Corporate Travel

Why Did the Touchdown of This United Flight Deserve a Zoom Press Conference?

Why Did the Touchdown of This United Flight Deserve a Zoom Press Conference?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Covid screening is all the rage. But the point where all these trials and pilots materialize into something coherent, with the backing of governments, needs to arrive soon.

13 hours ago

Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Here’s the Quote That Will Shake the Multi-Billion Dollar Corp Travel Market Out of Its Stupor

Rafat Ali, Skift

That whooshing sound in the corporate travel sector's ear ...

2 days ago

Virgin Australia Moves Away From Business Traveler Perks Under Private Equity Owners

Virgin Australia Moves Away From Business Traveler Perks Under Private Equity Owners

Jamie Freed, Reuters

Owner Bain Capital understandably wants to go back to basics to generate demand with lower fares, but if the unbundling goes too far it risks alienating the lucrative corporate segment with a less attractive product.

2 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.

4 months ago

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

After Emirates, now low-cost carrier Zipair is offering a "basic" business-class product. The concept sounds great, but convincing company travel buyers could be a challenge.

6 days ago

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Airlines need to choose their battles carefully. In Southwest's case, will this combination of technology partnerships and airport testing be enough to bring business trips back at scale?

1 week ago

Amex GBT Pushes Ahead Into Automated Bookings With a Chatbot Acquisition

Amex GBT Pushes Ahead Into Automated Bookings With a Chatbot Acquisition

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This deal makes sense. With fewer consultants on the horizon, use some tried-and-tested artificial intelligence to take the strain and help employees book their own tickets.

1 week ago

Battling Isolation for Remote Workers With New Approaches to Bring Teams Together

Battling Isolation for Remote Workers With New Approaches to Bring Teams Together

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's certainly a gap emerging for hospitality players to exploit. But with most companies still adjusting to remote working, it may be a little early to pinpoint how they'll want to regroup in the future.

2 weeks ago

Big Names In Travel Back CommonPass, New Digital Health Passport to Restart Travel

Big Names In Travel Back CommonPass, New Digital Health Passport to Restart Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Several big names are linked to this pilot, not the least of which are the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and The Rockefeller Foundation, and to other schemes afoot. But are they the answer to restarting travel, and can they convince governments that Covid-19 testing, not quarantines, is the best way to reopen borders?

2 weeks ago

TripActions Expands Into Expense Management With Eye on Rivals Like Concur

TripActions Expands Into Expense Management With Eye on Rivals Like Concur

Matthew Parsons, Skift

What do you do when your customers stop traveling? Diversify into procurement and expense management, of course.

2 weeks ago

Why a British Airways Sales Boss Is Excited by the Prospect of Even More Zoom Meetings

Why a British Airways Sales Boss Is Excited by the Prospect of Even More Zoom Meetings

Matthew Parsons, Skift

While most of us suffer Zoom fatigue, British Airways’ head of global sales thinks short, sharp video calls are the future when working out airfares with corporate customers. Ring lights at the ready.

3 weeks ago

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management Keeps on Buying Up Its U.S. Rivals

Australia’s Corporate Travel Management Keeps on Buying Up Its U.S. Rivals

Matthew Parsons, Skift

From Brisbane to Nebraska, Corporate Travel Management's second takeover this year comes at a symbolic six months into the crisis. Are the floodgates now open to industry consolidation?

3 weeks ago