Articles tagged “american express”

Business Travel

U.S. Bancorp to Buy Will Smith-Backed Travel Platform TravelBank for $200 Million

Banks see that integrating travel and expense products is an effective way to enhance their own credit card offering to customers, corporate or otherwise. Expect more deals before the year's out.

U.S. Bancorp to Buy Will Smith-Backed Travel Platform TravelBank for $200 Million

Business Travel

Amex GBT Now Deviates Widely From Core Travel Focus

Putting the “American Express” back into American Express Global Business Travel, its new Neo1 expense tool reminds us the world’s biggest corporate travel agency is half-owned by a credit card company.

Amex GBT Now Deviates Widely From Core Travel Focus

Rental Cars

Hertz Puts Bankruptcy Behind It With Transformational Plans

Hertz's new ownership has grand plans to remake the car rental firm. Over the next few years, you'll find out if that really happened depending on your experience at an airport car rental counter near you.

Hertz Puts Bankruptcy Behind It With Transformational Plans

Airlines

Is Buy-Now, Pay-Later the Future of the Travel Recovery?

Deferred payment models are nothing new, but as travel recovers, airlines and others in travel need to find innovative ways to accept payments. It's far from certain that this payment model will help speed up a recovery, or prove to be another huge burden for customers.

Is Buy-Now, Pay-Later the Future of the Travel Recovery?
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Luxury

Skift Global Forum Video: The Evolution of Luxury Travel

In this brand talk from Skift Global Forum 2021, Audrey Hendley, president of American Express Travel, speaks with Rafat Ali, Skift founder and CEO, on what luxury travel will look like moving forward.

Skift Global Forum Video: The Evolution of Luxury Travel

Rental Cars

Hertz Bidding War Winner Is Certares and Knighthead in an Auction

Now that the investor winners and losers are clear, Hertz is tasked with the even harder job of retooling the business to adapt to a diminished business travel environement — at least in the short term.

Hertz Bidding War Winner Is Certares and Knighthead in an Auction

Business Travel

Amex GBT Accelerates Biz Travel Dealmaking and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top travel stories this week, Expedia agreed to sell Egencia to American Express Global Business Travel, IHG is shedding subpar properties, travel needs to push for vaccine equity, and India's travel industry and people are suffering.

Amex GBT Accelerates Biz Travel Dealmaking and 10 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

The Diminishing Role of Credit Card Loyalty in a Post-Pandemic World

There may be momentum behind the travel industry's recovery, but plenty of uncertainty is still ahead. Now is not the time to drive customers away with sneaky, overnight devaluing of loyalty points.

The Diminishing Role of Credit Card Loyalty in a Post-Pandemic World

Rental Cars

Travel Investor Certares’ Plan to Be Kingmaker in Hertz Reorganization Hits a Snag

Despite the inroads ridesharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, have made against the car rental giants, Hertz's re-emergence from bankruptcy is now triggering a bidding war. Ridesharing and car rentals often have different use cases, but it's never too late for legacy players to mimic, partner, and otherwise adapt.

Travel Investor Certares’ Plan to Be Kingmaker in Hertz Reorganization Hits a Snag

Coronavirus

AmEx Expects to See a Rush of People to Travel This Summer

Pent-up demand will rescue consumer travel, but here's another prediction that corporate travel will lag as companies limit spending.

AmEx Expects to See a Rush of People to Travel This Summer

Online Travel

Megatrends 2025: Brands That Embrace Agility and Flexibility Will Be Equipped for the Future of Travel

The Covid-19 pandemic proved that brands that are able to quickly evolve their offerings to meet the shifting needs of customers are the ones that will not only survive, but come out stronger through their ability to adapt. The importance of embracing agility is one lesson brands can take into 2021 and beyond.

Megatrends 2025: Brands That Embrace Agility and Flexibility Will Be Equipped for the Future of Travel

Business Travel

Amex GBT Pushes Ahead Into Automated Bookings With a Chatbot Acquisition

This deal makes sense. With fewer consultants on the horizon, use some tried-and-tested artificial intelligence to take the strain and help employees book their own tickets.

Amex GBT Pushes Ahead Into Automated Bookings With a Chatbot Acquisition