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Morgan Stanley: Corporate Travel Prospects Weaken

New research by Morgan Stanley analysts suggested the prolonged period of strong corporate travel demand may hit speed bumps this year. After surveying 203 corporate…

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Posted in Careers Culture

Substantial Progress On Gender Balance Eludes Business Travel Professionals

EasyJet last month took heat for a gender pay disparity that it attributed to the preponderance of males among its pilots. The company also is…

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Marriott’s 48-Hour Cancellation Policy To Affect 2018 Rate Negotiations

[UPDATE, Dec 22, 2017: Hyatt’s new “default” cancellation policy, effective January 1, 2018, will require customers of its various brands to cancel at least 48…

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Not Steeply And Not Everywhere, Average U.S. Hotel Rates To Rise Again In 2017

[UPDATE, June 28, 2017: BCD Travel’s Advito suggested that hotel demand in North America “may have passed its peak.” As such, the consulting unit tweaked…

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Posted in Distribution Suppliers

‘Book Direct’ Perception Challenge Trumps Rate Access Problems

Most of the recently announced members-only rates from major hotel chains are available in managed travel channels, but that’s not the whole point. Business travelers…

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InterContinental Hotels Joins Members-Only Rate Party, Buyers Not Celebrating

[UPDATE, May 5: Travel agencies will earn commissions on the IHG rates, according to a press official.] [UPDATE, May 3: InterContinental Hotels Group is “working…

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Hyatt’s ‘Book Direct’ Program Targets Global Distribution Systems

[UPDATE, May 9 2016: Hyatt reversed course on GDS participation for member rates.] Like two of its rivals before, Hyatt Hotels on Monday announced a marketing…

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