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.

VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
News / Distribution
VIDEO: Unraveling the complex world of airline distribution
By PhocusWire | January 21, 2022
Sabre’s Traci Mercer explains that while attitudes around NDC have changed, there are still gaps in alignment. Read More
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News / Online
The consumer trends seeping into the travel industry
By Linda Fox | January 20, 2022
According to a Euromonitor report, consumer attitudes have shifted in areas like climate and flexibility, impacting how and where they book travel. Read More
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News / Startups
Brazilian rental startup Tabas raises $14M led by Blueground
By Mitra Sorrells | January 20, 2022
Founded in 2020, Tabas has 360 furnished, tech-enabled apartments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that are available for stays of at least one month.   Read More
What NFTs and the metaverse mean for airline loyalty programs
Opinion / Technology
What NFTs and the metaverse mean for airline loyalty programs
By Joseph Vito DeLuca - Kambr | January 19, 2022
While NFT and metaverse technologies are in their infancy, they have the potential to reimagine airline loyalty programs. 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 | January 14, 2022
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
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
News / Online
LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus and the travel industry - impact and recovery
By PhocusWire | January 14, 2022
PhocusWire%252527s live blog is charting the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry and the sector%252527s efforts to recover. Read More
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News / Technology
Airline tech chiefs prioritize investment in cybersecurity, cloud services
By Linda Fox | January 13, 2022
SITA’s 2021 Air Transport IT Insights study reveals 61% of airlines see IT investment increasing in 2022 while 55% of airports expect to spend more. Read More
TravelPerk raises $115M round, adds ex-Booking.com CEO to board
News / Technology
TravelPerk raises $115M round, adds ex-Booking.com CEO to board
By Linda Fox | January 12, 2022
The $115 million Series D comes just nine months after a $160 million investment (also a Series D) in April 2021. Read More
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News / Online
Bolt raises a €628M round, wants a role in congestion-free and sustainable cities
By Linda Fox | January 11, 2022
This latest and largest round for Estonia-based Bolt comes on top of a €600 million investment announced in August 2021. Read More
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News / Online
JetBlue launches sustainability program for corporate customers
By Donna M. Airoldi - BTN | January 7, 2022
JetBlue’s new Sustainable Travel Partners program is intended to help corporate customers fast-track their sustainability targets.   Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: Sojern on diversity, sustainability and startups
By PhocusWire | December 23, 2021
PhocusWire chats to Sojern's Noreen Henry at The Phocuswright Conference 2021 about some of the bigger challenges facing the travel industry. Read More
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News / Technology
Flight Centre acquires Shep to boost corporate travel product
By Mitra Sorrells | December 22, 2021
Shep’s technology helps companies manage and measure employee behavior when using corporate booking systems as well as on consumer sites such as Expedia and Airbnb. Read More
Rocketrip-parent Mondee plans public listing via SPAC
News / Distribution
Rocketrip-parent Mondee plans public listing via SPAC
By Linda Fox | December 21, 2021
Once the transaction is completed, the combined Mondee and Ithax entity is expected to be worth $1 billion. Read More
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News / Online
VIDEO: TripActions on innovation and being Netflix
By PhocusWire | December 20, 2021
Many startups reduced headcount and brought down the shutters during the pandemic, TripActions raised significant rounds, unveiled new products and is poised for further growth. Read More
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News / Online
CTM acquires Helloworld’s corporate travel business
By Mitra Sorrells | December 15, 2021
Helloworld Corporate operates via the brands QBT, AOT Hotels, TravelEdge and Show Grou in Australia and APX and Atlas Travel in New Zealand. Read More