Corporate Travel

What Is the Future for Metasearch in Corporate Travel?

What Is the Future for Metasearch in Corporate Travel?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The concept makes sense, but there's a risk that metasearch sites could come unstuck coping with all the complexities corporate travel will entail when it eventually restarts.

9 hours ago

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The pandemic will have marred the first anniversary celebrations, but this fledgling corporate travel unit should have enough experience behind it to ride out the storm.

19 hours ago

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Lobbying for Business Travelers in D.C. Takes on New Challenges These Days

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The Global Business Travel Association's latest lobbying round involves a lot of practical measures, but time is running out.

6 days ago

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Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

Executive Q&A: Looking at the Future of Corporate Lodging

CLC Lodging + Skift

Travel managers that are overseeing a company’s lodging program are juggling a lot right now. CLC Lodging is striving to help companies simplify every facet of the lodging and hotel management process, from reservations, to reporting, to reconciliation.

2 months ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Corporate Travel Agencies Remake On-Site Operations at Companies

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Archaic throwback to the 1980s, or an indispensable service for the Covid-wary business traveler? Possibly the latter, but with a virtual twist.

1 week ago

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Corporate Travel Giant CWT Paid $4.5 Million in Ransom to Cyber Hackers: Reports

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Data breaches often go undetected for months or even years, so is this latest attack a new tactic the travel industry needs to prepare against?

1 week ago

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

From Pop-Up Policies to Bio-Safety Wellness — Managing Corp Travel Takes On New Complexities

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Coronavirus has accelerated a range of latent travel trends over the past six months, most related to technology. Now you can add traveler well-being to that list.

1 week ago

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Lyft, Other Car Services Cater to Grounded Corporate Travelers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The latest round of platform updates revolve around cost and safety — two things that corporations care deeply about today.

2 weeks ago

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Unused Airline Tickets Are Driving Corporate Travel Agencies Crazy Right Now

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Many travel managers and even agencies were caught off guard by the pandemic, underestimating how long it could last. Cue the last minute dash to work out how to leverage all those unused tickets.

2 weeks ago

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

Travel Managers Are Resetting Their Moral Compass on Liability Risk

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There’s a clear dilemma about sending staff back out on the road, and who should have the final say, in this summer of second waves.

3 weeks ago

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

The Latest Corporate Travel Agency Invention? ‘The Journey Manager’

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This travel management on steroids approach could backfire with yet another new title that will certainly confuse legacy players. By underlining all the complexities of travel, corporate clients may start to question if it's worth all the effort.

3 weeks ago

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel

The Last Minute, On-Demand Business Trip Finds New Acceptance in Corp Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Don’t be surprised to see some travel managers throw cost out of the window when safety, connectivity, and flexibility take center stage.

3 weeks ago