Articles tagged “microsoft”

Travel Technology

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

Luxury brand Four Seasons believes strongly that guests who are spending more money need to be pampered a little, says its chief commercial officer. But it is smart to shy away from certain types of tech because of that?

Four Seasons Won’t Let Tech Replace the Human Exchange Expected of Luxury

Business Travel

Marriott Works to Accommodate Employees Traveling for ‘Water Cooler’ Meetups

Friction between what company travel managers want for their remote teams, and what hotels can actually give them, does exist. But Marriott says it's on the case.

Marriott Works to Accommodate Employees Traveling for ‘Water Cooler’ Meetups

Business Travel

Google Is Cutting Back on Corporate Travel for Workers – Report

We last heard expressions like essential and business-critical travel only during the lows of the pandemic, when companies ceased travel to protect their employees. It's not the sort of language the travel industry wants to hear right now.

Google Is Cutting Back on Corporate Travel for Workers – Report

Airlines

Alaska Airlines Warns of an Uneven Corporate Travel Recovery

Most businesses reopened their offices during the past few months, or held their first company retreats in years, leading to a surge in travel. But where do you go from there? Airline execs should be worried because things could be about to tail off.

Alaska Airlines Warns of an Uneven Corporate Travel Recovery

News Blog

Microsoft Enters New Phase of Amadeus Collaboration With Cytric Booking Tool Deal

Software giant Microsoft, a close collaborator of technology firm Amadeus, is moving its employees over to its Cytric online booking tool, which they will now use to plan, book and change business trips. This deal follows a similar client win with Accenture, with the consulting giant also a close partner in helping Amadeus integrate deeper…

Business Travel

Abortion Travel May Land Companies in Legal Trouble, Warn Experts

While there are currently no rules that ban abortion travel, companies may have to navigate a complex patchwork of state laws if they support employees to exercise their reproductive rights.

Abortion Travel May Land Companies in Legal Trouble, Warn Experts

Business Travel

Tech Companies So Far Not Focused on Cutting Corp Travel Emissions — New Report

Campaigners have singled out Microsoft, Google, Facebook and a host of other technology and consultancy firms in a ranking of 230 companies. But this approach is a little backward-looking, with scores failing to include initiatives that will heavily impact business trips in the future.

Tech Companies So Far Not Focused on Cutting Corp Travel Emissions — New Report

Business Travel

Companies Already Reconsidering Loosening Tightened Travel Budgets

Reigniting corporate culture has become a priority, including meeting new hires or just training employees. In some cases it’s starting to eclipse traditional business travel, and the spike is about to hit budgets and resources that were trimmed during the pandemic.

Companies Already Reconsidering Loosening Tightened Travel Budgets

Business Travel

Travel Managers Already Complaining of Emissions Data Overload

Multiple sources of data seem to be overwhelming some companies. But it's probably a nice problem to have as organizations count down to net zero.

Travel Managers Already Complaining of Emissions Data Overload

Business Travel

Amadeus Wins Accenture, Melia Hotels Deals Thanks to Microsoft Tie-Up

Plugging its Cytric Travel & Expense platform directly into Microsoft 365 is a clever move from Amadeus, but is there a risk business trips lose their appeal when positioned so closely next to the option of virtual meetings using Teams?

Amadeus Wins Accenture, Melia Hotels Deals Thanks to Microsoft Tie-Up