Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG, said he ‘will defend the airline’s position vigorously’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Surprised and disappointed” probably weren’t the very first words that sprang to Willie Walsh’s mind when he heard British Airways was to be hit with(...)

Running a hotel with 7,000 properties in 130 countries is a gruelling job requiring near-constant travel. Photograph: iStock

Marriott International chief executive Arne Sorenson has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of the disease, and plans t(...)

The Westin, part of the Starwood chain, which is owned by Marriott

The world’s biggest hotel company, Marriott International, said on Friday the personal details of up to 500 million guests were at risk as a result of(...)

Vanessa Tierney and her husband Ben Wainwright with their daughters: Working from home “has given me the ability to have a career but be here for the family. I think everyone deserves that – man or woman.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

It took being incapacitated with a viral blood infection eight years ago for Vanessa Tierney to see the potential of remote working, but it’s a way of(...)

Aer Lingus:  IAG is to  lease  seven new Airbus long-range A321neos planes for the carrier. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

International Airlines Group announced this week that they are leasing seven new Airbus aircraft for Aer Lingus. The long range A321neos will be deliv(...)

 London City Airport: beginning its 30th year

London City Airport begins its 30th year with a well-established record of growth. Hosting four routes and 15,000 passengers in 1987, it carried 4.5 m(...)

Aer Lingus earned $239 million in ancillary income, which was 12.6 per cent of income. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Bonus income for airlines Ancillary revenue is becoming more and more lucrative for airlines, with $40.5 billion collected by 67 airlines last year, (...)

The Burberry  show at London Fashion Week: the stock climbed 3.6 per cent with analysts saying investors appeared to be reacting favourably to its “see now, buy now” collection at the fashion week. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Mark Paul, Business Affairs Correspondent European stocks were little changed on Tuesday as investors speculated on the direction of US monetary poli(...)

China’s Anbang Insurance has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, paving the way for Marriott International Inc to buy the Sheraton and Westin hotels operator. (Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

China’s Anbang Insurance has abandoned its $14 billion bid for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, paving the way for Marriott International(...)

Inside the JW Marriott Essex House hotel in the Manhattan borough of New York, Nov. 20, 2012. After a Chinese-led group raised its bid for Starwood Hotels to $14 billion, the hotel chain’s other suitor must now decide whether it will prolong the bidding war.

China’s Anbang Insurance Group has raised its offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to almost $14 billion, in the latest challenge to the (...)

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