airberlin adds Jat Airways and Virgin Australia to its corporate program for business travellers

2013-08-19 — / — With the addition of two new airline partners, Jat Airways and Virgin Australia, members of airberlin’s corporate program for business travellers now have an even wider range of options for earning points. On all codeshare flights with the two new airline partners, business points members can earn points for award flights or… Read the full press release

Global airline alliance SkyTeam rolled out further enhancements to its Global Meetings product

Delivers new tools and streamlined procedures for event organizers worldwide AMSTERDAM, 2013-08-08— / — SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has rolled out further enhancements to its Global Meetings product.  With a minimum of just 50 and no maximum number of attendees, plus generous discounts on flights operated by its 19 member airlines, SkyTeam is responding to… Read the full press release

Iberia permite a sus clientes ofertar precio para comprar upgradings a Business

Esta iniciativa forma parte de la nueva política comercial de la compañía, incluida en el Plan de Transformación, y cuyo objetivo es captar más ingresos y mejorar la experiencia del cliente. Desde “Gestión de reservas” de, los clientes de determinados vuelos podrán optar a un upgrading a Business, indicando el precio que están dispuestos… Read the full press release

San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center’s $325M transformation project unveiled schematic design plans and renderings

San Antonio, TX, 2013-07-26 — / — The $325 million transformation of San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (HBGCC) is moving forward with the release of schematic design plans and renderings. “Strong infrastructure combined with a distinct visitor experience is what makes San Antonio one of the top convention destinations in the nation” said SACVB… Read the full press release

U.S. Travel Association commissioned study says traveling for meetings and conferences is vital to making government more efficient and effective

Cancelling Participation in Meetings and Conferences Can Cost U.S. Taxpayers More in the Long Run Washington, D.C., 2013-07-26 — / — Traveling for meetings and conferences is vital to making government more efficient and effective, according to a new study conducted by Rockport Analytics for the U.S. Travel Association. In contrast, cancelling government participation in key events carries significant… Read the full press release

Attractive group Offers for Event, Conference and Incentive organisers at Mandarin Oriental, Prague

Hong Kong, 2013-07-16 — / — Mandarin Oriental, Prague is delighted to introduce a special Group Offer for Event, Conference and Incentive organisers. Ideal for any time of the year, the hotel’s attractive seasonal bed and breakfast rates for groups offer the perfect choice for Planners looking for a luxurious venue at excellent value in the heart… Read the full press release

The Perfect China Leadership Seminar 2013 delegates to make record breaking visit to Sydney

2013-07-15 — / — The Perfect China Leadership Seminar 2013 takes delegates to new heights More than 3,000 Chinese delegates from leading health and personal care direct selling company Perfect China will descend on Sydney this week for their annual Leadership Seminar, to motivate and reward high performing staff. Proving Sydney, Australia is still a firm… Read the full press release

Jeff Chase appointed Oakwood Worldwide Franchise Sales and Development Manager

LOS ANGELES, 2013-07-10 — / — Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartments, announces the promotion of Jeff Chase to franchise sales and development manager. In this capacity, Chase will be responsible for Oakwood Worldwide franchisee sales support, training and process. Chase will focus on aligning Oakwood Worldwide’s sales vision and strategy… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways business jet division Qatar Executive offers option to charter private jets for Umrah and Hajj flights

Convenient Charter Services Available To Saudi Arabia During Ramadan And Eid Doha, QATAR, 2013-07-08 — / — In time for Ramadan, Qatar Executive, the business jet division of Qatar Airways, is gearing up to meet the increased number of travellers planning to fly to Mecca to perform Umrah during the Holy month and the upcoming Eid-al-Fitr… Read the full press release

Germany’s second largest airline airberlin expands sales team for corporate sales sector

2013-07-05 — / — Germany’s second largest airline is expanding its sales team to continue improving the support it offers to travel management companies and corporate travel departments. “With the further expansion of our sales team for the corporate sector, we are sending a clear signal to the German market: the business travel market is of… Read the full press release

oneworld airline alliance Unveils new service to meet the travel needs for conventions and special events

•Big benefits for organisers and attendees of conferences, events and exhibitions •Attractive discounts on flights •Easy-to-use online booking and management systems •Travel on a collection of the world’s leading airlines serving 850 destinations 2013-05-23 — / — oneworld®, the premier global airline alliance, today unveiled a new, one-stop, easy-to-use service to meet the travel needs for… Read the full press release

airberlin Meeting & Event Solutions Offers more Customised Solutions for the Congress and Events Industry

2013-05-23 — / — Germany’s second largest airline has expanded its expertise in the MICE (meetings, incentive trips, congresses and events) sector and is now offering even more customised solutions for the congress and events industry under the name airberlin meeting & event solutions. Star travel packages (trips for several small groups from various departure airports… Read the full press release

New Annual Medical Conference To Launch in Houston in 2014

New Conference Part of Larger Initiative to Raise Global Profile of City’s Medical Industry HOUSTON, 2013-03-01 — / — The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) announced a new initiative today to create an annual medical conference that will raise the global profile of Houston as a medical hub while generating new revenue for the… Read the full press release

King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Celebrates Its 2012 Successes

DEAD SEA, Jordan, 2013-03-01 — / — King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hiltonrecently held its annual team member party to celebrate the Centre’s 2012 successes and achievements. Kamel Ajami, Hilton Worldwide country manager – Jordan, joined in the celebrations and congratulated the team for their passion and enthusiasm, care and dedication and effort… Read the full press release

Make Your Next Meeting A Smart Meeting With Rendezvous Hospitality Group Plus Have The Chance To Win A Trip To Singapore – Now That Would Be Smart!

2013-02-25 — / — Rendezvous Hospitality Group (RHG) has launched a range of Smart Meeting Hot Offers available across their entire hotel portfolio. With 13 hotels in 10 locations across Asia Pacific and with special Conference Day and Residential Package rates on offer along with a number of value added options and discounts, there is sure… Read the full press release


2013-02-18 — / — Australia’s oldest and most-cherished Grand hotel, The Windsor, is offering a special Celebration Package for conference and events delegates in 2013 to celebrate its 130th anniversary. The 130th Anniversary Celebration Package includes: – Complimentary wireless internet package for all delegates; – Complimentary audio visual presentation package that includes standard screen, data projector,… Read the full press release

Buyers Expect Better Year for Business Travel, but Rising Rates and Tough Negotiations Loom

Big Jumps Anticipated for International Airfares and Hotel Rates Alexandria, VA,  2013-02-14 — / — Companies in North America are more optimistic about business travel in 2013 but also bracing for higher travel costs only partially offset by modest budget increases.  Hotels, airlines and meetings venues will capitalize on growing demand to wield more power in… Read the full press release

CNN visits a wintery Oslo Airport

CNN visits a wintery Oslo Airport

2013-02-13 — / — Just over a week ago, CNN’s Richard Quest visited Oslo Aiport with his “Business Traveller” show. Quest was on a mission to learn how OSL handles Norway`s demanding winter weather. During the course of a very hectic weekend, he got to try his hand at operating the world’s largest snowblower and de-icing… Read the full press release

Aero Club selects Travelport in Russia

Russia’s leading travel management company focuses on future growth Moscow, Russia, 2013-02-13 — / — Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, and Aero Club, Russia’s leading travel management company (TMC), have today announced that the TMC will move part of their business to the Travelport platform.  As part of this agreement, Aero Club… Read the full press release

Hilton Pattaya Announces New Promotion ‘A Sunset Session’ At Horizon

Hilton Pattaya today announced its latest promotion ‘Sunset Session at Horizon restaurant and bar’. Credit: Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

PATTAYA, Thailand – 2013-02-08 — / — Hilton Pattaya today announced its latest promotion ‘Sunset Session at Horizon restaurant and bar’. Guests can indulge in style with a twist or simply relax in the most chilling Infinity Bar and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and romance sunset in a comfortable and relaxed entertainment venue. The Sunset… Read the full press release

