Corporate Travel

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Supporting China’s Biz Travel Rise

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China continues to grow as a business travel powerhouse despite some economic foibles and trade spats with the U.S. As trade grows, so too does the need for travel management services that span the globe.

6 days ago

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

The Promise of China’s Enormous Corporate Travel Market

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Business travel continues to grow in the world’s largest market, presenting significant opportunities for Western travel management companies. The prize is two-fold: winning global accounts from multinationals tapping into China’s growth and taking a share of the enormous domestic market as it matures.

6 days ago

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expense and travel fraud seems like a bigger deal than it really is, according to experts. Some people are always going to be bad apples, taking on a huge amount of personal risk for just a few extra bucks. Human nature is strange.

2 weeks ago

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The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

TripActions + Skift

Cost is an important consideration when designing a business travel program. But more organizations are waking up to the fact that smarter policies aren’t solely about saving money. Today’s modern policy must take into account growing employee demand for more choice, greater convenience, and better traveler support.

3 weeks ago

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most travel and expense fraud is strictly small-scale stuff, and is hard for companies to catch. New technology tools will make it easier, though, to figure out which employees are routinely ripping them off.

2 weeks ago

Business Travelers Just Want Control

Business Travelers Just Want Control

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It seems like cultural differences affect whether business travelers follow policy or not. Then again, it could just be an education gap among U.S. business travelers who are simply unaware of their company's policies and resources.

3 weeks ago

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

How U.S. and UK Travelers Differ When on the Company Dime

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers from the U.S. are more likely to disregard travel policy and do whatever they want. UK travelers, though, are actually more adventurous when it comes to choosing where they want to stay on any particular trip.

3 weeks ago

Turkish Airlines’ Biz Travel Ambitions

Turkish Airlines’ Biz Travel Ambitions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Turkish Airlines has ambitions to become the go-to airline for travelers flying to and from secondary cities across the world. Its model has worked so far, and it will be interesting to see how it can improve its product while managing to expand its network further.

4 weeks ago

Turkish Airlines Plans for Growth With Business Travel at Core

Turkish Airlines Plans for Growth With Business Travel at Core

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Do business travelers really want one-stop service around the world? Turkish Airlines is continuing its strategy of using Istanbul as a bridge between the East and West, although a lot is riding on improvements to its business class product, whenever they emerge.

4 weeks ago

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Extended Stay Gets Creative

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Increased choice is vital for corporate travel as employees are more willing to experiment with homeshares, hostels, and other alternative accommodations. Companies that embrace variety now will be able to lead the way going forward.

1 month ago

Travel Managers Aren’t Buying Basic Economy Fares: Here’s Why

Travel Managers Aren’t Buying Basic Economy Fares: Here’s Why

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers are avoiding basic economy fares, and rightfully so. The consensus is that travelers end up paying more over the course of a trip if they go basic economy and have a worse flight experience to boot.

1 month ago

BridgeStreet Adds Hostels and Vacation Rentals to Biz Travel Platform

BridgeStreet Adds Hostels and Vacation Rentals to Biz Travel Platform

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

BridgeStreet is bringing homeshares and hostels to its platform in order to offer more variety to business travelers. The key will be finding success among travel managers by making it easier for them to book stays outside traditional extended stay hotels.

1 month ago