Articles tagged “corporate travel”

Behind the Travel Buyer’s Search for Simplicity

Behind the Travel Buyer’s Search for Simplicity

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It turns out simplifying travel programs isn't a major priority for most organizations. This is an unfortunate reality, leaving travel buyers with numerous challenges.

4 days ago

Corp Travel Buyers Have a Hard Time Keeping Programs Simple

Corp Travel Buyers Have a Hard Time Keeping Programs Simple

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel buyers know that simplifying their programs can lead to major benefits for their organization. Corporate travel, unfortunately, is anything but simple.

4 days ago

What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution

What Sabre’s Antitrust Trial Says About the Future of Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Sabre fights to acquire Farelogix, it's important to examine exactly why intermediaries are beginning to scoop up the companies built to disintermediate them.

2 weeks ago

Self-Driving Cars Rise Alongside Flight Shaming

Self-Driving Cars Rise Alongside Flight Shaming

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As self-driving cars move closer to becoming a reality at scale, the impact on corporate travel will be immense.

3 weeks ago

Sabre, Travelport Make Big Moves in Travel Tech Sector

Sabre, Travelport Make Big Moves in Travel Tech Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The tides in corporate travel are shifting as distribution companies vie to develop new technology and build partnerships to drive the sector forward.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel to China Down as Companies Stop Business Trips

Corporate Travel to China Down as Companies Stop Business Trips

Joanna Partridge, The Guardian

Huge corporations are putting a stop to staff travel to China and Hong Kong as coronavirus fears continue. This is particularly sad for the Hong Kong industry, which has barely recovered from the political protests.

4 weeks ago

New Efforts to Bridge the Flight Booking Gap

New Efforts to Bridge the Flight Booking Gap

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The competitive balance has shifted in corporate travel as airlines have improved their booking tools. Some industry veterans are trying to better connect both sides of the equation.

1 month ago

Airline-Owned ARC Buys NuTravel to Connect Airlines With Travel Management Companies

Airline-Owned ARC Buys NuTravel to Connect Airlines With Travel Management Companies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines are starting to realize that better communication with travel management companies can benefit both sides. ARC wants to play a major role in this period of transition.

1 month ago

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Hipmunk Co-Founders Spurned by SAP Concur in Attempt to Buy Back the Company

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It isn't very unusual for a company like Hipmunk to get acquired and then to fade into oblivion in the clutches of a much larger corporation. That's the way it goes in the heartless mergers-and-acquisitions game.

1 month ago

Another Tech Company Goes After Concur

Another Tech Company Goes After Concur

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Can Coupa really take on SAP Concur? It has a chance, mainly due to its products and services that are outside the traditional purview of travel management.

2 months ago

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ninan Chacko's abrupt exit as CEO of Travel Leaders Group elicited "wows" across the travel industry when people heard the news. The reasons behind his departure, and what new strategy controlling shareholder Certares Management has in mind is mere speculation for now.

2 months ago

Travel Advisors Face Challenges as Food Tourism Matures

Travel Advisors Face Challenges as Food Tourism Matures

Maria Lenhart, Skift

The appetite for culinary tourism is growing, sparking demand for experiences beyond cooking classes and dining in Michelin-starred restaurants. Travel advisors and tour operators need to seek out new and inventive ways to satisfy what clients crave.

2 months ago