Travel Services

Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Rafat Ali, Skift

That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear ...

10 hours ago

Culturally, Environmentally, Tourism Was Off The Rails, We Have a Chance For Reset: Jane Goodall

Culturally, Environmentally, Tourism Was Off The Rails, We Have a Chance For Reset: Jane Goodall

Rafat Ali, Skift

Goodall on her life in the pandemic, what led us — in travel, in daily lives — to where we are, and what her hopes are for the future of meaningful tourism from here.

12 hours ago

Virgin Australia Moves Away From Business Traveler Perks Under Private Equity Owners

Virgin Australia Moves Away From Business Traveler Perks Under Private Equity Owners

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Owner Bain Capital understandably wants to go back to basics to generate demand with lower fares, but if the unbundling goes too far it risks alienating the lucrative corporate segment with a less attractive product.

12 hours ago

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Executive Q&A: Why the Future of Smart Travel Distribution Must Include Tours and Activities

Executive Q&A: Why the Future of Smart Travel Distribution Must Include Tours and Activities

Livn + Skift

The tours and activities space has only recently started to show signs of cohesion and standardization in its technology. Despite past challenges, the sector is a promising one when it comes to travel distribution, if content and bookings are managed in the right way.

1 month ago

Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success

Events in 2020: Stories of Struggle and Success

EventMB

The event industry has had a tough go of it this year. Event professionals have all been affected in one way or another by the pandemic, and have experienced different paths to acceptance and recovery. Here, three event professionals share their stories of struggle and success in 2020.  

1 day ago

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Why Every Tech Investor on the Planet Wants to Invest in Virtual Events

Julius Solaris and Rafat Ali, Skift

Welcome to 0.1 version of the gold rush in the events sector, with dream specs for every tech investor on the planet.

2 days ago

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

After Emirates, now low-cost carrier Zipair is offering a "basic" business-class product. The concept sounds great, but convincing company travel buyers could be a challenge.

4 days ago

How to Approach Food and Beverage at Events During Covid

How to Approach Food and Beverage at Events During Covid

EventMB

Food and beverage services, like many other features of events, will need to adapt moving forward to ensure compliance with current health and safety guidelines. What will this look like as live events start to resume?  

5 days ago

Tripadvisor CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Rivals Amazon, Airbnb and Klook in the Experiences Business

Tripadvisor CEO Dismisses Concerns Over Rivals Amazon, Airbnb and Klook in the Experiences Business

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Tripadvisor CEO Steve Kaufer may be underestimating the threat competitors pose to its tours and activities business, a segment the company may see as its largest opportunity. But it's true that Airbnb is only going after a small slice of that market for now, and Amazon's intentions are unclear.

6 days ago

Zoom Steps Into Professional Virtual Events With OnZoom

Zoom Steps Into Professional Virtual Events With OnZoom

EventMB

Zoom has launched OnZoom, a virtual event marketplace where events can be hosted. Who is it for and how does it compare to the current event tech market? Here is what you need to know.  

6 days ago

Virtual Events Need a Better Business Model

Virtual Events Need a Better Business Model

EventMB

The virtual event revolution is well underway, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Here's how to supercharge the revenue model.   

1 week ago

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Airlines need to choose their battles carefully. In Southwest's case, will this combination of technology partnerships and airport testing be enough to bring business trips back at scale?

1 week ago