strategic agreement with Grupo Alatur, the largest business entity in Brazil focussed on corporate travel. Established in 1991, Grupo Alatur's core business centres on corporate travel and...
June 15, 2009
International SOS Paper On Retooling Pandemic Plans Before Next Wave

International SOS Drs Myles Druckman, Craig Stark, and Neil Nerwich have authored "Influenza H1N1 : Lessons Learnt, Retooling the Plan before the Next Wave," examining what has been learned to date from the H1N1 "swine flu" pandemic and how...
April 27, 2009
International SOS Launches Website About Swine Flu Outbreak

International SOS has launched a new website to communicate important information regarding the swine flu outbreak to members of the public and the media. The site, available at http://urgent.internationalsos.com provides updates on the sit...
April 06, 2009
FCm Secures Richardson Electronics Business In 30+ Countries

FCm Travel Solutions has extended its travel management consultancy service with US-based Richardson Electronics Ltd, from North America to more than 30 countries worldwide. FCm was initially appointed to manage corporate travel for Richard...
March 31, 2009
GlobalStar Travel Management Launches New Organization

GlobalStar Travel Management has launched its new organization with a newly formed Global Executive Team ensuring a solidly professional future for the GlobalStar organization. GlobalStar originated in 2001 as a partner network of independe...
March 17, 2009
iJET On Avian Influenza and Pandemic Preparedness

iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, a leading provider of global intelligence and business resiliency services, has announced the publication of its annual report: 2008 Review and Forecast: Avian Influenza and Pandemic Planning. Developed by iJE...
March 17, 2009
Corporates Beware The True Cost Of 'Low-Cost' Online Bookings: FCm

Corporates being lured by travel websites promising 'lowest rates' are in some cases paying a higher price in the long term, according to global travel management consultancy, FCm Travel Solutions. FCm has advised corporates to be aware ...
March 16, 2009
Fone-In Partners With Radius As A Preferred Interpretation Partner

RADIUS -- the global travel company, and Fone-In, a leading phone-based language interpretation service, have announced the signing of a global marketing agreement. RADIUS is the world's largest travel management network with 90 travel man...
March 12, 2009
American Express Business Travel Delivered $2B In 2008 T & E Savings

American Express Business Travel has announced it helped clients globally realize more than $2 billion in travel and expense savings in 2008. Demand for proven savings and a need for greater cost control methods factored favorably in the Co...
February 02, 2009
Cornerstone Announces Alliance With TX Consultoria

Cornerstone Information Systems, a leading technology and professional services company in the travel sector, has announced an alliance with TX Consultoria, a widely respected consulting firm in Brazil. Through this alliance TX will act as ...
November 20, 2008
Travelocity Business Expands Global Reach With Radius

Travelocity Business has announced an agreement with RADIUS that enhances the travel management company's reach to more than 80 countries. RADIUS' vast network of premier corporate agencies complements services provided by Travelocity Busin...
October 21, 2008
BCD Travel Expands Operations In Costa Rica

BCD Travel has expanded its operations in Latin America by acquiring a majority stake in current Costa Rican partner Supracolor de C.R., an independent travel management company headquartered in San José. Supracolor, which has operated in t...
October 16, 2008
Amadeus and FCm Travel Solutions Announce Global Reseller Agreement

Amadeus and FCm Travel Solutions have signed an agreement certifying FCm as a global reseller of Amadeus e-Travel Management, the most widely deployed online booking solution for managed travel. Reflecting the longstanding relationship betw...
October 02, 2008
Advito Releases 2009 Industry Forecast For Business Travel

Net airfares will increase on average by 6 percent to 8 percent against 2008, while additional fees will increase the total cost of air travel even more. Meanwhile, softening demand in the hotel market will progressively strengthen buyers' ...
August 20, 2008
Survey Reveals Habits of Next Generation Travelers

