Corporate Travel Coverage

Why Corporate Travelers Are So Reluctant to Use Company Booking Tools

Why Corporate Travelers Are So Reluctant to Use Company Booking Tools

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's not enough for companies to offer online booking tools — they need to not only make sure employees know how to use them but also do a better job at keeping up with digital trends.

3 days ago

Travel Managers Express Concerns About Boeing 737 Max Safety

Travel Managers Express Concerns About Boeing 737 Max Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers are concerned for the safety of travelers who will be flying Boeing 737 Max series aircraft in the future, and with good reason.

5 days ago

TripActions Goes Direct on Distribution With United

TripActions Goes Direct on Distribution With United

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Going direct with airlines makes sense on many levels for travel management companies, although progress has been slow. And whether travel managers fully embrace adding complexity to their program remains to be seen.

6 days ago

Lola Bounces Back After Funding Round and Amex GBT Deal

Lola Bounces Back After Funding Round and Amex GBT Deal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like Lola's fortunes have turned around after raising some funding and partnering with American Express Global Business Travel. The company's next year will be crucial as it looks to go international.

2 weeks ago

Lola Navigates Big Growth a Year After Amex GBT Deal

Lola Navigates Big Growth a Year After Amex GBT Deal

Isaac Carey, Skift

Lola clearly made a good choice with this partnership, but it raises some questions. As the startup works with increasingly larger companies, in locations all around the world, how will its core product change?

2 weeks ago

European Car Rentals May Be More Affordable in 2020 Due to Economic Slowdown

European Car Rentals May Be More Affordable in 2020 Due to Economic Slowdown

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental companies are desperate to raise rates, but the reality is that reduced demand due to ridesharing and an expected slowdown will keep prices from rising significantly in 2020. This is good news for companies and vacationers alike.

2 weeks ago

Serko Staffs Up for Pivotal Year of International Growth

Serko Staffs Up for Pivotal Year of International Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Serko is taking its Zeno corporate travel tool global. Scaling the company is coming at a cost, but corporate leadership is hopeful that the spending will pay off in 2020.

3 weeks ago

Travelperk Looks to Crack Europe’s Complex Biz Travel Market

Travelperk Looks to Crack Europe’s Complex Biz Travel Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelperk is the fastest growing alternative travel management company in Europe right now, and it will be interesting how it manages growth in a complex market.

4 weeks ago

Serko, Travel Tech Provider of Zeno, Nearly Doubles Headcount

Serko, Travel Tech Provider of Zeno, Nearly Doubles Headcount

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Serko isn't a huge company, but it's finding success selling its Zeno corporate travel tools around the world. We'll find out in 2020 how its international growth strategy truly fares.

4 weeks ago

How Travelperk Builds Better Tools for European Business Travelers

How Travelperk Builds Better Tools for European Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Europe has unique travel distribution and fulfillment issues, and Travelperk's CEO is in the process of leading developments for better solutions for travelers.

4 weeks ago

Preventing Fraud Is Still a Problem for Travel Managers

Preventing Fraud Is Still a Problem for Travel Managers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond employees getting wasted or buying forbidden flight upgrades with their corporate cards, the fear of large-scale data breaches has travel managers paying more attention to fraud risks.

1 month ago

Travel Managers: Fraud and Data Breaches on the Rise

Travel Managers: Fraud and Data Breaches on the Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Fraud is much more common than getting hit with a legit data breach, but travel managers are paying more attention to cybersecurity in the wake of high-profile incidents. Virtual cards can help with the small stuff too.

1 month ago