Articles tagged “business travel”

U.S. Business Travel Recovery Is Threatened by the Trump Travel Ban

U.S. Business Travel Recovery Is Threatened by the Trump Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel had a brief moment of optimism, but the rosy forecast could be in trouble if companies slip back into old uncertainty-driven patterns and keep employees off the road.

2 days ago

A Shakeup in Corporate Housing: Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

A Shakeup in Corporate Housing: Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

When a company updates its product to become easier for all parties to use — especially in corporate travel — we pay attention. The rest of the industry would be wise to do the same.

3 days ago

Corporate Travel Holds Its Breath Waiting for Trump’s Next Travel Ban

Corporate Travel Holds Its Breath Waiting for Trump’s Next Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The first travel ban resulted in stranded travelers, widespread protests, and court battles. What will round two bring, and will corporate travel executives be better prepared this time?

5 days ago

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Muslim-American Travelers Are Quietly Having Global Entry Privileges Revoked

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While the public outcry may have died down while Americans await the Trump administration's next move, the recent travel ban may still be affecting U.S. citizens who are Muslim.

1 week ago

Key Business Travel Group Urges Trump to Rethink His Travel Ban

Key Business Travel Group Urges Trump to Rethink His Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Thursday night's court decision means travel can continue as it was before the executive order. But as GBTA's executive director pointed out, potential travelers know the situation is temporary and might be reluctant to make long-term plans.

2 weeks ago

What a Travel Ban Means for Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

What a Travel Ban Means for Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If the past few weeks have shown us anything, it's that uncertainty did not end with the U.S. presidential election. Now, with a controversial travel ban tied up in court, companies are considering a reduction in business travel.

2 weeks ago

Payments Giants See Headwinds Affecting Travel in 2017

Payments Giants See Headwinds Affecting Travel in 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel spending is stable globally. Nobody is really sure what 2017 will hold for leisure or business travel, however, given global instability and the high value of the U.S. dollar.

3 weeks ago

Companies Expect to Cut Business Travel in the Wake of Trump’s Travel Ban

Companies Expect to Cut Business Travel in the Wake of Trump’s Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The fallout over Friday's problematic executive order continues: Companies are afraid that employees won't be able to travel freely and won't be safe while they're on the road.

4 weeks ago

Airbnb Business Travel Transactions Doubled Since 2014

Airbnb Business Travel Transactions Doubled Since 2014

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Could Airbnb be on the cusp of disrupting business travel lodging in a manner similar to how Uber has come to completely dominate ground transportation? Unlikely, but it seems that a growing number of companies are becoming more lenient towards Airbnb use in their corporate travel policies.

1 month ago

Tech Upheaval Prediction Meets Reality — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Tech Upheaval Prediction Meets Reality — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We've said we expect technology in the corporate travel space to undergo intense upheaval in the coming year, and that prediction is already coming true.

1 month ago

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Business Travel Is Expected to Soar in India, Struggle in Brazil as Economies Diverge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel spending has increased tremendously in India and Brazil since 2000 — but most of that money is spent domestically. As those and other markets continue to change — and global politics shift — will the future bring more or fewer international business trips?

1 month ago

Marriott CEO Doesn’t See Powerful Evidence of a Trump Effect on Business Travel

Marriott CEO Doesn’t See Powerful Evidence of a Trump Effect on Business Travel

Deanna Ting, Skift

Judging by Sorenson's open letter to President-Elect Trump in November, it does seem the Marriott CEO is open to working with the new administration, but he's also very concerned about Trump's more xenophobic policies and the harm they could do to the travel industry overall.

1 month ago