Technological change has reinvented the manner in which travel service suppliers bring their products and services to the marketplace in recent years, and a new survey now reveals that emerging technology has had an equally profound effect ...
July 17, 2008
Anvil Group Advises Business Travellers On Airport Security

The Anvil Group, a specialist in crisis avoidance services, today advises business travellers on the importance of safety and security at airports in light of the recent survey results released by Barclaycard Business. The Barclaycard Busin...
May 27, 2008
CWT Research: Travel Policy and Compliance

Companies can save on average 20 percent of their total travel spend by optimizing travel policy and increasing traveler compliance, according to the latest in-depth research from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). To generate these savings, th...
May 27, 2008
CWT Products Help Clients Optimize Travel Policy and Compliance

The latest in-depth research by the CWT Travel Management Institute shows that most companies can improve their travel policy and traveler compliance, and by doing so, save on average 20 percent of total travel spend. To that end, Carlson W...
April 23, 2008
FCm Partners With Kontik Franstur In Brazil

FCm Travel Solutions has signed a new partnership agreement with one of the longest-standing and most prestigious corporate travel specialists in Brazil - Kontik Franstur. Formed in 1945, Kontik Franstur is a family-owned company that emplo...
March 24, 2008
Pegasus Solutions Goes Global With BCD Travel

BCD Travel has renewed its contract with Pegasus Solutions for commission processing in the US, EMEA and ASPAC. Additionally, BCD Travel has extended its use of Pegasus commission services to include more than 90 countries on five continent...
March 12, 2008
FCm Travel Solutions Partners With Peruvian Travel Innovator

FCm Travel Solutions' growing network in Latin America has been extended to Peru, where the company has formed a partnership with innovative travel specialist, Corporate Travel SAC. Formed in 2005 and currently employing more than 50 people...
March 07, 2008
International SOS and Control Risks Form Joint Venture

International SOS and Control Risks have announced the formation of a strategic alliance. The world's largest integrated medical and security assistance company and the world's leading security risk management firm will create a joint opera...
February 18, 2008
GlobalStar Travel Management and EventBidder.com In Co-operation

Meetings and groups travel portal EventBidder.com to be used by GlobalStar partners globally, to search and book hotels and so called destination management companies (DMC's). The GlobalStar travel agency partner network represents 663 offi...
February 14, 2008
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Sales & New Business Hit Highs in 2007

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) achieved significant growth in 2007, the company announced. CWT also reported substantial progress and innovation in its four lines of business. CWT sales volume totaled US$25.5 billion [1] for 2007, an inc...
February 05, 2008
AirPlus International Travel Management Study 2008

Responsibilities for travel managers continue to grow. According to the third AirPlus International Travel Management Study, 44 per cent of respondents across the world expect travel management to increasingly absorb event management, up fr...
February 05, 2008
RADIUS On Course For 2008

RADIUS -- the global travel company has announced that continued growth in 2008 is assured through successful travel agency recruitment and progress in the development of the RADIUS multinational account consolidation program. With 92 trave...
January 31, 2008
American Express Business Travel Global Client Wins Up 55% In 2007

American Express Business Travel, a global industry leader in business travel management, has reported $6.3 billion in new and renewed contracts for 2007. Renewals contributed to a global retention rate of 98 percent and sales from newly si...
January 23, 2008
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Viajes MAPFRE

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired the assets of Viajes MAPFRE from MAPFRE, the number one insurance company in Spain and leader in non-life insurance in Latin America. The transaction encompasses business travel management, meeting...
January 08, 2008
2008 - A Year of Change For The Corporate Travel Industry

"The fall out of the global credit crunch, heightened security concerns, Open Skies and a continued spotlight on climate change, are set to make 2008 another dynamic year for the corporate travel industry," says David Radcliffe, Chief Execu...
October 30, 2007
FCm Travel Solutions' Global Network Close To Completion

