Articles tagged “corporate travel”

Laid-Off Corp Travel Agents Become Consultants: Will Clients Follow?

Laid-Off Corp Travel Agents Become Consultants: Will Clients Follow?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

If downsizing is a natural correction to the peaks prior to coronavirus, so-called micro agencies are the logical next phase in the travel management cycle.

20 mins ago

Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Japan Could Reopen to Corporate Travelers With Strict Coronavirus Testing

Naomi Tajitsu, Reuters

Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand would need to sign up to dual COVID-19 tests, and either side of the border, in order to gain entry. Is this the future of corporate travel?

1 day ago

Expedia Versus Airbnb’s Industry Recovery Plans and 10 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Expedia Versus Airbnb’s Industry Recovery Plans and 10 Other Top Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In our coronavirus-related stories this week, Skift covered Expedia Group's industry recovery plan, the United Airlines CEO's hopes to avoid bankruptcy, hotel rate negotiations with corporate travel agencies, and what 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. means for the future of travel.

3 days ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

2 weeks ago

Another Big Deal Sunk by Coronavirus: Amex GBT Investment Deal Falls Through

Another Big Deal Sunk by Coronavirus: Amex GBT Investment Deal Falls Through

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Relations are getting testy between American Express GBT and deep-pocketed investors that are backing out of a big deal. Regardless of the outcome of a lawsuit being argued in a Delaware court, Amex GBT should have plenty of money at its disposal to go shopping for strategic investments in business travel later this year.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel May Face ‘Permanent Haircut’: Former OpenTable CEO on The Long View This Week

Business Travel May Face ‘Permanent Haircut’: Former OpenTable CEO on The Long View This Week

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travel in 2021 will probably look very little like it did in 2019. How will it be different? It's not yet clear, though some themes are emerging.

4 weeks ago

Travel’s Paralysis Will Hurt Google’s Advertising Business in Coming Months

Travel’s Paralysis Will Hurt Google’s Advertising Business in Coming Months

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google's advertising business slowed in March as the pandemic kicked in globally. The second quarter, which ends in June, could be worse, and travel advertisers doing everything they can to conserve cash will be one of the reasons.

1 month ago

Luxury Hotel Competitors Join Forces and 17 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Luxury Hotel Competitors Join Forces and 17 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaall, Skift

This week's coronavirus-related travel stories included Hong Kong legacy hotel competitors seeing a common threat, Blackstone has a Hilton playbook, Delta's CEO looked for a three-year recovery, and Expedia's new CEO got a private equity lifeline.

1 month ago

Itilite Raises $13 Million for Business Travel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Itilite Raises $13 Million for Business Travel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Itilite, a business travel management startup based in India, differs in emphasis from companies like TripActions and Travelperk. It's notable for focusing on mid-size to large companies, rather than small businesses. It also recommends only a few travel options to users on a first search.

1 month ago

The Great Travel Industry Recovery Debate and 12 Other Coronavirus Stories This Week

The Great Travel Industry Recovery Debate and 12 Other Coronavirus Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Bear or bull? There are diverging options about an economic recovery and McKinsey covered various scenarios. In other coronavirus stories this week, Booking Holdings applied for UK and Netherlands government relief, the U.S. travel industry has a wish list for the next relief package, cruise lines appear ready to defy a no-sail order, and hospitality students see the job market disappear.

2 months ago

Travel Marketing Post-Crisis and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Travel Marketing Post-Crisis and 11 Other Coronavirus Travel Stories This Week

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In our coronavirus in travel coverage this week, marketers will have to throw out the playbook post-crisis, Booking Holdings mulled dire financial scenarios, a devalued Airbnb secured new financing at unattractive terms, Flight Centre closed 800 travel agencies, and Carnival Corp. took a controversial investment from the Saudi government.

2 months ago

Second Life Targets Corporate Sector as Travel Lockdown Bites

Second Life Targets Corporate Sector as Travel Lockdown Bites

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Second Life has every right to reach out to businesses figuring out new ways to work remotely and to better engage potential customers, but there’s a lot of competition right now.

2 months ago