Corporate Travel

Risking Jail Time for a Better Business Travel Experience

Risking Jail Time for a Better Business Travel Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Employees game business travel rules all the time. Now that Scott Pruitt has been outed for trying to take advantage of U.S. taxpayers, it's worth considering the fact that nobody really wants to fly in economy class or stay in a crappy hotel.

21 hours ago

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The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

Upside + Skift

There are millions of U.S. business travelers driving the national economy forward, who have to navigate today's fractured travel ecosystem both online and offline. National Business Traveler Day is about acknowledging those people and the job they do amid many challenges.

1 day ago

What the Scott Pruitt Scandal Tells Us About the Misery of Business Travel

What the Scott Pruitt Scandal Tells Us About the Misery of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel policies are restrictive, and perhaps no organization is as restrictive as the U.S. government. The Scott Pruitt scandal is a good reminder that business travel is an important part of life wherever you happen to work. Everyone wants to live the good life, but few really can.

1 week ago

Bringing Simplicity Back to Business Travel

Bringing Simplicity Back to Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Deem wants to make its products compelling for both travelers and their travel managers, which is great. Getting its core business back on track will let them innovate again without losing track of what made them successful to begin with.

1 week ago

A More Focused Deem Has Gone Back to Basics

A More Focused Deem Has Gone Back to Basics

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Somehow, Deem keeps chugging along, immune to the gravity that tends to fell travel services companies that reach too far and fall short. It's likely too big to fail even as it simplifies its product offerings. But, hey, if clients keep coming back, clearly they're doing something right. Forget it Jake, it's Deem.

1 week ago

Sabre Doubles Down on Hotel Management Software

Sabre Doubles Down on Hotel Management Software

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Your move, Oracle.

1 week ago

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is a complicated issue for companies, and it's only getting more complicated as threats mount around the world. Hopefully, last year's laptop ban acts as a wake-up call for businesses that haven't paid attention to the security risks of business travel.

2 weeks ago

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Data Privacy Is a Bigger Issue Than Ever for Business Travelers

Amy Merrick, Skift

With laws in flux and hackers prowling for access, companies are trying to help corporate travelers protect valuable business data, but the efforts are piecemeal and inconsistent. Attempts to require loaner devices or limit access to information risk making international travel less productive.

2 weeks ago

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Sabre Searches for Deal as the Air France-KLM Distribution Surcharge Looms

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Wasn't the whole point of these surcharges to prevent the global distribution systems from taking a cut of that juicy ancillary money that is now flowing in? One has to wonder what the terms of Air France-KLM's deal with Amadeus and Travelport really are. For now, it looks like the global distribution systems that took the new distribution capability seriously are reaping the rewards.

3 weeks ago

Looking at the Future of Expense Reports

Looking at the Future of Expense Reports

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Smarter technology is making it easier for companies to track what employees actually spend on travel. This is good news for travelers as well, since travel managers and accountants will have better insights into what policy mechanics actually save the company money without ruining the business travel experience.

3 weeks ago

Expense Technology Gets Smarter as Providers Look Beyond Receipts

Expense Technology Gets Smarter as Providers Look Beyond Receipts

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond automatically integrating travel booking with expenses, a lot is being done to give travel managers and financial departments more powerful tools to track spending. It also helps that these tools will eventually make the expense report process much easier for travelers.

3 weeks ago

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers should get much more active when fending off problems for LGBTQ travelers headed to certain destinations. Knowledge, understanding, and the right tools can make all the difference.

4 weeks ago