Articles tagged “amex gbt”

Online Travel

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

It is certainly an attractive time for private equity firms to invest in travel companies under pressure, but picking winners is never a slam dunk.

Certares Founder on the Ease of Investing in Travel During a Pandemic

Airlines

England Opens U.S. Travel and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, England welcomes fully vaccinated tourists, hotels are focusing on conversions rather than mergers, and Brazil is setting itself up to become a travel tech hub in Latin America.

England Opens U.S. Travel and 11 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Amex GBT CEO Sees Newly Distributed Workforces as Opportunity

American Express GBT's top boss Paul Abbott knows that having a distributed workforce can boost business travel spending. The travel management giant itself went 90 percent remote in the U.S. several years ago, and it saw its business travel expenses rise.

Amex GBT CEO Sees Newly Distributed Workforces as Opportunity

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Takes Unusual Route With Private Equity Help to Build Its New Subscription Offering

Private equity firm Certares is leveraging its brand assets the way a Booking Holdings might do when Booking.com shares inventory with sister company Priceline. This isn't the usual private equity playbook.

Tripadvisor Takes Unusual Route With Private Equity Help to Build Its New Subscription Offering

Business Travel

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

There's been mostly a negative perception of coronavirus' impact on corporate travel, but there are some unintended consequences that smarter agencies can actually look forward to.

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

Business Travel

7 Questions Corp Travel Buyers Should Ask About Airbus’ New Way to Hedge Volatile Airline Tix Prices

Airbus' decision to launch a new product in the middle of a crisis might seem strange, but travel buyers, corporations and airlines will likely be receptive to anything that can help insure them against suffering such big losses again.

7 Questions Corp Travel Buyers Should Ask About Airbus’ New Way  to Hedge Volatile Airline Tix Prices

Business Travel

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Texting is central to most people's everyday lives, so it's surprising that most travel agencies are so sluggish to adopt it. At this point, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a key part of every corporate travel program.

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Business Travel

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

When it comes to tech, most travel management companies have focused on improving the user interface or putting in more automated features. Instant messaging hasn’t been high on the list, but thankfully that’s starting to change.

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

Business Travel

Business Travelers Resist All-in-One Corporate Travel Platforms

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.

Business Travelers Resist All-in-One Corporate Travel Platforms

Business Travel

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

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

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