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March April 2017
For Business, Corporate Travel & Meeting Buyers & Arrangers

Business Travel Show: exhibitor launches not to miss

ALTOUR: Launching three news services: Diagnostic, The Power of 1% and ALTOUR Connect.

AMADEUS: Raft of new enhancements to its cytric Travel & Expense solution.

THE ASCOTT: Debuts new apartments aimed at millennial travellers: Lyf (live your freedom).

AVIS: Avis Car Rental UK has partnered with Diners Club International to offer [small and/or mid-sized] companies a Business Statement Account. The initiative provides businesses with a simplified and more efficient payment process as well as convenient account management.

BEST WESTERN: Launch of first dedicated corporate Business Different campaign to the TMC audience, as well as to travel managers, procurement, purchasing, travel booking and event management personnel visiting the show.

BBF SERVICED APARTMENTS: Launching new apartments in Brussels.

BETRAVELWISE: Appoints new LGBT travel advisor

BLISS JET: Bliss Jet is revolutionising air travel between London and New York with the first shared private jet service between the two cities

BUSINESSTRIPBUDDY: Launching new app: a travel planner and expense tracker that manages every aspect of a business trip itinerary including flights, hotels, rental cars, trains, buses, shuttles, expenses, and more from any web-enabled device.

CABFIND: Launching a taxi expense calculator to give companies a clearer picture of costs and identify ways of making valuable savings.

CARLSON WAGONLIT: Unveiling new digital strategy.

CEGA GROUP SOLACE GLOBAL: Phase 2 of Itinerary Travel Tracking : the latest offering from our one-source medical and security assistance service, INtrinsic.

CIBT VISAS: Demonstrating innovative ImmigrationSMART technology solution.

CITY APARTMENTS: First serviced apartment provider to provide a free smartphone across all our portfolio, of 220 apartments! 

CLICK TRAVEL: Showcasing travel.cloud - the innovative new booking platform that has been built from scratch by Click’s in-house team of software engineers as a response to changes to suppliers ’ travel distribution channels, in particular the increasingly limited reach of traditional GDS.

CLUB CLASS CHAUFFEURS: This year at the Business Travel Show, Club Class Chauffeurs launches its new operations hub at Heathrow Airport. Now operating from four strategically based hubs in the UK: Sussex, Heathrow, Gloucestershire and Leicestershire, it has expanded its team of chauffeurs by 10 per cent added a stunning new fleet of Volvo V90s and XC60s and once again retains its award-winning status.

COACHHIRE.COM: Launching group transport portal. The portal provides access to the CoachHire.com network of more than 2,500 group transport suppliers for coach & minibus travel throughout the UK.

CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT: CTM has developed Lightning, a proprietary next generation corporate online booking tool where the user sits front and centre of the booking experience.

CORPORATE TRAVELLER: Adding new exclusive value-added benefits to its Travel Smart programme. Under the banners SmartFly, SmartStay and SmartDrive, the programme gives clients free extras such as bonus flying miles and free lounge passes, complimentary hotel room upgrades, breakfast and wifi, and car rental upgrades.

CTI: Introduces Business Travel in a Box bundle, a “Netflix for corporate travel buyers”

THE DOYLE COLLECTION: Launching a new luxurious event space, The Marylebone Rooms. Phase 2 is due for completion in spring/summer 2017.

DRUM CUSSAC: Welcomes major update to its Traveller Tracking app

EGENCIA: To focus on gender parity.

ENCOMPASS: Encompass is showcasing its new brand identity at BTS 2017

ENTERPRISE: Boosts fleet size to near 1.9m vehicles following stellar 2016.

EUROSTAR: New direct four-hour service between London and Amsterdam launches end of 2017.

FCM: FCM Travel Solutions will launch Sam (Smart Assistant Mobile) to the UK market. SAM is a chatbot that uses a mix of artificial intelligence and human input to deliver smart relevant information to users’ mobile phones, making it a 24/7 mobile travel assistant.

FLEET ON DEMAND: Launching latest mobility as a service platform, Mobilleo. The revolutionary new technology will be one of the market’s first entrants into the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) industry for business.

FLYBE: Launching routes from Heathrow to Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

FOCUSPOINT: MyTrac tracking solution added to short-term CAP memberships

GROUNDSCOPE: Business Travel Show visitors will face the opportunity to learn about GroundScope’s new GDS and OBT connections, mobile app and ride share service.  

GROUPSTAY: Launches new Dubai & Beyond product

HALLMARK HOTELS: Launching new day delegate and team building experience packages throughout 2017 and the new ‘1 in 5 delegates go free’ offer.

HILLGATE TRAVEL: Adds enhancements to MiWay Analytics, FreeWay Online Booking Tool and Hillgate Approver tools.

HRS: HRS Smarthotel Hotel bookings: HRS mobile solution bridges a gap in the digital guest experience.

iJET: Acquires red24, a London-based risk management provider.

INNTEL: The Inntel Meetings Management Portal v2 will be launched at the Business Travel Show. 