FCm Travel Solutions is on track to consolidate the development of its core worldwide network by the end of this year, with a target of full network completion by mid next year. Following three years of strong growth and expansion, FCm says...
October 22, 2007
AirPlus And RADIUS Expand Partnership With Global Marketing Agreement

RADIUS -- the global travel company and AirPlus International, a leading provider of global corporate travel payment solutions, announced today the signing of a global marketing agreement. RADIUS is the world's largest travel management net...
October 15, 2007
FCm Travel Solutions 'Regional First' Focus In Latin American

FCm Travel Solutions has become the first global travel management company operating in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) to give its network partners ownership of a regional operating company with a 'regional first' focus. The partners, w...
September 20, 2007
BCD Travel Releases 2008 Industry Forecast For Business Travel

Published airfares will increase up to 4 percent next year, while hotel average daily room rates in some markets may achieve double-digit increases, according to the just-released BCD Travel 2008 Industry Forecast, powered by Advito. "Ov...
July 27, 2007
BCD Travel Releases Global Distribution White Paper

The full-content agreements signed in 2006 between airlines and global distribution systems (GDS) are at best a stop-gap measure for corporations seeking efficient access to airfare inventory, according to a white paper on current trends in...
July 12, 2007
HSBC International Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Climate Change

HSBC's first international survey of public attitudes towards climate change highlights a surprising spectrum of opinions across the world. Climate change may be a global issue, but reactions to it vary strongly. The HSBC Climate Confidence...
July 10, 2007
Advito Expands Travel Benchmarking Services In Multiple Languages

Advito, the independent consulting division of BCD Travel, has announced the expansion of the sought-after eValuation Service to three additional languages. The Service, now available in English, German, French and Spanish, is the industry'...
July 10, 2007
Advito Announces Expanded Air And Hotel Programme Management Tools

Advito, an independent consulting division of BCD Travel, has announced the expansion of its hotel and air programme management services and tools for clients globally. Responding to the ever-increasing complexity of air and hotel procureme...
June 21, 2007
BCD Travel Acquires Ownership Stake In Brazil Agency Avipam

BCD Travel, the world's third-largest travel management company, has expanded its operations in Brazil by acquiring a stake in current partner Avipam, an independent travel management company with five offices and more than 400 employees ar...
May 29, 2007
CDC Advisory: US Traveler with Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with a number of international, state, and local partners on an investigation involving a U.S. citizen recently diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)....
May 23, 2007
GlobalStar Travel Management 3rd Annual Industry Forum in Las Vegas

GlobalStar Travel Management, a long-term equity partnership comprised of the world's foremost independent travel management firms, recently held its third annual Industry Forum in Las Vegas on May 2. The forum featured keynote speeches fro...
May 21, 2007
FCm Travel Sloutions Grows In Latin America Region

FCm Travel Solutions is moving quickly to expand its network in Latin America, signing new partnerships with long-standing corporate travel companies in Argentina and Mexico. Action Travel, one of the top 10 travel management companies ...
May 08, 2007
American Express Business Travel Growing in Latin America & Caribbean

Reporting from the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Global Conference and Latin America Summit, American Express Business Travel named Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) as one of the Company's fastest growth markets in 20...
May 07, 2007
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches CWT Program Management Center

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world's second-largest travel management company, today announced the launch of the CWT Program Management Center. This global web-based tool provides travel managers and travel buyers with a central gatew...
May 03, 2007
BCD Travel Selects Atmosfair As Global Carbon Off-Set Provider

BCD Travel, the world's third largest global travel management company, has chosen Atmosfair, a non-profit provider whose high quality offset projects have been independently verified, as its global carbon off-set partner. The move adds ano...
May 03, 2007
Advito Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Service Portfolio

Advito, the independent consulting division of BCD Travel, the world's third largest travel management company, (May 3) introduced a complete portfolio of consulting services and technologies designed to meet clients' need for comprehensive...
May 01, 2007
BCD Travel Releases Global Corporate Social Responsibility Principles

