Articles tagged “business travel”

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Government employees expensing ridesharing services is a huge win for Uber and Lyft. But if the government itself supports the use of transportation networking companies for its workers, what are the possible chances of them regulating the industry in the future?

3 days ago

Meeting the Needs of Supertravelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Meeting the Needs of Supertravelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel management companies and providers of travel would do well to pay attention to the needs of supertravelers. Some aren't that difficult — and fulfilling those requests could go a long way to earning loyalty.

4 days ago

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Unexpected business travel growth in the U.S. is good news for the travel industry — but will it last?

5 days ago

Corporate Travel Leaders Hope for Stability and Plan for Growth in 2017

Corporate Travel Leaders Hope for Stability and Plan for Growth in 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Many executives in the corporate travel space are planning for expansion and growth in the year ahead. The question on everyone's mind is whether global and economic events will foster more business travel or keep growth subdued.

2 weeks ago

Direct Booking Pushes Are Causing Complications for Travel Managers

Direct Booking Pushes Are Causing Complications for Travel Managers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel managers know there's no way to stop direct booking. Now the question is how policies and tech tools evolve to keep track of where business travelers are going and what they're spending, regardless of how they book their trips.

4 weeks ago

TripAdvisor Leads $5.2 Million Traxo Funding in Business Travel Push

TripAdvisor Leads $5.2 Million Traxo Funding in Business Travel Push

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As TripAdvisor evolves into more of a booking site than it is today, it makes total sense over the long term for it to get increasingly interested in corporate travel. Business travelers yearn for that elusive perfect trip, too.

1 month ago

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

U.S. Travel Growth Is Slowing Due to International and Business Weakness

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It looks like the trend of slow growth for travel in the United States — or no growth, in some sectors — will continue into early 2017.

1 month ago

Travel Managers Need to Work on Communication — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Travel Managers Need to Work on Communication — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Employers want their business travelers to comply with policy. Step one: Communicate that policy effectively.

2 months ago

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Concur Expands Into China’s Corporate Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The corporate travel management arms race in China is heating up since the country's business travel market continues to surge. China, however, is an extremely complicated market with its own unique idiosyncrasies and pitfalls.

2 months ago

There’s a Communication Gap Between Business Travelers and Employers

There’s a Communication Gap Between Business Travelers and Employers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If companies really want travelers to comply with policy, they should start with making sure their communication is effective.

2 months ago

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Why Short-Term Rentals Will Change the Business Travel Landscape

Wouter Geerts, Euromonitor

Travelers are increasingly demanding control for their leisure trips, so why not for their business trips too? It will not be long before this becomes the norm.

2 months ago

Brexit Hasn’t Ruined European Business Travel Yet

Brexit Hasn’t Ruined European Business Travel Yet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The initial surprise over the Brexit vote has waned, but lingering uncertainty over the long-term effects remain. That could still impact business travel in the coming years.

2 months ago