Corporate Travel

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Egencia Is Looking for Scale in Mergers and Acquisitions, Not New Geographies

Egencia Is Looking for Scale in Mergers and Acquisitions, Not New Geographies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia has been talking for a couple of years about being opportunistic when it comes to mergers and acquisitions for its Egencia business travel unit. That may be on the back burner for awhile, though, as the parent company, which has been bogged down in integrating acquisitions over the past couple of years, focuses on growing what it already has.

1 month ago

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

Travel Buyers Spend Less on Five-Star Hotels and More on Sharing Economy

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As more affordable sharing economy, serviced apartment, and mid-scale hotel options have become popular with business travelers, high-end hotels have taken a hit.

2 months ago

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Half of European Business Travelers Shun Their Corporate Booking Tools

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers in Europe are completely divided on how they prefer to book their work travel. Travel management companies need to make their online booking tools more compelling and easier to use.

2 months ago

Lyft Begins Its Business Travel Journey — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Lyft Begins Its Business Travel Journey — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

One should expect Lyft to officially partner with more big travel management companies over the next year. It'll be interesting to see how the company's corporate travel push lines up with its international expansion aspirations.

2 months ago

Lyft Finally Goes Corporate With Carlson Wagonlit Travel Deal

Lyft Finally Goes Corporate With Carlson Wagonlit Travel Deal

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lyft is playing catch up in the corporate travel sector, and partnerships with the major global travel management companies are a good way to increase adoption. Uber's lead, however, remains enormous.

2 months ago

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IATA’s New Distribution Capability appears to finally be gaining traction in corporate travel. Airlines want it to succeed as much as travel management companies, which will have access to a greater amount of content like seat upgrades and other ancillary products.

2 months ago

The Future Is Now — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Future Is Now — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As Airbnb and ridesharing services have become more popular, travel managers are dealing with the ramifications of a shift away from traditional travel products. This shift will only accelerate in coming years.

2 months ago

The Evolution of Business Class — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Evolution of Business Class — Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business class is changing, but airlines need to stop overpromising and underdelivering on transformative experiences.

2 months ago

The Race to Capture Unmanaged Business Travelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Race to Capture Unmanaged Business Travelers — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Upside hopes working with The Wall Street Journal will attract high-yield and repeat business travelers to its service. We've seen before that media-linked booking sites rarely have staying power. As a customer-acquisition move, though, it could pay off.

3 months ago

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How Airbnb Ensures Business Traveler Safety in an Age of Permanxiety

How Airbnb Ensures Business Traveler Safety in an Age of Permanxiety

Airbnb + Skift

Duty of care and traveler safety is top of mind for corporate travel managers today, understandably so. Airbnb has made traveler trust and security a focus for all who book with them, both on the leisure and business side.

3 months ago

Business Travelers Rarely Use Virtual Payments In Another Sign of Companies’ Slow Adoption

Business Travelers Rarely Use Virtual Payments In Another Sign of Companies’ Slow Adoption

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Most companies still give their business travelers corporate cards or ask them to pay upfront for later reimbursement. Given the rapid development of mobile and virtual payment methods for consumers, corporate travel is lagging behind yet again.

3 months ago

Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside

Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Upside is trying to reach a more high-yielding audience of business travelers through its partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Whether the Upside experience ends up resonating with its users over the long term is another story.

3 months ago