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May 24, 2019
Business travel: New York, Geneva and Zurich the most expensive cities for business travel in the world
A consultancy firm specialising in global mobility has published a ranking of the world’s most expensive cities for business trips. New York ranks the highest, followed by Geneva and [...]
May 22, 2019
The largest aeroplane in the world made its first test flight in April over a Californian desert. The aircraft, developed by Stratolaunch, has in theory been designed to launch at altit [...]
May 1, 2019
Determined by the ratings of TripAdvisor users, the 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards recognise the world’s ten best airlines. Dominating this year’s list are Asian carriers, with Eu [...]
Apr 19, 2019
Iberia Airlines is banking on virtual reality to entertain its passengers on long-haul flights, having announced a partnership with the company Inflight VR. For a six-month trial period [...]
Apr 12, 2019
Plans are in place to build an undersea rail link that would connect Helsinki (Finland) to Tallinn (Estonia) in just 30 minutes. At over 100 kilometres, it would be the longest such con [...]
Apr 12, 2019
Virtual reality will soon be coming on board with Iberia, with the Spanish airline announcing that it will be making VR headsets available to passengers on certain flights in the coming [...]
Apr 5, 2019
While several large hotel chains are joining forces in a bid to counter the rapid growth of Airbnb, the platform has just announced that it has bought out HotelTonight. By purchasing th [...]
Apr 3, 2019
Fresh from equipping around 50 hotels in the Hainan province with its Alipay solution, Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has just opened its first hotel in the city of Hangzhou, engag [...]
Mar 30, 2019
Travellers at Manchester airport (UK) can now download and publish content up to four times faster than with 4G. Vodafone UK have installed an experimental 5G hotspot, with a view to ro [...]
Feb 27, 2019
3D augmented reality is now coming to the EasyJet mobile application. A new functionality is set to enable travellers to scan their own hand luggage, with the UK airline hoping that the [...]
Feb 22, 2019
The 2020 Olympic Games are not far away, and for sports fans hoping to catch some of the action, now is the time to book your accommodation in Tokyo. Here is a selection of the five bes [...]
Feb 8, 2019
Ski resorts are attracting ever fewer clients, but the trend seems to be on the turn among students. A specialist online agency has recorded a 25% increase in sales in the last year tha [...]
Jan 25, 2019
The Maltese island of Gozo was long famous for its Azure Window, a natural arch similar to the Elephant Rock in Etretat, northern France. A popular tourist attraction, it collapsed into [...]
Jan 18, 2019
Locks which film the occupiers of an apartment may sound like a paranoia-inducing plotline from the latest episode of Black Mirror, but this is exactly what users of the Xiaozhu platfor [...]
Jan 15, 2019
After the inauguration of the first biometric terminal in the USA at Atlanta a few days ago, American Airlines has now said that it is to adopt facial recognition via a solution called [...]
Jan 11, 2019
The first hotel in AccorHotels' Orient Express project, inspired by the legendary luxury trains of the same name, will open its doors in Bangkok at the end of 2019. Located in the highe [...]
Jan 4, 2019
Richard Branson was right: Virgin Galactic have sent people into space before Christmas, just as he had announced in late November. SpaceShipTwo, which goes by the name of VSS Unity, r [...]
Jan 1, 2019
Porsche and the mapping platform Mapbox have teamed up to create a new mapping tool. Taking its cue from social media and making use of augmented reality, the system of customisable map [...]
Dec 28, 2018
A recent study led by American company Concur showed that “bleisure”, a concept that involves combining a business trip with leisure activities, is enjoying a real boom. This is par [...]
Dec 22, 2018
Expo 2020 Dubai, which will kick off in less than 700 days, is set to attract more than 25 million international visitors over a six-month period in total. The emirate is pulling out al [...]
Dec 21, 2018
"Rome Reborn" is the name of a series of applications and videos which will soon make it possible to (virtually) walk the streets of ancient Rome. The project, which was developed by US [...]
