Articles tagged “business travel”

Hyatt Place Launches New Features Catering to Business Travelers

Hyatt Place Launches New Features Catering to Business Travelers

Deanna Ting, Skift

Hyatt doesn't want its Hyatt Place hotel brand to become the next Sheraton.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel companies are reporting strong earnings from corporate business. This is as good a sign as any that the latest business travel boom has continued into 2018, and it will be interesting to see how this tees up corporate hotel rate increases that make business travel even more expensive for companies.

4 weeks ago

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hyatt seems to realize not only that small businesses are the most untapped portion of corporate travel, but that a solid business travel experience can lead to dividends on the leisure side as well. Whether this program catches on is another story, though.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel continues to grow as the global economy hums along immune to the geopolitical issues cropping up around the world. How long can it last? And will increasing hotel rates eat away at the increased spending made by corporations?

1 month ago

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The more information we get on the habits of travelers who combine business and leisure, the more obvious it becomes that the notion of the siloed, well-behaving business traveler is completely outdated.

1 month ago

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

What makes business travelers tick? A new report finds that even strict corporate travel policies aren't effective. More thought and research need to be put into consumerizing the corporate travel experience in a way that works for both companies and their employees.

1 month ago

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nobody wants to deal with a restrictive travel policy, and new research shows business travelers will make the choices they want regardless of what they’re told to do. Strict policies, though, can create a great awareness, but that doesn't mean they work.

1 month ago

An Industry in Search of Innovation

An Industry in Search of Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel managers want to learn and improve what they do. It can be hard to take the risk of trying something new that doesn't work out, though, particularly when cost savings alone can seem like success.

2 months ago

Delta Is Doing Better Than Its Rivals When It Comes to Premium Passengers

Delta Is Doing Better Than Its Rivals When It Comes to Premium Passengers

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Sure, Delta benefits from less low-cost competition than the other legacy carriers but you still have to do things right to retain the biggest spending travelers.

2 months ago

Corporate Travel’s Fear of Failure Dims Innovation

Corporate Travel’s Fear of Failure Dims Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It blows my mind that corporate travel executives say the same exact thing at this conference every year. It's like Groundhog Day with more suits and fewer laughs. Everyone wants to be one step ahead, but where is the incentive to actually take that step?

2 months ago

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Travel Management Companies Try to Keep Pace with Today’s Changing Business Traveler

Travel Management Companies Try to Keep Pace with Today’s Changing Business Traveler

Expedia Affiliate Network + Skift

The growing consumerization of business travel is pushing more employees to book outside company policy. Expedia Affiliate Network’s new report, which examines the impact of this trend on travel management companies, suggests that improving booking choices and offering better tools will help boost employee compliance.

2 months ago

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond the Uber and Lyft drama here, the deeper trend seems to be companies and travel managers allowing business travelers to make their own choices about which ground transportation option they prefer. This represents a major change from how things used to be, and it is good news for the industry.

2 months ago