Articles tagged “bcd travel”

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Airlines need to choose their battles carefully. In Southwest's case, will this combination of technology partnerships and airport testing be enough to bring business trips back at scale?

7 days ago

Why UK Corp Travel Agencies May Lose Business to U.S. Rivals

Why UK Corp Travel Agencies May Lose Business to U.S. Rivals

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A snapshot of two UK independent agencies highlights the wider sector's struggles, but the fight is far from over.

1 month ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Archaic throwback to the 1980s, or an indispensable service for the Covid-wary business traveler? Possibly the latter, but with a virtual twist.

3 months ago

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

Matthew Parsons, Skift

South Africa is understandably cautious as it approaches winter, and doing all it can to stave off a health crisis. But its strict and prolonged protocols might end up doing more harm than good.

5 months ago

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A crisis can either strain a relationship or cement it. Many travel agencies with contracts expiring on the horizon are about to find out which category they fall into with their corporate customers.

5 months ago

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's becoming increasingly clear there’s no one-size-fits-all method to restart corporate travel, as companies will need the right combination of internal processes, government approvals, and traveler sentiment. It could be a long wait.

5 months ago

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD

Matthew Parsons, Skift

As the crisis digs in, BCD Travel's Stewart Harvey appears to be on the frontline in his dealings with the corporate travel agency's customers, which are calling for a clinical travel management approach to emerge safely on the other side.

5 months ago

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Kevin O’Malley has joined forces with the biggest agencies in a new lobbying group, but with the virus escalating, it's not guaranteed they'll be able to bend the ear of Washington.

6 months ago

The Key to Unlocking the Future of Flight-Free Business Travel

The Key to Unlocking the Future of Flight-Free Business Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

Employees are always going to need to travel. Emerging technologies may hold the key to a more sustainable future for corporate travel.

9 months ago

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

10 months ago

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

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

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

10 months ago

Companies Still Miss the Mark When Measuring Biz Traveler Experience

Companies Still Miss the Mark When Measuring Biz Traveler Experience

Isaac Carey, Skift

Employee engagement is a hot topic in both the business travel space and the events space. The problem is that no one has yet figured out how to accurately track it.

11 months ago