Articles tagged “hrs”

Online Travel

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

The European Commission found that banning certain rate parity provisions impacted competition minimally. Therefore, perhaps designating Booking.com a "gatekeeper," were it to happen, wouldn't be the end of online travel as we know it.

Calling Booking.com a Gatekeeper Wouldn’t Have the Impact European Regulators Expect

Business Travel

Travel Managers Urged to Get a Handle on Remote Workers

Hybrid work is here to stay, but most companies aren’t taking control of the management of co-work or flexible office spaces in the same way they manage travel. And that’s going to become a costly mistake.

Travel Managers Urged to Get a Handle on Remote Workers

Business Travel

Behind Brazil’s Plan to Launch South America’s First Digital Nomad Village

As a perfect example of how countries can embrace a "locals first" approach to tourism, the government is supporting a new NomadX-backed project in the north-west of the country, after a similar scheme in Europe injected $30 million into the local economy.

Behind Brazil’s Plan to Launch South America’s First Digital Nomad Village

News Blog

Corporate Lodging Platform HRS Buys Expense Startup PayPense

Corporate hotel booking platform HRS has bought PayPense, as it pushes further into expense management. Terms of the deal, announced on Thursday, weren’t disclosed, but the acquisition follows its purchase of billing company Itelya in 2021. Staff at Germany's PayPense will officially become HRS Pay employees when the acquisition formally closes in August. Interestingly, HRS…

Business Travel

Microsoft’s New Carbon Penalties for Corporate Travel Stir Debate

Microsoft's news this week underscored a bigger problem: It no longer seems to be about how to cut carbon emissions, but rather how that gets counted.

Microsoft’s New Carbon Penalties for Corporate Travel Stir Debate

Business Travel

How Travel Companies Are Meeting the Needs of the Emerging Super Commuter

Frequent business travelers are typically offered the most flexible rates, but now workers tentatively returning to the office are being targeted.

How Travel Companies Are Meeting the Needs of the Emerging Super Commuter

Hotels

Does Accor Plan to Be the Next WeWork?

Hotel group Accor has big ambitions in Asia for its co-working brand Wojo. But it probably shouldn't count on the region rolling out the red carpet for remote workers.

Does Accor Plan to Be the Next WeWork?

Coronavirus

Empty Rooms Move Marriott and Other Chains Closer to Flexible Pricing for Corporate Guests

Travel buyers stand to gain from dynamic pricing, but this could just be a quick win if hoteliers take a longer term view of that pricing after a recovery.

Empty Rooms Move Marriott and Other Chains Closer to Flexible Pricing for Corporate Guests

Business Travel

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Hotel corporate program strategies aren’t straightforward at the best of times. A new “dual rate” pricing model could make lives easier for travel managers, but a lot more complex for the properties their employees will be checking in to.

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Coronavirus

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies

Smaller online travel agencies try to make money by grabbing nickels and eurocent coins ahead of the steamrollers of global advertising behemoths. The underreported story of why China's largest travel company acquired a tiny Dutch travel group highlights the phenomenon.

Trip.com Group’s Acquisition of Travix Hints at Appeal of Smaller Travel Agencies