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Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Torrid Growth Projected for Business Travel Despite Tariffs and Trade Wars

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It looks like 2018 could be the year that business travel growth truly peaks. With the specter of trade wars, Brexit, and financial instability on the horizon, the sector's financial outlook may change in a hurry.

2 months ago

Examining Personalization for Business Travelers

Examining Personalization for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In the first entry of the Skift Future of Business Travel Interview Series, we examined the growing promise of personalization and a more consumer-like experience. Stay tuned for more insights from across the sector in coming weeks.

2 months ago

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Interview: Bringing a Consumer Experience to Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

One of the biggest challenges for companies is simply getting their travelers to book how they're supposed to. The problem seems to be getting worse. Useful personalization and a more consumer-friendly experience will go a long way towards changing that.

2 months ago

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Travel Management Companies Try to Keep Pace with Today’s Changing Business Traveler

Travel Management Companies Try to Keep Pace with Today’s Changing Business Traveler

Expedia Affiliate Network + Skift

The growing consumerization of business travel is pushing more employees to book outside company policy. Expedia Affiliate Network’s new report, which examines the impact of this trend on travel management companies, suggests that improving booking choices and offering better tools will help boost employee compliance.

6 months ago

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sabre Agrees to Pilot New Technologies With American Airlines and Other Travel Giants

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After years of friction, Sabre and corporate travel giants American Express Global Business Travel, Carlson Wagonlit, and Flight Centre, have agreed to work together to test what new distribution methods might look like. Questions of who will pay what have been postponed.

2 months ago

Australia Looks to Future of Distribution

Australia Looks to Future of Distribution

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel has embraced new distribution capability in fits and starts, mostly because the global distribution systems have been slow to integrate the technology. Australian companies, however, have seen the wisdom of taking a forward-looking approach.

3 months ago

Why Travelport’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Why Travelport’s CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In an interview, Travelport CEO Gordon Wilson strikes an optimistic tone for his company and for the negotiations at large over the fate of Britain's relationship with the European Union. We'll see if his confidence will be borne out by events.

3 months ago

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Corporate Travel Sector Eyes a New Distribution Model Down Under

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Qantas, Serko, and Corporate Travel Management are leading the charge towards new distribution capability adoption in Australia, promising better access to rich content. They will have to overcome plenty of confusion in the market, however, before the new distribution channels are fully accepted.

3 months ago

Higher Costs to Weigh on Business Travel

Higher Costs to Weigh on Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

After a few years of renewed focus on improving the business travel experience for employees, the corporate travel sector could soon flip back into cost-saving mode when faced with global pricing increases and a more uncertain overall business outlook.

3 months ago

Increased Costs Will Put Pressure on Business Travel Growth

Increased Costs Will Put Pressure on Business Travel Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A variety of self-defeating trade wars and increased travel pricing will likely prevent global business travel from surging in growth like it has over the last few years.

3 months ago

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Big Changes at Lola and TripActions

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

TripActions and Lola have been two of the most interesting players in the business travel ecosystem in recent years. Both their moves this week show how important it is for smaller companies to be able to acquire customers and service larger organizations effectively.

3 months ago

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Lola Pivots to Travel Management With New CEO

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola has struggled to catch on as it now pivots to provide travel management tools to small companies. Mobile booking through travel agents never broke through and it's hard to see a path forward for Lola in the extremely crowded market for managing small group travel.

3 months ago