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Business Travel News

Extensive and in-depth coverage of corporate and business travel including loyalty, buyers, duty of care, and more.

Airlines

Report: Hotel rates are inching up, but airfares are making bigger strides

Airline consolidation in North America is making carriers even tougher to deal with for corporate travel managers and their meandering business travelers.

Airlines

Conde Nast Traveler announces its best-for-business list of hotels and airlines

The glossy mag's readers picket their favorites again this year, giving nods to Virgin (Atlantic and America), Singapore Air, and Emirates in the air and Auberge Resorts on the ground.

Business Travel

Visit Florida is looking for a new CEO to fill Chris Thompson’s big shoes

With a new ad campaign coming up fast, the marketing corporation will likely be doing a bit of poaching of a successful, up-and-coming state tourism director who has the political savvy to handle Florida's big-league environment.

Visit Florida is looking for a new CEO to fill Chris Thompson’s big shoes

Business Travel

Good news for hotels as rates creep back toward pre-2008 levels

Year-over-year growth is OK, but what hotels really want is to return the the glory days before the world economy began its meltdown in 2008. Both business and leisure numbers are closer to pre-crash levels than they've ever been.

Business Travel

Roving videoconference bot Beam tries to eliminate the need for business travel

The bot could be used within corporations for employee management, but would fall short in recreating the intangible benefits that come from meeting face-to-face with clients and customers.

Business Travel

American Express introduces its prepaid travel cards to India

Business travelers are the most common users of prepaid travel cards, but the perks and discounts associated with the AmEx travel card is predicted to increase its popularity among leisure travelers and students in India.

Business Travel

Business class passengers could expect to see massage chairs on flights in 2013

In a time when fliers can’t even count on having enough leg room to get through a flight without feeling cramped, the idea of massage seats seems a little too good to actually come true -- which is certainly the case in coach.

Business Travel

Marriott creates new hybrid workspace concept for business travelers

Starbucks, only quieter, cleaner and more organized.

Business Travel

SkiftStats: Business travel in austerity-friendly Europe not doing so well in 2012

Business travel generally tracks the economy, job growth and exports in matur markets like Europe, and that's what we see here.

Airlines

China eases regulation to encourage foreign investment in its travel industry

It's a welcome move that China has quietly changed regulations for foreign airlines to allow them more options (outside of state-owned agencies) when electing a company to distribute fare information to travel agents.