Business Travel News

These articles explore key aspects of the industry, including travel buyers, distribution, duty of care, and loyalty programs, providing valuable insights for stakeholders and decision-makers. Travel buyers will find relevant information on the latest procurement strategies, negotiation tactics, and supplier relations, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their travel programs. In the realm of distribution, the archive covers the evolving landscape of booking channels, global distribution systems (GDS), and direct connects, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in this area. The archive also delves into the critical issue of duty of care, emphasizing the importance of traveler safety, risk management, and compliance with ever-changing regulations. Learn also how companies are leveraging loyalty programs to enhance traveler satisfaction, drive cost savings, and foster long-term relationships with suppliers.

Airlines

World’s Biggest American Express Centurion Lounge Opens Today: Here’s A Look Inside

With outdoor terraces and a debut concept whiskey bar, the new Atlanta facility is American Express' most impressive airport lounge yet.

World’s Biggest American Express Centurion Lounge Opens Today: Here’s A Look Inside

Business Travel

Expedia Recorded $326 Million in Losses on Its Stake in Amex Global Business Travel Group

Expedia Group's equity stake in American Express Global Business Travel has taken a shellacking to date, but other aspects of the deal have long-term benefits.

Expedia Recorded $326 Million in Losses on Its Stake in Amex Global Business Travel Group

Business Travel

TravelPerk Raises $104 Million to Advance AI for Travel Expenses

TravelPerk is another example of a company rethinking employee roles by using the latest advancements in artificial intelligence.

TravelPerk Raises $104 Million to Advance AI for Travel Expenses

Business Travel

Uber for Business Automates Receipt Uploading for Some Clients

Automating travel and expense reporting is a trend in business travel. This Uber for Business feature just launched so its adoption will depend on how well it actually works.

Uber for Business Automates Receipt Uploading for Some Clients

Business Travel

Business Travel in 2024: ‘Rising Tension With Employees’

Business travelers know their livelihoods may depend on getting out on the road to nurture relationships with clients. Bean counters, concerned about inflation and sustainability issues, may block those trips.

Business Travel in 2024: ‘Rising Tension With Employees’

Business Travel

Navan Implements Layoffs in Attempt at Profitability

Today's podcast looks at layoffs by Navan, the banning of airlines ads, and a mental health crisis for airline pilots.

Navan Implements Layoffs in Attempt at Profitability

Business Travel

Navan Lays Off 145 People as Part of ‘Profitability’ Goal

Navan is doing clean-up towards profitability before its IPO, planned for next year.

Navan Lays Off 145 People as Part of ‘Profitability’ Goal

News Blog

IDEAS: Qantas Introduces Travel Management Tool for Australian Businesses

​​A new tool has been launched by Qantas to help small and medium sized Australian businesses manage their travel requirements. Credit: Qantas The new service will allow users to streamline the travel management process - from booking flights and hotels to implementing travel policies - whilst providing real-time data and analytics to manage costs and…

Business Travel

Wellbeing… The Last Mile of Luxury? In Conversation with Harry Jameson

In episode eight of the Skift Ideas Podcast, we are joined by Harry Jameson of Pillar Wellbeing, to examine the industry's transformative journey towards embracing and incorporating wellness as an integral aspect of the guest experience.

Wellbeing… The Last Mile of Luxury? In Conversation with Harry Jameson

Business Travel

Amex GBT Sees More Small Companies Needing Business Travel Help

Shifting business travel patterns makes small businesses an essential part of the overall travel management client mix for Amex GBT. Its use of generative AI to serve them is eye-catching.

Amex GBT Sees More Small Companies Needing Business Travel Help