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Expense Technology Landscape Heats Up

Expense Technology Landscape Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The expense technology sector has quickly become one to watch. Realistically, though, chipping away at SAP Concur's business is going to be difficult.

3 months ago

A Quiet Giant in Expense Technology Has New Name and Mission

A Quiet Giant in Expense Technology Has New Name and Mission

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Combined travel and expense technology companies are having a moment right now. One should also watch which travel management companies begin to further flesh out their own integrated expense solutions.

3 months ago

Another Tech Company Goes After Concur

Another Tech Company Goes After Concur

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Can Coupa really take on SAP Concur? It has a chance, mainly due to its products and services that are outside the traditional purview of travel management.

3 months ago

2020 Greets Biz Travel Managers With Cheap Airfares

2020 Greets Biz Travel Managers With Cheap Airfares

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expensive flights will remain an issue for travel managers going forward. Deals can be had, however, especially in the regions most important to global commerce.

3 months ago

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The good news is that airfares aren't set for a major increase in 2020. The bad news is that a softening in the financial outlook for global businesses is the likely cause.

3 months ago

American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now?

American Express GBT Just Got a Bunch of New Investors — So What Now?

Isaac Carey, Skift

American Express GBT continues to dominate the travel management space, and this new money will only accelerate its growth.

4 months ago

Will Anything Change at American Express GBT With New Investor Money?

Will Anything Change at American Express GBT With New Investor Money?

Isaac Carey, Skift

The travel management company is now valued at $5 billion, but so far its strategy seems pretty much the same: make acquisitions, especially in tech.

4 months ago

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Travel Managers Still Fall Way Behind on Instant Messaging

Isaac Carey, Skift

Texting is central to most people's everyday lives, so it's surprising that most travel agencies are so sluggish to adopt it. At this point, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a key part of every corporate travel program.

4 months ago

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

Why More Travel Managers Still Aren’t Offering Text Messaging — in 2019

Isaac Carey, Skift

When it comes to tech, most travel management companies have focused on improving the user interface or putting in more automated features. Instant messaging hasn’t been high on the list, but thankfully that’s starting to change.

4 months ago

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

How Atlanta’s Massive Conference Center Became So Environmentally Friendly

Isaac Carey, Skift

Even the biggest venues can be gentle on the climate. The Georgia World Conference Center went through a redesign about 10 years ago, and now is one of the most sustainable large venues in the world.

4 months ago

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Isaac Carey, Skift

The number of people with disabilities in the United States is growing as the population ages, and accessibility is becoming an increasingly important issue for travel companies.

4 months ago

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite the growing number of people with disabilities in the United States, it's still a challenge to find clear information about accessibility while traveling. This may make traveling so difficult for employees with disabilities that many choose to do it as little as possible.

4 months ago