Brussels Airlines continues strong growth in November
Monday, December 11, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017 -- _OVER THE PAST MONTH, 94,862 MORE PASSENGERS FLEW WITH BRUSSELS AIRLINES COMPARED TO NOVEMBER LAST YEAR. THIS PASSENGER GROWTH OF 15.6% ALSO LED TO AN INCREASE IN THE SEAT LOAD FACTOR._

November was the first month of the 2017-2018 winter program at Brussels Airlines. Traditionally, it is a month with a lot of business traffic. Some summer holiday destinations have disappeared from the flight offer, while new winter destinations such as Sal and Boa Vista (Cape ... Read more
FCM celebrates seven years as World’s Leading TMC
Monday, December 11, 2017
FCM Travel Solutions offices around the world are celebrating after being named the World's Leading Travel Management Company at the 2017 World Travel Awards. This is the seventh year in a row that FCM has been named the top global corporate travel management company.

The title was announced at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony held over the weekend at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam.

FCM's Global Leader Marcus Eklund was thrilled with the news of the award and ... Read more
Lufthansa’s Air Berlin deal may face deeper probe
Monday, December 11, 2017
Lufthansa may have to make more concessions to receive clearance from regulators for its planned purchase of assets from collapsed former rival Air Berlin.

The German carrier agreed a deal in October [1] to buy Air Berlin's subsidiary Niki, the LG Walter regional carrier and 20 other aircraft.

Lufthansa has already made a number of concessions to try to get the deal approved by competition authorities. Although the details have not yet been revealed.

According to reports, Lufthansa ... Read more
DIGITAL REVOLUTION TO CHANGE BUSINESS TOURISM MASSIVELY
Monday, December 11, 2017
_The ongoing digital revolution is not only changing the business tourism segment - it is already profoundly intervening in all processes. This is the key outcome of the GBTA Conference 2017, the largest business travel conference in Europe. _

According to the second cross-cutting statement, travel managers are well advised to strategically redefine their role.

"Robots are the next level of automation," said Yvonne Moya, associate of bot supplier Festive Road. SEVERAL SESSIONS SHOWED ... Read more
FCM lance "Sam:]", son appli mobile pour voyageurs d'affaires
Monday, December 11, 2017
Présentée en juin l'appli est disponible pour tous

FCM Travel Solutions a développé une appli mobile destinée à "faciliter la vie" des voyageurs d'affaires. Après avoir gagné un prix de l'innovation en juin 2018, elle est désormais disponible

Sam:] (pour Smart Assistant for Mobile) est une toute nouvelle application développée par le FCM Lab de Barcelone en partenariat avec PATH Travel [1].
"L'APPLICATION MOBILE SAM TIENT VOS VOYAGEURS INFORMéS DES éVéNEMENTS POUVANT IMPACTER LEUR ... Read more
Star Alliance crée un statut de membre « light »
Monday, December 11, 2017
STAR ALLIANCE EST NéE EN 1997. DE CINQ MEMBRES INITIAUX - LUFTHANSA, AIR CANADA, UNITED AIRLINES, SAS ET THAI AIWAYS - LA PREMIèRE DES GRANDES ALLIANCES AéRIENNES EST PASSéE EN VINGT ANS à 28 COMPAGNIES PARTENAIRES.

Vingt-deux de ces compagnies desservent un marché français d'o elles opèrent jusqu'à 1706 vols directs par semaine, vers 36 destinations. Depuis mai 2017, la compagnie a commencé à intégrer un nouveau type de partenaires. Il s'agit des Connecting to Star Alliance .

Une ... Read more
5 ways business travel is changing in 2018
Monday, December 11, 2017
While the business travel industry can take comfort in the fact that our globe's growing economic interdependence will always provide a continuous stream of travelers, the other fact that the industry is being heavily disrupted, should not be ignored.

The rise of the sharing economy, changing demographic expectations, big data, political turmoil, AI, and currency shifts are just a few of the many forces that are putting pressure on the industry to remain in a state of perpetual ... Read more
PRIVACYCOMMISSIE WORDT GEGEVENSBESCHERMINGSAUTORITEIT
Monday, December 11, 2017
VANAF 25 MEI 2018 VERVANGT DE GEGEVENSBESCHERMINGSAUTORITEIT (GBA) DE HUIDIGE PRIVACYCOMMISSIE (*). DIE DATUM VALT SAMEN MET DE INWERKINGTREDING VAN DE ALGEMENE VERORDENING GEGEVENSBESCHERMING, DE FAMEUZE GDPR, WAAROVER HET VBO U AL BIJNA 2 JAAR REGELMATIG INFORMEERT.

Die autoriteit zal beantwoorden aan de eisen van de GDPR wat betreft onafhankelijkheid, competenties en bevoegdheden. Haar rol zal veel breder zijn die van de Privacycommissie. Wat vroeger een adviesorgaan was, verandert nu ... Read more
BTO: wat is IATA’s One Order?
Monday, December 11, 2017
Het meest eenvoudige antwoord op die vraag luidt : alles in één document. Het is het volgende element in de lange schaduw vooruit van de NEW DISTRIBUTION CAPABILITY (NDC). Eén document komt neer op één vereenvoudigd, gestandaardiseerd "order management process" : één order, één referentienummer dat identiek is voort alle transacties. Dat vervangt o.a. het nu geldende referentienummer, EMDs en refund berichten. Goed voor e-commerce en een vereenvoudiging van de boekhouding. Weg met PNRs met ... Read more
Delta volgt Air France-KLM niet met GDS-toeslag
Monday, December 11, 2017
Delta Air Lines lijkt niet van plan partner Air France-KLM en de Europese concurrenten IAG en Lufthansa te volgen met het instellen van een GDS-toeslag. "We willen transparantie", zegt topman Ed Bastian in een interview met _Business Travel News_.

"Onze strategie is erop gericht ervoor te zorgen dat we de meest robuuste en levendige distributieomgeving hebben dat tegemoet komt aan de wensen van al onze travel partners", zegt Bastian.

Hij vervolgt: "We willen transparantie, en we willen ... Read more