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

Companies Will Start to Give Workers Even More Say in How to Book Their Travel

It's probably about time employees are trusted to follow their instincts and book their way, but travel agencies will need to be on board to ensure things don't get too out of hand.

Companies Will Start to Give Workers Even More Say in How to Book Their Travel

Coronavirus

RVs and the Open Road Inspire a New Work-From-Anywhere Generation

Horizonless highways and RVs certainly have a lot of appeal in the current climate, but longer term they'll be competing against aggressive hotel and flight discounting.

RVs and the Open Road Inspire a New Work-From-Anywhere Generation

Coronavirus

The Case for Short-Term Rentals Leading the Return of Travelers to Cities

Yes, there's the call of the wild, but don't discount the call of concrete in 2021.

The Case for Short-Term Rentals Leading the Return of Travelers to Cities

Rail

Europe’s Night Trains Reawakened Thanks to the Pandemic

First it was flying. Now governments are banding together to drive home the climate-friendly travel message, and sleeper trains are back.

Europe’s Night Trains Reawakened Thanks to the Pandemic

Business Travel

3 Ways Salesforce’s Purchase of Slack Will Shake Up Corporate Travel đź”’

The $27 billion software deal creates a new melting pot of users for travel tech platforms to tap in to. The race is on.

3 Ways Salesforce’s Purchase of Slack Will Shake Up Corporate Travel đź”’

Business Travel

Big Screen TVs to Morning Bagels: Corp Travel Platforms Look to Crack Down on Fraudulent Work-From-Home Expenses

Everyone makes mistakes, but fraudulent expenses cost companies a lot of money. Travel platforms have a chance to step in and help.

Big Screen TVs to Morning Bagels: Corp Travel Platforms Look to Crack Down on Fraudulent Work-From-Home Expenses

Business Travel

TUI’s Bailouts Top Nearly $6 Billion With Third Rescue Deal for Travel Giant

It's got its hands on almost $6 billion so far this year, but that comes at a cost. After giving Lufthansa a substantial lifeline, the German government will likely stamp more authority on this latest rescue deal.

TUI’s Bailouts Top Nearly $6 Billion With Third Rescue Deal for Travel Giant

Business Travel

Why Digital Health Passports Offer a False Hope for Business Travel’s Immediate Revival

Covid-free flights have officially landed, but businesses on the whole aren’t quite convinced.

Why Digital Health Passports Offer a False Hope for Business Travel’s Immediate Revival

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Saw a Rare Bright Spot in the Oil and Gas Industry: Why That’s Now Changing

The energy sector has so far been a safe harbor for many corporate travel agencies during this crisis, but cracks are starting to show.

Corporate Travel Saw a Rare Bright Spot in the Oil and Gas Industry: Why That’s Now Changing

Business Travel

How Virtual Platform Second Life Kept This Small Baltimore Museum Going

Plenty of takeaways for businesses from this ambitious project, including the risks when you embrace the digital lifestyle a little too much.

How Virtual Platform Second Life Kept This Small Baltimore Museum Going