Articles tagged “business travel”

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.

5 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago

Some Companies Spend More on Amazon Than Air Travel

Some Companies Spend More on Amazon Than Air Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some businesses are spending more on Amazon than flights on Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. If the online retail giant ever does ever make a play in the travel industry, it will have a strong base of corporations it is already doing business with.

3 weeks ago

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Flight Centre founder Scroo Turner must be wondering what it takes to keep the market happy. His company reported revenue and profit growth, but still its shares were slashed, with traders wiping more than $50 million off its value.

3 weeks ago

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

I'm tired, you're tired, we're all tired when we travel for work. It's leading employees to burn out and quit, causing problems for travel managers and companies that push their workers too hard. Some sleep and nicer flights can help.

4 weeks ago

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China continues to grow as a business travel powerhouse despite some economic foibles and trade spats with the U.S. As trade grows, so too does the need for travel management services that span the globe.

1 month ago

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Business travel continues to grow in the world’s largest market, presenting significant opportunities for Western travel management companies. The prize is two-fold: winning global accounts from multinationals tapping into China’s growth and taking a share of the enormous domestic market as it matures.

1 month ago

Business Travelers Just Want Control

Business Travelers Just Want Control

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like cultural differences affect whether business travelers follow policy or not. Then again, it could just be an education gap among U.S. business travelers who are simply unaware of their company's policies and resources.

2 months ago

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The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

TripActions + Skift

Cost is an important consideration when designing a business travel program. But more organizations are waking up to the fact that smarter policies aren’t solely about saving money. Today’s modern policy must take into account growing employee demand for more choice, greater convenience, and better traveler support.

2 months ago

Turkish Airlines Plans for Growth With Business Travel at Core

Turkish Airlines Plans for Growth With Business Travel at Core

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Do business travelers really want one-stop service around the world? Turkish Airlines is continuing its strategy of using Istanbul as a bridge between the East and West, although a lot is riding on improvements to its business class product, whenever they emerge.

2 months ago

Sheraton Revamp Could Bring Substantial Revenue Boost: Latest Skift Research

Sheraton Revamp Could Bring Substantial Revenue Boost: Latest Skift Research

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Sheraton is now Marriott’s third largest brand, coming after only Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott, and the largest outside of North America. As a result, getting this turnaround right is critically important for the company in the eyes of investors, owners, consumers, and other stakeholders.

3 months ago