Corporate Travel

Corp Travel Agencies See Coronavirus Silver Lining With Fewer of These Nagging Clawbacks From Airlines

Corp Travel Agencies See Coronavirus Silver Lining With Fewer of These Nagging Clawbacks From Airlines

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Corporate travel agencies should celebrate small wins whenever they can, and the easing of these administrative burdens is good news.

19 hours ago

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Hotels Might Not Like Where Corporate Rate Discussions Are Heading

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Hotel corporate program strategies aren’t straightforward at the best of times. A new “dual rate” pricing model could make lives easier for travel managers, but a lot more complex for the properties their employees will be checking in to.

2 days ago

Who Decides When Employees Are Fit Enough to Travel Again — And How?

Who Decides When Employees Are Fit Enough to Travel Again — And How?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It will be a delicate operation, but with the right systems in place, health checks could prove effective in reassuring employees that it's safe to get back out there.

4 days ago

Sponsored
Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Executive Q&A: How to Cut Costs on Business-to-Business International Payments

Sabre Virtual Payments + Skift

Travel companies today are more dependent on moving money around the world than ever before. Minimizing the friction caused by foreign exchange fees, regulatory surcharges, and other international fees requires a secure and streamlined global payment solution.

3 months ago

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis

The Perils of Renewing Your Contract With a Corporate Travel Agency in a Crisis

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A crisis can either strain a relationship or cement it. Many travel agencies with contracts expiring on the horizon are about to find out which category they fall into with their corporate customers.

1 week ago

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Overcoming Fears and Trepidation: Helping the Corporate Traveler Get Back On Board

Matthew Parsons, Skift

It's becoming increasingly clear there’s no one-size-fits-all method to restart corporate travel, as companies will need the right combination of internal processes, government approvals, and traveler sentiment. It could be a long wait.

1 week ago

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

How the CEOs of 2 Big Travel Agencies See a Massive Upside to Companies Switching to Virtual

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's been mostly a negative perception of coronavirus' impact on corporate travel, but there are some unintended consequences that smarter agencies can actually look forward to.

2 weeks ago

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD

On the Frontlines of the Corporate Travel Meltdown With a Top Exec at BCD

Matthew Parsons, Skift

As the crisis digs in, BCD Travel's Stewart Harvey appears to be on the frontline in his dealings with the corporate travel agency's customers, which are calling for a clinical travel management approach to emerge safely on the other side.

3 weeks ago

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Travel Bellwether Amadeus’ Booking Data Reveals the Industry’s Scars

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Amadeus has seen a dramatic drop in the plane tickets booked and passengers processed through its systems. Its latest results show the broader impact on carriers worldwide and signal the wallop still awaiting.

3 weeks ago

Why the UK’s New 14-Day Quarantine Rule Is Particularly Troubling to Business Travel Managers

Why the UK’s New 14-Day Quarantine Rule Is Particularly Troubling to Business Travel Managers

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Quarantine measures don't steady the nerves of already anxious corporate travel managers, who can now only hope for more bilateral agreements to help staff get flying again.

3 weeks ago

Another Big Deal Sunk by Coronavirus: Amex GBT Investment Deal Falls Through

Another Big Deal Sunk by Coronavirus: Amex GBT Investment Deal Falls Through

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Relations are getting testy between American Express GBT and deep-pocketed investors that are backing out of a big deal. Regardless of the outcome of a lawsuit being argued in a Delaware court, Amex GBT should have plenty of money at its disposal to go shopping for strategic investments in business travel later this year.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel May Face ‘Permanent Haircut’: Former OpenTable CEO on The Long View This Week

Business Travel May Face ‘Permanent Haircut’: Former OpenTable CEO on The Long View This Week

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travel in 2021 will probably look very little like it did in 2019. How will it be different? It's not yet clear, though some themes are emerging.

3 weeks ago