INTERNATIONAL SOS: Hosting a series of mini-presentations on its stand:

Session 1 - "Tracking travellers in a crisis"

Session 2 - "Risk Outlook 2017, Perception Vs Reality"

Session 3 - "Managing Health Hazards Worldwide"

Session 4 - "Women's Security Abroad" in partnership with Maiden Voyage

Session 5 - "Active shooter considerations"

LONDON CITY AIRPORT: Construction will begin on the City Airport Development Programme (CADP) in 2017, which will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport’s doors by 2025 and add 32,000 additional flights per year.

LOUNGEBUDDY: Launching LoungeBuddy for Business programme

MACDONALD HOTELS: investing £7m in refurbishment plans.

MARLIN APARTMENTS: Unveiling newest development in quarter two of 2017: 111 Westminster Bridge Road, a short walk from Waterloo Station, Southbank and Big Ben.

MEETINGSBENCHMARK: Launching new tool that could save corporates and agencies thousands of pounds on their meetings spend.

MYSTIFLY: The latest innovation from Mystifly is an advanced revenue management, complex fare management, agent management, commission contract management solution – Azygos – available in a Lite and Premium version.

OMEGA WORLD TRAVEL: Showcasing new on-demand management reporting system to deliver dashboards that provide views of critical metrics and key performance indicators: Omegalytics.

PORTMAN/CLARITY: To reveal its plans for 2017 following the merger of the two leading TMCs

PREMIER INN:  Using virtual reality (VR) to showcase its latest round of rooms at this year’s Business Travel Show.

PREMIER SUITES: 2017 will see the PREMIER SUITES brand expand into the Netherlands with its first opening in Rotterdam. The property opens its doors this summer and boasts 104 luxury one bedroom serviced apartments, a gym, meeting room and a bar and restaurant.

PURPLE PARKING WORLDWIDE: Welcomes new Travel Agent Portal.

REDFERN TRAVEL: This year’s BTS will be the first industry event for Redfern since the company was acquired by global group CTM in late 2016.

Latest technological innovation will break new ground in the marketplace; the ability to make amendments through our online tracking tool, tRIPS - making them the only TMC to offer online amendments.

RENTALSCOMBINED: To reveal new milestone and partnerships.

ROOMEX: Roomex, will launch a new improved website at Business Travel Show 2017.

SAUDIA: Launching new First Suite – Privacy with luxury designed to spoil. Heathrow to Riyadh 7 days a week.

SECUREWEST INTERNATIONAL: Sphere is an innovative Travel Risk Management platform, enabling the seamless risk management of all aspects of international travel in a world where emerging risks can harm your people, assets and reputation.

SI RISK UK: Reveals Vismo tracking platform.

SKYLINE: Launching a new block of serviced apartments called: Carlow House by Skyline.

SKYPARK SECURE: Skypark will be launching a new airport parking booking tool.

STAR ALLIANCE: Celebrates 20th Anniversary and welcomes Air India to Terminal 2.

STAYCITY: To open new French properties in Marseille and Lyon.

SUPRANATIONAL HOTELS: Launches free online information hub.

TAP: As of June and July 2017, TAP will fly via its hub in Lisbon to Canada (Toronto), Hungary (Budapest) and Romania (Bucharest), as well as new destinations in Spain (Las Palmas and Alicante) and Germany (Stuttgart).

TRAINLINE: To bring magic of mobile tickets to the corporate market. 

TRANSPORTERS: Official launch of global booking API. Currently in a private preview, on 22nd Feb the applications will open to all businesses allowing and business - online or offline - to book group transport in any country that our network currently covers.

TRAVELDOO: Unveiling new company logo and website at the Business Travel Show 2017.
TRAVEL NAVIGATOR: Mobile integration hub Travel Navigator releases its second version to the public with a new user experience and refreshed material design.

TRAVELPORT: Introducing Travelport Locomote. This revolutionary online platform redefines corporate travel by providing an end­to­end solution to manage all elements of business travel.

TRIPBAM: Launching automated fulfilment solution in Q1 of 2017.

TRIPCLOUD: Launching flagship web application – TripCloud – a free travel desk application for small and mid-sized businesses in the United States.

UBER: Will announce the next game-changing product feature set for the Uber for Business platform.

UNITED: Launching the new United Polaris service. A reinvention of the international premium cabin based on more than 12,000 hours of research, United Polaris offers an elevated travel experience with a redefined inflight dining service offering seasonal culinary creations, custom bedding designed by Saks Fifth Avenue and, through our exclusive partnership with Soho House & Co, refreshing amenity kits with award winning Cowshed skin-care products.

VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST: Showcases fruits of investment in overhauling its entire fleet and first class lounges.

VISAHQ: Launching new electronic visa expediting services in more than 30 countries.

THE VISA TEAM: The Visa Team will release news of further expansion at the Business Travel Show, extending their presence as a true Global Passport & Visa specialist company.

WINGS TRAVEL MANAGEMENT: Previewing GoSecure™. This sophisticated risk and alert portal means Wings consultants can locate travellers and send fast, accurate notifications to travellers and bookers in times of emergency.

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