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GBTA Announces 2017-2019 Global Board of Directors

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GBTA Announces 2017-2019 Global Board of Directors

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, announced three newly elected members to its Board of Directors following the 2017 election during GBTA Convention 2017 in Boston. Christle Johnson, Vice President, Travel & Business Services, Johnson Downie LLC, will serve as President for a second term….

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Mantra Group Announce 2017 Awards For Excellence

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Mantra Group Announce 2017 Awards For Excellence

    Leading Australian-based hotel and resort operator, Mantra Group, honoured its highest performers from its 128 properties across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Hawaii at its annual Mantra Group Awards for Excellence ceremony held at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff last night (10 August).   The top accolade, General Manager of the Year, was…

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Virgin Australia Only Aus Airline To Offer Inflight Wi-Fi On International Flights

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Virgin Australia Only Aus Airline To Offer Inflight Wi-Fi On International Flights

  Author: PASA   Virgin Australia this week announced details of its plans to rollout inflight wireless internet to the majority of its domestic and international aircraft, becoming the only Australian airline to offer wi-fi internationally.   Following the successful trial on a Boeing 737 (registration VH-YIG), the airline is now rolling out inflight wi-fi…

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Travel Industry Must Overcome Disruption To Harness Future Growth

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Travel Industry Must Overcome Disruption To Harness Future Growth

Author: PASA The travel industry must be better prepared for economic and political disruption if it is to make the most of future economic growth, a new report from A.T. Kearney outlines. Whilst the sharing economy, virtual reality and the Internet of Things are all improving the traveller experience, international geo-political, social and economic developments…

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10 Tips For Employers To Fulfil Their Duty Of Care

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10 Tips For Employers To Fulfil Their Duty Of Care

Author: PASA Australian employers have a duty of care to their employees, which means a moral and legal responsibility to care for their wellbeing while at work/while working.   However, many Australian employers are unaware of the importance of knowing their employees’ whereabouts at all times, according to Concur.   Matt Goss, Managing Director, Concur…

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Virgin Australia Announces Streamlined Melbourne – Hong Kong Schedule

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Virgin Australia Announces Streamlined Melbourne – Hong Kong Schedule

    Author: PASA Virgin Australia today announced an updated flight schedule for Melbourne to Hong Kong flights, ensuring a consistent departure time for each flight.   From 30 October through to 24 March 2018 (the Northern Winter season), VA87 will depart Melbourne at 10.55am and arrive in Hong Kong at 5.35pm. Virgin Australia will…

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How Advanced Technologies Are Driving Travel, Expense & Invoice Trends

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How Advanced Technologies Are Driving Travel, Expense & Invoice Trends

  Author: PASA   Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and big data are helping organisations optimise their business processes to save time, simplify tasks, and deliver richer, more personalised experiences. And the best is yet to come, according to Concur.   Matt Goss, managing director ANZ, Concur said, “There is an air of…

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Mantra Hotel At Sydney Airport Has Landed

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Mantra Hotel At Sydney Airport Has Landed

  The new Mantra Hotel at Sydney Airport was officially opened on 19 July by New South Wales Minister for Tourism and Major Events, the Honourable Adam Marshall MP, to help serve the 42 million passengers who travel through Sydney Airport each year, as well the thousands of visitors and staff who visit the airport…

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Strength In Global Economy Means Higher Travel Pricing In 2018

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Strength In Global Economy Means Higher Travel Pricing In 2018

  According to the fourth annual 2018 Global Travel Forecast, travel prices are expected to rise sharply in the coming year, reaching nearly 4% increases in some sectors.   Released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association, The…

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btTB-GBTA launch new e-zine “Business Travel Quarterly”

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btTB-GBTA launch new e-zine “Business Travel Quarterly”

  Welcome to the first edition of Business Travel Quarterly, the e-zine of btTB/GBTA for corporate travel managers in Australia and New Zealand.  As was clear at the Conference in Sydney in May, the pace of change in the industry is quickening. And so the theme for our first edition is, ‘The future’.   We…

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