Concur Launches $150 Million Concur Perfect Trip Fund

Company drives its vision of The Perfect Trip by expanding the T&E Cloud ecosystem through investments in innovative companies Redmond, Wash., 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, today announced the launch of the Concur Perfect Trip™ Fund, $150 million in capital allocated specifically to invest in and nurture… Read the full press release

QATAR EXECUTIVE HONOURED AS BEST BUSINESS AVIATION OPERATOR OF THE YEAR 2012

Qatar Executive's Executive Vice President Tilmann Gabriel Receives Best Business Aviation Operator Award

Qatar Airways’ Corporate Jet Arm Wins Key Accolade At Aviation Business Awards in Dubai Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 2012-11-20 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division Qatar Executive has been honoured with the Best Business Aviation Operator of the Year 2012 award by the prestigious Middle East industry publication Aviation Business. Qatar Executive beat… Read the full press release

Accor unveils the findings of its first European Business Traveler Research

2012-11-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator and the market leader in Europe, publishes today its first European Business Traveler Research. Business travelers represent around two third of the group’s customers and are the focus of this research which targeted members of its Le Club Accorhotels loyalty program from France, the United Kingdom and Germany…. Read the full press release

On the Move: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai Keeps Business Travellers Connected

On the Move: Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai Keeps Business Travellers Connected

Complimentary in-car Wi-Fi access in the Hotel’s BMW limousines Mumbai, India – 2012-11-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the moment the plane’s seat belt sign finally turns off at the gate, it’s a race to reconnect and catch up for today’s business travellers, often with the added stress of establishing a local internet connection and getting all… Read the full press release

WIZZ AIR CONFIRMS TERMINAL BUS SERVICE AT BUDAPEST AIRPORT

Current airport walking and tent boarding don’t meet Wizz Air’s safety and service standards   2012-11-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Wizz Air, Hungary’s low-cost, low-fare airline, today confirmed its return to bussing passengers during boarding and disembarkation of all its Budapest flights from tomorrow, 13th November. Over the last week the airline has tested a low-cost facility proposed by Budapest… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre Invites Guests to Travel in Style with Free Wi-Fi in Limosines

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre Invites Guests to Travel in Style with Free Wi-Fi in Limosines

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 2012-11-13 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Guests at Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre can look forward to a luxurious and convenient travel experience with the Hotel’s limousine fleet now offering complimentary Wi-Fi en route. Whether heading to or from the airport, to a corporate event or business meeting, busy executives on a packed schedule… Read the full press release

Iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Opens Its Doors to Guests

Iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Opens Its Doors to Guests

2012-11-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The highly anticipated 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai has opened its doors to welcome its first guests. Officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel at a height of 355 metres, only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building, New York, the JW Marriott Marquis is Dubai’s first world-class convention… Read the full press release

S7 Airlines предлагает специальные тарифы бизнес-класса

2012-11-04 — /travelprnews.com/ — S7 Airlines с 1 ноября по 15 декабря 2012 года проводит акцию, в рамках которой предлагает специальные тарифы на перелет в бизнес-классе из Москвы в семь городов России. Оценить преимущества бизнес-класса S7 Airlines в этот период можно с экономией до 50% по сравнению с обычным тарифом. Специальные тарифы доступны при покупке билета… Read the full press release

Iberia promociona los mejores vinos españoles entre sus clientes business

Iberia promociona los mejores vinos españoles entre sus clientes business

De noviembre a enero, la compañía ofrecerá en la clase Business de sus vuelos de largo radio, tintos de Rioja, Ribera del Duero y Navarra; y blancos de Rueda y las Rías Baixas Madrid, 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Iberia, de la mano de Todovino, el especialista en vinos españoles que gestiona su bodega, acaba de renovar la carta… Read the full press release

Ethiopian Launches Corporate Bonus Program

2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce the launching of a new corporate loyalty program, Corporate Bonus, enabling companies to accrue miles for passengers, who travel on their corporate account. Corporate clients will, therefore, be able to receive Bonus Miles for every individual frequent flyer account that has earned flight miles on ShebaMiles… Read the full press release

Logan Prepares for Pre-Holiday Business Travelers

Boston Logan Prepares for Pre-Holiday Business Travelers On-Airport parking in high demand, airport offers reduced parking at Logan Express sites BOSTON – 2012-11-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today advised travelers that on-airport parking at Boston Logan International Airport will be in very high demand between Monday November 5th and Wednesday November 14th. “Thanksgiving… Read the full press release

Celebrate The Holiday Season In Style With Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Hong Kong, 2012-11-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Boston invites local residents and visitors alike to celebrate the season’s traditions with an array of festive experiences created especially for the holidays. Restore balance with a soothing experience at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston; indulge in delicious cuisine at Asana Restaurant; cozy up by the fireplace… Read the full press release

Hilton Worldwide Announces Signing Of Istanbul’s Largest Hotel & Conference Center

