Articles tagged “ctir”

Amazon and the Future of Business Travel

Amazon and the Future of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Amazon pushes into hospitality, a battle will take place over who owns the business traveler's wallet. Travel managers will have to deal with Amazon and hotel loyalty programs pushing travelers to spend more on their platforms. Ubiquitous voice-powered travel booking, though, remains a distant reality.

4 days ago

Travel Managers Should Get Used to Data Privacy Restrictions

Travel Managers Should Get Used to Data Privacy Restrictions

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

While Europe’s new data regulations may only apply to one continent, they’re expected to form the blueprint for similar legislation in other countries. Travel managers everywhere should get used to them.

7 days ago

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Amazon’s Alexa for Business Travel Doesn’t Compute Right Now

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The big global travel management companies have pivoted to become more like technology companies in recent years. Despite the usual bromides about innovation and user experience, they're unlikely to invest in voice-powered automation right now. Personalization needs to come first.

1 week ago

Outsourcing Security Has Big Implications for Business Travel at Smaller Firms

Outsourcing Security Has Big Implications for Business Travel at Smaller Firms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Not every company can afford a dedicated security director. There are services out there, though, that are evolving to offer more automated security solutions that aren't just for multinational corporations and global operations.

2 weeks ago

Doing More for Female Business Travelers

Doing More for Female Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies need to ensure the safety of female business travelers on the road, but most don't have specific policies that are attuned to their needs.

2 weeks ago

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers know they need to focus on safety as more women travel for business, but seem to be unwilling so far to make specific changes to their policies. Hopefully, this trend won't continue.

2 weeks ago

The Plight of the Millennial Business Traveler

The Plight of the Millennial Business Traveler

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travel is obviously a great way to advance your career, but few talk about the negative effects like weight gain, stress, and problems with personal relationships. As younger professionals enter the workforce, more travel managers and corporate leaders should pay attention to the ways that business travel can lead to a problematic lifestyle.

3 weeks ago

Young Professionals Are Stressed Out But Still Love Business Travel

Young Professionals Are Stressed Out But Still Love Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It’s no surprise that business travel is seen as a great way to help launch your career, but it also stresses out young professionals and negatively impacts their personal lives.

3 weeks ago

How Travelport Is Embracing Blockchain

How Travelport Is Embracing Blockchain

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport, essentially, wants to integrate blockchain into the platform it is developing without throwing out the existing distribution technology it uses. The technology could find its niche in the company's offerings, even as others develop more disruptive and flexible marketplaces for travel selling using blockchain, too.

4 weeks ago

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some think blockchain can help decentralize travel distribution, which has historically been dominated by a small handful of players. These entrenched companies, however, see blockchain as a technology that can help fix some of the inefficiencies in the travel distribution marketplace without fully disrupting the status quo.

4 weeks ago

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?

1 month 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.

1 month ago