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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Tourism

Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand would need to sign up to dual COVID-19 tests, and either side of the border, in order to gain entry. Is this the future of corporate travel?

Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Business Travel

Corp Travel Agencies See Coronavirus Silver Lining With Fewer of These Nagging Clawbacks From Airlines

Corporate travel agencies should celebrate small wins whenever they can, and the easing of these administrative burdens is good news.

Corp Travel Agencies See Coronavirus Silver Lining With Fewer of These Nagging Clawbacks From Airlines

Airlines

Major U.S. Airlines Push Voluntary Leave and Early Retirement Message

These measures reinforce the earlier messages that smaller airlines will be the future, but execs must find a balance to make sure they'll have sufficient employees to be able to operate in the future.

Major U.S. Airlines Push Voluntary Leave and Early Retirement Message

Business Travel

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Hotel corporate program strategies aren’t straightforward at the best of times. A new “dual rate” pricing model could make lives easier for travel managers, but a lot more complex for the properties their employees will be checking in to.

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Coronavirus

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

If anyone knows how to drive a bargain, these three low-cost carriers do. Expect airports across Europe to struggle to say no to their demands.

Low-Cost Carriers Put Squeeze on Airports in Coronavirus Cost Drive

Airlines

American Airlines Will Reduce Management by 30 Percent

With the government payroll aid conditions approaching, downsizing has begun in earnest for this U.S. carrier.

American Airlines Will Reduce Management by 30 Percent

Airlines

China Mulls Tripling International Flights

This seems more of a symbolic announcement by China than anything else, with a best-case scenario of 407 flights, up from 134, per week potentially allowed.

China Mulls Tripling International Flights

Business Travel

Who Decides When Employees Are Fit Enough to Travel Again — And How?

It will be a delicate operation, but with the right systems in place, health checks could prove effective in reassuring employees that it's safe to get back out there.

Who Decides When Employees Are Fit Enough to Travel Again — And How?

Airlines

EasyJet Founder Loses Bid to Oust Airline Management Over Airbus Plane Orders

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou couldn't muster enough shareholders to vote for the board changes he championed. Potential good news for both CEO Johan Lundgren and Airbus on the horizon, but the battle may not be over yet.

EasyJet Founder Loses Bid to Oust Airline Management Over Airbus Plane Orders

Business Travel

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis

A crisis can either strain a relationship or cement it. Many travel agencies with contracts expiring on the horizon are about to find out which category they fall into with their corporate customers.

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis