American Express Meetings & Events has confirmed the appointment of Jose Antonio Ruiz as head of EMEA. Previously, Ruiz was the director of Meetings & Events for American Express Global Business Travel España, a joint venture between American Express Global Business Travel and Barceló.
American Express Global Business Travel has announced it is embarking on a cloud-based strategy in order to create the right system infrastructure that will allow GBT to drive higher performance and efficiencies as a standalone travel management company. As part of the strategy, GBT is upgrading its legacy business solutions with flexible, nimble, cloud-based solutions across key business divisions including IT, Procurement, Finance, Human Resources and Administration.
American Express Global Business Travel is continuing to grow its technology and innovation platform with additional leadership appointments. These including Evan Konwiser, who will take up the position of vice president, digital traveller and Christophe Tcheng to the role of vice president, core products and platform architecture.
American Express Global Business Travel has announced the appointment of Jennifer Charlton to the position of vice president of the company. She will also assume the title of head of supplier relations for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Charlton, who joins the company from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will be based in London and lead GBT’s supplier strategies and initiatives in the EMEA region.
American Express has announced that it has signed an agreement to create a joint venture for its Global Business Travel division. Under the agreement, American Express will share ownership of the joint venture with an investor group led by Certares.
American Express and TripAdvisor® today launch a first-of-its kind integration that allows Card Members in the US, UK and Australia to connect their American Express® Cards with their TripAdvisor profiles to post Card Member reviews, access exclusive Card Member hotspot lists and get special merchant offers.
American Express has announced plans to create a joint venture designed to accelerate the transformation of its Global Business Travel division. American Express is in ongoing discussions with regard to a proposed joint venture in which it would share the ownership of the joint venture with an investor group led by Certares, a firm headed by senior management with significant experience in the travel industry.
Ryanair has launched a new acceptance agreement with American Express, providing passengers, business travellers and corporate travel departments with even more ways to book the lowest fares on its website. More than 20 per cent of Ryanair passengers travel on business and Ryanair has improved its services to meet the needs of its business passengers.
Sabre is set to provide a more personal travel experience for American Express Global Business Travel clients through TripCase, its mobile travel app. Through an agreement between the brands, travellers from American Express clients can receive real-time flight updates and live, automatic syncing of itinerary information from American Express to the TripCase app.
Marriott International and American Express Middle East have rolled out a summer promotion campaign that offers American Express Card members exclusive benefits at 88 Marriott properties across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia Marriott throughout the duration of the summer.
Avios and British Airways Executive Club Members who have not previously earned Avios with American Express Currency Exchange will receive a bonus 1,000 Avios when purchasing £300 or more of foreign currency from American Express. This offer is available until March 31st 2013.
American Express has revealed its 2012 Foreign Currency Index, which measures the popularity of currencies based on volumes purchased. Within the top 25, ten currencies improved on their ranking with Mexico, Hungary, Norway, Poland and Jamaica all making gains.