Articles tagged “mobile”

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Why Streamlined Expense Management Is the First Step to Successful Business Travel

Why Streamlined Expense Management Is the First Step to Successful Business Travel

Sabre + Skift

Expense management is often one of the most frustrating parts of the business travel journey. However, user-friendly mobile tools and the ability to integrate a customized solution can make the process a lot smoother.

1 week ago

Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly

Guests Are More Satisfied at Hotels That Are Mobile Friendly

Deanna Ting, Skift

Where online travel agencies make it easy for guests to book hotel rooms from their smartphones, hotels need to do a much better job if they want more direct bookings. And they need to make better apps while they're at it.

2 weeks ago

Half of Business Travelers Want to Avoid Human Interaction on the Road

Half of Business Travelers Want to Avoid Human Interaction on the Road

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Dealing with humanity can be annoying, and it can be even worse when you're traveling for business. More robust technology tools, however, can help automate and streamline many annoyances for business travelers.

2 weeks ago

Many Airline Passengers Still Prefer Interacting With Employees Instead of Technology

Many Airline Passengers Still Prefer Interacting With Employees Instead of Technology

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's 2017. According to SITA, 98 percent of airline passengers fly with at least one mobile device. It's amazing that so many passengers still prefer to the face-to-face experience at airports. It's a lot slower than self-service, and often less effective.

3 weeks ago

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Chinese Travelers Turn to Messaging Apps To Make Payments

Dave Montali, Skift

The Chinese outbound market is booming yet travelers still find low acceptance of their typical payment methods. As travel becomes more accessible to the Chinese lower and middle class offering payment methods such as AliPay and WeChat Pay will be a definitive competitive advantage.

3 weeks ago

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Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Managed Travel’s Future is Seamless and Mobile

Sabre and Chrome River + Skift

The ubiquity of mobile devices, coupled with an array of digital travel booking services, has changed the game for business travelers and their travel managers.

1 month ago

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A Mobile-First Mentality Is Key to Engaging Today’s Business Traveler

A Mobile-First Mentality Is Key to Engaging Today’s Business Traveler

Sabre + Skift

Companies need to take a mobile-first approach that offers on-the-go flexibility to connect with today’s business travelers, encourage in-program bookings, and help make travel and expense activities as seamless as possible.

1 month ago

Airbnb App Now Provides Hosts’ Check-In Instructions for Guests

Airbnb App Now Provides Hosts’ Check-In Instructions for Guests

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why didn't Airbnb think of this earlier?

2 months ago

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Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Skift Video: How The On-Demand Economy Is Reshaping Traveler Expectations

Mastercard + Skift

The rise of the On-Demand Economy, where goods and services are only a click away, has fundamentally changed the expectations of the modern consumer: we're now used to getting whatever we want whenever we want it and without friction.

2 months ago

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who says you can't dream big — or small? Just don't ask us to pitch on Shark Tank, please. Also, this is why we're writers and not entrepreneurs.

3 months ago

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Hotel Booking Site Stayful Winds Down and WorldVentures Holdings Picks Up the Pieces

Dennis Schaal, Skift

We've seen it over and over again by now: Given the vast marketing resources of major players in the hotel booking arena, it is extremely hard for startups to build their brand with consumers. Building a business-to-business company is somewhat easier but Stayful's pivot might have come too late.

3 months ago

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Middle East, African Airlines Restrict Electronic Devices on U.S.-Bound Flights

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the past, authorities have been able to both move fast and be competent, but the complete lack of information provided this time around to travelers so far by airlines and authorities only creates confusion for international travelers.

4 months ago