Articles tagged “business travel”

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Coronavirus Puts Travel Advisors to the Test

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Confusion and fears surrounding the coronavirus are putting travelers on edge and travel advisors in a difficult spot. Travel advisors can present the facts but should not try to influence cancellation decisions.

5 days ago

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

‘Skip-Gen’ Travel Takes Off as Grandparents Seek to Bond With Grandkids

Maria Lenhart, Skift

More grandparents are viewing traveling with grandkids as a way to get some much-needed bonding time. This skip-gen trend is creating an important market for travel advisors, but there are things to know in order to handle it right.

4 weeks ago

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't very unusual for a company like Hipmunk to get acquired and then to fade into oblivion in the clutches of a much larger corporation. That's the way it goes in the heartless mergers-and-acquisitions game.

1 month ago

Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

Travel Advisor Execs Bullish on 2020 Sales Outlook Despite Politics

Maria Lenhart, Skift

There may be turmoil on Capitol Hill and a contentious presidential election up ahead, but travel advisor leaders don't expect it to put a damper on 2020 sales. They are, however, keeping an eye on the economy and said travel advisors should be extra proactive in keeping clients enthused and confident about travel.

2 months ago

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New Report: Leveraging Hotel Loyalty to Design Successful Business Travel Programs

New Report: Leveraging Hotel Loyalty to Design Successful Business Travel Programs

IHG + Skift

Out-of-policy booking is a significant challenge in the business travel sector. Managers want employees to use approved tools and partners. But their business travelers frequently ignore those demands, choosing to purchase whatever is most convenient, cheap, or easy to use. Could hotel loyalty programs offer a solution to the impasse?

2 months ago

Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

Music Tourism Is a Mixed Score for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Music tourism, much like adventure or wellness travel, is a fast-growing niche worthy of travel advisors' attention. Not only does it appeal to all age groups, but clients will appreciate help in obtaining tickets and making travel arrangements built around events.

2 months ago

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New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

New Report: 10 Business Travel Trends for 2020

TripActions + Skift

What’s in store for the business travel sector in 2020? Our newest trend report, created in partnership with corporate travel management leader TripActions, offers a prediction on the 10 trends that will have the biggest impact on business travel in the year ahead.

2 months ago

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Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Will 2020 Be the Year APAC Finally Embraces Managed Travel?

Travelstop + Skift

Companies across APAC have embraced business travel as a way to fuel ambitious growth and generate eye-popping revenues. Now, companies are formalizing their corporate travel policies and using software solutions to better manage travel spend and drive efficiencies. With tools like Travelstop gaining market share, next year could be the tipping point for professionalized business travel booking in Asia.

2 months ago

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Travel Agency Social Hubs Invite Passersby to Join the Party

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Storefront travel agencies may be fewer in number these days, but some are finding success by reinventing themselves as social hubs for their local communities. With imaginative decor and amenities, these agencies are drawing in customers who had previously been unaware of the value of using a travel advisor.

3 months ago

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American Airlines Revamps Its Corporate Recognition Benefits

American Airlines Revamps Its Corporate Recognition Benefits

American Airlines + Skift

The conversation around business traveler satisfaction is growing. American Airlines’ refreshed corporate benefits show that the airline is listening.

3 months ago

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

All eyes will be on the American presidential campaign come 2020, but despite all the attention on the nation's capital, the effect that an election year has on tourism in Washington D.C. isn't so straightforward.

3 months ago

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How Companies Can Meet Employee Needs with the Right Corporate Travel Partner

How Companies Can Meet Employee Needs with the Right Corporate Travel Partner

IHG + Skift

Aligning the corporate travel program to the needs and expectations of your employees helps increase in-policy bookings and gives travel managers more negotiating power.

4 months ago