Dec 18, 2018
An architecture studio in Toronto had the idea of turning a driverless car into a compact hotel room. This “Autonomous Travel Suite” would enable users to optimise their time by pro [...]
Dec 14, 2018
The authors of a study have ranked the 50 airports in the world with the best facilities for business travellers in transit. The hubs at Tokyo Narita (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand) and Mos [...]
Dec 7, 2018
Travellers with physical handicaps now have a growing number of innovative tools available that have been designed to help them to get around. Finding the most suitable route, hiring a [...]
Nov 30, 2018
Tourists are returning in numbers to Zimbabwe, a year on from Robert Mugabe’s resignation. After many years of civil war and corruption, the country is now drawing on its stunning nat [...]
Nov 28, 2018
With the Iceland tourist industry currently going through something of a slump, Icelandair announced the take-over in early November of rival airline Wow Air, in a move designed to boos [...]
Nov 12, 2018
The Corporate Benefits Program, Air France-KLM’s loyalty programme for business travellers, has been relaunched by the company. Corporate passengers are offered fourteen benefits, and [...]
Nov 2, 2018
The Hotels.com booking platform now features Siri Shortcuts – a new Apple functionality which enables the vocal assistant to have direct access to applications. This move is designed [...]
Oct 31, 2018
The Hyperloop programme, launched in 2013 by Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk which aims to be transporting passengers and freight on-board pods that levitate in low-pressure tubes at sp [...]
Oct 24, 2018
Singapore Airlines has just taken delivery of the latest Airbus, designed to cover a distance of 16,700 kilometres without a layover – the equivalent of a flight of around 18 hours [...]
Oct 19, 2018
Built into the side of an abandoned quarry and due to welcome its first guests in October, the Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland is a unique hotel, lying largely below ground level. [...]
Oct 12, 2018
British train and bus booking platform Trainline has launched an innovative solution that provides customers with alerts updating them on any disruptions to their journeys. Launching in [...]
Oct 5, 2018
As of 1 November, Ryanair will no longer accept free hand luggage up to 10kg, a measure that will not now affect any passengers who booked their flights with the low-cost carrier before [...]
Sep 25, 2018
A report commissioned by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and focusing on 20 airlines covering North Atlantic routes has found that aircraft with large business [...]
Sep 21, 2018
After winning over the air industry in recent years, facial recognition technology has now made an appearance in the hotel industry. Thanks to an innovative solution developed by Chines [...]
Sep 15, 2018
The World Tourism Organisation has just published its annual figures that show the state of the international tourism market. The sector experienced significant growth worldwide in 2017 [...]
Sep 14, 2018
An interactive map is now helping people plan their trips to admire the USA’s beautiful fall foliage at its best. Based on an algorithm that can process millions of data pieces in rea [...]
Sep 10, 2018
65% of business travellers are worried about the security of their data during their trips according to a new study carried out by CWT. These concerns are well justified and could lead [...]
Sep 7, 2018
Passengers have become less and less satisfied with British airports and airlines over the last two years, says a recent study by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Though they are par [...]
Sep 4, 2018
With their new Premium Economy class, American Airlines will treat their premium economy passengers to improved in-flight comfort. It is the first domestic airline to create such an off [...]
Aug 31, 2018
According to a new study led by telecommunications company Inmarsat, the quality of in-flight WiFi is crucial to passenger satisfaction and loyalty. More than half of passengers believe [...]
Aug 28, 2018
With Japan’s tourist industry enjoying a boom, more and more visitors are giving up guidebooks for Instagram. The number of people using the app in the country has more than doubled o [...]
Aug 24, 2018
American Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have announced that they are testing a 3D scanner for carry-on bags at New York’s JFK Airport. The device is bas [...]
Aug 11, 2018
Delta Air Lines has launched "Premium Select" class on its new Airbus A350, with all of its long-haul craft set to offer Premium Economy class by 2021.