BCD Travel, the world's third largest global travel management company, (May 1) made public its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Principles. The principles are billed as a global code of conduct for a global company, and will guide all...
April 26, 2007
Carlson Receives International Corporate Award

Carlson, a brand leader in the travel, hotel, cruise, restaurant, and marketing industries, has received the 2007 Twin Cities International Citizen Awards' International Corporate Award for corporate and social responsibility, and global ...
March 29, 2007
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Records Strong Performance In 2006

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) achieved significant growth in 2006 and made major progress in its four lines of business, the company announced today. The company's total sales volume reached US$17.6 billion in 2006, a 22 percent increase...
March 27, 2007
HRG Launches Global Fundraising Day

On 3rd April 2007 some 12,000 HRG employees will unite around the globe to participate in the very first worldwide HRG Day, undertaking a variety of fundraising activities to raise money for ActionAid, the international development agency f...
February 07, 2007
GetThere Tops 10 Million Online Corporate Travel Bookings in 2006

GetThere has (February 7) announced the milestone of 10 million bookings made by corporations using the GetThere system in 2006. Combining air, car, hotel and rail reservations, the value of bookings made by business travelers using GetTher...
February 01, 2007
American Express Business Travel's Focus For 2007

American Express Business Travel, a global industry leader in business travel management, has reported on its 2006 business performance and outlined four critical areas of business transformation focus for 2007. In 2006, American Express Bu...
November 27, 2006
Amadeus e-Travel Management v10.0

Amadeus today shared a preview of its enhanced e-Travel Management solution, which will be released in December 2006. The new version -- Amadeus e-Travel Management v10.0 -- will provide corporations with improved administration features an...
September 20, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Issues Global Progress Report

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world's second-largest travel management company, has announced a sizeable increase in sales volume for the first six months of the year and considerable progress in the implementa-tion of its three-year s...
September 20, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Reports Record-Breaking New Sales

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world's second- largest travel management company, reported record-breaking new sales of US$1 billion on an annualized basis, excluding renewals, for the first six months of the year. Sales in the first tw...
September 07, 2006
FCm Travel Solutions' Worldwide Network To Switch To New .travel Domain

Global corporate travel and expense management group, FCm Travel Solutions, has announced the commencement of a worldwide roll-out of its changeover to the new dot travel domain. FCm's entire network of partners across Asia Pacific, Eur...
August 08, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Finalizes Acquisition Of Navigant International

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world's second-largest corporate travel management company, has (August 8) announced that the acquisition of Navigant International Inc., formally doing business as TQ3Navigant, is complete. The agreement ...
June 29, 2006
FCm Travel Solutions Launches In Latin America

FCm Travel Solutions has taken another significant step forward in developing its global reach by selecting Flytour not only as its partner in Brazil, but also to manage its new Latin America region. The agreement means that FCm Travel ...
June 08, 2006
Amadeus & ACTE Study: IT Departments And Corporate Travel

According to a new survey from Amadeus and The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), IT Departments are not sufficiently getting involved in companies' corporate travel technology needs. The research, which surveyed 123 cor...
June 08, 2006
BCD Travel Names New Head Of Global Sales

BCD Travel has appointed Travis Tanner as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. The news follows on the heels of recent announcements regarding the growth of BCD Travel's global partner network, and reinforces the company's drive to cap...
June 08, 2006
BCD Travel Creates Global Consulting Practice

BCD Travel, the world's third largest global travel management company, has announced the creation of a new business unit within its global organization. The company's global consulting practice will focus on advisory and project management...
May 08, 2006
BCD Travel Announces Major Network Expansion

BCD Travel has reached another key milestone in its rapid rise to prominence in the global corporate travel management sector. The company, formed in January 2006 following the merger of WorldTravel BTI, TQ3 Travel Solutions Management Hold...
May 08, 2006
American Express Global Advisory Services Unit For Business Travel

