Articles tagged “corporate travel”

Distribution and Personalization Take Center Stage at Biz Travel Confab

Distribution and Personalization Take Center Stage at Biz Travel Confab

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel is working to solve some of the big problems that have prevented change, although it's hard to really see foundational change taking place across the sector anytime soon.

3 days ago

Why Everyone Is Starting to Play Nice in Corporate Travel

Why Everyone Is Starting to Play Nice in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After years of inaction, the big travel management companies are finally figuring out how to create a better booking experience for travelers. The dream of the personalized and automated future of corporate travel, though, may never come to pass.

3 days ago

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like 2018 could be the year that business travel growth truly peaks. With the specter of trade wars, Brexit, and financial instability on the horizon, the sector's financial outlook may change in a hurry.

5 days ago

Examining Personalization for Business Travelers

Examining Personalization for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the first entry of the Skift Future of Business Travel Interview Series, we examined the growing promise of personalization and a more consumer-like experience. Stay tuned for more insights from across the sector in coming weeks.

1 week ago

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

One of the biggest challenges for companies is simply getting their travelers to book how they're supposed to. The problem seems to be getting worse. Useful personalization and a more consumer-friendly experience will go a long way towards changing that.

1 week ago

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Introducing The 2018 Skift Global Business Traveler Report

Introducing The 2018 Skift Global Business Traveler Report

Turkish Airlines + Skift

Our new SkiftX research initiative takes a deep dive inside the minds of global business travelers and corporate travel managers, offering a snapshot of the disruptive trends and technologies reshaping the corporate travel space.

2 weeks ago

Australia Looks to Future of Distribution

Australia Looks to Future of Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel has embraced new distribution capability in fits and starts, mostly because the global distribution systems have been slow to integrate the technology. Australian companies, however, have seen the wisdom of taking a forward-looking approach.

2 weeks ago

Why Travelport’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Why Travelport’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In an interview, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson strikes an optimistic tone for his company and for the negotiations at large over the fate of Britain's relationship with the European Union. We'll see if his confidence will be borne out by events.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas, Serko, and Corporate Travel Management are leading the charge towards new distribution capability adoption in Australia, promising better access to rich content. They will have to overcome plenty of confusion in the market, however, before the new distribution channels are fully accepted.

2 weeks ago

Higher Costs to Weigh on Business Travel

Higher Costs to Weigh on Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After a few years of renewed focus on improving the business travel experience for employees, the corporate travel sector could soon flip back into cost-saving mode when faced with global pricing increases and a more uncertain overall business outlook.

3 weeks ago

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripActions and Lola have been two of the most interesting players in the business travel ecosystem in recent years. Both their moves this week show how important it is for smaller companies to be able to acquire customers and service larger organizations effectively.

1 month ago

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola has struggled to catch on as it now pivots to provide travel management tools to small companies. Mobile booking through travel agents never broke through and it's hard to see a path forward for Lola in the extremely crowded market for managing small group travel.

1 month ago