Matthew Parsons

Matthew covers the corporate travel sector, with his eye on the intersections of procurement, technology and culture. He was previously editor of Buying Business Travel, overseeing its transition to BTN Europe before becoming a Skifter. He lives in London with his young family, but as a self-confessed Francophile loves to hop across the channel for a taste of the good life.

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Business Travel

Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy Gives Regional Airlines a Lift

The tech giant’s latest tinkering with office policies will likely chip away further at the legacy carriers' traditional corporate travel volumes.

Amazon’s New Remote Work Policy Gives Regional Airlines a Lift

Coronavirus

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Welcome news for the industry with a firm date in place now. Let the bookings commence.

U.S. Will Reopen to Vaccinated International Air and Land Travelers Starting November 8

Business Travel

More Resort Operators Tee Up Digital Nomad Spaces in Low Season

Rich pickings from a growing pool of remote workers, but the marketing and storytelling will need to fit the product for it to really take off.

More Resort Operators Tee Up Digital Nomad Spaces in Low Season

Business Travel

Travel Buyers Suffer New Affliction: Border Closure Anxiety

Companies are welcoming the reopening of borders, but for those people in charge of making business trips run smoothly, the stress levels are rising.

Travel Buyers Suffer New Affliction: Border Closure Anxiety

Airlines

EasyJet Looks for a Winter Boost After Predicting $1.5 Billion Annual Loss

Egypt, Turkey and the Canary Islands will be in demand this winter, following the UK's relaxation of strict Covid rules that cancelled summer for most people.

EasyJet Looks for a Winter Boost After Predicting $1.5 Billion Annual Loss

Coronavirus

Travel Firms Owe $2.7 Billion Worth of UK Covid Loans

The ongoing publication by the Bank of England of a list of companies with outstanding debts is a reminder of how deeply impacted the travel industry has been by coronavirus.

Travel Firms Owe $2.7 Billion Worth of UK Covid Loans

Airlines

Tata Takes Back Control of Air India in $2.4 Billion Deal

The government sale puts the airline, which Tata originally founded in 1932, back into the hands of Indian conglomerate. The country's politicians will be relieved.

Tata Takes Back Control of Air India in $2.4 Billion Deal

Business Travel

Lola Exits Travel With Acquisition by Capital One

After buying Freebird and onboarding Hopper as its travel platform for credit card members, Capital One is building up a significant travel portfolio with this latest acquisition.

Lola Exits Travel With Acquisition by Capital One

Airlines

Transatlantic Travel Reopening Will Boost U.S. Airlines

Thanksgiving, Christmas and the reopening of the highly profitable transatlantic route will speed up their recovery. But we're not quite there yet.

Transatlantic Travel Reopening Will Boost U.S. Airlines

Business Travel

What Will It Take to Create a Global Digital Nomad Passport?

It will soon reach a point where it won't be efficient for so many countries to have their own passes, so a universal one makes sense. But governments and tourism boards won't find it easy to hand over the reins to a third party.

What Will It Take to Create a Global Digital Nomad Passport?