Articles tagged “gbta”

What Will It Take to Disrupt the Corporate Travel Space?

What Will It Take to Disrupt the Corporate Travel Space?

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution capability continued to be a big focus at this year's GBTA Convention, but so far the technology isn't living up to the hype.

2 weeks ago

Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year

Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Is corporate travel a sexy sector now? Maybe to investors, but new technology is doing less to change the status quo than you may think.

2 weeks ago

What Political Unrest Means for Global Biz Travel in the Coming Year

What Political Unrest Means for Global Biz Travel in the Coming Year

Isaac Carey, Skift

It all comes down to uncertainty, making consumers more cautious and businesses more likely to cancel travel. Unfortunately, this anxiety isn't going to end any time soon.

3 weeks ago

Travel Managers Express Concerns About Boeing 737 Max Safety

Travel Managers Express Concerns About Boeing 737 Max Safety

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers are concerned for the safety of travelers who will be flying Boeing 737 Max series aircraft in the future, and with good reason.

2 months ago

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The partial government shutdown started just before Christmas, a slow time for work-related trips. But now that 2019 is well underway, business travelers are feeling an impact that will only grow if the impasse persists.

8 months ago

Distribution and Personalization Take Center Stage at Biz Travel Confab

Distribution and Personalization Take Center Stage at Biz Travel Confab

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel is working to solve some of the big problems that have prevented change, although it's hard to really see foundational change taking place across the sector anytime soon.

1 year ago

Why Everyone Is Starting to Play Nice in Corporate Travel

Why Everyone Is Starting to Play Nice in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After years of inaction, the big travel management companies are finally figuring out how to create a better booking experience for travelers. The dream of the personalized and automated future of corporate travel, though, may never come to pass.

1 year ago

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like 2018 could be the year that business travel growth truly peaks. With the specter of trade wars, Brexit, and financial instability on the horizon, the sector's financial outlook may change in a hurry.

1 year ago

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The initial travel ban caused widespread chaos and confusion, and uncertainty has remained amid court challenges. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ban, will business travel suffer as this survey suggests?

1 year ago

Corporate Travel Execs Hope 2018 Will Be Less Tumultuous Than Last Year

Corporate Travel Execs Hope 2018 Will Be Less Tumultuous Than Last Year

Amy Merrick, Skift

Leaders in corporate travel expect a strengthening global economy to propel the industry in the year ahead – so long as security concerns remain stable. With unemployment low, businesses are increasing their focus on traveler satisfaction to compete for employees.

2 years ago

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers in Europe are completely divided on how they prefer to book their work travel. Travel management companies need to make their online booking tools more compelling and easier to use.

2 years ago

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Every business traveler hates delays and annoying layovers. There are pronounced regional differences in the value business travelers perceive during and after a trip, though.

2 years ago