Articles by Andrew Sheivachman

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation has been expected across corporate travel, but it was surprising to see American Express Global Business Travel emerge as a buyer so soon after its integration of KDS. As business travel has gone increasingly global, the combination with Hogg Robinson would be in a good spot to service clients across the world.

2 days ago

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Refreshed Destinations Want to Attract Large Corporate Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Convention centers across the U.S. have worked to refresh and develop their offerings as business has increased in recent years. Now they're looking to attract large corporate events across multiple venues instead of traditional consumer-facing events and conventions.

3 days ago

Uber’s Business Grew Last Year Despite a $4.5 Billion Loss

Uber’s Business Grew Last Year Despite a $4.5 Billion Loss

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

At some point, Uber is going to have to stop burning through billions of dollars to grow its business each quarter. The latest financials released to investors show the company is nowhere close to stemming its losses.

4 days ago

Duetto Raises $80 Million to Give Hotel Booking an E-Commerce Makeover

Duetto Raises $80 Million to Give Hotel Booking an E-Commerce Makeover

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Duetto has raised more money to ramp up its operations and continue to develop its hotel revenue management platform. The space is crowded, but powerful software-as-a-service tools are needed desperately by hotel revenue managers.

4 days ago

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Smart Hotel Guest Rooms Are Almost Here

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The smart guest room of the future is still in development. A strong return on investment for hotel owners who invest in updated technology, however, will help push these innovations into the mainstream.

5 days ago

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Clears Way for Private Sector Investment

Mark Niquette, Bloomberg

The Trump administration is now on its third "Infrastructure Week" in a year's time. It is still figuring out how to push through a plan that essentially sells off infrastructure projects to private companies.

6 days ago

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel is making a shrewd, and expensive, move to become the world's biggest travel management company by a wide margin. More consolidation is almost certain to hit corporate travel as a result.

6 days ago

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making it easier for travelers to book how they want, and simpler for travel managers to experiment with new technology solutions, has become a focus in corporate travel.

1 week ago

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Lyft Hires New Chief Operating Officer From Tesla

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is looking to formally launch in Canada this year, so having an experienced chief operating officer on hand is vital. It doesn't hurt that McNeill comes from Tesla, which has pioneered various automated driving technologies.

1 week ago

Event Tech Firms Want to Be Everything to Planners

Event Tech Firms Want to Be Everything to Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's no one-size-fits-all solution for meeting and event planners, so technology companies are offering a variety of different services to meet their needs.

1 week ago

Event Tech Providers Are Ready for a Data Revolution

Event Tech Providers Are Ready for a Data Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Many event tech providers have created platforms in recent years to offer planners a set of tools with unified access to data. As the industry embraces analytics and artificial intelligence, providing useful insights that empower decision makers, platforms will likely take on bigger importance.

2 weeks ago

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big travel management companies usually operate with strict controls on how third-party companies can interact with their systems. This new platform from BCD Travel is a step in the right direction toward allowing travel managers to use more innovative solutions.

2 weeks ago