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New Year, New Acquisitions


Less than one month into 2017, and we’re already hearing of mergers and acquisitions left and right. This week alone, Hyatt announced plans to acquire Miraval Group in a $215 million deal and iCARS and Limos.com finalized their merger. In the same vein, Retuers reports Delta will complete its acquisition of a 49 percent stake

Week in Review


According to Business Traveller, a report by the National Economic Council finds hidden travel fees are a growing problem, as they accounted for an estimated $22.5 billion in airline revenue in 2015. Tnooz notes Hilton has joined TripAdvisor’s Instant Booking platform, roughly three weeks after the news of a partnership between TripAdvisor and Expedia. According

A Seamless Travel Experience


In the not-so-distant future, technology will deliver a more seamless travel experience for us all. You’ll be able to have an app automatically check you into flights, bypass the check-out line when shopping, and have your ride-sharing app suggest destinations based on events in your calendar. Surprise! The not-so-distant future is now, as all these

Little Things Add Up


If an emergency occurred at your event right this instant, would you have the proper strategies in place to handle it? When it comes to risk management, little things add up to big protection for both your attendees and organization. GBTA recently held a webinar entitled Risk Management, Safety, & Security – Little Things Add

The Ever-Changing Hotel Industry


With the launch of Airbnb Trips and completion of the Starwood-Marriott merger, 2016 was a big year for the hotel industry across the globe. Hotel brands underwent major changes by re-branding, introducing new technologies, and much more. According to Travel Agent Central, Mexico’s Posadas Hotels & Resorts (Grupo Posadas) introduced La Colección as a re-branding

Week in Review


According to Reuters, Qatar Airways has completed its 10 percent stake purchase of LATAM Airlines in a transaction worth $608.4 million USD. Buying Business Travel shares Etihad Airways has agreed to new codeshare deals with Montenegro Airlines and Tanzania’s Precision Air. According to USA TODAY, Delta has reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel an order

Tracking Travel Expenses


Expense management tools are nothing new in the business travel space. Companies rely on them to save time, gain visibility over expenses, ease the expense report process for employees, and much more. Expense management software provider Chrome River has been in business for nearly 10 years and just recently announced a partnership to deliver integrated

Week in Review


With the holidays just around the corner, Business Traveller reports on aviation strikes that may affect you. According to Buying Business Travel, risk management company iJet International acquired UK crisis management company Red24. Reuters reports American Airlines won $15 million in an antitrust case against Sabre. The jury awarded the airline $5.1 million, which will

2016 Hospitality Trends


From direct booking pushes to mergers and acquisitions, the hotel space was dramatically altered this year. AccorHotels entered the sharing economy with its acquisition of onefinestay, Marriott and Starwood officially completed their merger, and many hotels began actively pushing for direct bookings. Other companies like City Express Hotels (Hoteles City Express) expanded their portfolio with

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