Singapore Airlines Readies More Service Restoration

Singapore Airlines plans to increase services across Japan and restore its network to India to pre-pandemic levels in the coming months, the carrier announced Tuesday. In addition, it will add more flights to and from Los Angeles and Paris by December 2022. The updated schedule—with some new service along with additional frequency on some existing … Read more

Accor Reorgs Brands Into Two Divisions

Hotel giant Accor is rearranging its structure to create two business divisions to accelerate development around the world. The France-based company is to establish the two divisions, which will be called “Economy, Midscale & Premium” and “Luxury & Lifestyle,” from 1 October. Accor said the move would create “a clear and transparent model for each … Read more

Edition Names Fluhr SVP & Global Managing Director

Edition Hotels, the 14-property collaboration between boutique hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International, has appointed Josh Fluhr SVP and global managing director. Fluhr follows long-time executive Dan Flannery in the role and will push through the brand’s growth plan, which will include the 15th Edition hotel to debut in Tampa, Fla. later this year and … Read more

Deutsche Bahn to Partner with Star Alliance

Rail provider Deutsche Bahn will become a partner of the Star Alliance as of Aug. 1, the group announced this week. The train operator is the first to join the airline alliance’s new Intermodal Partnership initiative, which aims to link “loyalty systems and facilitate seamless airport, station [and] port transit,” according to the alliance, which … Read more

CWT Adds Carbon-Emissions Dashboard | Business Travel News

CWT has launched a new dashboard for clients to see summaries of their carbon footprints, the travel management company announced. The dashboard, available to all customers globally, provides a view of a company’s travel emissions based on either Thrust Carbon’s methodology or the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. CWT earlier this year … Read more

Virgin Atlantic to Add Tampa Service

Virgin Atlantic will add a new direct route between London Heathrow and Tampa beginning Nov. 3 with four weekly flights, expanding to daily service on Nov. 28, the airline announced Wednesday. The carrier claims it will be the only airline to directly connect the Florida city with Heathrow. The flights will be available for sale … Read more

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Marriott Data Breached Again in Single-Hotel Incident

In its third such incident in four years, Marriott International was on the defensive this week in confirming a data breach involving a property near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. The breach occurred last month and the hotel company claimed the issue was contained within six hours. It said an investigation was underway before a hacker group … Read more

Korean Air to Resume Las Vegas Flights

Korean Air will resume direct flights between Seoul and Las Vegas on July 10, the carrier announced Thursday. Flights will operate from Las Vegas on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the returns scheduled for the next day. The carrier will operate the route with a 218-seat Airbus A330-200. With the resumption of Las Vegas, Korean … Read more