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Marriott latest to target the work from anywhere trend, but its Stay Pass option with overnight stay also provides an ideal solution to travellers arriving on an overnight flight

New research from Marriott International has found more than two in five US business professionals indicated they would consider working from a hotel guest room.

Airlines need to make deep labour cost cuts but even then they will not be able to achieve break-even, warns IATA, as it reiterates call for further support to stop continuing cash burn

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has presented new analysis showing that the airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralise severe cash burn to avoid

CHECK OUT! – latest hotel highlights from across the globe

CTC – Corporate Travel Community brings you the second of this week’s round up of some of the latest accommodation news from across the globe.

Your weekly travel and aviation Quote-a

CTC – Corporate Travel Community brings you a roundup of the most thought-provoking and interesting comments from those industry leaders in the know. American Airlines business

KLM president: Europe ‘lagging’ 10 years behind the US in terms of airline consolidation

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines president and CEO Pieter Elbers commented on European airline consolidation (Simple Flying, 26-Oct-2020). He argued that while Europe is “lagging behind some 10 years”

Wizz Air UK MD considers passengers ready to travel but require degree of certainty

Wizz Air UK MD Owain Jones said passengers are prepared to travel as long as an “element of certainty” is present (Routes Online, 26-Oct-2020). Mr Jones noted:

Kazakhstan to ban carriers from boarding international passengers without results of PCR tests

Kazakhstan‘s Prime Minister Askar Mamin instructed (26-Oct-2020) the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development to prohibit airlines carrying out international air transportation from boarding passengers

Finavia CEO on connectivity, hub position: ‘It will take years to get it back’

Finavia CEO Kimmo Mäki reported (22-Oct-2020) the company has invested more than EUR1.2 billion in the development of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and tourism in Lapland. “Helsinki Airport has achieved a significant position as an

Paris CDG jumps ahead of London Heathrow in the European traffic rankings; worryingly, many smaller regional airports are facing potential insolvency before the year end

In early Feb-2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic in its infancy CTC – Corporate Travel Community proclaimed that based on the continuation of recent annual growth

IHG’s third quarter performance provides hope for the industry as trading shows clear signs of improvement, but progress continues to vary by region

A full industry recovery will take time and uncertainty remains regarding the potential for further improvement in the short term, but InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)