American Express, a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company, today announced the formation of a global advisory services unit within the company's Business Travel division. The new Advisory Services organization...
April 27, 2006
Carlson Companies & OEP to Acquire Accor's Share of CWT

Carlson Companies; One Equity Partners (OEP), a private equity affiliate of JPMorgan Chase & Co.; and Accor (April 27) announced that they have reached an agreement for Carlson and OEP to acquire Accor Group's 50 percent share of Carlson Wa...
April 27, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel To Acquire Navigant International

Two global leaders in business travel management, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), and Navigant International, Inc., doing business as TQ3Navigant (Navigant), announced (April 27) that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby CWT will ...
March 14, 2006
BCD Holdings Announces Name Of New Global Travel Logistics Company

BCD Holdings NV today announced it is to call its new global travel logistics company BCD Travel. On the announcement, BCD Holding's founder and Chairman John Fentener van Vlissingen commented: "We have listened to our clients and that i...
March 01, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Teams Up With GetThere

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) signed a reseller agreement with GetThere to offer clients worldwide enhanced flexibility in their choice of online booking systems, the travel management company announced March 1. The GetThere online corporat...
January 31, 2006
RADIUS Sees Success

RADIUS - the global travel company has announced success in travel agency recruitment and multinational account consolidation and the introduction of both proprietary technology and strategic partnerships with leading travel technology supp...
January 23, 2006
Carlson Wagonlit Travel "CWT Business Travel Indicator"

Whether you are a business traveler from New York City, Rio de Janeiro, London, or Beijing, you have more in common than not with your flying brethren across the globe. Security lines and flight delays top the list as the events that most n...
January 09, 2006
The Travel Company Announces SYNERGI Acquisition

The Travel Company has announced the acquisition of SYNERGI, a network of business travel organisations with representation in 45 countries. This purchase follows a remarkable week in the business travel industry in which Dutch-owned BCD Ho...
January 06, 2006
Navigant To Maintain TQ3 Branding And Worldwide Network

Navigant International, Inc., (d/b/a TQ3Navigant), the second largest provider of corporate travel management services in North America based on airline tickets sold, provided an update (January 6) regarding the previously announced agreeme...
January 03, 2006
WorldTravel BTI Parent BCD Holdings To Form New Global TMC

WorldTravel BTI parent BCD Holdings N.V. announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire the business travel entities of a large European corporate travel company, and that it has acquired an ownership position of a UK travel man...
January 03, 2006
Hogg Robinson And BCD Holdings To Follow Independent Strategies

The joint shareholders in Business Travel International bv (BTI), Hogg Robinson plc and BCD Holdings N.V., announced in 2004 that they were in discussions to explore opportunities to find a mutually acceptable and beneficial way to bring th...
January 03, 2006
Hogg Robinson Broadens Its Global Service Capabilities

Hogg Robinson plc and BCD Holdings N.V., joint shareholders in Business Travel International bv (BTI), today announced that they have decided to pursue independent strategies. David Radcliffe, Chief Executive of Hogg Robinson plc, and C...
January 03, 2006
TQ3 Travel Solutions and Navigant International Terminate Agreement

TQ3 Travel Solutions Management Holding, GmbH and Navigant International, Inc. have announced today the termination of their global joint venture agreement, regarding the co-management of TQ3 Travel Solutions, effective immediately. TQ3...
October 25, 2005
American Express Business Travel 2006 Global Business Travel Forecast

American Express Business Travel has released its 2006 Global Business Travel Forecast that indicates strong price increases in the global business travel industry and suggests a more challenging corporate travel buying market in the year a...
September 14, 2005
SYNERGI And AirPlus International Global Preferred Supplier Agreement

SYNERGI, Inc, one of the largest global travel management organizations in the world, and AirPlus International, a leading international provider of business travel payment solutions, have announced a strategic partnership to provide SYNERG...
June 13, 2005
B-Corporate Travel Rebrands As SYNERGI Brazil

