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Korean Air Sees Corporate Business Growth After Year One with Delta
Korean Air Sees Corporate Business Growth After Year One with Delta

It's been about a year since Korean Air implemented its joint venture with Delta, and Korean has reported significant growth in corporate business and contracts as a result of the partnership. Korean Air managing VP of passenger network and sales Bo-Young (Daniel) Song updated BTN on the JV, as well as some of Korean's plans... Keep Reading

BCD Travel Unveils New Global Hotels Division
BCD Travel Unveils New Global Hotels Division

BCD Travel today unveiled a new global hotel division and branded service, Stay by BCD Travel, for managing hotel programs. The division will be led by April Bridgeman, who assumed the newly created role of SVP of hotel solutions two months ago while retaining oversight of the travel management company's consulting arm,... Keep Reading

The U.S. Is Rising as a Major Market for TAP
The U.S. Is Rising as a Major Market for TAP

TAP Air Portugal is growing its U.S. service. After launching service between Chicago and Lisbon in early June, the carrier began service between San Francisco and Lisbon this week and will add service to Washington Dulles next week. Speaking at the launch of the San Francisco flight, chair Miguel Frasquilho said the... Keep Reading

Air Italy COO Calls Open Skies Allegations 'Nonsense'
Air Italy COO Calls Open Skies Allegations 'Nonsense'

Air Italy has continued to build its North American service this year, launching nonstop service between Milan and Toronto in recent weeks. Its growth also has reignited a long-running dispute between a coalition of the largest U.S. carriers, as well as Qatar Airways, which has a 49 percent stake in Air Italy; the U.S.... Keep Reading

Applying Robotics & Rules to the Travel Payment Process
Applying Robotics & Rules to the Travel Payment Process

Robotics process automation provider Troovo's software routes payment decisions based on each client's needs and automatically switches on a virtual card process—or in the future, blockchain payment process—when appropriate based on those client rules. Since Troovo was named Innovator of the Year at BTN's Innovate conference... Keep Reading

GBTA Lobbyist Talks About Making Sure Business Travel Has Its Say
GBTA Lobbyist Talks About Making Sure Business Travel Has Its Say

Global Business Travel Association VP of government relations Shane Downey said GBTA lobbying has focused on taxation and fees, as well as maintaining a healthy infrastructure and making business travel more comfortable and convenient. His latest focus was long-term funding for the FAA. In October, the U.S. Congress passed... Keep Reading

NetJets Responds to Demand for Customized Flight Department Management
NetJets Responds to Demand for Customized Flight Department Management

With more than 750 aircraft across its operating companies, private aviation management company NetJets already is a giant in its industry, accounting for more than 15 percent of private aviation traffic, said EVP of sales and marketing Patrick Gallagher. In fact, that ranks it high among aviation companies in general based... Keep Reading

Cvent CEO Looks at 2019 & Beyond
Cvent CEO Looks at 2019 & Beyond

Cvent has spent the past two years integrating and upgrading technology after acquiring Lanyon in 2016. The company is in growth mode: expanding its client base, its geographical coverage and, as always, its technology stack. Cvent CEO Reggie Aggarwal talks current growth mode, technology investment and the drive toward... Keep Reading

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