Hotels - Distribution channels: The booking roadmap
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
In this special report, Hotel News Now spoke to hotel owners, operators, management companies, brands and others to find out more about the different routes they take to navigate the changing distribution landscape
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Ook Kenya Airways denkt aan vertrek uit SkyTeam
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Kenya Airways denkt erover om te vertrekken uit luchtvaartalliantie SkyTeam. De maatschappij ziet meer toekomst in het oprichten van joint ventures, zo zegt CEO Sebastian Mikosz in een interview met ATW.
“Welk voordeel hebben we er nog van om lid te zijn van SkyTeam? En wat zou het opleveren als we onafhankelijk worden?”, aldus Mikosz. “De vraag voor ons is nu of we lid blijven of de alliantie verlaten.”
“We hoeven niet in SkyTeam te zitten om joint ventures te ... read_more
Eurostar: Cancelled trains 30/01/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Due to operational reasons, the following trains have been cancelled on 30/01/2019.
From London to Paris
Train 9042: departure time at 17:01
Train 9050: departure time at 19:01

From Paris to London
Train 9009: departure time at 07:37
Train 9055: departure time at 19:06

From London to Brussels
Train 9110: departure time at 06:47
Train 9128: departure time at 10:58

From Brussels to London
Train 9121: departure time at 10:56
Train 9157: departure time at 18:56 read_more
BCD Travel report: Emerging tech transforms travel communications
Monday, January 28, 2019
For ideas on how to communicate effectively with business travelers, look to consumer brands.
One example: Those “How can I help?” chats you see on retail sites can influence business travelers, too. The latest report from BCD Travel’s Inform series offers travel managers tips for using the latest communication technologies to listen to, influence and respond to travelers.
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Room 101: What drives you crazy about the business travel industry?
Monday, January 28, 2019
Buying Business Travel quizzed some of the Business Travel Show speakers ahead of the event about what they would put in an industry ‘Room 101’
“Protectionism and sticking to an outdated business model.”  Ad Imhof, owner, AWise. (Moderator: ‘Predictive analytics – What does it mean, and can it improve your travel programme?’ 20 February, 1130-1230)
“There are too many dark rooms with a lack of mirrors and not enough plug sockets in hotel ... read_more
Uber gagne son procès à Bruxelles
Monday, January 28, 2019
Le tribunal de l'entreprise francophone de Bruxelles a rendu son jugement et estime que le service Uber X est légal. Une décision qui permet à l'entreprise américaine de continuer son activité dans la capitale.
Une bonne nouvelle pour les chauffeurs VTC, un peu moins pour les taxis qui estiment que cette décision, "légitimise l'évolution progressive vers la dérégulation totale du marché des prestations de ... read_more
Réorganisation CWT : création de Market Management Team par pays
Monday, January 28, 2019
CWT poursuit sa réorganisation
Chaque pays sera désormais piloté sur le plan commercial par un Market Management Team chez CWT qui a réorganisé ses activités sous le modèle EMEA.
Dans un communiqué de presse, CWT précise la mise en place de sa nouvelle réorganisation en Europe.

La TMC a réorganisé sa direction européenne qui passe sous un modèle EMEA (Europe Middle East & ... read_more
Airbnb expands into meetings market with new acquisition
Monday, January 28, 2019
Airbnb is making further in-roads in the corporate travel market with the acquisition of worldwide meeting space rental company

Terms of the acquisition of the Denmark-based company by Airbnb have not been disclosed.
Gaest enables hosts to list their own spaces for rent as small venues for meetings or team building events.

Airbnb issued a statement saying: "Working professionals may spend more than half their waking hours at work.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from the global aviation industry will increase by 21% and 16% respectively, until 2040, in comparison to the levels recorded in 2017, according to the annual report on environmental performance of the industry prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and Eurocontrol.
Specifically, CO2 emissions reached 163 million tons in 2017, a figure that is 17% higher than that registered in ... read_more
Monday, January 28, 2019
UK is expected to leave the European Union on March 29th this year and all indications point towards the so-called ‘hard’ Brexit, with no deal with the EU, rather than a ‘soft’ solution. This would potentially have a great effect on travel, in various senses and aspects.
If the country leaves the EU without an agreement, it is conceivable that parts of air traffic between UK and the EU could come to a standstill for a while. This also applies to passengers who will book ... read_more