Speaking at the Global Business Travel Association’s annual convention this week, a panel of senior travel executives said joint ventures (JVs) and mergers would have both a positive and negative impact on the corporate travel community, and could hasten the demise of the big three airline alliances: Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance. Bob Brindley, principal and vice president of
 Advito, the research arm of travel management company (TMC) BCD Travel, said future activity would be driven by those involved in the three major transatlantic JVs. On the plus side, the panel said that though consolidation and shrinking capacity were making choice more limited, carriers were investing more in product and service in order to win business. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK