Travel Industry Wire Travel Industry News EN Travel Industry Wire IATA Disappointed by Aéroports De Paris 2016-2020 Airport Charges Agreement IATA criticized the decision by the French Government to allow the operator of Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) airports to continue increasing airport charges for each year of the 2016-2020 period. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:14:53 EST Asia Pacific Airlines Load Factor Up 1.3 Pp for June 2015 Preliminary traffic figures for the month of June released yesterday by the Association of AsiaPacific Airlines (AAPA) confirmed continued growth in international passenger demand, but air cargo markets softened. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:03:43 EST HSMAI Accepting Entries for 2015 Adrian Awards Honoring Excellence in Travel Marketing The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) is accepting entries for its 59th annual Adrian Awards, which honors noteworthy achievement in travel advertising, digital marketing and public relations. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:41:02 EST Should Beijing Be Anticipating Some Repeat Visitors in 2022? As the IOC decision between Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan nears, Americans weigh in on which city they’d choose for the 2022 Winter Olympics Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:00:20 EST Etihad Airways President and CEO Addresses the Future of Global Airline Competition at Annual GBTA Convention Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public conversation before an audience of approximately 4,000 attendees at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando, Fla. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:32:07 EST Costa Cruises to Build Two Next-Generation Cruise Ships As Part of Carnival Corporation's Multi-Billion Dollar Contract with Meyer Werft Costa's two new cruise ships - part of a previously announced contract with Meyer Werft for four total next-generation ships - will be the largest ever built based on guest capacity Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:11:42 EST One in Four Companies Do Not Allow Travelers to Use Ride-Sharing Providers Study Reveals Ground Transportation Usage Patterns and Perceptions In The Business Travel Industry Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:01:58 EST How to Differentiate Brands in the Sharing Economy Yesterday, Enterprise Holdings' Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President Greg Stubblefield stressed what has changed for consumers is the concept of 'access' rather than non-profit 'sharing' on a broad scale. His comments were made during the 'Differentiating Brands in a Sharing Economy' panel discussion at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:49:41 EST LOT Announces More Frequencies To North America And New Destinations In 2016 In the winter season 2016/2017, LOT Polish Airlines will enhance its presence in the US by increasing frequencies from New York and Chicago to Warsaw. The Polish carrier has also announced several new long-haul destinations from its Warsaw hub to Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:24:20 EST GBTA Foundation Annual Forecast Predicts Global Business Travel Spending to Hit Record High of $1.25 Trillion in 2015 China Business Travel to Skyrocket By 61 percent Over Next 5 Years - GBTA Identifies Five Business Travel Markets of the Future Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:21:04 EST ASTA and CLIA to Take Stage Together at Travel Industry Exchange Questex Travel Group today announced the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) would take the stage together for the first time in recent memory to kick off the general session of its Travel Industry Exchange event Sept. 15-17 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:11:21 EST May 2015 U.S. Passenger Airline Employment Data U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.6 percent more workers in May 2015 than in May 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:32:47 EST Are We Becoming 24-Hour Workers? CareerBuilder Survey Explores the Demise of 9 to 5 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:33:30 EST Carnival Corporation Signs Agreement with Port Authority of Barcelona to Build and Operate New Cruise Terminal in Europe's Largest Port Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced it has signed an agreement with the Port Authority of Barcelona to invest more than 30 million euros to build and operate its second private cruise terminal at the Port of Barcelona, which is used by seven of the company's 10 cruise line brands as both a destination and home port. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:03:30 EST Alaska Airlines Adds Hainan Airlines As Mileage Plan Partner From Seattle, Hainan flies nonstop to Beijing and Shanghai, and offers an extensive network throughout China, including Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:26:16 EST GBTA Convention Panel Looks at the Future of Ground Transportation in A Sharing Economy Session Will Unveil Groundbreaking Research Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:19:42 EST New GBTA Study Shows More Companies Are Consolidating Meetings, Events and Travel Programs Technology Playing a Key Role in Knocking Down Barriers to Consolidation Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:50:29 EST American Express Global Business Travel Appoints Cindy Allen As Chief Marketing Officer In this role, Ms. Allen will oversee the Company’s brand positioning, marketing, product marketing and corporate communications and industry relations functions on a global level. Ms. Allen will report to GBT’s Chief Strategy Officer, Steve Curts. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:39:42 EST Airlines for America Names John Illson Managing Director of Safety Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today named Capt. John Illson as Managing Director of Safety. Illson joins A4A from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) where he was Chief of Operational Safety. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:02:02 EST Airlines for America Launches ThereToHere Campaign Through online videos and sharable graphics, the campaign will bring to life the impact that U.S. airlines have every day and the benefits of going from 'there' to being 'here.' Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:48:57 EST