Jul 27, 2018
India’s airlines, driven by a domestic market that generates little profit and helped by the country’s laws, have developed flight connections with large cities all across the world.
Jul 18, 2018
Companies in Asia Pacific will soon be able to optimise their business travel expenses thanks to a virtual, flexible and secure payment system developed by Sabre. More practical both fo [...]
Jul 13, 2018
Developed to help business travellers deal with the effects of jet lag, the Timeshifter application is currently being tested by guests in Six Senses hotels.
Jul 10, 2018
In the highly competitive race to offer commercial space flights, Blue Origin is looking to move on from the stage of unmanned to manned test flights. The company founded by Jeff Bezos [...]
Jul 6, 2018
The company AirPod is planning to install a dozen or so Sleeping Pods across Europe over the summer. Thanks to these connected capsules, business travellers will be able to rest or work [...]
Jun 18, 2018
According to Thierry Vasseur, vice-president of Zebra Technologies, baggage handling in airports could be significantly improved using RFID (radio frequency identification).
Jun 16, 2018
The hotel industry is embracing the latest advances in smart home devices and the Internet of Objects in offering new, ultra-smart and customised rooms to meet the requirements of their [...]
Jun 15, 2018
To optimise the user experience of their frequent flyer programme, Cathay Pacific airline and its partner Asia Miles have opted for blockchain technology by Accenture.
Jun 8, 2018
Sharp has designed RoBoHoN, a mini-robot created to guide visitors around the streets of Tokyo (Japan). The connected device responds to vocal commands and provides tourist information [...]
Jun 4, 2018
A new system of sensors has just been installed at Abu Dhabi airport to improve the management of queues and passenger flows. This set-up is designed to increase the efficiency and secu [...]
Jun 1, 2018
Business travel is set to increase in 2018, according to the 13th International Travel Management Study (ITMS) published by AirPlus, although the French market is only set to benefit mo [...]
May 25, 2018
According to the latest North American Camping Report, camping is becoming more and more popular in the USA and Canada, not least among young people.
May 22, 2018
Boosted by Millennials and Saudi Arabians, the amount that Muslims spend on travelling could reach 157 billion dollars by 2020. Halal tourism is now one of the factors that industry pro [...]
May 18, 2018
SITA (the world’s leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology) has published its 2018 report about air transport luggage management. According to t [...]
May 14, 2018
Currently making its debut in several sectors, the blockchain could revolutionise the travel industry when applied to passenger safety, luggage traceability, automatic payments or even [...]
May 10, 2018
According to a recent study by Skift on the preferred modes of transport of US business travellers, ride-sharing is a widespread practice within almost all companies, regardless of thei [...]
May 9, 2018
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi launched the country’s first high-speed electric locomotive on 10 April
May 8, 2018
Sustainable travel is on the up, according to a recent study conducted by the travel network Virtuoso, with Millennial consumers driving the trend.
May 4, 2018
Internet giant Google has its eye on Nokia technology designed to improve Wi-Fi networks on board aeroplanes – a market that is expected to be worth 130 billion dollars by 2035.
May 3, 2018
All European identity cards should be fitted with an electronic chip in the next five years – a measure which the European Commission considers to be indispensable for security and bo [...]
Apr 27, 2018
US startup Orion Span Inc. has announced plans to open a luxury hotel in space, 300km from Earth, in 2021.
Apr 20, 2018
There is a growing interest among air transport companies and passengers for biometric technologies, which enable simpler and quicker processes and provide greater levels of security.
Dubaï - Émirats arabes unis, Apr 16, 2018
Virtual reality headsets are currently being made available by Emirates Airlines in its lounges at Dubai Airport, to give its clientele an "immersive cinematographic experience".
Apr 13, 2018
Skytrax has just published its annual ranking of the best airlines in the world, with five European carriers featuring in the top 20.
France, Apr 11, 2018
In Dijon, contactless-enabled Visa or Mastercard charge cards can now be used on the city’s tram network, in place of traditional tickets or other travel passes.
