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Volkswagen Just Bought a Corporate Travel Startup — Here’s Why

Volkswagen Just Bought a Corporate Travel Startup — Here’s Why

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This car manufacturer’s entry into corporate travel management is a sign the "total mobility" concept is maturing. But legacy agencies shouldn’t worry too much — for now.

2 days ago

Corp Travel Agencies Face More Airfare Uncertainty as Carriers Miss Distribution Deal Deadlines

Corp Travel Agencies Face More Airfare Uncertainty as Carriers Miss Distribution Deal Deadlines

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The juries are still out over whether airlines and the global distribution systems will kiss and make up soon. Corporate travel agencies will be hoping it won't be much longer though, otherwise some may face the prospect of having to explain higher airfares to their clients.

3 days ago

Your Guide to Technology for Virtual Events

Your Guide to Technology for Virtual Events

EventMB

Covid-19 has changed the event tech landscape forever. Until 2020, a trend of event tech mergers and acquisitions saw the rise of monolithic, one-stop shops and the event tech industry became harder and harder to penetrate. Now, virtual events have created a new vertical, and the horizon is filled with new players.  

3 days ago

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Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

CLC Lodging + Skift

Travel managers that are overseeing a company’s lodging program are juggling a lot right now. CLC Lodging is striving to help companies simplify every facet of the lodging and hotel management process, from reservations, to reporting, to reconciliation.

2 weeks ago

Is the Packaged Holiday Poised to Make a Comeback in Post-Crisis Europe?

Is the Packaged Holiday Poised to Make a Comeback in Post-Crisis Europe?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Everyone is looking for their competitive advantage in the post-Covid crisis landscape. TUI may find its own in the very thing it's been offering for years: end-to-end packaged tours, with full control over the experience.

4 days ago

Travel Brand Storytelling Needs to Be More Local To Meet This Moment

Travel Brand Storytelling Needs to Be More Local To Meet This Moment

Dennis Schaal and Korey Matthews, Skift

The coronavirus crisis has given new meaning to traveling like a local. Brands are trying to figure out how to market to travelers when they actually are the locals.

4 days ago

Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next

Event Technology As We Know It Is Over: Here’s What’s Next

EventMB

Eventtech never kept its promise to change events forever. Now that events are only happening online, we are witnessing a seismic market shake-up. What does the future look like?   

4 days ago

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Reimagining Luxury Travel for 2025

Korey Matthews, Skift

Luxury travel brands may see a customer looking for a deeper experience when travel picks up after the pandemic. They will be there to serve.

4 days ago

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

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

Matthew Parsons, Skift

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.

5 days ago

Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic?

Event Planners Expect a 4th Quarter Comeback — Is It Realistic?

EventMB

As countries slowly reopen and, for some, allow large live events again, a majority of event planners foresee going back to business in the fourth quarter of 2020 or early 2021. Is this a realistic expectation?  

5 days ago

What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?

What Events Are Going Ahead Despite the Pandemic?

EventMB

A growing number of countries are reauthorizing large professional events that include trade shows, conferences, exhibitions, and congresses. Here is a list of events moving forward in the third and fourth quarters of 2020, and in early 2021.    

1 week ago

Would You Sign a Liability Waiver to Attend an Event?

Would You Sign a Liability Waiver to Attend an Event?

EventMB

Waivers for President Trump’s Tulsa rally exposed another pitfall in the return to live events: liability. Who is liable for inevitable new cases? Will attendees accept the risk when it’s scribbled into a legal waiver? Recent research from DYNATA says no. Here’s our take.  

1 week ago