Corporate Travel

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Travel Agencies See Huge Opportunity as Southwest Business Expands

Isaac Carey, Skift

The airline's recent agreements with Amadeus and Travelport signal a turning point in its distribution strategy. This is a big deal for travel management companies.

5 days ago

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Travel Agencies Have Long Struggled With Southwest. Now This Is Changing

Isaac Carey, Skift

Southwest has been a thorn in the side of many travel management companies. Now they have a shot at a mutually beneficial relationship with the airline.

6 days ago

Bleisure May Be Key to Preserving Business Travelers’ Home Lives

Bleisure May Be Key to Preserving Business Travelers’ Home Lives

Isaac Carey, Skift

A new report from CWT suggests that adding leisure days to business trips can reduce the negative personal impacts of corporate travel.

2 weeks ago

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New Research: How to Manage Business Travel More Efficiently

New Research: How to Manage Business Travel More Efficiently

Lola + Skift

The value of business travel is clear for growing company revenue and building face-to-face relationships. But when business travel is poorly managed — and too often, that’s still the case — employee productivity and satisfaction are at stake.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Is Tough on Employees’ Home Lives: Bleisure Can Help

Business Travel Is Tough on Employees’ Home Lives: Bleisure Can Help

Isaac Carey, Skift

New research has important info for employers who want to make sure their travelers stick around and don’t come to resent frequent work trips.

2 weeks ago

New Corporate Travel Platforms Put Travelers First: What a Concept

New Corporate Travel Platforms Put Travelers First: What a Concept

Isaac Carey, Skift

Travel management startups are targeting employees at small businesses, in the hopes they'll influence management. This strategy is working, and even larger companies are starting to change the way they design their travel policies.

3 weeks ago

More Companies Favor Traveler-First Startups for Biz Travel

More Companies Favor Traveler-First Startups for Biz Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

Employees are having more of an impact on how companies choose their travel policies. This has big implications for the future of corporate travel.

3 weeks ago

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

BCD Travel Pushes Further Into South Africa With Strategic Merger

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is just the latest in a long string of similar moves from BCD Travel. Expect more mergers and acquisitions to follow, especially in Africa and the Middle East.

3 weeks ago

EbixCash Takes Over Cox & Kings’ Business Travel Clients in India

EbixCash Takes Over Cox & Kings’ Business Travel Clients in India

Isaac Carey, Skift

Some travel companies — Ebix among others — are rumored to be considering taking over all of the cash-strapped Cox & Kings.

4 weeks ago

Is Brexit Actually Helping Biz Travel in the UK?

Is Brexit Actually Helping Biz Travel in the UK?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Compared to continental Europe, employees in the UK are much more likely to view Brexit as a good thing for company travel. With that said, the deadline for a deal is fast approaching, and no one is quite sure what the outcome will be.

4 weeks ago

Why Some UK Business Travelers Are Actually Optimistic About Brexit

Why Some UK Business Travelers Are Actually Optimistic About Brexit

Isaac Carey, Skift

Clearly, presenting Brexit from an economic angle versus a political angle has a big impact on how British business travelers respond.

4 weeks ago

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Businesses in Sweden Want Their Employees to Fly Less

Hanna Hoikkala, Niklas Magnusson and Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg

Trends like this take time to play out, but that doesn't mean things aren't changing. Even if it's only a few people, in a few countries, the backlash against flying is real.

1 month ago