During the last 12 months Lufthansa Group have continued their path to invest in new, future orientated distribution technology and to enhance the distribution landscape. NDC capable Direct Connect solutions have been implemented and they continue to differentiate their range of services and offers.
Travelport is the leading digital travel technology company whose platform provides distribution, technology, payment, mobile and other services for the global travel and tourism industry. With a presence in approximately 180 countries and with 4,000 employees, the company processed $79bn worth of bookings in 2016 and had net revenue of $2.3bn. Travelport is headquartered in Langley, U.K. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the symbol "TVPT".
Air Canada provides more daily non-stop services from the UK to Canada than any other airline, with convenient connections across Canada and the US. United Airlines operates up to 23 flights daily from the U.K. to six U.S. hubs with connections to over 300 destinations across the Americas.
With hotels for every occasion, glh is London's largest hotel owner / operator with over 5,000 room. All located in Central London, or ideally positioned at Heathrow T5, you won't be wasting your time travelling to get to your destination - you'll be staying at the heart of it. Discover our range of London brands, including: Amba Hotels, every hotels, Guoman Hotels, Thistle Hotels and Thistle Express.
In 2017, China Southern Airlines officially launched its second daily flight from London to Guangzhou using a Dreamliner aircraft. The largest airline in Asia and fourth largest in the world operating 702 aircraft to over 200 destinations in 40 countries with an average fleet age of 6.5 years.
Avis Budget Group is a leading provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world and through its Zipcar branch, which is the world's leading car sharing network with more than one million members.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts is a hotel company that treats the guest as family, with a unique range of global properties across Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America. With a global portfolio of more than 120 hotels, their hotels are never cookie-cutter, but always fresh, surprising and tailored to their location. They seamlessly blend Asian hospitality with western comfort. In a thousand ways there is "More than Meets the Eye" to a Millennium Hotels and Resorts experience. Properties under the group are placed into three collections. Each collection has its own distinct personality, character and clearly defined hotel brands within it.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world's fastest growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including Dublin, Cardiff and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of 200 aircraft.
Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, operates double daily flights or more to 10 regional cities, in addition to select destinations in the Indian Subcontinent and Europe, from its hub at Bahrain International Airport. With double daily nonstop flights from London Heathrow Terminal 4 to Bahrain, passengers can easily and conveniently travel onwards across its network to multiple destinations in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia.
With 39 new Boeing and Airbus aircraft due for delivery commencing in early 2018, Gulf Air's incoming modern fleet will herald a new era for the airline as it continues to enhance its product and service offering. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, evidenced by the airline's signature family and business friendly products, Gulf Air is committed to developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers. Gulf Air passengers can enjoy genuine Arabian hospitality on board and an array of products and services catered to their needs. In 2017 Gulf Air added Colombo, Sri Lanka and Tbilisi, Georgia to its network."
Aeroflot is Russia's flagship carrier and a proud member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. Aeroflot and its partners serve 1,074 destinations in 177 countries worldwide. In 2017, Aeroflot was named the most powerful brand in Russia and the world's strongest airline brand by leading valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance. Aeroflot was also named Best Major Airline in Europe by TripAdvisor travellers and recognised as the Favourite International Airline in China at the Flyer Award Ceremony 2017. Aeroflot operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 202 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at Sheremetyevo International Airport. Aeroflot is among the global leaders in aviation safety, with a European Community Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) Index, the main globally recognized safety parameter, comparable to global peers. The first Russian carrier to enter the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) register, renewing its registration for the seventh time in 2017, Aeroflot has successfully passed the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) and is fully ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004 compliant.
Business Travel Journalism Awards 2017 | Thursday, 05 October 2017 | The Natural History Museum | Cromwell Rd | Kensington | London SW7 5BD | UK
For the latest news follow us @BTJAs