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.

Latest Stories

Business Travel

Consulting Giant EY Dives Into Direct Blockchain Travel Bookings With American Airlines

Blockchain distribution, and how it can eliminate the need for intermediaries, has been discussed for some time in travel. When these bigger players take a seat at the table, the rest of the industry needs to pay attention.

Consulting Giant EY Dives Into Direct Blockchain Travel Bookings With American Airlines

Coronavirus

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Expect swift and radical precautionary measures in the weeks ahead, because the travel industry can't afford another lost winter.

South Africa Covid Variant Poses New Threat to Airlines and Tour Operators

Business Travel

The Immigration Lawyer Charting New Remote Work Pathways for Companies

From abandoned medieval villages to humanitarian crises, David Cantor's Relocate wants to build a community of legal experts to respond to new mass movements of people around the globe.

The Immigration Lawyer Charting New Remote Work Pathways for Companies

Tourism

Thailand Sees a Readjusted Tourism Landscape During Its Slow Recovery

Some green shoots of recovery, as well as a reminder that many destinations will be subject to new booking trends and patterns as they reopen.

Thailand Sees a Readjusted Tourism Landscape During Its Slow Recovery

Business Travel

Amex GBT Tests New Model With Bizzabo for Virtual Meeting Bookings

Rather than buy technology, the agency’s meeting division has struck a new type of commercial deal with the fast-growing meeting software firm Bizzabo to tap into virtual meetings. A big bet that those meetings will be here to stay.

Amex GBT Tests New Model With Bizzabo  for Virtual Meeting Bookings

Airlines

Air Canada Plans to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Passenger Refund Dispute

The U.S. Transportation Department is slowly going through its list of culprits, and there are more carriers to come.

Air Canada Plans to Pay $4.5 Million to Settle Passenger Refund Dispute

Business Travel

JP Morgan Sweetens Lengthy Hotel Quarantines for Hong Kong Staff with $5,000 Perk

The bank is making this offer available for almost a year, which is a worrying sign that the region may keep strict measures in place for some time yet.

JP Morgan Sweetens Lengthy Hotel Quarantines for Hong Kong Staff with $5,000 Perk

Business Travel

How Travel Companies Are Meeting the Needs of the Emerging Super Commuter

Frequent business travelers are typically offered the most flexible rates, but now workers tentatively returning to the office are being targeted.

How Travel Companies Are Meeting the Needs of the Emerging Super Commuter

Airlines

Alitalia to Auction Off Its Loyalty Program — Bids Start at $57 Million

A potential easy win of an impressive 6.2 million members goes to the highest bidder, and each and every flyer a valuable resource for an airline wanting to take advantage of Europe's upcoming recovery.

Alitalia to Auction Off Its Loyalty Program — Bids Start at $57 Million

Airlines

Etihad Aviation CEO Wants Policy Makers to Take the Strain of Making Flying Greener

Governments will likely use taxes and penalties as incentives to encourage airlines to operate more sustainably over the next decade, but Tony Douglas wants more players in the commercial aviation ecosystem to pay their part.

Etihad Aviation CEO Wants Policy Makers to Take the Strain of Making Flying Greener