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

Air Italy COO Calls Open Skies Allegations 'Nonsense

Business Travel News (BTN) · 16 May

Air Italy has continued to build its North American service this year, launching nonstop service between Milan and Toronto in recent weeks. Its growt

Lufthansa's Strategy: Controlled Growth & Pushing Direct Connect
Lufthansa's Strategy: Controlled Growth & Pushing Direct Connect

Business Travel News (BTN) · 15 May

Two of Lufthansa Group's top sales executives-Lufthansa hub airlines SVP of sales Heike Birlenbach and Frank Naeve, who took over as VP of sales for

U.S. Extended-Stay Growth Slowed in Q1
U.S. Extended-Stay Growth Slowed in Q1

Business Travel News (BTN) · 15 May

The U.S. extended-stay lodging segment had a solid first-quarter performance, though its growth is slowing, The Highland Group reported.

WestJet Will Go Private in $5 Billion Deal
WestJet Will Go Private in $5 Billion Deal

Business Travel News (BTN) · 13 May

Private equity firm Onex Corp. has agreed to acquire WestJet for $5 billion. Onex would acquire all outstanding WestJet shares at $31 per share, leav

Multiple Headwinds Impact Marriott Q1 RevPAR
Multiple Headwinds Impact Marriott Q1 RevPAR

Business Travel News (BTN) · 10 May

Marriott International reported modest first-quarter metrics, as net income dropped 11 percent year over year to $375 million but comparable systemwi

Higher Fuel Costs Ding IAG Q1 Profit
Higher Fuel Costs Ding IAG Q1 Profit

Business Travel News (BTN) · 10 May

International Airlines Group's passenger revenue grew 5.2 percent year over year to 4.7 million British pounds in the first quarter. Traffic rose 6.4

WestJet Grows Q1 Revenue Despite Max-Related Domestic Capacity Decline
WestJet Grows Q1 Revenue Despite Max-Related Domestic Capacity Decline

Business Travel News (BTN) · 7 May

WestJet's passenger revenue grew 6.2 percent year over year to 1.2 billion Canadian dollars during the first quarter. Traffic and capacity each incre

Rentals to Ridehailing Drivers Boost Hertz Pricing & Volume in Q1
Rentals to Ridehailing Drivers Boost Hertz Pricing & Volume in Q1

Business Travel News (BTN) · 7 May

Hertz Global Holdings revenue grew 2 percent year over year to $2.1 billion in the first quarter, as both pricing and volume grew in the U.S. Revenue

Air Canada Reports Strong Business Cabin Demand in Q1
Air Canada Reports Strong Business Cabin Demand in Q1

Business Travel News (BTN) · 6 May

Air Canada reported strength in business cabin bookings and fares in the first quarter. Business cabin revenue jumped 12.4 percent year over year, bu

Overcapacity on European Routes Causes 'Weak' Q1 for Lufthansa Group
Overcapacity on European Routes Causes 'Weak' Q1 for Lufthansa Group

Business Travel News (BTN) · 30 Apr

The Lufthansa Group reported a "weak" first quarter due to high capacity and heavy competition on short- and medium-haul routes in Europe, which push

Hotel Performance Remained Flat in March & Rose Slightly for All of Q1
Hotel Performance Remained Flat in March & Rose Slightly for All of Q1

Business Travel News (BTN) · 23 Apr

The U.S. hotel industry posted mostly flat year-over-year results in March for its three key performance metrics, according to STR. Occupancy remaine

Accor Reports Strong Q1 Revenue Growth Despite Moderate RevPAR Increase
Accor Reports Strong Q1 Revenue Growth Despite Moderate RevPAR Increase

Business Travel News (BTN) · 19 Apr

Accor reported revenue of 987 million euros during the first quarter, an 8.8 percent year-over-year increase on a like-for-like basis.

Delta's Domestic Corporate Revenue Grew 10 Percent YOY in Q1
Delta's Domestic Corporate Revenue Grew 10 Percent YOY in Q1

Business Travel News (BTN) · 10 Apr

Delta's passenger revenue grew 6 percent year over year to $9.3 billion during the first quarter, including 8 percent year-over-year growth in corpor

Deutsche Bank Travel Program Joins Boycott of Hotel Company
Deutsche Bank Travel Program Joins Boycott of Hotel Company

Business Travel News (BTN) · 5 Apr

Deutsche Bank has removed the Dorchester Collection hotel group from its list of preferred suppliers amid a boycott of the group. The Dorchester is o

Deal Brings Amex Corporate Card Payments to SAP Ariba
Deal Brings Amex Corporate Card Payments to SAP Ariba

Business Travel News (BTN) · 3 Apr

Users of the SAP Ariba procurement platform soon will be able to use American Express corporate cards to make payments. Amex will become a network ex

EU Will Allow Visa-Free Travel from Post-Brexit U.K.
EU Will Allow Visa-Free Travel from Post-Brexit U.K.

Business Travel News (BTN) · 3 Apr

On Tuesday, the EU Council and the European Parliament agreed to allow U.K. citizens to travel without visas to Schengen Area countries for short sta

EU Council Approves Brexit Delay
EU Council Approves Brexit Delay

Business Travel News (BTN) · 22 Mar

On March 22nd, the European Council approved U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's request to delay the U.K.'s withdrawal from the EU. The Brexit date wi

U.S. ADR Grew Less Than 2 Percent YOY in February
U.S. ADR Grew Less Than 2 Percent YOY in February

Business Travel News (BTN) · 20 Mar

U.S. hotel occupancy, average daily rate and revenue per available room all increased year over year in February, according to STR. Occupancy grew 0.

Brazil Waives Visas for Citizens of U.S. & Three Other Countries
Brazil Waives Visas for Citizens of U.S. & Three Other Countries

Business Travel News (BTN) · 19 Mar

As of June 17, citizens of the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan no longer will need visas to enter Brazil, according to Brazil Tourism.

Navigating from T&E to ROI
Navigating from T&E to ROI

Business Travel News (BTN) · 17 Mar

Driven by innovations in expense management technology and evolving corporate philosophies around T&E spending, companies are recognizing the value o

The Effect of IPOs on Transportation Network Companies
The Effect of IPOs on Transportation Network Companies

Business Travel News (BTN) · 13 Mar

There's good disruption and bad, and plenty of corporate travel buyers will argue whether the disruption in ground transportation by transportation n

GBTA Lobbyist Talks About Making Sure Business Travel Has Its Say

Business Travel News (BTN) · 11 Mar

Global Business Travel Association VP of government relations Shane Downey said GBTA lobbying has focused on taxation and fees, as well as maintainin

Uber Topped Business Expense Tally Again in 2018
Uber Topped Business Expense Tally Again in 2018

Business Travel News (BTN) · 7 Feb

Uber was the most-expensed brand for North American businesses in 2018, according to Certify, marking the third consecutive year the ridehailing gian

Can Travel Managers Prep for a No-Deal Brexit?
Can Travel Managers Prep for a No-Deal Brexit?

Business Travel News (BTN) · 28 Jan

With only two months until the United Kingdom exits the European Union on 29 March, and no one on this planet knowing what form that departure will t