American Express Global Business Travel is to acquire DER Business Travel, the corporate travel arm of the DER Touristik Group. The acquisition is conditioned on receipt of antitrust approvals and is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.
American Express Global Business Travel has appointed Gerardo Tejado as general manager of American Express Meetings & Events. In his new role, Tejado will report to Global Business Travel’s executive vice president of global supplier relations, Michael Qualantone.
American Express has announced plans to open a new location within its signature airport lounge network, the Centurion Lounge, at Heathrow. This will be American Express’ first Centurion Lounge in Europe, and second outside of the US.
American Express Meetings & Events has launched an enhanced solution designed to help protect meetings organisers against risks relating to operating meetings and events in China.
American Express Global Business Travel expects to complete its acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group this week. Hogg Robinson is a global business-to-business services company specialising in travel management.