Corporate Travel

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are finally moving away from the antiquated legacy systems that frustrate travel providers. Will their new cloud-based systems usher in a new era for corporate travel, or help maintain the status quo?

4 days ago

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

Tom Lowry, Skift

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future.

2 weeks ago

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By revenue and booking volume, Serko remains a small player among global travel management companies. Its technology prowess, however, has outstripped many of the bigger players, setting it up for future expansion.

2 weeks ago

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In a somewhat bizarre twist, even hotel chains are beginning to provide travel management tools to small businesses. This further underscores how much some growing businesses don't really want to deal with a travel management company at all.

3 weeks ago

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel companies are reporting strong earnings from corporate business. This is as good a sign as any that the latest business travel boom has continued into 2018, and it will be interesting to see how this tees up corporate hotel rate increases that make business travel even more expensive for companies.

4 weeks ago

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hyatt seems to realize not only that small businesses are the most untapped portion of corporate travel, but that a solid business travel experience can lead to dividends on the leisure side as well. Whether this program catches on is another story, though.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel continues to grow as the global economy hums along immune to the geopolitical issues cropping up around the world. How long can it last? And will increasing hotel rates eat away at the increased spending made by corporations?

4 weeks ago

Combining Business and Leisure Travel Is the New Normal

Combining Business and Leisure Travel Is the New Normal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

People don't leave their preferences and desires behind when they travel for business. New research shows that tech workers, in particular, love to turn their business trips into a mini-vacation.

1 month ago

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Tech Workers Combine Business and Leisure Travel Most Often

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The more information we get on the habits of travelers who combine business and leisure, the more obvious it becomes that the notion of the siloed, well-behaving business traveler is completely outdated.

1 month ago

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Why Business Travelers Don’t Play Nice With Company Policy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

What makes business travelers tick? A new report finds that even strict corporate travel policies aren't effective. More thought and research need to be put into consumerizing the corporate travel experience in a way that works for both companies and their employees.

1 month ago

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nobody wants to deal with a restrictive travel policy, and new research shows business travelers will make the choices they want regardless of what they’re told to do. Strict policies, though, can create a great awareness, but that doesn't mean they work.

1 month ago

An Industry in Search of Innovation

An Industry in Search of Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel managers want to learn and improve what they do. It can be hard to take the risk of trying something new that doesn't work out, though, particularly when cost savings alone can seem like success.

2 months ago