Business Travel


expedia bleisure travel
More than 60% of business trips include leisure component
By Jill Menze | May 18, 2018
New research from Expedia Media Solutions shows that bleisure travel is thriving, with more than 60% of business trips in the past year including a leisure component. Read More
News | Online
Travelport digital engagement
Technology is driving "tidal wave of change" for booming travel industry
By Mitra Sorrells | May 15, 2018
The combination of strong economies around the world and rapid developments in technology are causing significant, fundamental changes in the business of travel.   Read More
News | Technology
Travelport NDC benefits
Travelport touts opportunities, challenges of NDC
By Mitra Sorrells | May 14, 2018
As the industry moves ahead with implementation of IATA’s New Distribution Capability (NDC), Travelport’s global head of product and marketing for air commerce is optimistic the new data transmission... Read More
News | Distribution
QOTW: Something about a battle of wills
QOTW: Something about a battle of wills
By PhocusWire | May 11, 2018
Quote from Bill Carroll, independent analyst for Phocuswright and PhD. Read More
News | Technology
Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
Microsoft’s manifesto on corporate travel – a not so fast revolution
By Bill Carroll - Phocuswright | May 8, 2018
In 1848, German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto to recognize the struggles of class in societies as they related to capitalism. Read More
Opinion | Technology
EAN corporate travel report
What travel management companies can learn from leisure booking practices
By Mitra Sorrells | May 1, 2018
Business travelers are frustrated with corporate travel booking systems that have limited choices, high rates, antiquated technology and inconvenient interfaces - and that frustration is driving many to... Read More
News | Online
Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
Expedia Group ticks solid start box for 2018, helped by HomeAway
By Mitra Sorrells | April 26, 2018
Expedia Group recorded a 15% increase in total gross bookings and a 15% increase in revenue to $2.5 billion for the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year. Read More
News | Online
Rocketrip scoops $15M from Google Ventures to expand business travel platform
Rocketrip scoops $15M from Google Ventures to expand business travel platform
By Kevin May | April 25, 2018
Google Ventures has led a $15 million investment in Rocketrip, the tool that gives employees rewards if they "travel smart". Read More
News | Technology
HRS AI for corporate travel
How AI is changing corporate travel management
By Mitra Sorrells | April 24, 2018
Corporate travel is big – really big – business. According to a July 2017 report from the Global Business Travel Association, global business travel spend approached $1.3 trillion in 2016, and it’s... Read More
News | Technology
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
QOTW: Something about keeping things alive
By PhocusWire | April 13, 2018
Quote from Kathy Morgan, vice president of product management at Sabre Travel Network, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Distribution
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
Sabre makes NDC push, launches new airline commercial platform
By Jill Menze | April 12, 2018
While airlines are still adjusting their attitudes toward IATA’s New Distribution Capability, Sabre has changed its tune about how the communication standard will present new opportunities around... Read More
News | Distribution
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
TravelPerk captures $21 million to boost corporate booking tool
By Kevin May | April 11, 2018
A series B round of $21 million has come to Travelperk from a group of new and existing investors in its bid to "fix business travel". Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
VIDEO: Business travel, supplier technology and customer ownership
By Kevin May | April 10, 2018
There is an ongoing discussion around the idea that suppliers are gaining more control of the customer as they often have the ability to handle the tech interface. Read More
News | Technology
In The Big Chair - Jens Wohltorf of Blacklane
In The Big Chair - Jens Wohltorf of Blacklane
By Kevin May | April 5, 2018
Since Jens Wohltorf co-founded the private car company in 2011, Blacklane has grown its reach to 250 cities and has raised $85 million. Read More
Interview | Online
Expedia Air France-KLM agreement
Expedia Group can sell Air France-KLM flights without surcharge
By Mitra Sorrells | April 4, 2018
Air France-KLM has agreed to waive surcharges for leisure and corporate customers that book through Expedia Group brands Expedia, Ebookers and Egencia. Read More
News | Distribution