Articles tagged “ctir”

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are finally moving away from the antiquated legacy systems that frustrate travel providers. Will their new cloud-based systems usher in a new era for corporate travel, or help maintain the status quo?

4 days ago

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Global Distribution Systems Retool for the Next Digital Revolution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are each pushing forward in their own unique way. By investing like technology companies in flexible distribution and payment technologies, they hope to provide a better value proposition to travel partners that are keen to cut out the middleman. Decades of bad blood between the two, however, still linger over the conversation.

6 days ago

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

Tom Lowry, Skift

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future.

2 weeks ago

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By revenue and booking volume, Serko remains a small player among global travel management companies. Its technology prowess, however, has outstripped many of the bigger players, setting it up for future expansion.

2 weeks ago

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Sabre’s CEO on Going Technology-First

Skift Tech Forum Preview: Sabre’s CEO on Going Technology-First

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sabre has slimmed down over the last year and is investing in its airline and hospitality technology products. Find out more from CEO Sean Menke at the Skift Tech Forum on June 12 in Santa Clara, Calif.

3 weeks ago

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In a somewhat bizarre twist, even hotel chains are beginning to provide travel management tools to small businesses. This further underscores how much some growing businesses don't really want to deal with a travel management company at all.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel companies are reporting strong earnings from corporate business. This is as good a sign as any that the latest business travel boom has continued into 2018, and it will be interesting to see how this tees up corporate hotel rate increases that make business travel even more expensive for companies.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel continues to grow as the global economy hums along immune to the geopolitical issues cropping up around the world. How long can it last? And will increasing hotel rates eat away at the increased spending made by corporations?

4 weeks ago

Combining Business and Leisure Travel Is the New Normal

Combining Business and Leisure Travel Is the New Normal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

People don't leave their preferences and desires behind when they travel for business. New research shows that tech workers, in particular, love to turn their business trips into a mini-vacation.

1 month ago

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The more information we get on the habits of travelers who combine business and leisure, the more obvious it becomes that the notion of the siloed, well-behaving business traveler is completely outdated.

1 month ago

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

What makes business travelers tick? A new report finds that even strict corporate travel policies aren't effective. More thought and research need to be put into consumerizing the corporate travel experience in a way that works for both companies and their employees.

1 month ago

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nobody wants to deal with a restrictive travel policy, and new research shows business travelers will make the choices they want regardless of what they’re told to do. Strict policies, though, can create a great awareness, but that doesn't mean they work.

1 month ago