Mar 31, 2018
At the 27th EVP trade fair, American Express Global Business Travel revealed the figures in its European Business Travel Forecast for 2018.
Mar 28, 2018
A report published by a company called SITA has shown how artificial intelligence could improve baggage tracking in air transport.
Mar 23, 2018
According to estimates recently published by American Express Global Business, prices are not set to rise significantly this year, thanks in no small part to increased capacities.
Mar 21, 2018
According to a recent survey by magazine Travel Weekly, airlines are starting to tailor their prices according to the profile and travel habits of their clients.
Mar 16, 2018
According to journalist Aarian Marshall, ski resorts could be a well-established source of inspiration for future smart cities.
Mar 8, 2018
As part of a partnership between a start-up by the name of Rythm and the AccorHotels group, two Pullman hotels located in Paris and San Francisco are currently enabling guests to test a [...]
Mar 5, 2018
After offering it to passengers on US domestic flights, Delta Air Lines is set to implement its baggage tracking system, which uses RFID tags, at Heathrow International Airport in the U [...]
Mar 2, 2018
In a bid to improve in-flight connectivity, British Airways have just begun equipping their planes with a payable Wi-Fi signal. Over the next two years, 118 of the company’s long-haul [...]
Feb 24, 2018
Google Flights has announced that ‘Basic Economy’ tickets will now be clearly marked, which is good news for anyone using the online flight booking service to compare prices.
Feb 23, 2018
Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, says that electric planes could be used for all the country’s domestic flights by 2040.
Feb 17, 2018
According to the latest annual report from Routehappy, Wi-Fi is now available on board 43% of aeroplanes courtesy of 82 airlines around the world.
Feb 16, 2018
According to the HRS group, which has just published its annual Hotel Price Radar report, the hotel industry experienced a widespread price increase in 2017.
Feb 9, 2018
Sportswear brand Adidas have just launched a new model of connected trainer. These shoes have the unusual feature of being accepted as a public transport ticket in Berlin, Germany.
Feb 2, 2018
The first British operator to develop a “skill” that can be accessed by Amazon’s artificial intelligence users, London Heathrow Airport is seeking to improve its client experience [...]
Jan 30, 2018
Corporate travel operators are just some of the companies benefitting from the United States tax reforms voted in last December. The corporate tax rates were lowered, meaning that compa [...]
Jan 26, 2018
Bluesmart’s Series 2 Cabin 22’’ is a compact smart suitcase that is stylish, easy to handle and packed with features.
Jan 24, 2018
2017 was the safest year for air travel since 1946, when statistics on air traffic accidents were first collated by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).
Jan 20, 2018
Faced with a new generation of connected travellers and their growing – and more elaborate – demands, brands in the travel sector are having to change the way they market their serv [...]
Jan 12, 2018
A new study led by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, entitled CWT Connected Traveler Study, focuses on the preferences of “Millennials” in terms of business travel.
Jan 5, 2018
Amazon has just unveiled Alexa for Business, a voice-activated, artificial intelligence-powered workplace assistant with corporate travel capabilities.
Dec 29, 2017
French airline Air France now has a virtual assistant on Facebook Messenger to respond to questions about luggage. A team of advisers will nevertheless still be available to customers w [...]
Dec 19, 2017
Tourism is one of the sectors where virtual reality and 360° video are enjoying a meteoric rise. Several companies are already using these new technologies to show clients new desti [...]
Dec 15, 2017
Albert Einstein’s work on the concept of relativity shows that a phenomenon called worm holes can be created, which would enable time-travel into the past. The possibility of going ba [...]
Dec 9, 2017
A connected wristband designed by Moop, a recently-formed company in Toulouse, France, guides its users in such a way that they no longer have to have their eyes riveted to a screen – [...]
Dec 9, 2017
A new move being rushed in by some of the biggest names in the hotel sector is to offer their clients smart rooms equipped with the latest connected devices. Their aim is to cater to us [...]
