We've got all the latest industry news from the business travel sector, including airline and hotel news, government updates and all the latest tech developments that impact the world of corporate travel.
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.
Travel program leakage is the bane of any travel program manager the world over. Before COVID-19 hit, businesses were seeing dollars and productivity hour’s march out the door as employees chose to book outside of the travel policy and expense claim back at a later date.
Working from home is going to be new for many employees. To help you get started with your WFH journey we’ve compiled the top tips from the experts – including a few secrets no one tells you!
FCM is monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the impact on business travellers and will continue to keep clients informed during this active situation.
IHG has announced all 843,000 of its guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities in a bid to reduce single-use plastic in its hotels. The pledge makes IHG the first global hotel company to commit all brands to removing bathroom miniatures in favour of bulk-size amenities – a move which will be completed by 2021.
Pilot strikes could cause delays and cancellations for thousands of British Airways’ travellers over the summer, after the airline lost a High Court bid for an injunction against the proposed industrial action. Read the full story now.
Travellers warned to expect chaos and cancellations at Heathrow Airport this summer, as union announces a series of staff strikes across the airport’s five terminals. Find out whether you'll be affected...
Diplomatic and economic sanctions have recently been imposed on Qatar by its neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain as well as Egypt and others.
Following the US, the British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Virgin Atlantic announced its intention to expand its strategic partnership with The Air France-KLM Group and Delta Air Lines to offer its customers access to the most comprehensive transatlantic route network via an extensive joint venture
Following the new restrictions that came into force on March 25, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad have decided to offer laptops, tablets and handling services on all their US-bound flights.
Etihad’s free Chauffeur Service will continue to operate from their home in Abu Dhabi for guests travelling in Residence, First Class, Business Class and Redemption First & Business Class, subject to fare choice conditions.