Corporate Travel

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Why Corporate Travel Needs to Prepare for Wilder Weather

Amy Merrick, Skift

The recent hurricanes are expected to have mostly short-term impacts on business travel and economic forecasts, but they exposed serious weaknesses in companies’ preparations for disruption caused by extreme weather.

1 month ago

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Global Business Travelers Agree the Biggest Hassle Is Time Spent in Transit

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Every business traveler hates delays and annoying layovers. There are pronounced regional differences in the value business travelers perceive during and after a trip, though.

1 month ago

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Lola Pivot to Business Travel Is All About the App

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's push into business travel makes sense given the needs and booking frequency of experienced road warriors. But as Upside has experienced, attracting the right kind of users is a big challenge when travelers can just book trips themselves.

1 month ago

Travel CEOs Want a Frictionless Future — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Travel CEOs Want a Frictionless Future — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Executives from all corners of the travel industry spoke to Skift about how their companies are innovating; this week, we boil down some of the trends most relevant to corporate travel.

2 months ago

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

GE Plans to Get Rid of Its Own Private Jet Fleet, Shocking the Industry

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Salespeople for jet-engine maker GE will have a tough sell to customers because the company is gutting its flight department and selling most of its business-aviation jets in a largely symbolic cost-cutting move. Fear not, however: Old habits die hard, and these jets could one day return to GE's fleet.

2 months ago

Can Business Travel Ever Be Buttery Smooth? — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Can Business Travel Ever Be Buttery Smooth? — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Making business travel smoother and less painful is an admirable goal. But what's the best way to do that? We expect to see even more technology solutions crop up to try to answer that question.

2 months ago

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How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

How Travel Managers Can Drive a Successful Hotel Booking Program

BCD Travel + Skift

When travelers book hotels outside of their corporate travel program, companies lose out on savings opportunities and must overcome added challenges to keep their employees safe on the road. Luckily, there are steps travel managers can take to help lessen the problem.

2 months ago

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Travel Agents Are Increasingly Using Global Distribution Systems to Book Hotels

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Agents may be placing more hotel bookings through global distribution systems, but the fact remains that hotels would like to move away from expensive distribution channels like these.

2 months ago

U.S. Business Travelers Embrace Technology but Also Fear Its Impact

U.S. Business Travelers Embrace Technology but Also Fear Its Impact

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

U.S. business travelers want the technology tools to make their trips easier. The rest of the world, however, doesn't necessarily see technology as the solution to service problems.

2 months ago

Business Travel Priorities Divide Corporate Leadership

Business Travel Priorities Divide Corporate Leadership

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Different corporate departments have varied goals for business travel. What they can all agree on is that enabling mobile booking has gone from a luxury to a necessity.

2 months ago

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Deconstructing Airbnb’s Full Value For Corporate Travel Managers

Deconstructing Airbnb’s Full Value For Corporate Travel Managers

Airbnb + Skift

The next generation of business travelers is clearly interested in home-sharing accommodations, based on the value they provide both in terms of cost and traveler satisfaction.

2 months ago

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Lola Pivots to Business Travel and Rebrands

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's pivot to business travel makes a lot of sense from a financial perspective. One has to wonder, however, whether the small company will be able to attract customers in the crowded corporate travel marketplace.

2 months ago