News Clips for Corporate Travel Management: August 2013

  1. LHR tracking passengers to cut delays

    The airport has begun using smart boarding card technology to reduce delays to aircraft caused by people arriving late for their flights.

    Source: Business Traveller Online - full story from by Graham Smith

  2. Luton Airport to go Spanish

    Spainís AENA and the infrastructure fund of AXA Private Equity are to acquire the management concession for Luton Airport from TBI for £394.4m

    Source: e-tid - full story

  3. Jat Airways to rebrand as Air Serbia

    Serbian carrier will change name following deal with Etihad

    Source: BuyingBusinessTravel online - full story

  4. IHG signs third Holiday Inn property in Rome

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of its third Holiday Inn hotel in Rome, the Holiday Inn Rome - Pisana.

    Holiday Inn Rome - Pisana is due to open in quarter four of 2013, following a conversion from an existing hotel brand to an IHG branded hotel, and will operate under a franchise agreement with Roma Ovest, part of JSH Group.

    Source: BusinessTravelNews online - full story

  5. Virgin passenger survey reveals need for Euston upgade

    The independent National Passenger Survey results released once again show Virgin Trains outperforming other long-distance franchises, with an overall satisfaction score of 92%.

    But the figures also reveal how Euston station (managed and owned by Network Rail), in desperate need of an upgrade, is dragging down customer satisfaction.

    Source: BusinessTravelNews online - full report

  6. What effect does your travel policy produce?

    Is it hated by the workforce? Does it save your organisation money? Does it guarantee the safety of your travellers?

    When was it last created, reviewed, amended?

    These are just some of the questions that Buying Business Travel will be addressing on the 8th October at the Grange City Hotel as they take over the role that MS-UK pioneered with their Corporate Travel and Expense Forums.

    The Agenda for the next Forum now under the administrative command of Buying Business Travel can be found here

    Pictures and Videos featuring past MS-UK events can be found in the Travel-Forum section of our website www.ms-uk.com/videos-2013a.html

  7. Jaguar F-Type comes to Hertz Europe

    Travellers in Europe looking for that dream-drive getaway experience can now rent from Hertz the award winning Jaguar F-Type two-seater convertible in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands.

    Available exclusively to rent through Hertz for the next six months, the Jaguar F-TYPE sports car ushers in the launch of Hertz Europeís new Dream Collection - a premium selection of iconic and breathtaking cars backed by the Make and Model guarantee that ensures all customers, including those based in the Middle East, drive away the exact car they booked.

    Source: BusinessTravelNews online - full report

  8. Americanís Flagship Check-in rolls out to Chicago OíHare

    The check-in service gives premium passengers exclusive access to their own customer service representatives at check-in and lets them go through an expedited security line.

    Source: BusinessTravelNews online - full report

  9. Do you need to know what to do?

    If you need insight and guidance on bringing vision and creativity to your travel programme, then don't miss this workshop. Callisto will provide you with tools and supporting materials to make life easier back at the office.

    So far this year Callisto have examined the principles of producing an effective RFP for business travel and a Hotel Programme Workshop to help travel managers build effective hotel programmes.

    The next Callisto Workshop deals with Travel Technology, and poses the question Is it More of an Art than a Science?

    Make a diary note now for Tuesday 17th September, 2013 at the RSA House, London from 09:00 till 17:00.

    To discover more about Callisto training click here

  10. Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands UK car rental options

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car today began operating from Waterloo station as part of its strategy to provide greater access to car hire at Londonís main rail transport hubs.

    The new service at Waterloo will meet growing demand for car hire from passengers at Britainís busiest train station.

    Source: BusinessTravelNews online - full report

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  12. The Whitacre Link: Improving central England's connectivity

    A plan to give millions of people in central England direct access to HS2 and Birmingham Airport by reconstructing a railway that last carried passengers 97 years ago has been unveiled. Source: RailNews online - full report

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