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U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

U.S. Relief Package Fails Larger Corporate Travel Agencies: Travel and Transport CEO

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Kevin O’Malley has joined forces with the biggest agencies in a new lobbying group, but with the virus escalating, it's not guaranteed they'll be able to bend the ear of Washington.

1 day ago

Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

Here’s What Will Happen Next to Corporate Airfares

Matthew Parsons, Skift

In most cases it’s too soon to lock in future rates. But for those with creative minds, there are gains to be made in figuring out what might happen next.

2 days ago

The New Pivot to Managing Travel for Crisis Workers

The New Pivot to Managing Travel for Crisis Workers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's good to see hotels support workers on the frontlines, but consolidation of these bespoke programs and booking platforms may be needed if the pandemic escalates.

6 days ago

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Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

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Travel companies today are more dependent on moving money around the world than ever before. Minimizing the friction caused by foreign exchange fees, regulatory surcharges, and other international fees requires a secure and streamlined global payment solution.

1 month ago

President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

President of Expedia’s Business Travel Unit Egencia Steps Down

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Egencia will be in safe hands under the guidance of Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia Business Services, but the shock of the departure of the charismatic Rob Greyber will be felt in the wider corporate travel community.

1 week ago

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Mistakes to Avoid When Renegotiating Corporate Hotel Rates

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Travel budgets are likely to be cut, so smarter renegotiation tactics will help buyers find a happy medium with beleaguered hotels.

1 week ago

Will the First Wave of Corporate Travelers Be Paralyzed by Anxiety?

Will the First Wave of Corporate Travelers Be Paralyzed by Anxiety?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It will be new territory for most travel managers, but monitoring mental health could safeguard not just employees but help secure a company’s future too.

1 week ago

Airlines Could Start Facing Legal Challenges Over Withholding Refunds

Airlines Could Start Facing Legal Challenges Over Withholding Refunds

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Suing an airline is a drastic measure, but shows how deep this crisis is.

1 week ago

TripActions CEO Defends Controversial Layoffs Strategy

TripActions CEO Defends Controversial Layoffs Strategy

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Ariel Cohen’s decision to fire 100 employees during a video conference is controversial, but might also reflect the new reality of remote workforce management.

2 weeks ago

Are Companies Ready to Travel When the World Switches Back On?

Are Companies Ready to Travel When the World Switches Back On?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The situation is dire for many suppliers, but corporate travel managers could help hotels and airlines prepare for the rebound — if they act responsibly.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Corporate Travel Advisors Put Global Airline Group in Crosshairs Over Refunds

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Corporate travel agencies are becoming frustrated with IATA. While the airline body appears to be looking out for its airline members, there’s at least some action taking place behind the scenes, but time is clearly running out.

2 weeks ago

40 Percent of Companies Expect Business Travel to Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

40 Percent of Companies Expect Business Travel to Resume Within 3 Months: New Poll

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Considering the widespread travels bans in place, Global Business Travel Association members are either overly confident about when normality will resume, or underestimate the seriousness of the situation.

2 weeks ago