Articles tagged “corporate travel”

Corporate Travel Specialists See Pay Hikes

Corporate Travel Specialists See Pay Hikes

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel buyers are seeing juicy increases to their annual bonuses, particularly those who are relatively early on in their careers.

2 days ago

Bonuses for Corporate Travel Specialists Increased in 2018

Bonuses for Corporate Travel Specialists Increased in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Salaries for travel buyers were relatively flat this year, although less experienced buyers saw a nice uptick in their annual bonuses.

3 days ago

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Fred Gebhart, Skift

Conventional wisdom says a good travel agent can arrange leisure travel or corporate travel, but not both. Even if it were true, there’s nothing to prevent the agency from selling both leisure and business travel — except believing conventional wisdom.

5 days ago

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Until business travelers are better educated on why they should use their company's preferred booking tool, they're going to continue using online travel agencies and booking direct.

1 week ago

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers want choice, and it seems they feel that online booking tools provided by their companies are too restrictive. More are turning to online travel agencies instead.

2 weeks ago

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are working to rebuild the complicated systems that actually let them sell and manage travel. Those who decide to stick with their existing technology stack will likely be left behind.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airline distribution is one thing, but travel management companies need to totally revamp their systems to provide comprehensive tracking and service across all elements of a trip. It's unclear whether these baby steps will turn into a giant leap for the sector.

2 weeks ago

European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

European Commission Is Probing Travel Distribution Systems for Anticompetitive Practices

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Over the years, the big global distribution systems have been a major barrier to innovation by airlines and travel startups, in particular. The European Commission now intends to take a serious look at this dynamic.

3 weeks ago

Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?

Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate business remains strong for both hotels and airlines despite ongoing trade wars around the world. This seems unlikely to hold up in 2019.

4 weeks ago

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Lola's fortunes change as its partnership with American Express Global Business Travel ramps up. We're quickly finding out how big a market there is for the variety of apps catering to business travelers from small- to medium-sized companies.

4 weeks ago

Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola was a good idea with solid execution that fell flat. By partnering with the biggest company in corporate travel, Lola will find out whether its service is actually a fit for businesses around the world. And if not, maybe the mobile-first future isn't quite here yet.

1 month ago

The Battle to Serve Smaller Businesses Heats Up

The Battle to Serve Smaller Businesses Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Investors are paying attention to the companies trying to capture the travel spending of small- to medium-sized businesses. As these startups attract increased venture funding, though, it's important to remember that corporate travel at large is extremely resistant to disruption.

1 month ago