Cyclone, absences threaten to dull Hong Kong finance meetingNovember 1, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — A tropical storm and absences of VIP guests have cast a shadow over a financial conference meant to help Hong Kong restore its image as a financial hub and destination for business travel.
How company off-sites are changing business travelOctober 5, 2022 GMT
Business travel used to mean sending employees from their home office to somewhere else — to meet with clients or coworkers at other offices. But for many remote-first companies, it now means the opposite: Bringing employees together from their far-flung homes to work and meet in person.
Southwest forecasts a slower recovery in business travelSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that corporate travel is recovering more slowly than the airline had expected, although that is offset by continuing strong demand from leisure travelers even after the end of the traditional summer vacation season.
Business Highlights: Business travelers, drifting stocksSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
Airlines count on business travelers to keep recovery going
DALLAS (AP) — The summer vacation season is winding down, and for airlines that means the return of business travelers is very important.
ITA Airways Participates in the Business Travel Show in EuropeJune 29, 2022 GMT
Australia welcomes back tourists with toy koalas, Tim TamsFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — International tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions on Monday, bringing together families in tearful reunions after separations of two years or longer forced by some of the most draconian pandemic measures of any democracy in the world.
Japan eases border controls amid criticism as exclusionistFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Thursday it will ease its tough COVID-19 border controls by increasing the number of people allowed to enter each day and reducing quarantine requirements following criticism that its current policy is unscientific and xenophobic.
Japan mulls easing COVID border controls amid criticismFebruary 12, 2022 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is considering easing its stringent border controls amid growing criticism that the measures, which have banned most foreign entrants including students and business travelers, are hurting the country's economy and international profile.
Australia to open borders to vaccinated travelers on Feb. 21February 7, 2022 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia will open its borders to all vaccinated tourists and business travelers from Feb. 21 in a further relaxation of pandemic restrictions announced Monday.
Australia imposed some of the world’s toughest travel restrictions on its citizens and permanent residents in March 2020 to prevent them from bringing COVID-19 home.
Atlanta to spend more on tourism, seeking business travelersJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta tourism officials said Friday that they expect an increase in visitors later in 2022 after the the omicron variant of COVID-19 slowed the city’s tourism recovery during late 2021.
Developer aims to bring 4th hotel to Honolulu suburbOctober 14, 2021 GMT
HONOLULU (AP) — A developer aims to bring a fourth hotel to the Honolulu suburb of Kapolei amid demand from local residents and business travelers for less expensive hotel rooms outside of resort districts.
Business Highlights: Fed’s concerns, business air travelJuly 26, 2021 GMT
Fed to discuss a pullback in economic aid with inflation up
WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation uncomfortably high and the COVID-19 Delta variant raising economic concerns, a divided Federal Reserve will meet this week to discuss when and how it should dial back its ultra-low-interest rate policies.
Small businesses lifted by return of summer touristsJuly 22, 2021 GMT
Small businesses in the U.S. that depend on tourism and vacationers say business is bouncing back, as Americans rebook postponed trips and spend freely on food, entertainment and souvenirs.
United Airlines stock plunges after another big lossApril 20, 2021 GMT
Shares of United Airlines tumbled by 8.5% Tuesday after the airline reported a larger first-quarter loss than expected and suggested that key business and international travel won't recover significantly until next year...
United loses $1.36 billion as business travel remains weakApril 19, 2021 GMT
United Airlines posted a $1.36 billion loss in the first quarter and will need a rebound in lucrative business and international travel before it returns to profitability...
Frontier Airlines hopes IPO rides wave of travel recoveryApril 1, 2021 GMT
Frontier Airlines is betting that the budding recovery in leisure travel is for real.
Shares of the discount carrier began public trading Thursday, edging lower in midday trading...
Correction: Virus Outbreak-Business Travel storyNovember 10, 2020 GMT
Brandon Contreras represents the worst fears of the lucrative business travel industry.
A partner account executive at a U.S. tech firm, Contreras was used to traveling frequently for his company.
Marriott bounces back as activity in China surgesNovember 6, 2020 GMT
Marriott saw dramatic improvement in the third quarter as travel demand rebounded in China.
But Marriott President and CEO Arne Sorenson said the recovery remains bumpy, and reinstated lockdowns in Europe and elsewhere could clip bookings...
Marriott recovering in China, Royal Caribbean posts lossAugust 10, 2020 GMT
On land and sea, the travel industry is hurting but holding out hope for a recovery.
Marriott said Monday it has reopened most of its hotels around the world, helped by a rebound in business travel in China...
China business travel returns for Marriott, revenue tumblesAugust 10, 2020 GMT
Marriott has reopened 91% of its hotels globally as business travel reemerges in China and worldwide occupancy, which tumbled to 11% in April, reached 34%...
Lee closes Capitol, halts state travel over coronavirusMarch 13, 2020 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Friday halted all non-essential business travel for state employees, banned visitors and tours from the state Capitol and heavily discouraged groups of 250 or more from gathering...
Markets down, Facebook cancels show: Virus hits businessesFebruary 27, 2020 GMT
The spread of the new coronavirus around the world is hitting companies hard as they suspend production, meetings, events and business travel...
United Airlines posts $1 billion profit on summer travelOctober 15, 2019 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — Cheaper jet fuel and slightly higher fares helped United Airlines boost third-quarter profit 23% to $1 billion...
Hong Kong airport protest shutdown tarnishes business imageAugust 12, 2019 GMT
Mass flight cancellations at Hong Kong's airport disrupted one of the world's busiest air-transport hubs on Monday, causing chaos for tourists and business travelers and playing havoc with global airlines' flight schedules— a fresh escalation of the city's protest movement that threatens the Asian city's business-friendly image...
Airbnb seeing growth in business travelAugust 6, 2018 GMT
Business travelers are increasingly booking stays through Airbnb and other home-sharing sites.
Airbnb said Monday that nearly 700,000 companies have signed up and booked rooms through its business travel portal, almost triple the number since last year...
Milwaukee-based corporate housing startup to expandJuly 8, 2018 GMT
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee-based startup that assists business travelers by setting them up in apartments is looking to expand to seven more cities by the end of the year...
History’s greatest business trip: Marco Polo or man on moon?March 14, 2018 GMT
Business travelers are getting their own March Madness-style tournament bracket themed on the greatest business trips in history...
Catalonia faces 10 percent tourism hit in fourth quarterNovember 6, 2017 GMT
LONDON (AP) — The restive Spanish region of Catalonia faces a potential $500 million financial hit in the fourth quarter as business-related travel dips following the attack in Barcelona and the uncertainty generated by the disputed independence referendum...
5 Things Investors Need to Know TodayAugust 28, 2017 GMT
Business, leisure travelers ponder flying without laptopsMay 17, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — International air travelers might soon rediscover magazines, paperbacks and playing cards...
In Panama for business? Take a side trip to the famous canalJune 30, 2016 GMT
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of spectators gawk from an observation deck as a bulk freighter carrying grains from the United States to China inches its way closer...
Business traveler sentenced in flight groping caseSeptember 11, 2013 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge sentenced a business traveler from suburban Chicago to nine months in prison Wednesday for groping a passenger in flight while she slept in a seat next to him. The victim told reporters later she wished the punishment could have been harsher.
Business travel convention coming to BostonJuly 21, 2012 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — As his company aims to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the head of AMR Corp. and American Airlines Inc. will discuss the airline's restructuring and how it will affect business travel at a business travel industry convention.