MGM Resorts CEO Murren Departs Early
MGM Resorts CEO Murren Departs Early

Business Travel News (BTN) · 13 Feb

MGM Resorts International chairman and CEO Jim Murren is leaving the company ahead of his contract expiration in 2021, according to The Wall Street J

Air Italy Collapses After 2019 Loss
Air Italy Collapses After 2019 Loss

Business Travel News (BTN) · 11 Feb

Air Italy has entered liquidation after two years of massive losses.

South African Airways Secures Funding to Continue Operations
South African Airways Secures Funding to Continue Operations

Business Travel News (BTN) · 29 Jan

The state-owned Development Bank of Southern Africa is providing 3.5 billion rand, equivalent to about $240 million, in funding to keep South African

Hyatt Plans to Open Nearly 200 Hotels in the Americas by 2022
Hyatt Plans to Open Nearly 200 Hotels in the Americas by 2022

Business Travel News (BTN) · 28 Jan

Hyatt Hotels Corp. announced plans to expand its Americas footprint by about one-third, with 50 hotels slated to open in 2020 and more than 140 by 20

Hospitality Tech Co. Life House Raises $30M in Series B Funding
Hospitality Tech Co. Life House Raises $30M in Series B Funding

Business Travel News (BTN) · 24 Jan

Joining other technology-focused hospitality companies in the lifestyle accommodations space that have attracted capital in recent months, Life House

Who Bought Whom in 2019
Who Bought Whom in 2019

Business Travel News (BTN) · 3 Jan

BTN wrote about dozens of mergers and acquisitions in 2019. Each deal listed has closed except Sabre's acquisition of Farelogix.

Hawaiian, Delta Lead November On-Time Performance Among Top N. American Carriers
Hawaiian, Delta Lead November On-Time Performance Among Top N. American Carriers

Business Travel News (BTN) · 31 Dec

Hawaiian Airlines had the best on-time performance among major North American carriers in November, followed by Delta Air Lines, according to Cirium'

Boeing Board Ousts Muilenburg & Names Calhoun as Successor
Boeing Board Ousts Muilenburg & Names Calhoun as Successor

Business Travel News (BTN) · 23 Dec

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has resigned and will be replaced by board chair David Calhoun on Jan. 13, the company announced.

Accor Restructures MPvenpick, Sells Orbis
Accor Restructures MPvenpick, Sells Orbis

Business Travel News (BTN) · 17 Dec

Accor has had a busy quarter of deals. The Paris-based hotel company has agreed to sell 16 MPvenpick Hotels & Resorts hotel leases, located in German

Generator Purchases Freehand Hotels for $400 Million
Generator Purchases Freehand Hotels for $400 Million

Business Travel News (BTN) · 15 Oct

London-based Generator, a hospitality company that launched in 2011 with design-centric hostels, has purchased the New York-based Freehand Hotels and

STR Will Sell to Real Estate Analytics Company
STR Will Sell to Real Estate Analytics Company

Business Travel News (BTN) · 1 Oct

CoStar Group--a real estate information, analytics and online marketplace company--plans to acquire hospitality analytics provider STR, which has 370

Amex Exec Joins Lodging Startup
Amex Exec Joins Lodging Startup

Business Travel News (BTN) · 1 Oct

Former American Express executive Shane Berry joined Mint House in July as chief customer officer and a board advisor. He will introduce travelers an

Enterprise Execs Discuss Connectivity & Global Growth Plans
Enterprise Execs Discuss Connectivity & Global Growth Plans

Business Travel News (BTN) · 29 Aug

As Enterprise Holdings closed the books on its 2019 fiscal year last month, president and COO Christine Taylor and SVP of business rental sales and i

Travel Leaders Adds Benchmarking, Automates Yapta Rebookings & Offers Bleisure Activity Bookings
Travel Leaders Adds Benchmarking, Automates Yapta Rebookings & Offers Bleisure Activity Bookings

Business Travel News (BTN) · 6 Aug

Travel Leaders Corporate now resells the automated version of Yapta's RoomIQ and FareIQ reshopping services, branding the offering as Price Optimizer

Creative Lodging Solution & CLC Lodging Will Merge
Creative Lodging Solution & CLC Lodging Will Merge

Business Travel News (BTN) · 19 Jul

Business payments company Fleetcor will merge two lodging management specialists it owns: Creative Lodging Solutions and CLC Lodging.

Travel Managers Grapple with Resort Fees as Marriott Gets Sued for Them
Travel Managers Grapple with Resort Fees as Marriott Gets Sued for Them

Business Travel News (BTN) · 16 Jul

Attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are investigating the growing use of "drip pricing" in the hotel industry. DC Distric

BCD Will Participate in Qantas Channel
BCD Will Participate in Qantas Channel

Business Travel News (BTN) · 15 Jul

BCD Travel will participate in the Qantas Channel when it launches Aug. 1.

ICO's One-Two Punch Hits Marriott with GDPR Fine
ICO's One-Two Punch Hits Marriott with GDPR Fine

Business Travel News (BTN) · 10 Jul

After sending a chill through the European business community on Monday by levying a record $230 million fine on British Airways for a June 2018 data

BA Faces Hefty GDPR Fine
BA Faces Hefty GDPR Fine

Business Travel News (BTN) · 8 Jul

British Airways is facing a fine of 183.39 million pounds from the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office for infringements of the General Data Prote

TravelPerk's Smart Scaling Strategy
TravelPerk's Smart Scaling Strategy

Business Travel News (BTN) · 18 Jun

Amid the startups seeking to disrupt the travel booking and management space, TravelPerk has stood out for a several reasons, not the least of which

MagicStay.com Raises 3 Million Euros in Series A Funding
MagicStay.com Raises 3 Million Euros in Series A Funding

Business Travel News (BTN) · 18 Jun

MagicStay has raised 3 million euros in Series A funding, bringing its total amount raised since launching in 2013 to more than 8 million euros.

American-Qantas JV Gets DOT Approval at Long Last
American-Qantas JV Gets DOT Approval at Long Last

Business Travel News (BTN) · 4 Jun

After nearly five years of trying, American Airlines and Qantas have received tentative approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a joi

IATA Cuts Forecast for Airline Profitability by $7.5 Billion
IATA Cuts Forecast for Airline Profitability by $7.5 Billion

Business Travel News (BTN) · 3 Jun

Rising costs and weakening cargo revenue are hurting airline profitability this year, though passenger business "looks healthy and is growing signifi

What Hyatt's New Lifestyle Division Will Look Like
What Hyatt's New Lifestyle Division Will Look Like

Business Travel News (BTN) · 23 May

Hyatt Hotels Corp. has followed up on plans stated in October to create a dedicated lifestyle division, bringing together the lifestyle brands of Hya

Average Daily Rate for U.S. Hotels Reaches 2011 Low by One Measure
Average Daily Rate for U.S. Hotels Reaches 2011 Low by One Measure

Business Travel News (BTN) · 20 May

The 12 months ending in April mark the first time since early 2011 that the 12-month rolling average for U.S. hotel average daily rate growth stands

Traveler Tracking Service for Tax & Finance Launches Four Traveler-Facing Apps
Traveler Tracking Service for Tax & Finance Launches Four Traveler-Facing Apps

Business Travel News (BTN) · 20 May

Traveler tracking specialist Voyage Manager has launched four apps aimed at corporate travelers to complement the web tools it provides for travel, f