B-Corporate Travel is rebranding itself as SYNERGI Brazil to emphasize the company's commitment to managing the worldwide travel needs of its clients, and capitalize on its role as a partner in SYNERGI, Inc, a global travel management compa...
May 12, 2005
Passport Requirements DHS Update For Visa Waiver Program Travel To U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) May 12th reminds travelers from 27 Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries that as of June 26, 2005, they must have a machine-readable passport to enter the United States without a visa, as mandated by ...
January 17, 2005
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Leadership Unveils 3-Year Strategy

A few months following the appointment of Hubert Joly as President & Chief Executive Officer, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has outlined its strategy and plan for the next three years ("CWT 007"). "The next few years will continue to be ...
January 07, 2005
TQ3 Travel Solutions Increases Global Presence

TQ3 Travel Solutions, one of the leading global travel management companies, has firmly set out its 2005 commitment to delivering superior customer service through a robust and comprehensive global network by announcing three strategic acqu...
December 30, 2004
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Business Travel Forecast For 2005

Inflation in air fares is expected to run at around five per cent in 2005, but with increased opportunities for cost reductions and savings, along with proper management, companies should be able to avoid any significant increases in their ...
February 11, 2004
iJET Updates List Of 10 Most Terrorism-Prone Countries

iJET Travel Risk Management (iJET) has announced its latest assessment of the 10 countries most at risk of terrorism. iJET released a similar list in September 2003, and will continue to update the list periodically as global security condi...
December 19, 2003
TQ3 Travel Solutions Expands Influence Throughout Latin America

TQ3 Travel Solutions has expanded its global presence in Latin America with corporate travel business centers in 11 countries throughout the region. In addition to having full access to TQ3's entire spectrum of resources, Latin American bus...
November 10, 2003
World Travel Market Launches Inca Trail Walk In Aid Of 'Just A Drop'

As an industry executive, have you yearned to embark on an inspirational and fun experience with other industry professionals that will remain with you for the rest of your life, while at the same time, help save a child's life? Then the...
October 10, 2003
The American Express Global Business Travel Trends & Forecast

The first-ever American Express Global Business Travel Trends and Forecast for 2003-2004, reveals that the business travel industry is showing signs of recovery after enduring a second successive year of turbulence. But this good news for t...
October 09, 2003
TQ3 Uruguay Wins Award

TQ3 Travel Solutions' business center in Montevideo, Uruguay, has received the "Company Prestige Ranking 2002," recognizing it as the top agency in Uruguay. Presented by El Paìs, the leading Uruguayan newspaper, the annual award is based o...
October 08, 2003
American Express Survey Of International Business Travelers

What is wrong with this picture? Inside an airplane, a man in a tailored suit, gold cufflinks gleaming and leather briefcase at his side, readies himself for a long international flight. But the impressive image ends there. On this flight, ...
October 07, 2003
American Express Completes Acquisition Of Rosenbluth International

American Express has announced the completion of its acquisition of Rosenbluth International, a leading global travel management company with corporate travel operations in 15 countries and 2002 global business travel volume of more than $3...
September 24, 2003
Synergi Names Athina Tours As Exclusive Bolivian Partner

Synergi, Inc., a global travel management company, has named Athina Tours as its exclusive partner in Bolivia. Athina Tours is one of the five largest travel agencies in Bolivia. Founded in 1994, Athina Tours is based in La Paz, and has ope...
July 15, 2003
BTI Expansion in Central America

Business Travel International (BTI), the world's leading corporate travel management company, has signed three new partners bringing its global expertise to Panama, El Salvador and Nicaragua in Central America, and further strengthening its...
June 19, 2003
World Tourism Organization: Travellers Urged To Resume Asia Visits

The Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on Crisis Management, convened by the World Tourism Organization (WTO), on June 18 welcomed the news that the SARS epidemic is under control and issued the following joint message to travellers around th...
June 18, 2003
SARS: One Hundred Days Into The Outbreak

