The World Health Organization has announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19. At least 62 airlines from 45 countries have suspended or cancelled flights to mainland China and/or Hong Kong due to the outbreak.
There has been a call recently from certain travel industry bodies to eliminate Hotel RFPs for a year or more. This approach would see 2021 rates mirror those set for 2020, and no new negotiations until the 2022 season. FCM, together with 4th Dimension Consulting provide some perspectives on the topic.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), has secured AUD $900 million in additional funding to further strengthen its balance sheet and liquidity position and prepare for further growth once the prevailing business climate improves.
When it comes to spreading disease, the aviation industry gets a bad rap. It’s true that increased global air travel over the past decade means viruses spread more quickly, but planes themselves aren’t to blame. Anywhere that large groups gather and mix are equally susceptible, but COVID-19 travel bans have put the spotlight on air travel.
Concerned about the spread of the new coronavirus and how it will affect your travel plans? Here’s what you need to know.
As COVID-19 dominates domestic and international headlines – open, transparent and timely communication is the key to reducing anxiety amongst business travelers. Words like pandemic and epidemic can create unnecessary fear, so business managers need to take the lead to reassure travelers that their well being is paramount.
All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft are grounded until May at thew earliest following this month’s fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed 157 people from 35 nations, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced.
Despite the partial federal government shutdown, U.S. travel volume was up 3.2% year-on-year in January. International and domestic business travel are both growing. As are the premium economy cabins of most U.S. airlines.
Data analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Each plays an increasingly prominent role in our lives, so it’s logical to assume that each will become equally important in the sourcing, planning and fulfillment of business travel.
Most travel managers wouldn’t have needed 2018’s survey by ACTE to tell them that mid travelers want more control of their travel experiences, with greater emphasis placed on work/life balance and greater empowerment to make their own decisions.
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Québec City, the capital of the province of Québec (nope, it’s not Montreal), get ready to be charmed by a city built on more than 400 years of history and culture.
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