Articles tagged “lola”

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Lola's fortunes change as its partnership with American Express Global Business Travel ramps up. We're quickly finding out how big a market there is for the variety of apps catering to business travelers from small- to medium-sized companies.

4 weeks ago

Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola was a good idea with solid execution that fell flat. By partnering with the biggest company in corporate travel, Lola will find out whether its service is actually a fit for businesses around the world. And if not, maybe the mobile-first future isn't quite here yet.

1 month ago

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripActions and Lola have been two of the most interesting players in the business travel ecosystem in recent years. Both their moves this week show how important it is for smaller companies to be able to acquire customers and service larger organizations effectively.

5 months ago

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola has struggled to catch on as it now pivots to provide travel management tools to small companies. Mobile booking through travel agents never broke through and it's hard to see a path forward for Lola in the extremely crowded market for managing small group travel.

5 months ago

TripActions and Lola Get Creative to Fix the Business Travel Experience

TripActions and Lola Get Creative to Fix the Business Travel Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Every travel management company offers an online booking tool, but some are offering the tools travelers want to use instead of confusing or restricted user experiences.

9 months ago

Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's new group management travel tools are useful for small companies that don't want to deal with the hassle of creating a heavily managed travel program. Its upcoming marketing push will likely prove crucial as the company looks to attract more customers in a crowded business travel booking sector.

9 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies have finally realized that creating happier business travelers starts with empowering them instead of ordering them around. Now the rush is on to land those road warriors as customers with the understanding that they are experienced consumers.

11 months ago

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Disruption From All Directions — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Erratic weather and emerging technologies alike are creating a more complex corporate travel ecosystem.

1 year ago

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's push into business travel makes sense given the needs and booking frequency of experienced road warriors. But as Upside has experienced, attracting the right kind of users is a big challenge when travelers can just book trips themselves.

1 year ago

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's pivot to business travel makes a lot of sense from a financial perspective. One has to wonder, however, whether the small company will be able to attract customers in the crowded corporate travel marketplace.

1 year ago

Lola Travel App Will Pivot to Target Business Travelers

Lola Travel App Will Pivot to Target Business Travelers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Paul English was pretty candid about the limitations of his initial idea and equally excited about the potential of tapping into the corporate travel world. The "travel agent in your pocket" approach was never going to be big for the average consumer and targeting businesses seems much more sensible.

2 years ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: Lola CEO on Why Messaging Matters

Skift Backstage Podcast: Lola CEO on Why Messaging Matters

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how Paul English is rethinking the tools that travel agents use.

2 years ago