A new research-based report published today by the Association of Corporate Travel Executives and American Express Global Business Travel reveals how the behaviour and priorities of today’s business travellers are evolving. It also explores how corporations can adapt managed travel programmes to fulfil the needs and expectations of contemporary business travellers.
American Express Global Business Travel has signed an agreement to acquire SMT, a travel management company based in Finland and a subsidiary of Finnair. SMT has been an important partner within the GBT network for 27 years. When the transaction completes later this year, the company and its staff will formally join the GBT family.
Jumeirah Group has revealed that two more properties have been selected to join the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts (FHR) programme in 2016.
The president of American Express collapsed and died on the way home from a business trip Friday. Edward Gilligan, 55 years old, was traveling on a corporate plane returning to New York from a trip to Tokyo when he fell ill, according to reports.
Projected increases in business travel pricing in select markets in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe indicate that road warriors will likely continue to travel in these regions to pursue business opportunities in 2013, according to new research from American Express Global Business Travel.
Tony Gonchar is stepping down from his post as CEO of ASTA to join American Express’ U.S. Consumer Travel Network, according to reports.
American Express has announced Charles Petruccelli, president, global business travel will be retiring on December 31st after 36 years of service with the company. Petruccelli led the Global Business Travel division for ten years through momentous change and turmoil for the industry that included the events of September 11th, 2001; the SARS outbreak; the shift to online and zero airline commissions; the emergence of airline and hotel alliances; wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the global financial crisis and economic recession.
American Express Meetings & Events and Maxvantage are helping clients with their green meeting objectives with The Carbon Accounting Company’s Green Hotels Global (GHG). American Express Meetings & Events is providing its support to increase hotel participation on behalf of their clients and Maxvantage in GHG’s environmental reporting program.
Global meetings and events management provider American Express Meetings & Events has unveiled Meetings Expert. The program provides expert planning and sourcing resources for those meetings that may be planned outside of a managed, centralised meetings and events program.
Family owned Rosenbluth International, the second-largest presence in travel management with corporate-owned offices in 27 countries, has agreed to a takeover by American Express (AMEX), solidifying its position as top dog in the corporate travel industry. “This was a very emotional process for Hal and one of the most difficult decisions of his life”.