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TravelPerk Primed for Aggressive Growth With New Fundraising

TravelPerk Primed for Aggressive Growth With New Fundraising

Isaac Carey, Skift

This might be a turning point for the company as it continues to work toward becoming the lead corporate travel booker in Europe.

2 days ago

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Why Corporate Travel Management in Asia Is Looking Sexy

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Hello, modern world of corporate travel and expense management, where words such as “compliance” are unfriendly and strange. Hello as well to Western investors — such as Silicon Valley's Accel — that are starting to find the Asian market irresistible.

2 days ago

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

CBD Beauty Coming to a Retail Store Near You

Leslie Barrie, Skift

Some companies have started stocking CBD beauty products, even if it might be outside their wheelhouse. Given the hype around the trend, we can expect more partnerships between CBD and beauty brands to come.

2 days ago

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How Small and Mid-Sized Business Travel Programs Can Balance Employee and Company Priorities

How Small and Mid-Sized Business Travel Programs Can Balance Employee and Company Priorities

IHG + Skift

The easiest way to make employees comply with travel policies is by making booking in policy attractive for them. InterContinental Hotels Group’s Business Edge shows how business travel solutions can go beyond being simply a discount program.

4 days ago

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg

Let's be honest. Many travelers leave their cell phones in transmit mode during flight, either because they want to use it at low altitudes or because they forgot. Most people don't think it's such a big deal. Is it possible they're wrong?

2 days ago

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Simon Foy and Kristie Pladson, Bloomberg

European airlines need to stop arguing and start focusing more on reducing emissions. It's an important topic.

2 days ago

UK Government to Probe Environmental Cost of Tourism

UK Government to Probe Environmental Cost of Tourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The UK's tourism industry is robust and vitally important to its economy — which is why it's even more important that the government take a look at its environmental impact.

2 days ago

Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228

Air France May Face Trial Over 2009 Crash That Killed 228

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press

Air France may stand trial in the 2009 crash of a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris that killed all 228 people aboard. The airline has maintained that the flight crew was properly trained and that the aircraft systems were functioning according to the standard at the time.

3 days ago

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

EasyJet Gets a Boost From Last-Minute Summer Bookings

Simon Foy, Bloomberg

Nothing helps a European budget carrier more than less-oppressive summer weather.

3 days ago

Protests Against Puerto Rico’s Governor Put Rebounding Tourism Industry to the Test

Protests Against Puerto Rico’s Governor Put Rebounding Tourism Industry to the Test

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Puerto Rico's tourism industry is back on track just shy of two years after Hurricane Maria, but the kind of civil unrest happening in San Juan this week is never great for tourism.

3 days ago

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Should Boeing Change the Name of the 737 Max to Put Passengers at Ease?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many airline industry insiders say they expect passengers will fly the Max when it returns to service, provided the price is right. But branding and marketing experts see it differently. Many of them say Boeing must engage in a full-scale rebranding effort to make passengers comfortable enough to fly.

3 days ago

Cvent Struggles to Streamline Its Thousands of Tech Features

Cvent Struggles to Streamline Its Thousands of Tech Features

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cvent continues to stay on the forefront of new digital technology for meetings and events, but it still faces difficulties in user experience. At Cvent Connect last week, the company spoke about how it can use its new features to improve usability, as well as more long-term plans to get at the heart of the issue.

3 days ago