Dec 8, 2017
The "millennial" generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is managing to combine business with pleasure when travelling for work.
Dec 1, 2017
Following on from its chatbot Oscar, Air New Zealand is going one step further for its clients by offering a virtual assistant called Sophie, a "digital human" who responds to users’ [...]
Nov 29, 2017
According to a survey carried out by the CITS American Express Global Business Travel in 2017, 31% of Chinese companies are expecting to spend more on business travel over the next 12 [...]
Nov 24, 2017
Thanks to technological advances and their own growing demands, the lives of business travellers are set to become increasingly digital in the years ahead. By 2020 their everyday experi [...]
Nov 22, 2017
From the end of November 2017, a driverless shuttle will be tested at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport by the ADP Group, as part of its innovation programme.
Nov 18, 2017
"Bleisure" is becoming ever more popular among people looking to combine business trips with tourism. The sector is developing apace and is set to expand yet further in the next few yea [...]
Nov 17, 2017
In the tourism sector as well as other fields of activity, the rise of voice-controlled smart speakers is opening up new horizons. However, this innovative way of booking and purchasing [...]
Nov 14, 2017
Finnair has joined the 14% of airlines that offer their customers AI-powered chatbots. Known as Finn and launched on Facebook Messenger, the artificially intelligent interactive service [...]
Nov 10, 2017
A US start-up is hoping to have small hybrid passenger aeroplanes in the skies by 2022, and eventually, the technology developed by this aeronautical company could usher in fully electr [...]
Nov 7, 2017
As part of the DXB Plus programme that aims to increase its capacity, Dubai airport has presented two intelligent and connected innovations at the Gitex 2017: a security tunnel with fac [...]
Nov 6, 2017
In scheduling initial testing for 2018, Airbus hopes its self-piloted four-seater air vehicle will be in the sky by 2023. Dubbed CityAirbus, the environmentally friendly flying taxi is [...]
Nov 3, 2017
The World Air Transport Statistics 2017, for both passengers and freight, are now available. Including 10 years of data, they enable air traffic to be analysed in detail.
Nov 1, 2017
Technology and devices are gaining traction when it comes to managing, preparing and carrying out business travel. A recent study involving business travellers would seem to indicate th [...]
Oct 20, 2017
The travel sector is more than healthy as we approach the end of the year, according opinions canvassed by the Travel Leaders Group as part of its annual autumn survey.
Oct 9, 2017
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is currently working on a futuristic space hotel project, in collaboration with a group of young graduates from the Massachusetts Insti [...]
Sep 18, 2017
As of 7 August, Air France has been providing business class travellers with virtual reality headsets on flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint Martin.
Qatar, Sep 16, 2017
Qatar has announced that the citizens of 80 countries are now entitled to enter the country without a visa, including the members of the Schengen area.
Sep 15, 2017
Tempted by the prospect of substantial savings, increased profits and enhanced safety, airline companies are contemplating the use of pilotless airliners. Though it would lead to cheape [...]
Sep 8, 2017
The 9% rise in passenger numbers at European airports over the last year is the kind of growth they have not experienced in over a decade. The increase, which spiked in June, has mainly [...]
Sep 1, 2017
The most recent edition of a study on business travel carried out by Europeans shows that London and Vienna are still the most popular destinations. Furthermore, there have been no chan [...]
United Kingdom, Aug 25, 2017
Be they business travellers or tourists, Europeans are choosing the United Kingdom, and in particular London, as their favoured destination. Experts believe that this phenomenon is due [...]
Aug 18, 2017
Sabre and Yougov publish the results of a new study into the personalization of travel...
Aug 4, 2017
Dutch airline KLM, French aerospace group Zodiac and students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have joined forces to design a smart airplane seat. Fitted with sens [...]
Abou Dabi - Émirats arabes unis, Aug 2, 2017
Since the start of the year, Abu Dhabi has been reaping the rewards of its national tourism development programme. Over the first four months of 2017, the number of international travel [...]
Jul 29, 2017
Buoyed by the success of a crowdfunding campaign that has helped them bring the floating hot tub to the UK, two entrepreneurs will shortly be operating on a London canal, offering their [...]
Jul 28, 2017
A recent study carried out by Phocus Forward showed that the online travel industry has a great impact on the tourist industry. From flight bookings to accommodation, the market is evol [...]
Jul 19, 2017
German company Bragi recently presented the Dash Pro, its latest model of wireless earphones that boast an innovative new function: real-time translation of 40 different languages into [...]
Jul 18, 2017
Here are a few tips on how to keep your Apple data safe when you are travelling...
France, Jul 13, 2017
"Co-planing", which had previously been banned in France by the Directorate General of civil aviation, has now been authorised by the Council of State.
Jul 12, 2017
The European Commission is investing €2.7bn in "Europe on the Move", a wide-ranging set of initiatives including 152 transport projects towards clean energy and digitalisation.
Thaïlande, Jun 19, 2017
While it is a popular tourist destination, Thailand’s hospitals are currently bursting at the seams due to accident-prone foreign visitors. The country is therefore thinking of making [...]
Canada, Jun 16, 2017
Air Canada has recently begun two new routes from Vancouver, flying to Frankfurt in Germany and Nagoya in Japan. There is more development to come, with nine other flights to be added t [...]
Jun 3, 2017
More than ever, and especially since the Parisian attacks in 2015 and 2016, companies are becoming aware of the challenge of protecting their business travellers. According to a new s [...]
Jun 2, 2017
As of next August in four of the European railway stations which it serves, Thalys will be helping travellers to discover the main destinations in their network by means of smells that [...]
May 16, 2017
Despite current geopolitical turbulence, spending on business travel increased in 2016, and growth for 2017 is estimated at 2.5%.
May 12, 2017
Delays and cancels can make air travel a source of frustration. As for an official report, flights punctuality got worse in France between 2015 and 2016, all types of flights affected.
May 11, 2017
In a country known for its high-speed trains, the Shiki-Shima has recently taken to the tracks offering a different, very upmarket service, with suites, gourmet dining and a chic piano [...]
May 5, 2017
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific has recently announced its intention to use biofuels made from waste products on certain long-haul flights, in order to try to reduce its greenhouse gas [...]
Apr 28, 2017
Delta Air Lines will offer up to $10,000 to passengers if they agree to voluntarily give up their seat on an overbooked flight. The American airline thus hopes to avoid incidents like t [...]
Apr 28, 2017
Doha-based airline Qatar Airways recently unveiled a project to launch a new airline located in India by the end of this year, primarily designed to meet domestic demand.
Apr 28, 2017
According to an OpinionWay survey, 34% of French people use social media to look for holiday ideas, especially Instagram. Having been very popular among young people, who can someti [...]
Londres, Royaume-Uni, Mar 23, 2017
On 6 February, Qatar Airways made the world’s longest commercial flight, covering the 14,535 kilometres between Doha and Auckland in 16 hours and 23 minutes. The flight was carried ou [...]
Feb 28, 2017
A new partnership between UATP and Paymagnet will enable airlines to directly integrate contactless card payments via smartphone into their mobile applications.
Feb 28, 2017
Switzerland is preparing the first ever manned solar flight out into the stratosphere. It will be flying as high as an altitude of 25,000 metres, meaning that the pilot will need to be [...]
Feb 20, 2017
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA-AST) has awarded Virgin Galactic a much prized operator licence. Owned by billionaire Richard [...]
Feb 10, 2017
“Hyperloop”: The capsule train promised for 2020 is taking shape Imagine sitting down in a capsule and being projected down a tube at faster-than-airline speeds: this is what is being [...]
Feb 10, 2017
Low-cost airlines increased air traffic in 2016 : World air passenger traffic continued to rise in 2016, though at a slightly slower rate than in previous years. Thanks to the entrepre [...]
Paris, France, Jan 26, 2017
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