June 19 will mark the 100th day since WHO first alerted the world, on 12 March, to the SARS threat. From the 55 cases recognized on that day, alarmingly concentrated in hospitals in Hong Kong, Hanoi, and Singapore, the outbreak exploded wit...
May 30, 2003
WHO: Key Step Forward On International Health Rules

The global health community has taken a key step towards ensuring rapid action against future outbreaks of infectious diseases and other threats to international public health. A resolution adopted May 28 confirms and underlines the World H...
May 08, 2003
WTO Warns Against Overreaction To SARS

The impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak on many tourism destinations is already greater than last year's terrorist attack on Bali, while airlines have been hit harder than they were by the war in Iraq, says World...
April 28, 2003
Global Roll-Out For BTI Intellect

Business Travel International (BTI), the world's leading corporate travel management company, today announces a global roll-out for its technology solutions brand BTI intellect. Following a successful pilot in the United Kingdom, the compan...
April 26, 2003
WHO: SARS Situation In Shanghai, Hong Kong And Viet Nam

Preliminary findings of the WHO Shanghai team: A WHO team of six experts, in Shanghai since Monday, has provided a preliminary report of its findings. The team was invited by Shanghai authorities to assess the SARS situation in China's seco...
April 23, 2003
WHO Extends Its SARS-Related Travel Advice To Beijing And Toronto

As a result of ongoing assessments as to the nature of outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Beijing and Shanxi Province, China, and in Toronto, Canada, WHO (World Health Organization) is now recommending, as a measure of...
April 16, 2003
WHO: Coronavirus Never Before Seen In Humans Is The Cause Of SARS

Today, the World Health Organization announced that a new pathogen, a member of the coronavirus family never before seen in humans, is the cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The speed at which this virus was identified is th...
April 11, 2003
Global Reach And Technology Vital For Future Of Business Travel

The key to the future survival and success of the business travel industry is a combination of global reach, innovative technology and an ability to react swiftly to events, according to Martin Warner, the newly appointed Executive Vice Pre...
April 03, 2003
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) - Quick Facts

* Main Symptoms: High fever (>38° Celsius); * Dry cough; * Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties; * Changes in chest X-rays indicative of pneumonia also occur; SARS may be associated with other symptoms, including headache, muscu...
February 04, 2003
TQ3 Travel Solutions Launches Global "Web Fare-It" Solution

TQ3 Travel Solutions has announced the global launch of Web Fare-It at the Business Travel Show 2003. With the launch of Web Fare-It, TQ3 becomes the first global travel management company to offer a fully integrated global web fares searc...
January 15, 2003
e-Travel And TQ3 Travel Solutions Expand Global Partnership

TQ3 Travel Solutions, one of the world's largest providers of travel management services, and e-Travel, the global leader in online travel solutions and the e-commerce unit of Amadeus GTD, have announced a strategic partnership whereby TQ3 ...
December 11, 2002
TQ3 Expands Presence In Latin America

TQ3 Travel Solutions has announced its expansion in Latin America with Turismo Tajamar of Santiago, Chile as a sub-licensee. TQ3's presence throughout Chile will now encompass five branch offices, including one in the Santiago International...
August 20, 2002
TQ3 Travel Solutions Launches TQ3limousine.com

TQ3 Travel Solutions has exclusively selected Burgundy Global, the leading chauffeur and executive car business to provide the company's corporate business clients with a seamless travel experience, door-to-door, in every part of the world....
August 01, 2002
Concur Technologies Acquires Captura

Concur Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of corporate expense management solutions, has agreed to acquire privately held Captura, Inc., a leading provider of hosted corporate expense management solutions for the Global 2000. The acqu...
July 31, 2002
The Sky's Not The Limit For Mobile Internet Access

Within the next ten years, Internet access, like the garden snail, will be ubiquitous. It won't matter where you are in the world, or what you are doing; you'll still be able to send and receive e-mail, log onto your favourite web site, or ...
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