Corporate Travel Coverage

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Isaac Carey, Skift

Southwest has been a thorn in the side of many travel management companies. Now they have a shot at a mutually beneficial relationship with the airline.

21 hours ago

How to Book the World’s Best Business Class Seats

How to Book the World’s Best Business Class Seats

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Airlines have revamped their business-class products as competition on international routes has heated up. These options don't come cheap, but they are a cut above the competition.

5 days ago

Bleisure May Be Key to Preserving Business Travelers’ Home Lives

Bleisure May Be Key to Preserving Business Travelers’ Home Lives

Isaac Carey, Skift

A new report from CWT suggests that adding leisure days to business trips can reduce the negative personal impacts of corporate travel.

1 week ago

Business Travel Is Tough on Employees’ Home Lives: Bleisure Can Help

Business Travel Is Tough on Employees’ Home Lives: Bleisure Can Help

Isaac Carey, Skift

New research has important info for employers who want to make sure their travelers stick around and don’t come to resent frequent work trips.

1 week ago

New Corporate Travel Platforms Put Travelers First: What a Concept

New Corporate Travel Platforms Put Travelers First: What a Concept

Isaac Carey, Skift

Travel management startups are targeting employees at small businesses, in the hopes they'll influence management. This strategy is working, and even larger companies are starting to change the way they design their travel policies.

2 weeks ago

More Companies Favor Traveler-First Startups for Biz Travel

More Companies Favor Traveler-First Startups for Biz Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

Employees are having more of an impact on how companies choose their travel policies. This has big implications for the future of corporate travel.

2 weeks ago

Is Brexit Actually Helping Biz Travel in the UK?

Is Brexit Actually Helping Biz Travel in the UK?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Compared to continental Europe, employees in the UK are much more likely to view Brexit as a good thing for company travel. With that said, the deadline for a deal is fast approaching, and no one is quite sure what the outcome will be.

3 weeks ago

Why Some UK Business Travelers Are Actually Optimistic About Brexit

Why Some UK Business Travelers Are Actually Optimistic About Brexit

Isaac Carey, Skift

Clearly, presenting Brexit from an economic angle versus a political angle has a big impact on how British business travelers respond.

3 weeks ago

Travel Management Companies Finally See Upgrades to Payment Technology

Travel Management Companies Finally See Upgrades to Payment Technology

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite some of the progress that New Distribution Capability has made in recent years, travel management companies have missed out on many of the benefits. This new development from the International Air Travel Association should help modernize the old-school IT systems that many are using.

4 weeks ago

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a good step for the industry, bringing tech improvements not just to the retail side but also to the companies managing the bookings through New Distribution Capability.

4 weeks ago

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Isaac Carey, Skift

The biggest travel management companies keep getting bigger, but the digital era has ushered in a wave of startups that are rapidly winning over business travelers. The legacy companies will have to modernize to compete in the years ahead.

1 month ago

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Isaac Carey, Skift

The travel management space will probably continue to consolidate, with no real end in sight. That said, even the largest companies will start to lose ground if they can't keep up with rapidly changing traveler expectations.

1 month ago