Articles tagged “business traveler”

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In a Fascinating Turn, Who Travels for Business Has Changed Post Pandemic

Not only is business travel back with some ferocity, how people travel for business -- and indeed leisure -- has changed. Amongst the most fascinating changes has been which departments within companies are now traveling and how that compares to pre-pandemic makeup of business travelers. Based on latest data from the corporate travel agency TripActions…

Online Travel

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb makes a major modification, Tripadvisor appoints a new CEO, and the endangered status of giraffes exposes the fragility of Africa's wildlife tourism.

Airbnb Upgrades Search and More Travel Stories This Week

Business Travel

Best Western’s New CEO Wants More Business Travelers

Larry Cuculic wants to convince developers Best Western offers a credible (and profitable) route into the lifestyle hotel sector. A brand relaunch will help, but is that enough for a chain that's perhaps better known for its roadside motels.

Best Western’s New CEO Wants More Business Travelers

Business Travel

American Express, Mastercard and Visa Don’t Agree on Travel’s Recovery Timeline

Wrapping up quarterly results from the three major credit card companies, a clear ramp up is happening in transactions across the travel and entertainment categories, but growth among large corporations and cross-border spending may stall.

American Express, Mastercard and Visa Don’t Agree on Travel’s Recovery Timeline

Airlines

Lessons From an Executive Who Packed Up His Family to Travel Non-Stop During the Pandemic

A South Florida businessman and his family took a calculated risk to continue flying throughout the pandemic while working remotely. If including families on business trips is what the future of business travel entails, airlines need to pay attention.

Lessons From an Executive Who Packed Up His Family to Travel Non-Stop During the Pandemic

Airlines

Mask On, Wheels Up: Meet the Intrepid Biz Traveler Who’s Taken 42 Trips Since Pandemic’s Start

While many businesses are sticking to holding meetings via video conferencing during the pandemic, Abdol Moabery thinks the key is meeting the clients in-person and being socially responsible while traveling. A lot of executives feel the same way but haven't actually acted on it, just yet.

Mask On, Wheels Up: Meet the Intrepid Biz Traveler Who’s Taken 42 Trips Since Pandemic’s Start

Business Travel

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

The 1 percent finally discovers what the 99 percent generally does when they travel.

Budget Travel Is Becoming the Norm for New Hedge Fund Managers

Hotels

Marriott Shows Strength in Loyalty But Skift Research Underscores Hospitality’s Challenges

Consumer sentiment towards the majority of hotel loyalty programs has been improving over the past five years and the breadth of programs is also growing, but the path to real customer loyalty isn't that simple.

Marriott Shows Strength in Loyalty But Skift Research Underscores Hospitality’s Challenges

Hotels

New Skift Research Report: What Works Best in Hospitality Loyalty Programs

Despite numerous enhancements and considerable growth in hotel loyalty programs, opinions on the effectiveness and value of these programs vary widely among consumers and hotel owners. Our latest report evaluates these differing perspectives and offers hotel companies ways to navigate the challenging road to real customer loyalty.

New Skift Research Report: What Works Best in Hospitality Loyalty Programs

Business Travel

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook