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Travelport appoints new board member

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Travelport has appointed Scott Forbes to its Board of Directors. He replaces Gregory Blank from Blackstone who has tendered his resignation to the Board following Blackstone’s share sell down in March of this year. Scott’s appointment is effective immediately. → Read More

Sabre launches safety solution

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Sabre has unveiled a new mobile duty of care solution to help corporations monitor their employees trips. SafePoint aims to provides peace of mind for corporations by bringing risk management to the traveller. → Read More

South African Airways launches historic biofuel departure

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South African Airways made history earlier when a plane going to Cape Town from Johannesburg became Africa’s first to fly on jet fuel made from tobacco plants. Boeing 737-800 flights on SAA and low-cost subsidiary Mango between Johannesburg and Cape Town were the first sustainable biofuel flights to take place on the African continent. → Read More

FCM Travel Solutions to launch Data Excellence Centre in Australia

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FCM Travel Solutions has announced the launch of their first Data Excellence Centre, based in Australia. The Data Excellence Centre is responsible for creating and executing data and analytics strategies to drive further business value for corporations. → Read More

Skyscanner brings hotel functionality to flights app

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Skyscanner has revealed travellers will be able to search for hotels and car hire from the existing flights app. The trend for both searching and booking travel on mobile has accelerated dramatically in recent years, with the Skyscanner apps having been downloaded over 40 million times worldwide. Almost half of all Skyscanner searches in the UK are now made using a mobile device, while the last year alone has seen a 38 per cent increase in people booking via smartphones in the UK. → Read More

New global leader for FCM Travel Solutions as Eklund joins

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FCM Travel Solutions has announced the appointment of a new global leader, with Marcus Eklund appointed to the role. He will begin work in late August this year. Most recently from the travel technology company Amadeus, Eklund has worked closely with FCM in recent years and has extensive experience working with both travel agencies and corporations on management of business travel programs. → Read More

American Express Global Business Travel launches Premier Insights

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American Express Global Business Travel has announced the launch of Premier Insights, a data visualisation tool, which provides companies and their travel managers with a complete view of their travel programme to drive greater efficiencies, improvements and savings. The tool integrates American Express Corporate Cards and travel booking data into a single platform, providing companies and their travel managers with access to a comprehensive, single-source view of their entire travel programme. → Read More

Europcar takes stake in Wanderio of Italy

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Europcar Group has announced it will take a minority investment in Wanderio, a multi-modal search and comparison platform. The leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets will take the stake through its Lab, an entity focused on innovation. → Read More

Travelport signs full content agreement with Aeroflot

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Travelport has signed a new, long-term, full content agreement with Aeroflot. The renewal builds upon the two companies’ long standing relationship and demonstrates commitment to the travel agency community, which can continue to access Aeroflot’s full range of fares and content. → Read More

SilverRail signs partnership with Concur for European travel

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SilverRail has announced a new three year partnership with Concur, a provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions and services. Over the next coming months, using SilverRail’s API technology, Concur will be able to connect its corporate travel customers to European rail content across multiple markets, enhancing their OBT offering in a number of new markets. → Read More

Mayor Khan launches #LondonIsOpen campaign

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London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a major campaign to show that London is united and open for business and to the world following the EU referendum. #LondonIsOpen will show the world that London remains entrepreneurial, international, and full of creativity and possibility, while reassuring the more than one million foreign nationals who live in London that they will always be welcome, and that any form of discrimination will not be tolerated. → Read More

AeroMobile brings mobile connectivity to Singapore Airlines

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In-flight connectivity provider AeroMobile has launched its first 3G connected Airbus A350 with Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines’ inaugural long-haul flight for the newly-connected aircraft took place from Singapore to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. → Read More

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