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Articles tagged “upside”

Business Travel

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Priceline co-founder Jay Walker is looking to reinvent how smaller companies buy corporate travel. Investors see the potential in his play to reward business travelers themselves for travel choices that save their companies money.

Business Travel Startup Upside Raises $50 Million at $200 Million Valuation

Online Travel

Video: Priceline’s Founder on Choosing to Improve or Reinvent Travel Technology

Travel brands need to dream bigger, Walker argues, and realize that consumers and venture capitalists are more ready for technology reinventions rather than improvements -- aka band-aids. Accepting that reinventions don't render everything obsolete is a great place to start with this imagination.

Video: Priceline’s Founder on Choosing to Improve or Reinvent Travel Technology

Online Travel

Expedia Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

There has been serious talk about artificial intelligence in travel for the past couple of years. While Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wasn't talking about implementing artificial intelligence for customer service in the next quarter or two, be assured that Expedia and others are working on it hard.

Expedia Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Business Travel

Why Paying Business Travelers to Make Smarter Buying Decisions Works

Smaller companies are using new solutions to incentivize employees to make smarter travel buying decisions. Big companies with entrenched travel policies are lagging behind, and wasting money in the process.

Why Paying Business Travelers to Make Smarter Buying Decisions Works

Business Travel

Business Travel Incentives Are Going Mainstream — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Rewarding business travelers for making good financial decisions may be the next big thing in corporate travel.

Business Travel Incentives Are Going Mainstream — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Business Travel

Priceline Founder’s New Startup Will Pay Business Travelers to Be Flexible

Upside has the potential to upend how businesses book unmanaged travel. But only time will tell how business travelers will react to an app offering a $100 Amazon gift card to delay their arrival home after a long trip.

Priceline Founder’s New Startup Will Pay Business Travelers to Be Flexible