Corporate Travel

Upside’s Big Valuation Shows Hunger for Biz Travel Tech — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Upside’s Big Valuation Shows Hunger for Biz Travel Tech — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelers get free gift cards, and companies save money on their travel spend. Tweaking traveler behavior through incentives isn't new to the corporate travel space, but investors seem to have finally noticed its potential.

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

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

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

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.

4 days ago

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Congress Is Close to Letting Government Biz Travelers Expense Uber and Lyft

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Government employees expensing ridesharing services is a huge win for Uber and Lyft. But if the government itself supports the use of transportation networking companies for its workers, what are the possible chances of them regulating the industry in the future?

1 week ago

Meeting the Needs of Supertravelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Meeting the Needs of Supertravelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel management companies and providers of travel would do well to pay attention to the needs of supertravelers. Some aren't that difficult — and fulfilling those requests could go a long way to earning loyalty.

1 week ago

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Did U.S. Business Travel Benefit From a Trump Bump?

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Unexpected business travel growth in the U.S. is good news for the travel industry — but will it last?

1 week ago

Uncertainty Remains for Corporate Travel in 2017 — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Uncertainty Remains for Corporate Travel in 2017 — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Following a year of consolidation, corporate travel experts are expecting more of the same. At the same time, global concerns have the potential to undermine the demand for business travel after years of growth.

2 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Leaders Hope for Stability and Plan for Growth in 2017

Corporate Travel Leaders Hope for Stability and Plan for Growth in 2017

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Many executives in the corporate travel space are planning for expansion and growth in the year ahead. The question on everyone's mind is whether global and economic events will foster more business travel or keep growth subdued.

2 weeks ago

Out With the Old and (Hopefully) in With the New — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Out With the Old and (Hopefully) in With the New — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We're done with the roller coaster that was 2016 — but whatever the new year brings, at least we've had some practice at dealing with the downs.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Executives Reflect on a Year of Uncertainty

Corporate Travel Executives Reflect on a Year of Uncertainty

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travel rolled with a whole lot of punches in 2016. Buckle up for next year.

4 weeks ago

Direct Booking Pushes Are Causing Complications for Travel Managers

Direct Booking Pushes Are Causing Complications for Travel Managers

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Travel managers know there's no way to stop direct booking. Now the question is how policies and tech tools evolve to keep track of where business travelers are going and what they're spending, regardless of how they book their trips.

1 month ago

TripAdvisor Wants Corporate Tools for Consumers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

TripAdvisor Wants Corporate Tools for Consumers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripAdvisor's investment into Traxo isn't a huge surprise when you consider the challenge of itinerary management for consumer travel companies selling a variety of different products in one place.

1 month ago

More Mergers, More Fallout — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

More Mergers, More Fallout — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This has been a busy year for merger and acquisition action in the travel space, and corporate travel executives will likely be dealing with the impact well into 2017 and beyond.

1 month ago