Business Travel

PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the business travel sector, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more on corporate travel management, technology trends, expense systems, strategies, executives and positions in the market.

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Event / Distribution
WEBINAR: Opening up a new world of modern retailing in travel
September 28 2021
What role will technologies like NDC play in this transformation of airline distribution? Should we accelerate, start or stop NDC? Register Now
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | September 28, 2021
PhocusWire's live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector's efforts to recover. Read More
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
News / Technology
ALERTS: New deals, products, partnerships and hires in digital travel
By PhocusWire | September 27, 2021
The backbone of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is powered by technology and digital services. Here we capture new deals and partnerships, product launches and important hires, all in... Read More
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
News / Technology
VIDEO: A time for product to take center stage
By PhocusWire | September 24, 2021
Nobody wants to say that took advantage of a global crisis - but the reality is that the last 20 months have seen a number of companies use the time to think deeply about their strategy. Read More
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News / Technology
Lufthansa enables digital health verification via mobile
By Linda Fox | September 24, 2021
The Traveler ID technology means passengers can scan their vaccination or test status via QR codes on mobile. Read More
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News / Startups
Corporate travel startup backed by Concur founder launches with $41M raised
By Mitra Sorrells | September 23, 2021
Spotnana uses a cloud-based, API-friendly platform to provide unbundled travel services and automation to global corporations and travel companies. Read More
Lola ceases operations, touts "next phase"
News / Online
Lola ceases operations, touts "next phase"
By Adam Perrotta - BTN | September 23, 2021
Lola has shuttered its services, according to a notice on its website citing "new things to come" for the company. Read More
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From Our Partners / Online
Building loyalty into your travel brand
By Marisa Garcia | September 22, 2021
As travel recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, travel brands need to re-examine the effectiveness of their loyalty programs in encouraging return visits and building a positive brand image. Read More
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
News / Online
Expedia Group brings loyalty programs into a single platform
By Kevin May | September 21, 2021
The company says all brands and products will be in the program, covering flights, hotels, alternative accommodation, car rentals, cruises and activities. Read More
Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
News / Online
Real estate firm JLL launches short-term rental platform
By Jill Menze | September 19, 2021
JLL Short Stays, powered by proptech company Lavanda, aims to rival Airbnb and Booking.com in the urban accommodations market. Read More
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News / Technology
Emirates unveils Oculus virtual reality experience
By Linda Fox | September 17, 2021
The virtual reality technology enables passengers to explore the cockpit and view the cabins, first class experience and other onboard facilities. Read More
CWT wipes out debt with recapitalization deal
News / Distribution
CWT wipes out debt with recapitalization deal
By Christina Jelski - Travel Weekly | September 16, 2021
The travel management company is getting $350 million in new equity funding and is eliminating almost $900 million in debt. Read More
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Opinion / Technology
Why business travelers will care about personalized air travel
By Eric Leopold - Threedot | September 16, 2021
Information, care and personalization will restore trust in business travel, and new types of marketplaces will enable this to happen.   Read More
Voxel acquires Troovo to boost B2B payments platform
News / Technology
Voxel acquires Troovo to boost B2B payments platform
By Linda Fox | September 15, 2021
Voxel aquisition of Troovo’s gives it GDS connectivity as well as a decision engine, which optimizes payments. Read More
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Opinion / Distribution
What's next for NDC: Content investment and innovation
By Adam Knights - ATPI | September 15, 2021
NDC might be viewed as a quiet storm that TMCs must prepare for as part of their role in offering content from multiple airline sources. Read More