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

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management Keeps on Buying Up Its U.S. Rivals

From Brisbane to Nebraska, Corporate Travel Management's second takeover this year comes at a symbolic six months into the crisis. Are the floodgates now open to industry consolidation?

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management Keeps on Buying Up Its U.S. Rivals

Business Travel

This Corporate Housing Startup Is Poised to Make Steady Gains — At the Expense of Hotels

Focusing on alternative accommodations is a smart move because in uncertain times, who doesn't want options?

This Corporate Housing Startup Is Poised to Make Steady Gains — At the Expense of Hotels

Tourism

Surge in China’s Golden Week Holiday Bookings Could Be a Turning Point in Its Recovery

This year's vacation to mark modern China's founding could also mark the country's domestic tourism revival, with an estimated 600 million trips to be made at the start of October.

Surge in China’s Golden Week Holiday Bookings Could Be a Turning Point in Its Recovery

Tourism

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

From addressing consumer fears to sustainability trends, the business of promoting tourism just got a lot harder.

Tourism Leaders Need to Expect the Unexpected in the Next Decade

Coronavirus

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

There's an element of hopeful thinking from Keith Barr, who's adamant that China is proving there's life yet in the hotel sector.

No Hotel Merger Mania — For Now, Says IHG CEO

Coronavirus

Airbnb Dealt a Setback With Top European Court Backing Crackdown on Short-Term Home Rentals

It's a relatively small court ruling involving just two Parisian apartment owners, but potential repercussions for the homesharing giant ahead of its IPO. Europe's a big place.

Airbnb Dealt a Setback With Top European Court Backing Crackdown on Short-Term Home Rentals

Online Travel

Business Travel’s Fresh Start in the New World of Remote Working

The pandemic has pushed many companies into new ways of working, but there’s a lot of work ahead to transition and realize all the benefits — traveling included.

Business Travel’s Fresh Start in the New World of Remote Working

Business Travel

CitizenM’s Facebook HQ Hotel Deal Says A Lot About Where Corporate Travel Is Heading

Alliances like this pay off not just for the hospitality groups, but also for those companies wanting to prove to their staffs that it's not all about remote working.

CitizenM’s Facebook HQ Hotel Deal Says A Lot About Where Corporate Travel Is Heading

Business Travel

Why UK Corp Travel Agencies May Lose Business to U.S. Rivals

A snapshot of two UK independent agencies highlights the wider sector's struggles, but the fight is far from over.

Why UK Corp Travel Agencies May Lose Business to U.S. Rivals

Online Travel

Newly Agile Thomas Cook Is Resurrected in a Pandemic to Be an Online Travel Player

New owner Fosun will be banking on people fondly remembering this historic name, rather than reflecting on its spectacular collapse just one year ago.

Newly Agile Thomas Cook Is Resurrected in a Pandemic to Be an Online Travel Player