oneworld has unveiled key enhancements to oneworld events, its one-stop, easy-to-use travel service for the conferences, conventions, meetings, exhibitions and special events markets.
Key improvements include lowering by half the minimum requirement for the number of delegates flying internationally to an event, to 50.
At the same time, the aviation group will offer simpler and more generous incentive for event organisers.
The changes are being made on the back of a record year for the programme – with more events and conventions selecting oneworld as their official air travel partner.
They were announced on the opening day of one of the biggest events of the year for this sector of the travel industry – IBTM World.
Reed Travel Exhibitions, which manages IBTM worldwide, has itself selected oneworld as its official and exclusive global air travel partner for the market-leading events in its portfolio.
oneworld director of sales José María Alvarado said: “The past 12 months have seen oneworld events break all records with twice as many events and conventions signing oneworld to be their global air travel partner than in the year before.
“So far in 2016, through the oneworld events programme, oneworld has been chosen as the global air travel partner for organisers of events and conventions in more than 100 different cities in 30 plus different countries.
“It is very clear that event organisers and delegates love the attractive flight discounts the programme offers on a collection of some of the world’s leading airlines, to say nothing of the programme’s ease of use and the many other benefits oneworld events provides.
“Now oneworld events is even better.”
oneworld events is aimed at conferences, conventions, meetings, exhibitions and special events targeting, from today, a minimum of 50 attendees flying internationally - half the previous minimum requirement.
Requests are accepted as early as five years in advance and up to three months prior to the event date.