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American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

American Express GBT Picks New CEO to Lead Tech Growth

Isaac Carey, Skift

Over the past three years, the company finalized two major acquisitions and kicked off a tech overhaul. Now it's ready to invest further in creating new web and mobile platforms.

1 month ago

Travel Management Companies Finally See Upgrades to Payment Technology

Travel Management Companies Finally See Upgrades to Payment Technology

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite some of the progress that New Distribution Capability has made in recent years, travel management companies have missed out on many of the benefits. This new development from the International Air Travel Association should help modernize the old-school IT systems that many are using.

1 month ago

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a good step for the industry, bringing tech improvements not just to the retail side but also to the companies managing the bookings through New Distribution Capability.

1 month ago

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New Research: 5 Learnings from Companies That Prioritize Business Traveler Satisfaction

New Research: 5 Learnings from Companies That Prioritize Business Traveler Satisfaction

Dinova + Skift

The buzz around traveler satisfaction that’s been growing steadily over the last few years is now starting to resolve into meaningful conversations. Moreover, the opportunities that corporate enterprises are exploring when it comes to business traveler happiness are a bit surprising.

1 month ago

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Legacy Travel Management Giants Face Off Against Growing Startups

Isaac Carey, Skift

The biggest travel management companies keep getting bigger, but the digital era has ushered in a wave of startups that are rapidly winning over business travelers. The legacy companies will have to modernize to compete in the years ahead.

1 month ago

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Travel Management Behemoths Consolidate to Compete in a Digital World

Isaac Carey, Skift

The travel management space will probably continue to consolidate, with no real end in sight. That said, even the largest companies will start to lose ground if they can't keep up with rapidly changing traveler expectations.

1 month ago

An Inside Look at the Progress to Make Booking Biz Travel Easier

An Inside Look at the Progress to Make Booking Biz Travel Easier

Isaac Carey, Skift

Basically, airlines, travel management companies, and global distribution systems need to do a better job at working together if so-called New Distribution Capability is going to live up to its potential.

2 months ago

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Charting the Path to Easier Booking for Business Travelers: Amadeus Exec Explains

Isaac Carey, Skift

New distribution technology has a lot of potential to improve booking for business travelers, but first airlines are going to have to make some compromises.

2 months ago

Zeus Living Brings Local Flair to Corporate Housing

Zeus Living Brings Local Flair to Corporate Housing

Isaac Carey, Skift

The startup is giving business travelers more choice and flexibility when it comes to long-term rentals.

2 months ago

Corporate Housing Is Getting (a Little) Less Boring

Corporate Housing Is Getting (a Little) Less Boring

Isaac Carey, Skift

Startup Zeus Living is shaking things up, providing corporate travelers with a more Airbnb-like experience. Hopefully it catches on.

2 months ago

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

What Hotel Earnings Reveal About Group Business Travel

Isaac Carey, Skift

It's undeniable: Group bookings are declining, and they probably will be for a while.

2 months ago

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Group Bookings Slowdown Showing Up Already in Hotel Earnings

Isaac Carey, Skift

As the U.S.-China trade war drags on, its effect on group business travel becomes more and more apparent. An uncertain political environment within the U.S. is also probably having an impact.

2 months ago