Articles tagged “travel management companies”

Business Travel

Concur Co-Founder Is Back With Biz Travel Startup Spotnana

Second seasons often disappoint, but Steve Singh's comeback bodes well for blue-chip corporations. Singh is a business travel icon, and his ideas and energy may rev up the metabolism of travel managers, whether or not they buy into his new startup Spotnana.

Concur Co-Founder Is Back With Biz Travel Startup Spotnana

Business Travel

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Expect more government-sponsored international travel as countries drum up business to revive their economies after the prolonged downturn.

Can Travel for Government Business Be What Leads Biz Travel Out of Its Slump?

Business Travel

Southwest Business Wants to Do More Than Just Fly Corporate Travelers to Meetings

What a difference a year makes. The airline’s business travel division has, finally, added Sabre, but is also preparing to add a shopping mall-style loyalty program. Will this complete its corporate-friendly transformation?

Southwest Business Wants to Do More Than Just Fly Corporate Travelers to Meetings

Business Travel

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others

Sonder has been misunderstood by some. It offers both short-term rental and traditional hotel lodging, and it has mostly appealed to leisure travelers, not business people, so far. The startup's outreach to business travelers could change all that.

Sonder Targets Business Travel by Partnering With Expedia’s Egencia, TripActions and Others
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Airlines

Southwest’s Expanded Partnership Brings Bookings to the Sabre Standard

The newly expanded partnership between Southwest Airlines and Sabre GDS is now live, bringing the airline to a higher operating level via Sabre: a boon for corporate travel managers and travel management companies industry-wide.

Southwest’s Expanded Partnership Brings Bookings to the Sabre Standard

Business Travel

Amex GBT CEO Sees Newly Distributed Workforces as Opportunity

American Express GBT's top boss Paul Abbott knows that having a distributed workforce can boost business travel spending. The travel management giant itself went 90 percent remote in the U.S. several years ago, and it saw its business travel expenses rise.

Amex GBT CEO Sees Newly Distributed Workforces as Opportunity

Business Travel

The Travel Quandary for Global Aid Workers in the Pandemic

They say charity begins at home, but for the thousands of overseas volunteers that’s not quite the case. Now they’re wondering how to keep going in a world where travel has mostly stopped.

The Travel Quandary for Global Aid Workers in the Pandemic

Airlines

British Airways Says Pandemic Isn’t Deterring Agency Support for Booking Tickets With New Tech Method

When the pandemic hit, some industry leaders forecast airlines and travel agencies would set aside their plans to reshape how tickets are distributed and sold. But a top executive at British Airways has some evidence to the contrary.

British Airways Says Pandemic Isn’t Deterring Agency Support for Booking Tickets With New Tech Method

Business Travel

Travel Agencies Scoop Up Laid-Off Agents With New Consulting Divisions

Corporate travel agencies spot a potentially lucrative side hustle by utilizing displaced agents. And why not?

Travel Agencies Scoop Up Laid-Off Agents With New Consulting Divisions

Business Travel

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Business Travel

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

This travel management on steroids approach could backfire with yet another new title that will certainly confuse legacy players. By underlining all the complexities of travel, corporate clients may start to question if it's worth all the effort.

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

Business Travel

Travel Managers Are Working Out How Companies Can Return to Travel — Is It Worth It?

With so much uncertainty, you might wonder why travel managers would bother pitching any process to get employees moving again. But there is a method to the madness.

Travel Managers Are Working Out How Companies Can Return to Travel — Is It Worth It?