Articles tagged “business travel”

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The Future of Business Travel in Asia Is the Future of Business Travel — Period

The Future of Business Travel in Asia Is the Future of Business Travel — Period

Travelstop + Skift

Clever startups operating in Asia are helping to reshape the future of travel booking in the region. Their innovations could soon spread across the world — benefiting business travelers everywhere.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Predicts Strong Biz Travel Growth

U.S. Travel Predicts Strong Biz Travel Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Although leisure travel growth will probably slow this year, business travel will continue to pick up. This is good news for those who suspect a recession is on the way.

2 months ago

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Legacy Airlines Look to Asia for Travel Technology Innovations

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Traditional airlines don’t ever want to be caught unprepared again, as they were when low-cost carriers disrupted their gig. And Asia is where they look to for a head start on travel tech innovations. Never see legacies as geriatric ever again.

2 months ago

Asia Is Ready for Business Travel Disruption

Asia Is Ready for Business Travel Disruption

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Will new travel management platforms emerge in Asia as they have elsewhere in recent years? Fragmentation and the digital habits of Asian travelers will make it an interesting challenge.

2 months ago

Travelstop Counts on Asian Startups to Unlock New Era in Corporate Travel

Travelstop Counts on Asian Startups to Unlock New Era in Corporate Travel

Raini Hamdi, Skift

For over a decade, corporate travel management companies have been trying to pry open the huge market in Asia but have hardly made a dent. Travelstop says now is the time, as the market is full of high-growth startups that will "get it." Perhaps such new players will finally disrupt the space.

2 months ago

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

Bloomberg

Alibaba's business travelers are no longer routinely booking extra-legroom seats, and they are not riding solo in taxis. The impact of U.S.-China trade war tensions is creeping into U.S.-China travel from both countries.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago