Corporate Travel

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New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

Katia Porzecanski and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This convenient exclusion strategy has been used on people of color for ages. This is going to shut many women out of business trips and events that could propel their careers forward.

4 months ago

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Why European Biz Travelers Go Outside Their Companies to Use Online Travel Agencies

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Business travelers want choice, and it seems they feel that online booking tools provided by their companies are too restrictive. More are turning to online travel agencies instead.

4 months ago

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

How Biz Travel Is Being Rebuilt

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel management companies are working to rebuild the complicated systems that actually let them sell and manage travel. Those who decide to stick with their existing technology stack will likely be left behind.

4 months ago

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Corporate Travel Works to Improve Air Bookings But a Full Tech Fix Is Still Elusive

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airline distribution is one thing, but travel management companies need to totally revamp their systems to provide comprehensive tracking and service across all elements of a trip. It's unclear whether these baby steps will turn into a giant leap for the sector.

4 months ago

Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?

Corporate Hotel and Air Business Remains Strong, But for How Long?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Corporate business remains strong for both hotels and airlines despite ongoing trade wars around the world. This seems unlikely to hold up in 2019.

4 months ago

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

What Lola’s Big Deal Means for Business Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It will be interesting to see if Lola's fortunes change as its partnership with American Express Global Business Travel ramps up. We're quickly finding out how big a market there is for the variety of apps catering to business travelers from small- to medium-sized companies.

4 months ago

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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 months ago