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Articles tagged “leisure travel”

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

CEO Ninan Chacko Is Out at Travel Leaders Group

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Ninan Chacko's abrupt exit as CEO of Travel Leaders Group elicited "wows" across the travel industry when people heard the news. The reasons behind his departure, and what new strategy controlling shareholder Certares Management has in mind is mere speculation for now.

3 months ago

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How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

Houston First Corporation + Skift

With diversity driving Houston’s dynamism on many fronts, the city is well positioned to attract both leisure and business travelers in the years ahead.

3 months ago

Luxury Travel Agencies Claim Bragging Rights in VIP Business Travel

Luxury Travel Agencies Claim Bragging Rights in VIP Business Travel

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Some luxury-focused leisure travel agencies are finding success in handling their clients' business travel needs. The bleisure trend, as well as the desire for CEOs to keep their lavish travel a secret from employees, is creating opportunities for these agencies.

7 months ago

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Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Travel Managers Turn to Creative Solutions to Meet Ever-Increasing Duty of Care Obligations

Medjet + Skift

As business travel booms, companies are focused on their obligations to provide cost-effective health and safety support for their organizational travelers. Accidents, illnesses, and safety concerns can happen, and creative turnkey solutions are helping firms of all sizes cover an ever-increasing number of trips for work, pleasure, and those that combine the two.

8 months ago

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How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

How Travel Agencies Should Think About New Airline Distribution Tech

Travelport + Skift

Travel agencies can benefit substantially from the level of personalization that NDC offers, but they have to develop new technological capabilities to realize those benefits.

9 months ago

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Why Downtown Kansas City Is a Creative Crossroads for Business and Leisure Travel

Why Downtown Kansas City Is a Creative Crossroads for Business and Leisure Travel

Visit KC + Skift

Kansas City’s renaissance has made it a compelling destination for meeting planners who want to provide their attendees with not only top-notch convention infrastructure, but rich art and cultural experiences and next-level culinary offerings.

10 months ago

Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations

Travel Advisors Work in Mysterious Ways to Put Discovery Into Vacations

Paul Biasco, Skift

The allure of a mystery vacation is growing for some travelers as the world continues to shrink thanks to an overwhelming flood of photos and videos in social media about the world's great destinations. We see this sector as one set to continue its growth in coming years.

1 year ago

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Fred Gebhart, Skift

Conventional wisdom says a good travel agent can arrange leisure travel or corporate travel, but not both. Even if it were true, there’s nothing to prevent the agency from selling both leisure and business travel — except believing conventional wisdom.

1 year ago

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Flight Centre Stock Takes a Pounding With Fallout From TV Report Lingering

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Flight Centre founder Scroo Turner must be wondering what it takes to keep the market happy. His company reported revenue and profit growth, but still its shares were slashed, with traders wiping more than $50 million off its value.

1 year ago

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

U.S. Travel Shifts Focus to Domestic Tourism Amid Prolonged International Slowdown

Dan Peltier, Skift

Any membership-based organization that wants to survive has to take membership feedback to heart. U.S. Travel is doing that in its move to double down on domestic travel promotion. With domestic tourism more than 60 percent of the U.S. travel industry, we wonder why this took so long.

2 years ago

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New Research: Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

New Research: Business and Leisure Travel are Becoming Increasingly Blurred

Expedia Group Media Solutions + Skift

It’s not particularly shocking to learn that travelers combine their business and leisure travels, but it may be somewhat surprising to hear that this is still a rapidly growing phenomenon. Brands should take notice.

2 years ago

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It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

It’s Time to Close the Gap Between Corporate and Leisure Travel Tools

Sabre + Skift

Leisure travel has seen increased technology capabilities in recent years, but managed travel still lags far behind. Using an integrated tool that incorporates mobile experiences found in the leisure space can help close the gap to improve traveler satisfaction, drive adoption, and increase savings.

3 years ago