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Senior executives say unmanaged business travel expected for the future

Unmanaged business travel could become the norm over the next five years as businesses find it increasingly easy to get better deals online, according to a panel of experts at this week’s World Trav

World Economic Forum winds up meeting in Jordan with call for...

Dead Sea, Jordan – The World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World ended today with a call for action and radical change in the region’s mindset.

Emirates Airline: It’s business as usual

HAMBURG - State-owned carrier Emirates Airline is not yet seeing a downturn in business and bookings for the next few months are at high levels, even as other airlines warn stuttering economies are af

Southern Air signs agreement with Saudi Arabia Airlines

NORWALK, Conn. - Southern Air Holdings, Inc. today announced the addition of Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. Ltd. to its list of blue chip global clients.

Trinidad and Tobago unveils TTBizLink

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago - The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) has embarked on Phase One of TTBizLink, a web site that allows individuals and companies to connect with the government o

New Zealand emerges as an entrepreneurial powerhouse

NEW YORK - New Zealand has begun the 2011 year as one of the most entrepreneurial countries on the planet. It is "an entrepreneurial powerhouse," according to The Economist.

New Centra brand launched with Phuket hotel

Centra Ashlee Hotel Patong, Phuket, the first property under the new Centra brand of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is now ready for business.

XOJET announces 50 percent year-over-year growth

SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES - XOJET Inc., the leader in private aviation, today announced 50% year-over-year growth in its business.

Seeking greater convention business

Conventions, in the guise of trade shows, may be one of the earliest forms of capitalism.

CMO Exploring Conference 2010 to create and promote business and investment...

This year’s theme for the CMO Exploring Conference 2010 is “Today’s reality, tomorrow’s potential,” and will cover the risks of trading in Africa and how to minimize them, along with Cemac

Is Lybia aspiring to become a new Dubai?

BENGHAZI, Libya – In the outskirts of this city, Libya's second largest, row after row of sand-colored concrete apartment blocks and villas are sprouting from the desert.

Airline industry enjoying surprising upswing

From rising traffic to increased fares, the airline industry is enjoying a surprising upswing in the face of lingering doubt about the strength of the economic recovery.

TripIt president to present at China Travel Distribution Summit

Gregg Brockway, president of Tripit, said he is very interested in learning about the Chinese travel industry on his upcoming trip to China to speak at the China Travel Distribution Summit in Beijing

Business Events Australia welcomes new general manager

Tourism Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Penny Lion to the position of general manager, Business Events Australia.

Business travelers committed to saving money for their companies

Corporate travel is expected to rebound this year, but cost-saving continues to drive travel plans being made by business travelers.

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IMEX 2010 opens with intent

FRANKFURT, Germany - IMEX opened its doors to an anticipated 3,800 hosted buyers from across Europe and long-haul markets including North America, Russia, China, Brazil, South Africa, India, the Middl

When it comes to oil, airlines become big champions of financial...

Airlines and banks tend to be on the same page when it comes to regulation of business - they don't want it.

Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approves Arizona business boycott

The Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved a boycott of Arizona-based businesses and governments Wednesday unless the state repeals a new law giving police the power to question a detainee's

New awards launched to recognize innovative business travel

“Those of us who travel frequently have long discovered the technologies and services that make our trips more practical and productive, and I continue to be amazed at the innovations that help me t

Ash cloud chaos spreads beyond airlines

The financial cost to business of the airline chaos has intensified, with the ash cloud disruption far from over.

2010 G20 business leadership conference slated for Toronto

In conjunction with the upcoming G20 Summit in Canada, an innovative conference is being held themed, “G20 Business Leaders: Partnering with Africa’s Dynamic Markets,” and takes place at the Mar

Canada National Business Travel Association event will be biggest ever

More than 260 business travel professionals and members of the media are pre-registered, with more registrants expected on site, to attend the two-day

Hawaii Small Business Administration selects PRTech as Exporter of the Year

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii SBA (Small Business Administration) has selected PRTech LLC, a Honolulu-based, multilingual marketing firm and software/website developer specializing in increasing clients

Business Travel Coalition urges call to action

In late 2009, travel agents and corporate travel managers began informing the American Society of Travel Agents and Business Travel Coalition that American Airlines was exploring with them in meetings

New chief information officer at Priceline.com North American Business Unit

Priceline.com today announced the promotion of Michael Diliberto to chief information officer, North America, moving up from the position of chief software architect.

GIBTM in Abu Dhabi a big success

The meetings and business industry is playing a big role in the travel industry and in the occupancy of flights and hotels around the world.

Corinthia Hotels launch bold Meet for Free concept

Luxury hospitality brand, Corinthia Hotels, has launched a highly unusual “Meet for Free” business package for the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) market, offering completely

Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings attracts 220 exhibitors and 277...

Started in 2007, GIBTM – The Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings - in it’s fourth year opened today Monday, March 29, attracting 277 senior level hosted buyers from 40 countries to meet wi

Lufthansa opens refurbished business lounge featuring a beer garden

In cooperation with Munich’s Franziskaner brewery, Lufthansa is giving passengers the chance to relax at beer tables and enjoy draught beer tapped from the barrel with Bavarian pretzels at Munich Ai