BTN interviews Mark Douglas, Vice President, American Express on winning World’s Leading Business Travel Agency at the 16th annual World Travel Awards staged at the five-star Grosvenor House, a JW Hotel in London
UK holidaymakers could be sitting on a pot of cash of over £800 million* in forgotten foreign currency, the equivalent of over 350,000 return flights to New York** or 1.5 million family holidays to Spain. According to a study released today, each UK traveller**** has on average the equivalent of more than £40 in unspent holiday money left over from previous trips.
The difference in price between business and economy airfares paid by UK business travellers widened in the second quarter of 2009, according to a report by American Express. Top end business fares went up by 1.3% while low end business fares fell by 19.5%, according to the American Express Business Travel Monitor Europe. Meanwhile economy class high fares fell by 11.7%, but the lower fares fell by almost 20%.
American Express Business Travel today unveiled virtual meetings eXpert, a unique telepresence solution that will act as a central hub and aggregator of both public telepresence facilities and the private network a company may already have in place.
American Express Business Travel, a global industry leader in business travel management, today announced Small Meetings eXpert, a first of its kind online marketplace reinventing the way users plan and book meetings with fewer than 50 attendees. This fully automated solution drives much needed control to what is considered one of the last areas of unmanaged T&E spending. Small meetings often represent unseen spend that can equal an incremental two thirds of a company’s managed meeting spend. Through the control and transparency provided by Small Meetings eXpert, companies are able to consolidate this previously unseen and unmanaged spend and ultimately drive significant savings to their bottom line.
Breaking Travel News interviews Charles Petruccelli of American Express at WTTC 2008, Dubai.
American Express Business Travel is releasing the results of its 2007 China Business Travel Survey (The Barometer) at the third American Express China Business Travel Forum (CBTF).
American Express Travelis launching Local Color, a new travel information and planningsitelet that allows visitors to easily and efficiently explore destinationcontent and plan for enriching travel experiences.
Delta and American Express launch a new travel contest, the “SiteSeer Challenge,” where the travel adventures of five competing teams of two are captured on video and the public votes on the a web site: www.delta.com/challenge.
Continuing demand for corporate travel without a commensurate lift in supply will push costs higher across the board in 2007, according to the American Express Global Business Travel Forecast.
American Express Corporate Travel have announced the results of a study confirming that in one-on-one comparisons, American Express fares are significantly lower than those provided by both corporate and leisure offerings from Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity.
To assist companies in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific reduce the time and cost of corporate travel and entertainment expense processing, American Express Corporate Services and Concur Technologies today announced the local launch of Concur’s automated expense management product, the Xpense Management Solution? (XMS). The joint offering will further enable American Express and Concur to meet the corporate market demand for automated business cost reductions in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific.