The Appointment Group announces the acquisition of Satellite Office Services’ travel business

Written on August 17th, 2018

The Appointment Group (TAG), the award-winning event and travel management company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the travel management division of Satellite Office Services (SOS), the provider of logistical support for large-scale international concert tours, festivals, and special events. Founded in 2006, SOS provides a full range of logistical services including travel…

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What’s new for Marriott Rewards Members

Written on July 31st, 2018

ONE PROGRAM. A WORLD OF BENEFITS. As announced in April, Marriott is introducing one loyalty program under three brands – Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG. In addition, the loyalty program will be rebranded with a single, new name in early 2019. Starting 18th August 2018, you can combine all your Rewards and SPG nights…

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The Appointment Group (TAG) announces Apiary Capital’s primary buyout of the company

Written on July 23rd, 2018

The Appointment Group (TAG), the award winning global travel and event management company, is delighted to announce Apiary Capital’s (“Apiary”) primary buyout of the business. This will be Apiary’s first investment after raising £200m in UK deals. TAG is excited about Apiary’s investment; this will drive transformational growth for TAG through acquisitions, further investment in technology and people, as well as continued international expansion. TAG is also announcing the…

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Delta boosts LAX network, adds Paris, Amsterdam flights

Written on June 28th, 2018

With the addition of nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol airports, Delta has linked all its U.S. hubs to its two largest hubs in Europe. The new year-round flights from L.A. to Paris will operate three times weekly, while flights to Amsterdam will operate on four days. Customers flying via both…

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US & Australia are implementing new restrictions on powders in carry-on

Written on June 28th, 2018

From June 30, the Australian Government is enforcing new limits on how much powder product you can pack in carry-on baggage on international flights and tougher screening at airport security. The new rules will also apply to Australian domestic passengers departing from international terminals. The US, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it would begin introducing…

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The Appointment Group is in the Travel Weekly Power List 2018

Written on June 27th, 2018

For more than 10 years, Travel Weekly have complied an annual list of the largest, most successful travel companies in the travel industry, based on sales. The Appointment Group (TAG) is extremely proud to have secured a place in the latest list, at number 40, of the most respected ranking of travel management companies. Companies…

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Marriott debuts VR views of Caribbean & Latin America Resorts app

Written on June 21st, 2018

Whether seeking an exotic culinary experience, lazy afternoons by the sea, cultural immersion or all of the above, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts invite travelers to experience the Caribbean and Mexico, starting with a new iOS app using augmented reality (AR) to offer a stunning peek into the region’s dynamic destinations. Marriott Caribbean & Latin America…

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon, Portugal seasonal flights

Written on June 21st, 2018

Air Canada inaugurated  new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montréal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub…

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Norwegian continues expansion in Ireland with first route to Canada

Written on June 21st, 2018

Norwegian is continuing its Irish expansion with the launch of the carrier’s first route to Canada. Commencing 31st March 2019, the new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton – Toronto will mark the first direct flight between the two cities, providing passengers with greater choice and flexibility at an affordable price. Norwegian’s daily nonstop flights from…

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Bucharest flights

Written on June 14th, 2018

The arrival of Air Canada flight 1928 at Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport marks the launch of twice weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal service to Bucharest, Romania. Flights will be operated with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air…

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Delta to begin nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Seoul-Incheon 

Written on June 14th, 2018

Delta customers will have more access to Seoul, Korea and Asia via new Delta service from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub to Seoul-Incheon beginning next year in partnership with joint venture partner Korean Air. Thanks to the joint venture, Delta customers can access over 80 destinations Korean Air serves in Asia and a world-class customer experience…

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United & Atlantic Joint Venture partners to introduce new trans-Atlantic fare option

Written on May 31st, 2018

Effective from June 5, 2018, United Airlines in line with Atlantic Joint Venture partners Air Canada and Lufthansa Group, will introduce a new fare option for customers traveling between the United States or Canada and select European countries in specific lower Economy booking classes. Created for our customers who may be more price-sensitive, these lowest-priced fares are…

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Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop from the U.S. in 2019

