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Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Lola Expands Business Travel Push With Team Management Features

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lola's new group management travel tools are useful for small companies that don't want to deal with the hassle of creating a heavily managed travel program. Its upcoming marketing push will likely prove crucial as the company looks to attract more customers in a crowded business travel booking sector.

4 months ago

Going Global Can Be a Make or Break Affair in Corporate Travel

Going Global Can Be a Make or Break Affair in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Creating a truly global business travel service has been an ongoing effort among the biggest corporate travel giants. As the Chinese market continues to grow in scope and importance, those with an edge in Asia-Pacific are well-positioned for the future.

4 months ago

Interview: Corporate Travel Management Wants to Crack the U.S. Market

Interview: Corporate Travel Management Wants to Crack the U.S. Market

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Now that Hogg Robinson Group is out of the picture because of a merger, Australia's Corporate Travel Management is one of the largest public corporate travel management companies in the world. It's setting its sights on expansion in the U.S., but entering the market has its challenges.

4 months ago

Personalization Is the Next Big Step in Corporate Travel

Personalization Is the Next Big Step in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The foundational work is being done to help corporate travel catch up to online travel in terms of booking technology and service delivery, although no one is really sure when the foundational work will end.

4 months ago

Corporate Travel Agencies Build for a More Complex Future

Corporate Travel Agencies Build for a More Complex Future

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Even big travel management companies, which usually resist change, are planning ahead to better anticipate traveler and travel manager needs. No one's quite sure when this more connected and insightful future will arrive, though.

4 months ago

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Big Merger Puts Amex GBT in the Expedia and Priceline Neighborhood

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Consolidation has been expected across corporate travel, but it was surprising to see American Express Global Business Travel emerge as a buyer so soon after its integration of KDS. As business travel has gone increasingly global, the combination with Hogg Robinson would be in a good spot to service clients across the world.

4 months ago

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

American Express GBT Deal Means More Mergers Will Be Coming

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

American Express Global Business Travel is making a shrewd, and expensive, move to become the world's biggest travel management company by a wide margin. More consolidation is almost certain to hit corporate travel as a result.

4 months ago

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

American Express Global Business Travel Agrees to Buy Hogg Robinson Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Hogg Robinson Group has gone through a significant amount of restructuring in recent years. The board obviously thinks now is the right time to cash in.

4 months ago

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

New Tools and Platforms Are Changing Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Making it easier for travelers to book how they want, and simpler for travel managers to experiment with new technology solutions, has become a focus in corporate travel.

4 months ago

Luxury Retail Brands Love Airport Pop-Ups

Luxury Retail Brands Love Airport Pop-Ups

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airports are paying much more attention to their retail offering with pop-up shops becoming a popular way to generate buzz and attract new customers.

4 months ago

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

BCD Travel Opens Its Platform for Simpler Integration With Startups

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Big travel management companies usually operate with strict controls on how third-party companies can interact with their systems. This new platform from BCD Travel is a step in the right direction toward allowing travel managers to use more innovative solutions.

4 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Travel Megatrends 2018: Startups Go Direct to Consumers in Battle for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Companies have finally realized that creating happier business travelers starts with empowering them instead of ordering them around. Now the rush is on to land those road warriors as customers with the understanding that they are experienced consumers.

5 months ago