Travel Services

Corporate Travel Specialists See Pay Hikes

Corporate Travel Specialists See Pay Hikes

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel buyers are seeing juicy increases to their annual bonuses, particularly those who are relatively early on in their careers.

2 days ago

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

How TUI Weathered Europe’s Summer Heat Wave

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI seems to have mitigated the potential damage from a challenging operating environment. It will be interesting to see how it sustains its growth over the coming years.

3 days ago

Bonuses for Corporate Travel Specialists Increased in 2018

Bonuses for Corporate Travel Specialists Increased in 2018

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Salaries for travel buyers were relatively flat this year, although less experienced buyers saw a nice uptick in their annual bonuses.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

How Small Cities Are Going Big on Events

How Small Cities Are Going Big on Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In an age when business travelers are tired of visiting the same old place every year, secondary destinations are making a play to turn intimacy and character into a major draw for event organizers.

3 days ago

Smaller Cities Win Bigger Events by Trying Harder

Smaller Cities Win Bigger Events by Trying Harder

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

A combination of small-city hospitality, modern facilities, a collaborative approach, and an effort to show off individuality is winning over event organizers who tend to select big cities for their conferences.

4 days ago

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Jumeirah’s Big Plans for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Jumeirah Group is certainly ratcheting up its plans. Broadening its brand portfolio will help with name recognition.

4 days ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: Bleisure Trend a Mixed Blessing for Agents

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As more business travelers view their trips as working vacations, travel advisors must draw on both corporate and leisure travel-planning skills. It's no simple challenge, but it's necessary given the strength of the bleisure travel trend.

5 days ago

Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline

Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline

Paul Biasco, Skift

It may seem early to be worrying about the October 2020 deadline for so-called Real IDs for U.S. domestic travel, including U.S. territories, but planning ahead could reduce headaches at the airport or motor vehicle agencies.

5 days ago

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Agencies Find Opportunity When Vacations Are Tacked Onto Business Travel

Fred Gebhart, Skift

Conventional wisdom says a good travel agent can arrange leisure travel or corporate travel, but not both. Even if it were true, there’s nothing to prevent the agency from selling both leisure and business travel — except believing conventional wisdom.

5 days ago

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

The Next Big Destinations for Luxury Brands

Laura Powell, Skift

Where will luxury travelers be jetting off to in 2019? For clues, look at where the world's high-end brands are opening their newest properties.

5 days ago

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

European Biz Travelers Choose Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Until business travelers are better educated on why they should use their company's preferred booking tool, they're going to continue using online travel agencies and booking direct.

1 week ago