ATTEMPTS by Virgin Australia to railroad a proposed codeshare alliance between rival Qantas and Air Niugini (TD 05 Oct) appear to have failed, with the IASC saying it intends on permitting the arrangement, with conditions.
INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group has revealed it will develop a collection of its hotel brand dedicated to wellness, EVEN Hotels, in Australia & New Zealand.
HELLOWORLD'S 50% acquisition of MTA Travel (TD breaking news) has been described as "highly attractive" by the HLO board, which cited the strategic rationale for the deal as giving the company a "significant footprint in a sector that is experiencing accelerated growth both in Australia and globally".
Deal values MTA at $28 million.
"Co-investment" strategy announced by Helloworld.
THE US Government is assessing if travel agents in America should be required to meet a minimum customer service standard when selling airfares to consumers.