Corporate Travel

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Inside the Complex World of Government Travel

Inside the Complex World of Government Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Bidding for government travel contracts is so complex and onerous that many travel management companies don't even bother. The market is huge, despite CWT and Concur's domination.

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Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Inside the Clubby Business of Government Travel: A Skift Deep Dive

Isaac Carey, Skift

Navigating the world of government travel is so complex that it's hard for outside companies to handle it. And even if they can, opportunities are slim for getting big contracts with tens of billions of dollars up for grabs.

1 month ago

American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

American Express Allows Passengers to Use Loyalty Points to Bid for Flight Upgrades

Grant Martin, Skift

Those flush with American Express Membership Rewards points have a new tool for bidding on airline upgrades. Caveat emptor on the cost of the upgrades though.

1 month ago

Travel Leaders Turns to Membership Model for Global Expansion

Travel Leaders Turns to Membership Model for Global Expansion

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Instead of making costly acquisitions, Travel Leaders is turning to the membership model to expand its global footprint in the corporate space.

1 month ago

Travel Leaders Picks Up Former Amex Partners in Corporate Travel Push

Travel Leaders Picks Up Former Amex Partners in Corporate Travel Push

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel Leaders has turned to a membership model instead of franchising or partnerships to build out its global presence in the corporate space. It's one way to grow without costly acquisitions, although more acquisitions are probably on the way too.

2 months ago

Who’s Leading the Next Wave of Biz Travel Innovation

Who’s Leading the Next Wave of Biz Travel Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Many companies doing cool things in corporate travel are flying somewhat under the radar. In a super-conservative industry, outsiders have the potential to change the conversation.

2 months ago

The Skift 2019 Corporate Travel Innovators List

The Skift 2019 Corporate Travel Innovators List

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Innovation is slow in corporate travel, mainly due to the entrenched legacy systems that undergird the sector and the complex web of financial incentives that power incumbents. These leaders are doing something different in a space defined by convention.

2 months ago

The Future of Car Rental Is Mobile-First

The Future of Car Rental Is Mobile-First

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making the car rental experience more pleasant requires making cars available where business travelers actually are, along with allowing them to digitally customize their ride.

2 months ago

Improving the Car Rental Experience Starts With What Biz Travelers Want

Improving the Car Rental Experience Starts With What Biz Travelers Want

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As car rental providers get ready to take on the next decade, a stronger investment in digital technology seems to finally be paying off.

2 months ago

Flight Centre Looks to Upside for Advanced Corporate Travel Tech

Flight Centre Looks to Upside for Advanced Corporate Travel Tech

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now a rush is on for travel giants to move onto the long-neglected challenge of attracting smaller businesses to their travel platforms. It won't be surprising to see more business travel booking startups get swept up in this wave.

2 months ago

Flight Centre Invests in Jay Walker’s Biz Travel Company Upside

Flight Centre Invests in Jay Walker’s Biz Travel Company Upside

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It sure looks like global corporate travel giants are starting to take the small- to medium-size business travel market seriously. For some startups that didn't find traction in the marketplace, this means another shot at success.

2 months ago

China Looks to Define the Future of Business Travel

China Looks to Define the Future of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The future of travel runs through China, particularly as new innovations begin to be pushed out into the wider world.

2 months ago