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FCm Travel Solutions expands Scottish operations

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FCm Travel Solutions’ specialist oil and gas division in Aberdeen has expanded into new premises and hired four extra staff after securing additional clients worth £18 million over the last year. New business includes a three-year contract to provide full travel management services to KCA Deutag, one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering companies, which is headquartered in Aberdeen. → Read More

Wilderness Safaris to bring Linkwasha Camp to Zimbabwe in 2015

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Wilderness Safaris has announced it will open the new Linkwasha Camp in May 2015. Located in a game-rich private concession in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, the camp will be the most luxurious accommodation on offer in the area. → Read More

Concur brings Airbnb and Uber to business travel market

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Concur has confirmed Airbnb and Uber as the latest partners to join its growing platform to improve business travel and streamline expenses. With this partnership, the benefits of collaborative consumption are now available to the business world. → Read More

UK continues to benefit from Olympic legacy

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Almost two years to the day from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games a new report from the British Government shows that the Olympic Games continue to provide significant legacies for the city of London – and Britain as a whole. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach explained: “Ensuring a positive legacy from the Olympic Games for a host city and country is very important for the IOC.” → Read More

TripAdvisor strikes $200m deal to buy Viator

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TripAdvisor has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Viator, a leading resource for researching and booking destination activities around the world, for $200 million. Viator features more than 20,000 bookable tours and attractions and more than 600,000 reviews, photos, and videos submitted by travellers. → Read More

UK passport workers walk out on strike over pay

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Passport workers in the UK have gone on strike in a dispute over staffing numbers and pay. In what is described as a “bid to end staffing shortages that have caused the ongoing backlog crisis”, members of the Pubic & Commercial Services Union walked out on a 24-hour strike this morning. → Read More

Brand USA takes steps toward post-2015 funding

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The American Society of Travel Agents has offered its commendation after the House of Representatives took an important step toward ensuring the continuation of Brand USA. The House passed the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, & Modernisation Act of 2014 by a vote of 347 to 57 and scheduled for a Senate committee hearing. → Read More

Carlson Wagonlit Travel adds gamification to CWT To Go

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Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced it will be integrating Travel Gamification into its award-winning mobile app, CWT To Go. For those companies that use a points-earned system, travellers will be able to keep track of their position on their company’s gamification leader board, which will help them make better travel decisions that support travel policy and drive savings when they are on the move. → Read More

New members drive revenue at Small Luxury Hotels

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World has confirmed a 13 per cent rise in revenue for the second quarter when compared to the same period in 2013. This was matched by a six per cent increase in room nights compared to the same time last year. → Read More

New chief operating officer for South African Tourism

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South African Tourism has announced the appointment of its new chief operating officer, Sthembiso Dlamini, who will join South African Tourism on the August 1st 2014. Dlamini is currently employed by the National Development Agency in the capacity of senior manager, office of the chief executive, a role she has occupied since August 2012. → Read More

Abu Dhabi tourism heads to Australia

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Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is heading for Australia later this month for a three-destination road show aimed at capitalising on growing awareness in, and business from, Down Under. A nine-strong industry delegation, led by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and including Etihad Airways, DMCs, hoteliers, tour operators and Yas Island, will be in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane from July 29th-31st, training retail travel agents and MICE consultants on the latest destination offerings. → Read More

Concur and Addison Lee sign strategic partnership

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Concur, leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, and premium minicab firm Addison Lee announced a strategic partnership that enables travellers to book Addison Lee taxis through the Concur Travel platform and automatically link an e-receipt to their expense report. → Read More

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