Corporate Travel

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Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Trump Border Policies Are Bad for Business Travel, Survey Finds

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The initial travel ban caused widespread chaos and confusion, and uncertainty has remained amid court challenges. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ban, will business travel suffer as this survey suggests?

2 months ago

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Loyalty Members Notch a Win With Court Ruling on American Express Lawsuit

Jenny Surane, Bloomberg

The rich get richer. A Supreme Court decision on Monday is a win for the loyalty program members who are wealthy and credit-worthy. But can American Express still keep charging these rates to merchants given the competition?

2 months ago

Project-Based Business Trips Are More Expensive Than Traditional Corporate Travel

Project-Based Business Trips Are More Expensive Than Traditional Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Project-based business trips are more costly than other types of business travel in the U.S., but account for only a small percentage of the overall trips taken each year. This may rise, though, as the manufacturing and construction sectors continue to grow.

2 months ago

How Travelport Is Embracing Blockchain

How Travelport Is Embracing Blockchain

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travelport, essentially, wants to integrate blockchain into the platform it is developing without throwing out the existing distribution technology it uses. The technology could find its niche in the company's offerings, even as others develop more disruptive and flexible marketplaces for travel selling using blockchain, too.

2 months ago

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Interview: Travelport Looks to Solve Hotel Distribution Problems With Blockchain

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Some think blockchain can help decentralize travel distribution, which has historically been dominated by a small handful of players. These entrenched companies, however, see blockchain as a technology that can help fix some of the inefficiencies in the travel distribution marketplace without fully disrupting the status quo.

2 months ago

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

How the Global Distribution Systems Are Fighting for Change

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The global distribution systems are finally moving away from the antiquated legacy systems that frustrate travel providers. Will their new cloud-based systems usher in a new era for corporate travel, or help maintain the status quo?

2 months ago

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

What Corporate Travel Can Learn From Top Startups

Tom Lowry, Skift

Startups are about ideas, some good and some bad. Skift has put together a list of some of the top travel startups, which we think have some pretty good ideas — far-ranging business models that will help anyone in corporate travel understand the future.

2 months ago

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Travel Service Provider Serko Turns Slight Profit and Gets Ready for Growth

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

By revenue and booking volume, Serko remains a small player among global travel management companies. Its technology prowess, however, has outstripped many of the bigger players, setting it up for future expansion.

3 months ago

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Hyatt Enters Business Travel Management Battleground

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

In a somewhat bizarre twist, even hotel chains are beginning to provide travel management tools to small businesses. This further underscores how much some growing businesses don't really want to deal with a travel management company at all.

3 months ago

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Business Travel Booms as Hotel Chains Reap the Rewards

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel companies are reporting strong earnings from corporate business. This is as good a sign as any that the latest business travel boom has continued into 2018, and it will be interesting to see how this tees up corporate hotel rate increases that make business travel even more expensive for companies.

3 months ago

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Hyatt’s New Corporate Travel Program Aims for Small Businesses

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hyatt seems to realize not only that small businesses are the most untapped portion of corporate travel, but that a solid business travel experience can lead to dividends on the leisure side as well. Whether this program catches on is another story, though.

3 months ago

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Corporate Travel Demand Remains Strong: Industry CEOs

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel continues to grow as the global economy hums along immune to the geopolitical issues cropping up around the world. How long can it last? And will increasing hotel rates eat away at the increased spending made by corporations?

3 months ago