Corporate Travel Coverage

How Avis Wants to Build Transparency in Corporate Travel

How Avis Wants to Build Transparency in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental giants are quickly becoming on-demand mobility platforms. Stronger analytics and data tools will help them to remain relevant in an age when business travelers have countless ground transportation options at their fingertips.

6 hours ago

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Rebrands to Sound Cooler

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Rebrands to Sound Cooler

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now we've got Amex GBT, BCD, and CWT: an alphabet soup worthy of a sector that relies on bromides and buzzwords over substance.

14 hours ago

How Deem Wants to Reinvent Itself After Enterprise Deal

How Deem Wants to Reinvent Itself After Enterprise Deal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like Deem has a second chance to build something cool with the backing of Enterprise Holdings. Of course, staffing up means the company may not be able to embrace its current lean ethos going forward.

7 days ago

Deem Plans Growth With Backing From Enterprise

Deem Plans Growth With Backing From Enterprise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With support from Enterprise Holdings, Deem plans on growing and refining its existing products. On the horizon, though, lurks the promise of a new travel platform to help the company evolve in a competitive global corporate travel market.

1 week ago

Testing a New Paradigm for Travel Distribution

Testing a New Paradigm for Travel Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel startups have to be creative when building out their platforms due to pressure from their travel partners. One has to wonder if others will follow TripActions' lead and forge wide partnerships to get more content on their platforms.

2 weeks ago

Dining Gets More Expensive for Business Travelers

Dining Gets More Expensive for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meals and hotel stays are becoming a bigger cost for business travelers. Airfares have dropped, although this doesn't help companies that dispatch their workers in cars for meetings in nearby cities.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Travel Predicts Strong Biz Travel Growth

U.S. Travel Predicts Strong Biz Travel Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Although leisure travel growth will probably slow this year, business travel will continue to pick up. This is good news for those who suspect a recession is on the way.

2 weeks ago

TripActions Adopts U.S. Airlines’ Next-Generation Storefront Effort

TripActions Adopts U.S. Airlines’ Next-Generation Storefront Effort

Sean O'Neill, Skift

American, Delta, and United have partnered with tech firm ATPCO and business travel startup TripActions to show how they want their fares displayed on websites other than their own. Expect others to follow this model.

2 weeks ago

Building a Travel Platform for the Future

Building a Travel Platform for the Future

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Many corporate travel providers are turning to mobile apps and personalization to improve life for business travelers. There's still a lot of work to be done to create the cohesive, and comprehensive, travel management platform of the future.

3 weeks ago

How TripActions Looks Beyond the Booking

How TripActions Looks Beyond the Booking

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripActions wants to do more to make business travel simpler and ease the pain of disruptions. It'll be interesting to see how deeply the platform delves into personalized service going forward.

3 weeks ago

Asia Is Ready for Business Travel Disruption

Asia Is Ready for Business Travel Disruption

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Will new travel management platforms emerge in Asia as they have elsewhere in recent years? Fragmentation and the digital habits of Asian travelers will make it an interesting challenge.

4 weeks ago

How Lyft Tries to Hook Biz Travelers

How Lyft Tries to Hook Biz Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lyft wants to become a bigger part of business travel life by offering rewards and more flexible transportation options. And if they start using Lyft in their personal lives as well, that's a big bonus.

1 month ago