Landmark Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center Set to Bring 829 Bedrooms & 11,000 Square Metres of Events Space to the City ISTANBUL, Turkey, 2012-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with IC Bomonti Uluslararasi Kongre Turizm Yatirimlari Ticaret A.Ş to open an upper upscale Hilton hotel and conference… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, Wins “Best Business Hotel In Jakarta” Award At The Business Traveller 2012 Awards

Hong Kong, 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ —  Following a successful extensive renovation in October 2009, Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta, is delighted to be crowned as The Best Business Hotel in Jakarta at the recent Business Traveller 2012 Awards ceremony, held recently in Hong Kong. Located in the heart of Jakarta’s business, government and diplomatic district, where major embassies, commercial buildings… Read the full press release

Norwegian Air Shuttle to establish a new London base at Gatwick

One of Europe’s fastest growing airlines chooses Gatwick to expand its UK operations Gatwick rivaling Heathrow for business traffic to key Northern European business markets – Oslo and Stockholm 2012-10-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of Europe’s fastest-growing airlines – has announced it is to establish a new base in London at Gatwick Airport… Read the full press release

On the Move: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

On the Move: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore Keeps Business Travellers Connected with New Mobile Technology Innovations

Complimentary in-car WiFi and other services introduced in Singapore Singapore – 2012-10-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — From the moment the plane’s seat belt sign finally turns off at the gate, it’s a race to reconnect and catch up for today’s business travellers, often with the added stress of establishing a local internet connection and getting all the needed… Read the full press release

GBTA Forecasts Continued Growth in Business Travel Spend in China as Domestic Demand Increases

Chinese Authorities Rebalance Economy Towards Domestic Growth to Counteract Impact of Euro crisis Beijing – 2012-10-18 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA announces the results of its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook – China report, a semi-annual analysis of one of the largest business travel markets in the world. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI™, an index of business… Read the full press release

Hilton HHonors Treats Members with 1,000 Reasons to Plan Weekend Travel

Members can earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night Thursday through Monday MCLEAN, Va. – 2012-10-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Whether it is extending a business trip, planning a last-minute escape or enjoying extra days on a family vacation, this November and December, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, is providing travelers… Read the full press release

Concur Study Reveals Road Warriors Packing More Mobile Apps Than Ever, But Are They The Right Ones?

As the busy fall business travel season heats up, survey finds vast majority of travelers embracing mobile apps, yet still looking for tools to reduce stress and increase job satisfaction REDMOND, Wash. – 2012-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Business travel got you down? You’re not alone. A recent study conducted by Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR), a leading provider of integrated… Read the full press release

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

Marriott Launches New Ad Campaign for Frequent Business Travelers

“For You, We’re Marriott” Campaign Welcomes Frequent Business Travelers Across Cultures. 2012-10-9 — /travelprnews.com/ — Global lodging leader, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today introduces its newest advertising campaign designed to showcase the breadth of its brands and welcome all frequent business travelers. The  new “For You, We’re Marriott” campaign focuses on African-American, Hispanic and lesbian, gay,… Read the full press release

Global Business Travel Association Appoints Top Indian Buyer to Its Asia Advisory Board

Bangkok, Thailand, 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA is thrilled to announce that Mr. Indriyajit Sethi  vice president, Group Strategic Sourcing for the TATA Group has accepted a position on GBTA’s Asia Advisory Board.  Mr. Sethi manages a TATA group aggregated buying shared services unit, reporting to Mr Ishaat Hussain (Director TATA Sons and member Group Corporate… Read the full press release

Digital Native Shows the Way for GBTA Europe Delegates in Budapest

London, 2012-10-4 — /travelprnews.com/ — GBTA, the voice of the global business travel industry treated delegates at GBTA Europe’s Annual Conference in Budapest last week to an insight to Generation Y and its use of social media by the event’s 17-year-old Digital Native speaker, Max Keegan, in his talk – ‘The Importance of Impatience’. Prior to the… Read the full press release

Hotelzon notes emergence of corporate travellers in high-end hotels – 5* discounting drives return of business travelers

2012-09-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Data released by Hotelzon shows the growing popularity of 5* hotels with business travellers, resulting in a 2.4% increase in average corporate room rates year on year. The statistics, collated between April 01 and June 30th 2012, solely represent transacted room nights by Hotelzon’s global corporate and agency travellers and give one… Read the full press release

GBTA Forecasts Continued Growth in Brazilian Business Travel Spending Despite Challenging Global Economic Conditions

Business travel spending remains positive despite global economic ripple effect September 11th, 2012: Sao Paulo, Brazil – GBTA has released its second GBTA BTI™ Outlook report on Brazil as part of its semiannual series. The report, sponsored by Visa, includes the GBTA BTI™, an index of business travel spending which provides a way to distill market… Read the full press release

Messy, Inaccurate, Confusing: Study Finds Corporate Travel Managers Waste Over 400,000 Hours Reconciling Travel Data

GBTA Foundation Study Finds Travel Managers Lack Single Solution to Efficiently Manage Multiple Data Streams Costing Companies Millions Effective Use of Travel Data Can Help Companies Control Travel Spend Alexandria, VA, 2012-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Travel data can play a key role in helping travel managers control travel spend, increase compliance, negotiate with suppliers and manage safety… Read the full press release