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

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

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.

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

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