November 2014 News Archive

Improved reporting can provide greater visibility of ancillary fees

Wider seats make for better sleep in-flight
Friday 28th November 2014

As airlines fight to find new forms of revenue in an increasingly competitive marketplace, fares for both leisure and corporate travellers are becoming increasingly complex.

Previously, passengers paid one headline price that brought taxes, baggage allowance, in-flight meals and seating allocations all together with no extra costs.

Today, airlines are charging extra for things...

The benefits of GDS independence

The benefits of GDS independence
Tuesday 25th November 2014

The global distribution system (GDS) remains the primary means through which travel management companies (TMCs) make flight, hotel and car hire reservations for their corporate clients, and this is likely to be the case for some time, even after the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) is launched.

However, while some TMCs work with a...

Basic airline services more important to business travellers than added extras

Low-cost business class is likely to grow
Monday 24th November 2014

In their efforts to bring in more revenue, airlines have introduced a whole host of ancillary services for passengers in recent years, particularly those travelling on business.

From onboard entertainment packages and in-flight Wi-Fi access to extra legroom and VIP airport lounges, there are numerous extras that can make travelling by air more comfortable.

However, it seems...

Survey uncovers business priorities when choosing a TMC

Survey uncovers business priorities when choosing a TMC
Friday 21st November 2014

Organisations may have varying reasons for handing control of their business travel programmes to a travel management company (TMC). For some, the decision may be price-driven, while others may value the expert advice and guidance a TMC can offer.

However, it appears that many buyers and business travellers have similar priorities when it comes to choosing a TMC to work with, and high...

Helping clients measure the return on their travel investment

Helping clients measure the return on their travel investment
Thursday 20th November 2014

Business travel can have huge benefits, helping organisations reach out to potential clients, customers and partners and facilitating their global expansion. That's why spending on work-related trips is on the rise worldwide.

The Global Business Travel Association expects expenditure to rise by 6.9 per cent worldwide this year to reach $1.18 trillion, driven by huge growth in the...

Business passengers help to lift easyJet's profits

Business travellers provide a boost for easyJet
Thursday 20th November 2014

Low-cost airlines have been increasingly targeting business passengers as companies tighten their belts and focus on reducing costs within their travel programmes in response to the global recession.

Indeed, as the legacy carriers cut back on their perks - particularly on short-haul routes - and the notion of business class as the only option for those on work-related trips starts to...

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