January 2014 News Archive

Mobile payments grow in popularity

Mobile payment is becoming more popular
Friday 31st January 2014

Managed business travel programmes are gradually opening up to mobile payments, according to new research from AirPlus International.

The technology has become much more prevalent in the space of the past few years, according to the firm’s latest travel management survey. Whereas just three per cent of companies had adopted mobile payment solutions in 2011’s study, this...

Air traffic control strike takes toll on European flights

Air traffic controllers are on strike across Europe
Wednesday 29th January 2014

Air traffic controllers across Europe are on strike today (January 29th), causing widespread disruption for travellers across the continent.

The first of two days of walk-outs has seen some of the biggest names in European travel announce widespread cancellations and delays, leaving thousands of tourists and business travellers faced with finding alternative transport. Many carriers...

Airlines confident of 2014 growth

Airlines are optimistic about this year
Monday 27th January 2014

Airlines are still fairly confident about the outlook for 2014, according to a new survey of carriers’ chief financial officers and heads of cargo from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Its latest Airline Business Confidence Index found that carriers are largely still expecting to become more profitable over the course of this year, continuing an upward trend...

UK’s first rail-fly partnership launched

Singapore Airlines has joined forces with UK rail providers
Friday 24th January 2014

Singapore Airlines has broken new ground by becoming the first airline to launch a rail-fly partnership with UK rail companies.

Joining forces with Heathrow Express - which arranges services from central London the UK’s only hub airport - and First Great Western, operator which runs the rail network across the south-west of the country, the new partnership will allow passengers...

Ryanair makes bold move into business travel

Ryanair is working to break into business travel
Wednesday 22nd January 2014

The business travel sector has become more crowded as budget carrier Ryanair has announced the launch of its Groups and Corporate Travel service.

In addition to the brand’s website now featuring a “groups” section, the company has announced that in the next few weeks it will launch new business-focused products such as flexible tickets, reserved seats - something the...

Technology ‘will be biggest influence on travel in 2014’

Atlas Travel Services prepares for growth with ProTAS Back Office
Tuesday 21st January 2014

Corporate travel is likely to be affected more by technology than any other influence over the course of this year, according to a survey of travel buyers.

Research published by the Business Travel Show ahead of next month’s event shows that of the top 20 issues that are expected to transform the business travel market over the course of 2014, eight are focused on new technology...

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