Written on May 31st, 2018

Delta Airlines will begin nonstop flights between the United States and Mumbai, India, next year, linking the U.S. with one of its strongest trading partners. The announcement follows agreements between the U.S. and the governments of the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to address the issue of government subsidies provided to state-owned carriers in those…

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American Airlines applauds ratification of U.S. – Brazil Open Skies Agreement

Written on May 24th, 2018

American Airlines applauds the United States and Brazilian governments for finalizing an Open Skies agreement that will allow for increased air service between the two countries. “We applaud the U.S. Departments of State and Transportation and the Brazilian Ministry of Transport for taking this major step to enhance the U.S.-Brazil aviation relationship,” said Nate Gatten,…

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New non-stop Delta service between Orange County, California, and New York-JFK this October

Written on May 24th, 2018

Delta Airlines will launch new non-stop service from New York-JFK to Orange County, California on 15th October. This new flight, the only non-stop from New York to John Wayne Airport, provides another link between Southern California and the Big Apple and follows on Delta’s increased West Coast service from JFK this summer, with new San…

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The Appointment Group UK & US offices closed Monday 28th May 2018

Written on May 24th, 2018

The Appointment Group UK offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Spring Bank Holiday. The Appointment Group US offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team…

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Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sign agreements strengthening Transatlantic partnership

Written on May 17th, 2018

Delta Airlines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Limited have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded Transatlantic joint venture. The joint venture agreement signed by Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms the venture. Upon completion, Air France-KLM will acquire a…

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American Airlines celebrates opening of 5 new gates at Chicago O’Hare

Written on May 17th, 2018

American Airlines celebrated the opening of five new gates at its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on May 11, the first new gates to be constructed at the airport in 25 years. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined CEO Doug Parker; Franco Tedeschi, Vice President — ORD Hub Operations; Ginger Evans, Commissioner — Chicago…

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American Airlines introduce routes to the Caribbean and Hawaii and Winter schedule changes

Written on May 10th, 2018

American Airlines customers will have new options to escape the cold with more seasonal and year-round flights to the Caribbean and Hawaii starting this winter. An overview of these new flights is as follows: From Chicago: Daily winter seasonal service to Honolulu and four new routes to the Caribbean From Miami: Seven additional daily frequencies to the…

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United’s 2018 Summer schedule offers customers more destinations than ever before

Written on May 10th, 2018

United’s summer schedule includes 29 new and returning destinations, including Washington, D.C.-Edinburgh, Scotland capital-to-capital service, and new service between New York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland, and between San Francisco and Zurich, Switzerland. United Airlines kicks off its 2018 summer seasonal travel schedule offering more options for customers from more than 100 North American…

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TAG features on Buying Business Travel Top 50 TMCs list 2018

Written on May 3rd, 2018

With a business travel gross sales of £170.6m in 2017, The Appointment Group(TAG) ranks number 16 in Buying Business Travel’s guide to the top travel management companies in the UK – click here to see the full listings. It’s that time of the year when Buying Business Travel (BBT) magazine compiles an annual list of the Top…

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Air Canada to Launch daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario & Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Air Canada announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on 2nd July 2018. The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John’s; to Europe including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. Flights are now available for purchase. Daily Montreal-Windsor,…

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United opens Polaris lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Written on May 2nd, 2018

United has opened it’s second Polaris Lounge, located in the international terminal at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Customers traveling in United Polaris, United’s premium cabin travel experience, will be able to relax and dine prior to their travels or refresh upon arrival in the lounge at SFO conveniently located in the International Terminal near…

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Virgin Atlantic launch 3 new ways to fly

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Virgin Atlantic has launched three new ways to fly economy as part of a multi-million pound investment in the cabin for the 21st century traveller. Recognising that one size doesn’t fit all, from spring 2018 Virgin Atlantic will introduce ‘Economy Delight, ‘Economy Classic’ and ‘Economy Light’ tickets. The three new ways to fly will allow customers…

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British Airways’ Gatwick to Toronto route set to take off

Written on April 25th, 2018

British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next week, with the service beginning on 1st May. The new flight, which will operate three times a week, will be British Airways’ first flight to Canada from Gatwick. It is estimated that around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. The flight timings are…

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