Airlines and Wall Street analysts are complaining about lower revenues, but that has been great news for consumers, who can take advantage of historically low ticket prices.
It's good to see that the corporate travel world recognizes the need to make business travel more like leisure. We're eager to see how that continues to play out in reality.
The irony of this conversation, unfortunately for car services, is that ridesharing trips already account for nearly half of ground transportation spending expensed through U.S. companies. So the fingerpointing and recriminations continue.
Big travel management companies are going to look to acquire technology companies and smaller competitors as they struggle to scale up their technology platforms.
Travel managers will have a lot to worry about going into next year; at least significantly higher prices likely won't be one of them.
Small business owners are eager to take a vacation, but seldom get the chance to do so. Resourceful ones are mixing business with leisure and making smart use of business rewards credit cards to make their “me time” special.
Uncertainty remains the key word when it comes to business travel, but a year of record spending followed by "moderate" growth is still good news for the industry.
It makes sense that business travelers who don't travel very much would try to include some leisure elements when they do hit the road.
It’s often been asked “can video conferencing replace the need for in-person meetings?" In short, the answer is “no.” Simply nothing can replace certain in-person meetings, but the meetings space has clearly evolved past being reliant solely on face-to-face meetings—and corporate travel managers and IT departments can (and in many cases must) work together to make “meetings,” as a whole, productive.
The holy grail for a travel manager would be an all-in-one app that travelers would actually want to use while staying within company policy — and on the radar in case of emergency. Goals are good.