Articles tagged “corporate travel”

Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Expedia Cuts More Jobs and 13 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In Skift's top stories this week, Expedia conducted another round of layoffs, tech investors are drooling over the events industry, American Airlines is mulling bringing back the 737 Max before the end of the year, and Google founding itself dealing with a U.S. antirust lawsuit.

4 days ago

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows, Snapping Up MGM Resorts Stake While Rescuing Expedia With Debt

Barry Diller Shares Pandemic Highs and Lows, Snapping Up MGM Resorts Stake While Rescuing Expedia With Debt

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Both of Barry Diller's companies, IAC and Expedia, are now invested in a travel recovery, which he thinks will arrive in only a matter of time. Count Diller on the side of those who believe the new normal will resemble its former self more than many people imagine.

1 month ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: Picturing a Corporate Travel Rebound — Smaller, More Efficient

Skift Global Forum Preview: Picturing a Corporate Travel Rebound — Smaller, More Efficient

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The industry’s had time to reflect: what's the real value of a business trip? Join us to hear some answers.

1 month ago

Mondee Buys Rocketrip in a Bullish Bet on Biz Travel Returning With Plans to Scale Rewards Programs

Mondee Buys Rocketrip in a Bullish Bet on Biz Travel Returning With Plans to Scale Rewards Programs

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expect other travel tech players to pick up promising startups at a discount during the pandemic.

2 months ago

Zoom Sees 355 Percent Revenue Leap on Rise of Virtual Meetings

Zoom Sees 355 Percent Revenue Leap on Rise of Virtual Meetings

Neha Malara and Stephen Nellis , Reuters

Zoom's latest earnings report suggests that the trend in remote working may have staying power even after society tames the pandemic. The implications are unnerving for event planners and travel management companies.

2 months ago

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The latest round of platform updates revolve around cost and safety — two things that corporations care deeply about today.

3 months ago

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

3 months ago

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There’s a clear dilemma about sending staff back out on the road, and who should have the final say, in this summer of second waves.

3 months ago

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Don’t be surprised to see some travel managers throw cost out of the window when safety, connectivity, and flexibility take center stage.

3 months ago

Corporate Travel Agents Plot Return to Life After Zoom

Corporate Travel Agents Plot Return to Life After Zoom

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Industry watchers say corporate travel will slowly begin a recovery, but a duty of care to staff setting out on trips will now be more important than cost.

4 months ago

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Admire the simplicity of United Airlines’ plan to rebuild its route network for businesses — but question its accuracy.

4 months ago

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Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

CLC Lodging + Skift

Travel managers that are overseeing a company’s lodging program are juggling a lot right now. CLC Lodging is striving to help companies simplify every facet of the lodging and hotel management process, from reservations, to reporting, to reconciliation.

4 months ago