Articles tagged “business travel”

Last-Minute Tickets Bought by Lawyers and Consultants Boost Airline Profits

Last-Minute Tickets Bought by Lawyers and Consultants Boost Airline Profits

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are happy to sell you a cheap ticket four months in advance so you can visit grandma. But much of their margin comes from workers in certain industries who only learn about their trips a few days before the flight.

6 days ago

The Future Is Now — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Future Is Now — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Airbnb and ridesharing services have become more popular, travel managers are dealing with the ramifications of a shift away from traditional travel products. This shift will only accelerate in coming years.

1 week ago

The Evolution of Business Class — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Evolution of Business Class — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business class is changing, but airlines need to stop overpromising and underdelivering on transformative experiences.

2 weeks ago

The Race to Capture Unmanaged Business Travelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Race to Capture Unmanaged Business Travelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Upside hopes working with The Wall Street Journal will attract high-yield and repeat business travelers to its service. We've seen before that media-linked booking sites rarely have staying power. As a customer-acquisition move, though, it could pay off.

3 weeks ago

Business Travelers Rarely Use Virtual Payments In Another Sign of Companies’ Slow Adoption

Business Travelers Rarely Use Virtual Payments In Another Sign of Companies’ Slow Adoption

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most companies still give their business travelers corporate cards or ask them to pay upfront for later reimbursement. Given the rapid development of mobile and virtual payment methods for consumers, corporate travel is lagging behind yet again.

4 weeks ago

Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside

Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Upside is trying to reach a more high-yielding audience of business travelers through its partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Whether the Upside experience ends up resonating with its users over the long term is another story.

4 weeks ago

Laptop Ban 2.0 — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Laptop Ban 2.0 — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Between travel bans, actual and potential laptop bans, and stepped-up security measures, the last nine months have given us whiplash. Business travelers who have had to navigate these various changes must be wondering what the U.S. government will come up with next.

4 weeks ago

Lyft Continues Steady Rise in Popularity Among Business Travelers

Lyft Continues Steady Rise in Popularity Among Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Signs point to an ongoing malaise for Uber, but Lyft still lags behind in overall usage by business travelers.

1 month ago

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Business Traveler Anxiety Is Here to Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Traveling for work can be fun, but it represents a huge hassle. Travel managers are finally working to adapt to the needs of the travelers they serve.

1 month ago

Business Travelers Remain Concerned About Work-Life Balance

Business Travelers Remain Concerned About Work-Life Balance

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers may finally take the initiative to improve quality of life for their travelers in a meaningful way. Business travelers themselves remain worried about the negative effects of traveling for work.

1 month ago

What’s Worrying the Business Traveler

What’s Worrying the Business Traveler

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In a complicated world, businesses are concerned with the safety of their workers on the road. Technology can help ease business traveler anxiety, but there is no flawless solution when something goes wrong.

1 month ago

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Erratic weather and emerging technologies alike are creating a more complex corporate travel ecosystem.

1 month ago