Hartsfield-Jackson still ‘world’s busiest airport’ in 2012

Airport makes history with record-breaking 95 million passengers, highest total for any aviation hub ATLANTA – 2013-02-07 — / — The numbers are in! For the 15th consecutive year, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained the title of world’s busiest airport. Aviation officials reported passenger traffic increased by more than 3.1 million passengers in 2012, making 2012… Read the full press release

BDRC Continental Crowns Hilton Hotels & Resorts UK’s Number One Provider Of Meetings Services

2012 UK MeetingsMetrix Research from BDRC Continental Puts Hilton Ahead of the Pack LONDON and MCLEAN, Va., 2013-02-01 — / — Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the iconic hotel brand with 70 properties in the UK, has been awarded the title of the country’s number one provider of meetings services. The findings were revealed by renowned market research provider… Read the full press release

Toño Pérez diseña los menús para la clase Business Plus de Iberia

Toño Pérez diseña los menús para la clase Business Plus de Iberia

Junto a los chefs Paco Roncero, Ramón Freixa y Dani García integra el comité culinario de elite que, desde 2011, diseña los menús de la clase Business Plus. Cada uno de ellos cuenta con dos Estrellas Michelin y tres Soles de la Guía Repsol. Madrid, 2013-01-07 — / — Durante los primeros seis meses de este año… Read the full press release

GBTA Applauds Delta’s Postponement of Clarified Baggage Check Policy

Alexandria, VA, 2013-01-04 — / — GBTA applauds Delta Air Lines’  (Delta) recent decision to postpone implementation of their baggage check process when traveling on separate tickets. “GBTA welcomes Delta’s decision to postpone their new checked baggage policy.  With the postponement of this decision, it ensures that Delta’s business travelers’ baggage will arrive at their final… Read the full press release

The new airberlin Business Class

The new airberlin Business Class

New full flat seats provide superior comfort and increased privacy 2013-01-03 — / — Just before the start of the new year, the first Airbus A330 equipped with the new airberlin Business Class took off from Dusseldorf destined for Abu Dhabi. The new configuration with 19 seats offers flight guests even more privacy and provides direct… Read the full press release

Marriott Rewards comes out on top once again – takes Business Traveler’s Top Hotel Loyalty Program

2012-12-24 — / — Marriott Rewards has once again taken the top spot in Business Traveler magazine’s annual “Best In Business Travel” Awards.  The awards are determined by readers, who vote for their favorite products and services in 64 categories spanning the business travel industry. “We know our members have more choices than ever.  We are… Read the full press release

Ten years of “SWISS Taste of Switzerland”: over 650 Gault Millau points to date; programme highlights on board from tomorrow

2012-12-05 — / — “SWISS Taste of Switzerland”, Swiss International Air Lines’ award-winning inflight culinary concept which highlights a different region of its home country and its speciality cuisine every three months, is ten years old this year. A total of 42 guest chefs drawn from 38 regions of Switzerland have been featured in the programme… Read the full press release

Grand Lapa, Macau Launches Business Plus Package

Hong Kong, 2012-11-21 — / — Located on the Macau peninsula, Grand Lapa, Macau, offers ideal facilities for tailor-made meetings, conferences and events in a relaxed resort atmosphere. With multi-purpose function space and a professional catering team, the hotel offers the perfect environment for both business and leisure. Available until June 2013, the Business Plus Package provides… Read the full press release

Traveling for Work? Hotel Indigo® Knows it’s “Not All Business”

Survey finds that business travelers wish they had more time to explore the local neighborhood, and the Hotel Indigo brand responds with a refreshingly local hotel package ATLANTA – 2012-11-21 — / — A recent survey1 by IHG’s upscale boutique hotel brand Hotel Indigo® found that nearly half of business travelers (48%) like spending time outside of their hotel room exploring the… Read the full press release

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 — / — 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