Corporate Travel

Corporate Travel Holds Its Breath Waiting for Trump’s Next Travel Ban

Corporate Travel Holds Its Breath Waiting for Trump’s Next Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The first travel ban resulted in stranded travelers, widespread protests, and court battles. What will round two bring, and will corporate travel executives be better prepared this time?

2 days ago

All Eyes on Egencia as it Plans for Major Growth — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

All Eyes on Egencia as it Plans for Major Growth — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As corporate travel technology competition heats up, a focus on developing the capabilities that travelers actually want to use is crucial.

7 days ago

Egencia Is Growing Fast but Corporate Travel Rivals Still Dominate Large Accounts

Egencia Is Growing Fast but Corporate Travel Rivals Still Dominate Large Accounts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Egencia's ambitious growth will likely pressure two of the remaining global travel management companies to merge as a defensive move.

1 week ago

Key Business Travel Group Urges Trump to Rethink His Travel Ban

Key Business Travel Group Urges Trump to Rethink His Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Thursday night's court decision means travel can continue as it was before the executive order. But as GBTA's executive director pointed out, potential travelers know the situation is temporary and might be reluctant to make long-term plans.

2 weeks ago

What a Travel Ban Means for Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

What a Travel Ban Means for Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If the past few weeks have shown us anything, it's that uncertainty did not end with the U.S. presidential election. Now, with a controversial travel ban tied up in court, companies are considering a reduction in business travel.

2 weeks ago

Payments Giants See Headwinds Affecting Travel in 2017

Payments Giants See Headwinds Affecting Travel in 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel spending is stable globally. Nobody is really sure what 2017 will hold for leisure or business travel, however, given global instability and the high value of the U.S. dollar.

2 weeks ago

Another Survey Shows Trump’s Travel Ban Will Likely Hurt Business Travel

Another Survey Shows Trump’s Travel Ban Will Likely Hurt Business Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Confusion surrounded last week's travel ban, and two different surveys reflect the mood of the business community. Will time and a little more information provide clarity to ease concerns — or will the new administration create additional chaos with the implementation?

3 weeks ago

Sharing Economy Goes Mainstream in Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Sharing Economy Goes Mainstream in Business Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like travel managers are finally embracing the sharing economy in both ground transportation and lodging. Expect the growth of the sharing economy to continue in corporate travel, but it will be interesting to see if there will be a ceiling on adoption in coming years.

3 weeks ago

More Companies Are Allowing Travelers to Use Sharing Economy Services

More Companies Are Allowing Travelers to Use Sharing Economy Services

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Now that half of corporate travel policies allow ride-sharing services, at least according to this survey, we have to wonder: What is the holdup with the other half? And will alternative accommodations eventually make similar inroads?

3 weeks ago

Companies Expect to Cut Business Travel in the Wake of Trump’s Travel Ban

Companies Expect to Cut Business Travel in the Wake of Trump’s Travel Ban

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The fallout over Friday's problematic executive order continues: Companies are afraid that employees won't be able to travel freely and won't be safe while they're on the road.

3 weeks ago

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

The Hotel Industry Thinks 2017 Could Be the Year Corporate Travel Bounces Back

Deanna Ting, Skift

Even though every day with the new Trump administration seems unpredictable, early signs have convinced many in the hotel industry that this might just be the year that corporate travel rebounds from its 2016 slump. However, given the new executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, some executives throughout the travel industry may be rethinking their outlook on corporate travel.

3 weeks ago

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

iCars Buys Limos.com in Crowded Corporate Travel Ground Transport Market

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The iCars merger with Limos.com makes the combined company a viable competitor against Blacklane and GroundLink, leaders in private car aggregation for corporate travelers. But all the companies need to step up their games. They need to deliver consistently quick responses to real-time bookings at multiple destinations via consumer-grade mobile apps.

3 weeks ago