Articles tagged “american express gbt”

American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now?

American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now?

Isaac Carey, Skift

American Express GBT continues to dominate the travel management space, and this new money will only accelerate its growth.

8 months ago

Will Anything Change at American Express GBT With New Investor Money?

Will Anything Change at American Express GBT With New Investor Money?

Isaac Carey, Skift

The travel management company is now valued at $5 billion, but so far its strategy seems pretty much the same: make acquisitions, especially in tech.

8 months ago

Business Travelers Resist All-in-One Corporate Travel Platforms

Business Travelers Resist All-in-One Corporate Travel Platforms

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's not easy to make someone change an ingrained habit, even when there's a good reason to do so. So if companies don't focus on majorly improving the end product for travelers, they can expect a lot of out-of-policy bookings.

10 months ago

All-in-One Management Platforms Need Traveler Support to Get Off the Ground

All-in-One Management Platforms Need Traveler Support to Get Off the Ground

Isaac Carey, Skift

This trend is becoming more and more pronounced: The future of corporate management is going to be all about the traveler.

10 months ago

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline's recent agreements with Amadeus and Travelport signal a turning point in its distribution strategy. This is a big deal for travel management companies.

10 months ago

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Isaac Carey, Skift

Southwest has been a thorn in the side of many travel management companies. Now they have a shot at a mutually beneficial relationship with the airline.

10 months ago

American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

Over the past three years, the company finalized two major acquisitions and kicked off a tech overhaul. Now it's ready to invest further in creating new web and mobile platforms.

11 months ago

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Events Sector Feels Poised for Tech Explosion

Isaac Carey, Skift

The future looks good for meetings and events. That was the vibe coming out of IMEX America in Las Vegas last week, even as some planners worry about trade tensions and a looming economic downturn.

11 months ago

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers from the U.S. are more likely to disregard travel policy and do whatever they want. UK travelers, though, are actually more adventurous when it comes to choosing where they want to stay on any particular trip.

2 years ago

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel is making a shrewd, and expensive, move to become the world's biggest travel management company by a wide margin. More consolidation is almost certain to hit corporate travel as a result.

2 years ago

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hogg Robinson Group has gone through a significant amount of restructuring in recent years. The board obviously thinks now is the right time to cash in.

3 years ago

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big corporate travel players are finding solutions to improve the experience for their travelers. American Express Global Business Travel’s acquisition of booking tech company KDS last year shows one way forward.

3 years ago