GroundLink launches Brio – intuitive car service technology for business travellers

GroundLink, a black car service provider that operates in 300 cities around the world, has launched Brio, a new technological solution for corporate ground transportation that allows travellers and travel arrangers to create, change, and take trips easily and efficiently. Following extensive research … Continue reading

Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service; first year-round non-stop South American flights from Montreal

The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport marks the successful launch Air Canada’s non-stop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER … Continue reading

Egencia puts business travellers first with Egencia Advantage

From airport lounge access, to risk management and Visa processing services, the new program prioritizes traveller satisfaction for corporate travel Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, has introduced Egencia Advantage, a new global program of services designed … Continue reading

Crescent Hotels & Resorts Latitudes Collection adds three independent lifestyle hotels to Crescent Canada portfolio

Crescent Hotels & Resorts has been selected to manage the Matrix, Metterra, and Varscona hotels in Edmonton. Crescent, with offices in Toronto and Fairfax, Virginia, is a nationally recognized elite operator of hotels and resorts throughout Canada and the United … Continue reading

WestJet makes Flex fare even more flexible

Airline continues its initiatives targeting the business traveller WestJet has announced changes to its Flex fare, eliminating domestic change and cancel fees for any travel booked in this fare bundle. This change is effective immediately. “Maintaining our position as Canada’s value leader … Continue reading

Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organizations must ramp up emergency planning efforts With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with a growing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the … Continue reading

Concur empowers businesses to protect travellers with Concur Locate and Active Monitoring

Concur announces availability of new solutions at GBTA Convention 2017 Concur has announced the availability of Concur Locate and Active Monitoring, empowering businesses to find, inform, and communicate vital information with employees in just minutes during times of crisis and … Continue reading

Corporate travel buyers double down on safety and security

Amidst a challenging aviation security environment and the continued threat of terrorism globally—and as new proposed policies and regulations to address these concerns start to take shape—business travellers and travel managers are growing increasingly worried about travel safety, according to … Continue reading

Opportunity exists for travel management professionals to consider sustainable practices when contracting with suppliers

Over half of North American companies have corporate sustainability programs in place Only one in six travel management professionals (16 per cent) currently incentivize their business travellers to stay in hotels with sustainable practices, according to a new study released … Continue reading

U.S. business travellers rate travel safety in developed and emerging destinations

Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, London, New York & Munich top destinations travellers feel most safe Business travellers view terrorism as the greatest safety risk they face on the road, according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the … Continue reading