Corporate Travel Coverage

The Future of Car Rental Is Mobile-First

The Future of Car Rental Is Mobile-First

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making the car rental experience more pleasant requires making cars available where business travelers actually are, along with allowing them to digitally customize their ride.

12 hours ago

Improving the Car Rental Experience Starts With What Biz Travelers Want

Improving the Car Rental Experience Starts With What Biz Travelers Want

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As car rental providers get ready to take on the next decade, a stronger investment in digital technology seems to finally be paying off.

1 day ago

Flight Centre Looks to Upside for Advanced Corporate Travel Tech

Flight Centre Looks to Upside for Advanced Corporate Travel Tech

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now a rush is on for travel giants to move onto the long-neglected challenge of attracting smaller businesses to their travel platforms. It won't be surprising to see more business travel booking startups get swept up in this wave.

1 week ago

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expect new light on the importance of airport rides to the fortunes of Uber to prompt more airport authorities and ground transportation companies to pressure the company harder for various concessions.

1 week ago

Flight Centre Invests in Jay Walker’s Biz Travel Company Upside

Flight Centre Invests in Jay Walker’s Biz Travel Company Upside

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It sure looks like global corporate travel giants are starting to take the small- to medium-size business travel market seriously. For some startups that didn't find traction in the marketplace, this means another shot at success.

2 weeks ago

China Looks to Define the Future of Business Travel

China Looks to Define the Future of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The future of travel runs through China, particularly as new innovations begin to be pushed out into the wider world.

2 weeks ago

American Express GBT’s Big Integration Continues Apace

American Express GBT’s Big Integration Continues Apace

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As corporate travel giants work to refine and improve their technology stacks, travel managers and travelers alike will be empowered with new tools and suggestions.

3 weeks ago

American Express GBT Reports No Major Indigestion After 2 Big Acquisitions

American Express GBT Reports No Major Indigestion After 2 Big Acquisitions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's one thing to buy a competitor, and another to successfully integrate its systems. American Express Global Business Travel has had to do it twice in recent years, and the company says the new tools have been a big boost.

3 weeks ago

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Why Blockchain Could Come to Airport Security Checkpoints

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Blockchain in travel hasn't disappeared, even if people are no longer obsessed with getting rich off of cryptocurrencies.

4 weeks ago

Why Ebix Wants to Buy India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $336 Million

Why Ebix Wants to Buy India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $336 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ebix has made a generous takeover bid for Yatra, a corporate travel services provider and online travel agency, to create one of India’s largest end-to-end travel services businesses. Ebix's shrewd CEO Robin Raina is cornering the rare travel segments in India that aren't facing fierce price wars, namely, corporate travel services and currency exchange.

4 weeks ago

How the Max 8 Confusion Impacts Business Travel

How the Max 8 Confusion Impacts Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft won't be super disruptive as airlines will work to keep cancellations at a minimum. It does add uncertainty to the global aviation sector as business travel is on the rise, though.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines will be jealous of Lufthansa Group's ability to have one out of every two of its customers book directly through its brand sites or travel management channels without having to pay fees to third-party tech middlemen.

1 month ago