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China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

Bloomberg

Alibaba's business travelers are no longer routinely booking extra-legroom seats, and they are not riding solo in taxis. The impact of U.S.-China trade war tensions is creeping into U.S.-China travel from both countries.

1 month ago

How Lyft Tries to Hook Biz Travelers

How Lyft Tries to Hook Biz Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lyft wants to become a bigger part of business travel life by offering rewards and more flexible transportation options. And if they start using Lyft in their personal lives as well, that's a big bonus.

1 month ago

Enterprise Expands in Corporate Travel With Deem Acquisition

Enterprise Expands in Corporate Travel With Deem Acquisition

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The long saga of Deem looks to have come to an end. One has to wonder if the investors who shelled out to fund the company for the last 20 years will be happy with the return, though.

1 month ago

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The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

The Future of Business Travel is About Putting People (Not Policy) First

TripActions + Skift

Cost is an important consideration when designing a business travel program. But more organizations are waking up to the fact that smarter policies aren’t solely about saving money. Today’s modern policy must take into account growing employee demand for more choice, greater convenience, and better traveler support.

5 months ago

Business Travel Mobility Becomes Focus for Lyft

Business Travel Mobility Becomes Focus for Lyft

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As ridesharing platforms mature, they'll offer more options for getting around than just car rides. And they're hoping to capture more spending from business travelers, as well.

1 month ago

Experts Dismiss Trade War Worries

Experts Dismiss Trade War Worries

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travel should grow in 2019. The question remains by how much, given the likelihood of increased uncertainty for global corporations.

1 month ago

Yatra Buys PL Worldways in India-Focused Corporate Travel Push

Yatra Buys PL Worldways in India-Focused Corporate Travel Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This tuck-in deal is minuscule, but it underscores Yatra's drive to maintain its position as India's largest online provider of travel booking tools for corporations. Yatra has the potential to build an "Egencia for India" over the course of five or 10 years.

1 month ago

Business Travel Remains Optimistic Despite Slowdown Warning Signs

Business Travel Remains Optimistic Despite Slowdown Warning Signs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The business travel sector is still bullish on growth, even if financial markets have entered a state of uncertainty. So long as the economy continues to hum along, experts think everything will be fine.

1 month ago

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Business Travel Is Taking a Hit From the Government Shutdown

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The partial government shutdown started just before Christmas, a slow time for work-related trips. But now that 2019 is well underway, business travelers are feeling an impact that will only grow if the impasse persists.

1 month ago

Bold Predictions for Biz Travel

Bold Predictions for Biz Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

There's optimism for the global travel industry in 2019, although headwinds are likely to affect business travel in particular.

1 month ago

Flight Centre Expands in U.S. With Silicon Valley Acquisition

Flight Centre Expands in U.S. With Silicon Valley Acquisition

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Flight Centre’s latest North American acquisition looks like a win-win. Casto Travel gets access to the group’s technology, buying power, and marketing reach while the Australian-headquartered travel group expands its footprint in Silicon Valley.

2 months ago

Rewarding Smart Booking Choices to Go Mainstream

Rewarding Smart Booking Choices to Go Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Behavioral rewards still aren't super mainstream in corporate travel. But as companies choose the carrot instead of the stick when it comes to influencing travelers, more organizations are experimenting with it.

2 months ago