Articles tagged “business travel”

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia should have Wi-Fi available on all domestic flights by the end of 2018. While travelers want to stay connected, they probably won’t pay for Wi-Fi, but might choose flights on the basis of internet coverage, especially on longer routes.

2 days ago

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation has been expected across corporate travel, but it was surprising to see American Express Global Business Travel emerge as a buyer so soon after its integration of KDS. As business travel has gone increasingly global, the combination with Hogg Robinson would be in a good spot to service clients across the world.

5 days ago

United Tries to Solve the Boarding Crush

United Tries to Solve the Boarding Crush

Grant Martin, Skift

Any research into cutting down the congestion and confusion at the boarding gate is welcome in our books.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making it easier for travelers to book how they want, and simpler for travel managers to experiment with new technology solutions, has become a focus in corporate travel.

2 weeks ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies have finally realized that creating happier business travelers starts with empowering them instead of ordering them around. Now the rush is on to land those road warriors as customers with the understanding that they are experienced consumers.

3 weeks ago

Getting Smarter About the Future of Car Rentals

Getting Smarter About the Future of Car Rentals

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rentals, carsharing, and ridesharing will converge going forward as more robust platforms offer a variety of options for business travelers. Carmakers and startups are gearing up for a future that looks distinctly different from the status quo, and corporate travel should start paying attention.

3 weeks ago

Business Travelers Can Expect to See Rising Fares in 2018

Business Travelers Can Expect to See Rising Fares in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After a relatively flat 2017, hotels and flights will become more expensive this year. Bargains will be hard to find, particularly when it comes to international travel.

4 weeks ago

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Skift Podcast: Megatrends Defining Travel in 2018

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We've released our annual Megatrends that will define travel in the year to come, and Skift experts hit some of the highlights in this podcast episode.

4 weeks ago

Business Class Fares to Europe Will Get Even More Expensive in 2018

Business Class Fares to Europe Will Get Even More Expensive in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travel demand is high, and so too are travel costs. Growing global instability in the political and economic realms, however, could disrupt these trends and drive costs down.

4 weeks ago

Business Travelers Are Still Waiting for Personalization — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Business Travelers Are Still Waiting for Personalization — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel is still wrestling with building the right platforms to make the most out of traveler data and behavior.

1 month ago