Articles tagged “Business Travelers”

Hotels

Kenya’s Big Global Hotel Chains Shift to Local Foods to Entice Visitors

Hotels must ensure that they are in touch with every bit of the local culture, including food. While some are trying to include local food in their menus, it's worrying that many luxury hotels feel that international cuisine is the standard for luxury.

Kenya’s Big Global Hotel Chains Shift to Local Foods to Entice Visitors

Airlines

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Early bookings from business travelers have been strong for Qantas' direct flights to London, but it is a highly competitive market so the real test will be after the initial hype wears off. The jury is still out on whether the airline can make this route profitable.

Historic Qantas Flight Lands in London in one of the Most-Anticipated Arrivals in Recent Years

Online Travel

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

Europe’s largest hotelier continues to pursue CEO Sébastien Bazin's goal of diversification. Valued at about $117 million, Gekko Group will help AccorHotels grow its business-to-business services.

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

Airlines

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

United's highest-paying customers have a new place to call home at Chicago O'Hare. The Polaris lounge opened late last week and will be followed with similar properties across the globe through 2018.

United Opens First Polaris Lounge as Part of Its Business Class Overhaul

Business Travel

Business Travelers’ New Year’s Resolutions: Get Healthier, Have More Fun

Business travelers are supposed to learn new things and consider important takeaways during all of their work trips. Not all of those have to be work-related and having a little fun goes a long way.

Business Travelers’ New Year’s Resolutions: Get Healthier, Have More Fun

Hotels

U.S. Business Travelers’ 2016 Hotel Rates Will See Largest Increases in a Decade

The doldrums of 2016 hotel rate negotiations are up against business travelers becoming more savvy with open booking and hotels flaunting better revenue management tools that give them more leverage over who gets the best rates--and when.

U.S. Business Travelers’ 2016 Hotel Rates Will See Largest Increases in a Decade

Online Travel

7 Charts Explaining U.S. Business Travelers’ Booking Habits

More business travelers are growing frustrated with their companies' corporate booking tools and that leads them to go off on their own to book their trips. Corporations hate it but some 42% of business travelers in a survey leave their companies in the dark in terms of where they're staying and which flights they'll be on.

7 Charts Explaining U.S. Business Travelers’ Booking Habits

Online Travel

Expedia and Other Leisure Travel Booking Sites Finally Discover Road Warriors

Both Expedia and Booking.com know that business travelers having been booking travel on their sites for years. Now both companies are going after small businesses and their employees in a more-organized way.

Expedia and Other Leisure Travel Booking Sites Finally Discover Road Warriors

Hotels

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

There's a bit of the "what guys think women want" to this that could have been solved by, say, talking to a few more women. But since the "female-friendly" features are good for everyone we won't complain too much.

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

Rental Cars

Uber Does Well With Business Travelers but Taxis Still Winning

To take a bigger share of the business traveler market, Uber will need to make pricing more competitive and do more to counter the negative attention it's been receiving.

Uber Does Well With Business Travelers but Taxis Still Winning