AMSTERDAM, 05 August 2013 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has rolled out further enhancements to its Global Meetings product. With a minimum of just 50 and no maximum number of attendees, plus generous discounts on flights operated by its 19 member airlines, SkyTeam is responding to industry demand for travel to small, as well as large-scale events.
Now even easier to use, the Global Meetings Product has been developed to respond to the specific travel requirements of the meetings industry. Online booking was launched earlier this year, allowing attendees to book flights directly through SkyTeam.com. New features now available include:
SkyTeam Global Meetings is free to use and event organizers can set up their event in fewer clicks, thanks to a more streamlined registration process that has also been introduced.
“We’re capitalizing on the positive trend in the meetings industry by removing the complexity of event travel management to deliver a simplified solution,” said Mauro Oretti, SkyTeam’s vice president Sales and Marketing. “In addition, our leading position in Greater China - a fast-growing MICE market, combined with our extensive network of more than 1,020 destinations, means SkyTeam can fly attendees to all the world’s meetings hotspots on many of the world’s leading airlines.”
This year business travel spending in China is forecast to grow by more than 15% and is predicted to overtake the U.S. by 2015. SkyTeam is the #1 airline alliance in Greater China and has hubs in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou – three of the top Chinese business markets - offering event organizers the ideal travel solution in this market. Worldwide, the MICE industry is showing strong signs of recovery and top locations include London, the U.S. (Delta), Spain (Air Europa) and Germany, all markets in which SkyTeam has a strong presence with service offered by multiple member airlines.
SkyTeam is a global airline alliance providing customers from member airlines access to an extensive global network with more destinations, more frequencies and more connectivity. Passengers can earn and redeem Frequent Flyer Miles throughout the SkyTeam network. SkyTeam member airlines offer customers access to 530 lounges worldwide. The 19 members are: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Airlines. SkyTeam offers its 569 million annual customers almost 15,000 daily flights to 1,024 destinations in 178 countries.
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