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Delta Remains More Confident Than Some In Business Travel Recovery

Delta is always first among publicly traded airlines to report quarterly earnings. Its boss, Ed Bastian, typically talks more about the corporate travel market than peers at other airlines. Thursday offered no exception, as he told Wall Street analysts to expect a strong spring and summer. “While the new variant is not done, it appears…

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Tools Emerge To Help Travelers, Buyers And Bosses Decide Whether To Go Or Stay

To stay or go? To meet and how? What’s it worth? Risk calculators from academics and others are helping members of the general population make up their minds about going out and doing things. Decision fatigue applies to business development, networking and training as much as it does holiday family gatherings. If you have had…

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Op Ed: Danny Hood On Recovery Strategies For The Travel Industry

Danny Hood has seen it all during a career spanning four decades. In 1993 he joined WorldTravel Partners, which became WorldTravel BTI in 2001 and BCD Travel in 2006. He served the company as president of the Americas until 2010. Over the years, corporate travel boomed and busted a few times, and Hood was involved…

How Two Flights To Europe May Have Spurred Spread Of New Variant

A confounding array of Covid rules and lax enforcement of mask wearing may have sent infected passengers on two KLM flights from South Africa on to “who knows where.” By Jason Horowitz, with reporting by Claire Moses, Emma Bubola and Heather Murphy. For the hundreds of passengers traveling from South Africa to Amsterdam on Friday,…

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As World Shuts Borders To Stop Omicron, Japan Offers A Cautionary Tale

Japan, which has been very cautious throughout the pandemic, is again barring all nonresident foreigners. There is an economic and human cost. By Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida, with reporting by Hisako Ueno and Makiko Inoue in Tokyo; Dera Menra Sijabat in Jakarta, Indonesia; Richard C. Paddock in Bangkok; John Yoon in Seoul; Raymond Zhong…

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As More Companies Require Vaccines Internally, Corporate Travel Pros Support Government Mandates For Travel And Dining

About three in four corporate travel suppliers, intermediaries and buyers believe that for international flying, governments should require passengers to prove they have been fully vaccinated against the virus that causes Covid-19.  In the Global Business Travel Association’s October survey of 503 business travel professionals around the world, 69 percent said they supported vaccine mandates…

CWT Sees November Bankruptcy Exit, Projects Return To Positive Cash Flow In 2024

CWT parent Carlson Travel Inc. is anticipating a return to positive cash flow in 2024 when the travel management company is back to 70 percent of its 2019 booked dollar volume.  Next year, the value of transactions processed would be at 40 percent relative to 2019, followed by 57 percent in 2023, according to projections…