Articles tagged “Business Travelers”

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TripActions Wants to Empower Stress-Free Business Travel

TripActions Wants to Empower Stress-Free Business Travel

TripActions + Skift

Most would agree that business travel hasn’t kept up with changing markets, shifting consumer behaviors, and new technologies. TripActions believes there’s a real opportunity to change this.

2 weeks ago

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New Research Finds Near-Universal Acceptance of Ridesharing Among Business Travelers

New Research Finds Near-Universal Acceptance of Ridesharing Among Business Travelers

Lyft + Skift

Ridesharing is now the norm for business travelers. As evidenced by Skift’s new survey on corporate travel ground transportation habits, it’s now widely embraced by business travelers from organizations across all industries and company sizes.

4 months ago

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The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

Upside + Skift

There are millions of U.S. business travelers driving the national economy forward, who have to navigate today's fractured travel ecosystem both online and offline. National Business Traveler Day is about acknowledging those people and the job they do amid many challenges.

4 months ago

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

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

Angus Whitley and Rebecca Keenan, Bloomberg

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.

5 months ago

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

AccorHotels Makes Acquisition to Deliver Other Hotel Brands to Travel Agencies

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

11 months ago

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

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

Grant Martin, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Expedia and Other Leisure Travel Booking Sites Finally Discover Road Warriors

Expedia and Other Leisure Travel Booking Sites Finally Discover Road Warriors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

Virgin Hotels Thinks It Knows What Female Travelers Want

Jennifer Parker, Bloomberg

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.

4 years ago

Uber Does Well With Business Travelers but Taxis Still Winning

Uber Does Well With Business Travelers but Taxis Still Winning

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

4 years ago