Corporate Travel

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Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Will Lola’s New Partnership With AmEx Revive the Struggling Startup?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola was a good idea with solid execution that fell flat. By partnering with the biggest company in corporate travel, Lola will find out whether its service is actually a fit for businesses around the world. And if not, maybe the mobile-first future isn't quite here yet.

2 months ago

The Battle to Serve Smaller Businesses Heats Up

The Battle to Serve Smaller Businesses Heats Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Investors are paying attention to the companies trying to capture the travel spending of small- to medium-sized businesses. As these startups attract increased venture funding, though, it's important to remember that corporate travel at large is extremely resistant to disruption.

2 months ago

Corporate Travel in China Means Managing Complexity

Corporate Travel in China Means Managing Complexity

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

While China is an attractive market, it’s traditionally been a tough place for corporate travel. Joint ventures between global travel management companies and Chinese travel providers are combining local market expertise with travel management standards to reduce friction for corporations.

2 months ago

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SkiftX Webinar: Putting People Before Policy: The Evolution of Business Travel

SkiftX Webinar: Putting People Before Policy: The Evolution of Business Travel

TripActions + Skift

During a recent webinar, we explored the cultural and corporate shifts that are helping create a more people-first business travel environment. Register to view a recording of the webinar.

5 months ago

China’s Business Travel Sees New Growing Pains

China’s Business Travel Sees New Growing Pains

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China's mammoth investment in infrastructure will contribute massively to strong business travel growth across the country.

3 months ago

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Emerging Cities Pose Biz Travel Challenge for Chinese Executives

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

China is expected to remain a hotbed of both domestic and international business travel. Chinese corporations are attempting to keep costs down even as the need for business travel increases.

3 months ago

Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers

Putting Focus on Female Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

While corporate travel at large claims to have a major focus on safety, research shows that women who travel for business routinely face safety threats. More needs to be done by companies to protect women and empower them to thrive professionally when traveling.

3 months ago

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Safety Issues Severely Impact Women During Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Women who travel for business need more resources and support from the companies that dispatch them around the world. Raising awareness of the issues they face can only do so much.

3 months ago

Some Companies Spend More on Amazon Than Air Travel

Some Companies Spend More on Amazon Than Air Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some businesses are spending more on Amazon than flights on Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. If the online retail giant ever does ever make a play in the travel industry, it will have a strong base of corporations it is already doing business with.

3 months ago

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Grant Martin, Skift

Qatar's departure from the Oneworld alliance could translate into some trickier international flights and connections for travelers on American, British and a dozen other airlines.

3 months ago

Fighting Biz Travel Burnout

Fighting Biz Travel Burnout

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Frequent business travelers just want a good night of sleep and more comfortable flights. There's a big upside for companies that pay for a better, more restful travel experience as well: Their employees won't quit out of existential despair.

3 months ago

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Frequent Business Travelers Need More Sleep to Survive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

I'm tired, you're tired, we're all tired when we travel for work. It's leading employees to burn out and quit, causing problems for travel managers and companies that push their workers too hard. Some sleep and nicer flights can help.

3 months ago