Articles tagged “business travel”

Business Travel Remains Optimistic Despite Slowdown Warning Signs

Business Travel Remains Optimistic Despite Slowdown Warning Signs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The business travel sector is still bullish on growth, even if financial markets have entered a state of uncertainty. So long as the economy continues to hum along, experts think everything will be fine.

7 days ago

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The partial government shutdown started just before Christmas, a slow time for work-related trips. But now that 2019 is well underway, business travelers are feeling an impact that will only grow if the impasse persists.

1 week ago

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Our latest Skift Research report provides a look-back on 2018 and details our 2019 economic expectations for the U.S. and globally. All in all, we expect a solid year of economic growth in 2019 which should translate well for the travel industry.

2 weeks ago

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Fred Gebhart, Skift

Conventional wisdom says a good travel agent can arrange leisure travel or corporate travel, but not both. Even if it were true, there’s nothing to prevent the agency from selling both leisure and business travel — except believing conventional wisdom.

1 month ago

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Until business travelers are better educated on why they should use their company's preferred booking tool, they're going to continue using online travel agencies and booking direct.

1 month ago

New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

Katia Porzecanski and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This convenient exclusion strategy has been used on people of color for ages. This is going to shut many women out of business trips and events that could propel their careers forward.

1 month ago

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Q&A: Lyft’s Omar Ghani on Creating Smarter Travel Policies for a Culture-First Company with TripActions

Q&A: Lyft’s Omar Ghani on Creating Smarter Travel Policies for a Culture-First Company with TripActions

TripActions + Skift

Silicon Valley and the sharing economy have helped drive a rapid reorganization of business culture and employee travel habits. Yet not all travel management solutions have kept pace with the changes. The decisions facing Lyft as it overhauled its own travel policy are a great example of the dynamic playing out in boardrooms across the globe.

1 month ago

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers want choice, and it seems they feel that online booking tools provided by their companies are too restrictive. More are turning to online travel agencies instead.

2 months ago

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Lola's fortunes change as its partnership with American Express Global Business Travel ramps up. We're quickly finding out how big a market there is for the variety of apps catering to business travelers from small- to medium-sized companies.

2 months ago

TripActions Brings in Silicon Valley Heavyweight to Lead $154 Million Investment Round

TripActions Brings in Silicon Valley Heavyweight to Lead $154 Million Investment Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Renowned venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has famously pushed the notion that "software is eating the world." It seems likely the firm believes software is now going to upend how companies book travel, in particular, and that companies like TripActions will profit from the shift.

2 months ago

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Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada + Skift

Air Canada has enhanced its corporate travel offerings to deliver on changing expectations, primarily by focusing on flexibility, customization, and its global network.

3 months ago

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China is expected to remain a hotbed of both domestic and international business travel. Chinese corporations are attempting to keep costs down even as the need for business travel increases.

3 months ago