Corporate Travel

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Travel Agencies Scoop Up Laid-Off Agents With New Consulting Divisions

Travel Agencies Scoop Up Laid-Off Agents With New Consulting Divisions

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Corporate travel agencies spot a potentially lucrative side hustle by utilizing displaced agents. And why not?

3 weeks ago

Flight Centre Takes Aim at Essential Services Travel for the Road to Recovery

Flight Centre Takes Aim at Essential Services Travel for the Road to Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

With a narrowing pool of viable customers, in the form of governments and other essential service providers, the competition's going to be tough out there.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel, Private Equity and Lots of Messiness Down Under in Oz

Corporate Travel, Private Equity and Lots of Messiness Down Under in Oz

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Fulfilling pledges to revitalize its business travel offering could help Virgin Australia bounce back, but it may be exiting bankruptcy with a tarnished reputation.

4 weeks ago

Desks, Donuts and Food Deliveries: Corporate Travel Expenses Look Different This Year

Desks, Donuts and Food Deliveries: Corporate Travel Expenses Look Different This Year

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This six-month expense roundup reveals good news for local restaurants, bad news for waistlines.

4 weeks ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Still Busy Helping Repatriate People — And Even Pets

Corporate Travel Agencies Still Busy Helping Repatriate People — And Even Pets

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Evacuations are difficult at the best of times. Now corporate travel agencies are battling border closures, offline bookings, canceled flights and quarantines.

1 month ago

UK Corporate Travel Agency Breaks New Ground With a Subscription Model

UK Corporate Travel Agency Breaks New Ground With a Subscription Model

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's nothing like breaking ranks with tradition, and over the course of the year we'll probably hear more about this type of travel management-as-a-service offering.

1 month ago

How This Australian Corporate Travel Agency Managed to Escape With Just a $6 Million Yearly Loss

How This Australian Corporate Travel Agency Managed to Escape With Just a $6 Million Yearly Loss

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There have been layoffs, but the slimmed-down CTM is upbeat with its suitable mix of corporate customers and domestic business model. Will the optimism last?

1 month ago

TravelStore Handled 650,000 Hotel Bookings Sheltering Frontline Workers and Released Inmates

TravelStore Handled 650,000 Hotel Bookings Sheltering Frontline Workers and Released Inmates

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This high number of hotel bookings is testament to the work being doing by the State of California via its healthcare worker program, but also reveals the magnitude of the battle it faces.

1 month ago

When Work From Home Turns Into Work From a Hotel Suite: The New Corporate Travel

When Work From Home Turns Into Work From a Hotel Suite: The New Corporate Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Freed from the shackles of the office, the emerging "work from anywhere" trend is tempting for employees — and hotels. Some employers might have a different view.

1 month ago

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models

Matthew Parsons, Skift

There's a lot of rhetoric about the need to find business models that work for everyone, as the viewpoints of Tesla and Microsoft demonstrate, but there has been little action so far.

1 month ago

What Is the Future for Metasearch in Corporate Travel?

What Is the Future for Metasearch in Corporate Travel?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The concept makes sense, but there's a risk that metasearch sites could come unstuck coping with all the complexities corporate travel will entail when it eventually restarts.

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The pandemic will have marred the first anniversary celebrations, but this fledgling corporate travel unit should have enough experience behind it to ride out the storm.

1 month ago