Corporate Travel

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Emerging Markets Will Drive Business Travel Growth Over Next Decade

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While emerging economies in Asia and Africa will see the greatest business travel increase over the next decade, according to WTTC forecasts, the U.S. and China will remain the largest global business travel markets.

4 weeks ago

Business Travelers Are Stressed About Safety and Work-Life Balance

Business Travelers Are Stressed About Safety and Work-Life Balance

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

At the same time that many companies are implementing more traveler-friendly policies in order to make life better for their business travelers, fear and anxiety caused by politics and safety issues may be undercutting those gains.

1 month ago

The Innovators of Extended Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Innovators of Extended Stay — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

As extended stay properties and homesharing companies seek to expand their markets, will more business travelers opt for the comfort of home-like amenities?

1 month ago

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Even if its growth has slowed gradually, Uber still has a huge advantage over its rivals in corporate travel. Its global scale, as well, bodes well for Uber continuing to grow as an option for international business travelers.

1 month ago

Corporate Travel Still Doesn’t Get Homesharing Despite Business Traveler Use

Corporate Travel Still Doesn’t Get Homesharing Despite Business Traveler Use

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Business travelers and their employers want safety, quality, and consistency; if homesharing companies can provide those things, we expect more acceptance from travel policies.

1 month ago

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Digital Battle to Improve Traveler Experience — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big corporate travel players are finding solutions to improve the experience for their travelers. American Express Global Business Travel’s acquisition of booking tech company KDS last year shows one way forward.

1 month ago

CEO Interview: How American Express GBT Tackles Innovation

CEO Interview: How American Express GBT Tackles Innovation

Hannah Sampson, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel is investing in technology to give travelers better digital tools and a more streamlined booking experience.

1 month ago

The Change Millennials Already Embrace — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

The Change Millennials Already Embrace — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Younger business travelers are comfortable with new services and change in general. Traditional players in the industry should take note.

2 months ago

Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today

Interview: GBTA Executive Director on the Forces Shaping Business Travel Today

Hannah Sampson, Skift

While U.S. government actions in the past couple months have caused upheaval in the business travel world, the Global Business Travel Association executive director reminds us that the industry is dealing with all kinds of change at the moment.

2 months ago

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Millennials Are the Biggest Adopters of Sharing Services in Business Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

If young business travelers are making ride-sharing and home-sharing part of their routine, it's only a matter of time before the alternative options become mainstream.

2 months ago

Changing the Culture of Corporate Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Changing the Culture of Corporate Travel — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After a frank conversation with Carlson Wagonlit Travel CEO Kurt Ekert about the company's past shortcomings and goals for the future, we're more interested than ever before to see the new innovations developed to empower business travelers.

2 months ago

CEO Interview: CWT’s Kurt Ekert on Making Life Better for Business Travelers

CEO Interview: CWT’s Kurt Ekert on Making Life Better for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Better personalizing booking and travel tools for business travelers is something of a holy grail in corporate travel. Time will tell if Carlson Wagonlit Travel's newfound focus on technology will be effective.

2 months ago