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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Southwest updates on action plan for disruption
By Linda Fox | March 16, 2023
Bob Jordan, the carrier’s president and CEO, talks of the severe weather event that turned into a crew-related event resulting in a “three-day reset of our aircraft and crew networks.” Read More
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News / Distribution
Accor unveils subscription cards for frequent travelers
By Linda Fox | March 15, 2023
The France-based hotel giant has unveiled All Plus ibis and All Plus Voyageur, to replace its ibis Business and Business Plus frequent traveler subscription services. Read More
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News / Distribution
Travelport adds corporate booking technology with acquisition of Deem
By Mitra Sorrells | March 10, 2023
Deem will maintain its existing integrations with other global distribution systems, including Sabre and Amadeus, while Travelport will continue to support third-party booking solutions such as Concur... Read More
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News / Online
Amex GBT earnings point to brighter days for business travel
By Derek Catron | March 9, 2023
CEO Paul Abbott is optimistic about business travel this year. “There are several tailwinds that set us up for growth in 2023,” he says. Read More
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News / Startups
Women-led travel startups talk challenges, change, funding
By Linda Fox | March 8, 2023
The pandemic has not helped close the workplace gender gap, but there are gradual improvements. On International Women's Day, PhocusWire discusses some of the issues with three female travel startup... Read More
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News / Online
Sonder focus for 2023 is positive cash flow, corporate growth
By Linda Fox | March 2, 2023
The accommodation platform attributes recent growth in corporate sales to having a presence on the global distribution platforms as well as sales people on the ground. Read More
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News / Technology
Apaleo extends Series A for property management tech push
By Linda Fox | March 2, 2023
The Germany-based startup, which was founded in 2017, initially announced €4.5 million in Series A funding just under two years ago. Read More
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News / Distribution
Sabre CEO Sean Menke hands baton to president Kurt Ekert
By Linda Fox | March 1, 2023
Sabre announced Sean Menke would be relinquishing the CEO role to Kurt Ekert effective April 27. Read More
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News / Distribution
Amadeus expects further gains in 2023 as recovery continues
By Linda Fox | February 24, 2023
Air distribution revenue in 2022 was just over €2 billion, up 102% on 2021 and 73% on 2019 revenue. Read More
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News / Online
Earnings roundup: Grab, eDreams, Flight Centre
By Linda Fox | February 23, 2023
Grab, eDreams and Flight Centre update on their financial progress in Q4, 2022, Q3, 2022 and H1, 2023, respectively. Read More
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News / Technology
IHG tech and digital strategy sees results
By Linda Fox | February 22, 2023
Hotel giant IHG attributes its current strong performance to its strategy of boosting its brands and investment in technology, loyalty and distribution platforms. Read More
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News / Online
Online travel agencies gain hotel booking ground in 2022
By Linda Fox | February 17, 2023
SiteMinder has crunched data from more than 100 million reservations last year to reveal as the most popular booking channel across its Top 12 lists. Read More
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News / Online
Blueground acquires furnished rental company Travelers Haven
By Derek Catron | February 17, 2023
The combined organization will employ more than 1,200 people and is expected to reach $600 million in revenue this year.  Read More
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Opinion / Online
January bookings indicate growing traveler confidence for 2023
By Melanie Brown - Key Data | February 13, 2023
Vacation rental bookings made in the first three weeks of January saw a dramatic increase compared with 2022.  Read More
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From Our Partners / Distribution
What agencies need to know about future travel retailing
By Michelle Bruno | February 10, 2023
Despite hurdles to the broader implementation of offers and orders across airlines, partners and sellers, the benefits of getting started are surfacing, and momentum is shifting across the industry. Read More