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

Coronavirus

Accor’s Pandemic Shakeout Includes Shedding 1,000 Jobs, Possible Sale of Iconic Paris HQ

The cost cutting program, unfortunately, was inevitable. The healthy occupancy rates from China, France, and Germany were unexpected. Is recovery in sight?

Accor’s Pandemic Shakeout Includes Shedding 1,000 Jobs, Possible Sale of Iconic Paris HQ

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Archaic throwback to the 1980s, or an indispensable service for the Covid-wary business traveler? Possibly the latter, but with a virtual twist.

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Business Travel

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Data breaches often go undetected for months or even years, so is this latest attack a new tactic the travel industry needs to prepare against?

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Business Travel

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

Coronavirus has accelerated a range of latent travel trends over the past six months, most related to technology. Now you can add traveler well-being to that list.

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

Business Travel

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

The latest round of platform updates revolve around cost and safety — two things that corporations care deeply about today.

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Coronavirus

Why the Ryanair CEO Thinks He Has This Pandemic Mess All Worked Out

Michael O'Leary's latest strategy is a long shot, but when your traffic plummets 99 percent you've got nothing to lose.

Why the Ryanair CEO Thinks He Has This Pandemic Mess All Worked Out

Business Travel

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Business Travel

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

There’s a clear dilemma about sending staff back out on the road, and who should have the final say, in this summer of second waves.

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

Business Travel

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

This travel management on steroids approach could backfire with yet another new title that will certainly confuse legacy players. By underlining all the complexities of travel, corporate clients may start to question if it's worth all the effort.

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

Business Travel

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel

Don’t be surprised to see some travel managers throw cost out of the window when safety, connectivity, and flexibility take center stage.

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel