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TravelManagers’ Business Model a Recipe for Success

After eleven years in business and with more than 540 personal travel managers (PTMs) now operating within their network, TravelManagers have had plenty of time in which to refine their business model. One of their newest recruits, Sue Wright, has been with the business for just three months, and believes their formula is spot-on. Wright, who is representative for Shoal […]

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Hotelbeds Consolidates Travel Agency Business Under One Brand

After two blockbuster deals, change was to be expected. If travel agents end up getting more choice and better technology, they won’t have much to get upset about. Since buying up rivals GTA and Tourico Holidays, accommodation wholesaler Hotelbeds Group has been busy working out exactly how to operate the new enlarged business. Combining three companies into one was always […]

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Why Business Travel needs to Change

Register for our next webinar on September 12, 1-2 p.m. EST, when we’ll explore the cultural and corporate shifts that are helping create a more people-first business travel environment. During our upcoming webinar: “Putting People Before Policy: The Evolution of Business Travel,” we’ll take a closer look at the cultural and corporate shifts that are helping to encourage a more […]


Hawaii is open for business

Hawaii is open for business! The Hawaii Tourism Authority participated in a conference call today with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to get an update on the aftermath of the storm system that brought unusually heavy rainfall to the state over the past week. To recap, Hurricane Lane was approaching Hawaii last week until strong wind shear and trade winds […]


Best in business descend on Sunshine Coast

Best in business descend on Sunshine Coast The 29th Association of Australian Convention Bureau Annual (AACB) Conference has kicked off on the Sunshine Coast. The event theme, “The next wave: Exceeding tomorrow’s expectations” has attracted over 120 attendees – a record number and a who’s who from the business events and conference sector. AACB CEO, Andrew Hiebl, said that Australia’s […]


Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

Travelers have commonly combined their business and leisure travel for a number of years now, but the phenomenon continues to grow, especially as young professionals increasingly travel for business. “Bleisure,” or business travel extended for leisure, has brands across the travel industry waking up to the potential opportunities offered by these travelers. A recent study from Expedia Group Media Solutions, […]


United Airlines announces $2 million grant to New York and New Jersey non-profits

United Airlines (UAL) announced today a $2 million grant to be split between the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Urban League of Essex County, and Year Up New York. These organizations were selected for their work within the local communities that surround Newark Liberty International Airport and their dedication to vital workforce development programs giving people opportunities for the future. […]


Airbnb China Names New President

Airbnb China will have a new head of operations: Tao Peng, a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of CityHome, a short-term rental platform based in China, as well as BreadTrip/CityHunter, a travel recommendations and sharing app. Peng will assume the role of president in September. Just last week, Airbnb China announced it has invested $5 million in Peng’s Beijing-based CityHome […]