BCD Partners with FairFly for Price Assurance Offering

BCD Travel is tapping travel data platform FairFly’s technology to power its air price assurance offering, the travel management company announced. FairFly has been a partner of BCD since 2018, available to BCD clients through its SolutionSource marketplace, but a new, expanded agreement is putting FairFly technology behind a standard BCD offering, BCD Air Price … Read more

Etihad to Expand Manila Service

Etihad Airways plans to add a second daily service between Abu Dhabi and Manila, Philippines, beginning Oct. 30, the carrier announced Wednesday. Both daily frequencies will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The combined flights will offer 450,000 seats annually between the cities, according to the company.

O2 opens pop-up lounge at Gatwick North Terminal – Business Traveller

Network provider O2 is offering customers complimentary access to a pop-up lounge at Gatwick airport until October 9. The O2 Roam Freely lounge, located airside in Gatwick North Terminal’s departures area, is complimentary for all O2 and Virgin Media customers, owing to the Virgin Media O2 joint business in the UK. Many mobile network providers … Read more

United Pays $10M Deposit for 100 Electric Aircraft

The electric aircraft industry received another boost of confidence this week as United Airlines paid Archer Aviation a $10 million deposit for 100 of the company’s vertical take-off and landing aircraft, the manufacturer announced Wednesday. The payment follows a 2021 conditional agreement between the companies in which United, along with regional partner Mesa Airlines, committed … Read more

HRS Adds GeoSure Data to Procurement Service

HRS has integrated data from safety and security assessment provider GeoSure into its lodging and meetings procurement service, the company announced. With the integration, HRS procurement technology users can now see security scores generated by GeoSure’s technology alongside other elements, including price, satisfaction scores and sustainability, HRS said. GeoSure’s platform uses national, regional and local … Read more

Diverging from Peers IHG Meetings Recovery Lags

First-half results for International Hotels Group showed business travel revenues making month-on-month gains, with June showing just a 1 percent deficit compared to 2019. Rising room lifted those rates behind rates, as business travel volumes themselves remained approximately 10 percent pre -pandemic levels, with lingering weakness in the group sector, in particular, “but rates are … Read more

Hilton brings Tapestry Collection brand to the Caribbean – Business Traveller

Hilton has opened its first Caribbean property under its growing Tapestry Collection brand. Rok Hotel Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is located within the downtown area of ​​Jamaica’s capital. The 168-room property features contemporary design and overlooks the Kingston Harbor. Facilities include an outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees, a fitness centre, and six fully … Read more

Prices rise for business travellers as strong demand returns – Business Traveller

Business travellers are set to see a rise in prices for air travel, hotel stays and rental cars in 2023. The findings were predicted in the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast, published by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Patrick Andersen, CWT’s CEO, said that “demand for business … Read more