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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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

Business Travel

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

It's becoming increasingly clear there’s no one-size-fits-all method to restart corporate travel, as companies will need the right combination of internal processes, government approvals, and traveler sentiment. It could be a long wait.

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Business Travel

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

There's been mostly a negative perception of coronavirus' impact on corporate travel, but there are some unintended consequences that smarter agencies can actually look forward to.

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

Coronavirus

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

The exact reasons for wanting to terminate the content deal aren’t clear, but Lufthansa’s direct-selling drive might have something to do with it.

Breakdown of Lufthansa and Sabre Deal Signals New Risks for Corp Travel

Coronavirus

TUI’s All-Or-Nothing Summer Recovery Plan Relies on Southern Europe

The tour operator has taken major steps to lower its cost base. Financially, it's prepared for the next few months, but that's counting on tourists flooding back this summer.

TUI’s All-Or-Nothing Summer Recovery Plan Relies on Southern Europe

Business Travel

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD

As the crisis digs in, BCD Travel's Stewart Harvey appears to be on the frontline in his dealings with the corporate travel agency's customers, which are calling for a clinical travel management approach to emerge safely on the other side.

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD