Business Travel


VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
VIDEO: Hopper on growth, the impact of NDC and the value of being app-only
By Mitra Sorrells | December 14, 2018
2018 was a big year for Hopper. The app-only price prediction and booking platform picked up $100 million in Series D funding in October and rolled out its hotel service to more than 40 markets. Read More
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VIDEO: MakeMyTrip and Yatra on the future of the Indian travel market
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
Cheap smart phones, cheap data and a proliferation of mobile payment options are spurring massive adoption of mobile shopping in India.   Read More
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AirHelp - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
AirHelp - Launch pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 6, 2018
Machine learning: AirHelps' bots in charge of handling claims. Read More
Interview | Technology
Study indicates move away from direct booking among business travelers
Study indicates move away from direct booking among business travelers
By Linda Fox | December 3, 2018
Business travelers in Europe are moving away from direct booking channels, according to new research. Read More
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PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
PODCAST: PhocusWire PundIT Show #16
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
The second our podcasts recorded during The Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles is now available. Read More
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VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Jeff Katz is an enigmatic figure in the travel industry, having overseen a string of business and considered by many as an important thinker in the development of the modern sector. Read More
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VIDEO: Old and new players on the changing face of corporate travel
VIDEO: Old and new players on the changing face of corporate travel
By Jill Menze | November 27, 2018
What needs to change in the backbone of the corporate travel industry in order to improve the service level to the customer? Read More
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Airplus partners with Pana for app-based booking and payment service
Airplus partners with Pana for app-based booking and payment service
By Linda Fox | November 23, 2018
Travel payments specialist AirPlus International is hoping to improve the travel process for non-employee business travel following a partnership with Pana. Read More
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Lola and Amex GBT partnership
Lola gets crucial leap into mainstream corporate travel with Amex GBT deal
By Mitra Sorrells | November 13, 2018
One year after repositioning itself as a tool for corporate travel management – a pivot from its initial launch in 2016 as a consumer app - Lola.com is moving deeper into that space through a new... Read More
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QOTW: Something about achieving true automation
QOTW: Something about achieving true automation
By Kevin May | November 9, 2018
Quote from David Thompson, CITO of American Express Global Business Travel, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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TripActions raises $154M to boost R&D, claims unicorn status
TripActions, a corporate travel management startup, has raised $154 million in Series C funding, saying its value has shifted to over $1 billion. Read More
News | Startups
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Technically Speaking - David Thompson of Amex Global Business Travel
By PhocusWire | November 7, 2018
For our November theme, PhocusWire talks to technology heads on the challenges of their roles and the rapid pace of change in travel technology and distribution. Read More
Interview | Technology
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Travel tech bosses on chatbots and the need for human interaction
By Linda Fox | November 7, 2018
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is running several chatbot pilots to see how and where the technology can best help the travel management company and its customers. Read More
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How travel management companies are battling the content gap
How travel management companies are battling the content gap
By Amanda Metcalf - BTN | November 5, 2018
The travel management company's first purpose was to print paper airline tickets and deliver them to travelers. TMCs since have diversified into duty of care, reporting and consulting, but in order to... Read More
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WEBINAR REPLAY! Best practices for engaging employees when traveling
WEBINAR REPLAY! Best practices for engaging employees when traveling
By PhocusWire | November 3, 2018
Reaching employees is difficult. On average, employees receive close to 300 messages per day, plus the time spent on social media. Read More
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