Corporate Travel

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Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Research Shows Strict Corporate Travel Policies Don’t Really Work

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Nobody wants to deal with a restrictive travel policy, and new research shows business travelers will make the choices they want regardless of what they’re told to do. Strict policies, though, can create a great awareness, but that doesn't mean they work.

3 months ago

An Industry in Search of Innovation

An Industry in Search of Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel managers want to learn and improve what they do. It can be hard to take the risk of trying something new that doesn't work out, though, particularly when cost savings alone can seem like success.

3 months ago

Sabre’s Back to the Basics Strategy Shift Starts to Bear Fruit

Sabre’s Back to the Basics Strategy Shift Starts to Bear Fruit

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CEO Sean Menke has gained breathing room to provide positive surprises. Getting cloud-based distribution and operations software right is hard. So the company is relying on concepts from top-tier management consulting firms as guidance.

3 months ago

Corporate Travel’s Fear of Failure Dims Innovation

Corporate Travel’s Fear of Failure Dims Innovation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It blows my mind that corporate travel executives say the same exact thing at this conference every year. It's like Groundhog Day with more suits and fewer laughs. Everyone wants to be one step ahead, but where is the incentive to actually take that step?

4 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.

4 months ago

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond the Uber and Lyft drama here, the deeper trend seems to be companies and travel managers allowing business travelers to make their own choices about which ground transportation option they prefer. This represents a major change from how things used to be, and it is good news for the industry.

4 months ago

Hotel Chains Remain Bullish on Corporate Travel Growth

Hotel Chains Remain Bullish on Corporate Travel Growth

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Business travel continues to drive serious demand for U.S. hotels despite fears that reduced international inbound travel would create problems. Companies worldwide are still spending on travel because they feel good about the state of the global economy.

4 months ago

Who Is Pushing Business Travel Forward?

Who Is Pushing Business Travel Forward?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For an industry to evolve, that change has to be led by passionate people who work to shift the status quo. This week we picked out some leaders who are helping to push corporate travel forward.

4 months ago

The Skift 2018 Corporate Travel Innovators List

The Skift 2018 Corporate Travel Innovators List

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel is extremely resistant to innovation because a select handful of gatekeepers make it difficult for new entrants to gain access to the content and data that is needed. These players are driving the industry forward by fixing how travelers book and experience business travel.

4 months ago

Risking Jail Time for a Better Business Travel Experience

Risking Jail Time for a Better Business Travel Experience

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Employees game business travel rules all the time. Now that Scott Pruitt has been outed for trying to take advantage of U.S. taxpayers, it's worth considering the fact that nobody really wants to fly in economy class or stay in a crappy hotel.

4 months ago

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The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

The Inaugural National Business Traveler Day Launches April 24

Upside + Skift

There are millions of U.S. business travelers driving the national economy forward, who have to navigate today's fractured travel ecosystem both online and offline. National Business Traveler Day is about acknowledging those people and the job they do amid many challenges.

4 months ago

What the Scott Pruitt Scandal Tells Us About the Misery of Business Travel

What the Scott Pruitt Scandal Tells Us About the Misery of Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate travel policies are restrictive, and perhaps no organization is as restrictive as the U.S. government. The Scott Pruitt scandal is a good reminder that business travel is an important part of life wherever you happen to work. Everyone wants to live the good life, but few really can.

4 months ago