Business Travel


Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2018
For the second piece in our series on startups, we go to the front lines to gather insights from three startup founders.   Read More
News | Startups
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2018
Private car service Blacklane is expanding its offerings in a new direction with the launch of Blacklane PASS, which stands for Premium Airport Services and Solutions.   Read More
News | Startups
HRS rate filtering tool
HRS tool eliminates incorrect hotel rates in business booking channels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
Business travel management company HRS is preparing to launch a filtering tool to prevent incorrect hotel rates from appearing in booking systems used by business travelers.   Read More
News | Technology
Travelport business travel survey
Business travelers divided over whether to allow GPS tracking during work trips
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2018
GPS-tracking is a tool companies can use to know the location of their employees traveling for business, for example to reach them in the event of a terrorist attack or natural disaster.  Read More
News | Technology
Sabre announces first tranche of partners for its NDC program
Sabre announces first tranche of partners for its NDC program
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2018
Sabre says it has formed strategic relationships with American Airlines and a number of large travel management companies as part of its developments around NDC. Read More
News | Distribution
Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
Airbnb for Work bookings triple, drive "significant" growth for Homes business
By Jill Menze | August 6, 2018
Airbnb is reporting a sizable increase in bookings via its corporate travel platform - so much so that Airbnb for Work is now “one of the most significant growth drivers” for the company’s Homes sector. Read More
News | Online
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Click Travel receives multimillion pound injection amid "endless opportunities"
By Linda Fox | July 30, 2018
Click Travel, a U.K.-based corporate travel management company, has received a multimillion-pound investment from BGF. Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage TroopTravel
STARTUP STAGE: TroopTravel wants to fix corporate group travel planning
By Mitra Sorrells | July 30, 2018
TroopTravel is a platform to help corporate travel managers add intelligence and efficiency to the process of planning meetings and events that involve attendees from different parts of the world. ... Read More
Interview | Startups
OAG interview air travel data
Q&A: Data, context and the impact of Amazon on air travel
By Mitra Sorrells | July 26, 2018
According to the World Bank, the number of international travel departures across the globe has more than doubled in the last two decades, from about 650 million in 1996 to 1.45 billion in 2016.  Read More
News | Technology
Lola adds desktop book on behalf
With latest updates, Lola aims to solve the pain points for business travel managers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 24, 2018
The Lola travel platform is making what might seem like an unusual move - shifting from a mobile-only strategy to now offering a desktop version of its travel management app. Read More
News | Online
Certify snaps up travel expense tech platform Abacus
Certify snaps up travel expense tech platform Abacus
By Linda Fox | July 17, 2018
Certify, an expense management software specialist, has acquired real-time expense reporting system Abacus. Read More
News
New scenarios for a fast-moving airline distribution landscape
New scenarios for a fast-moving airline distribution landscape
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2018
Airline distribution has evolved more in the last three years than perhaps at any time in the previous 20 before it. Read More
News | Distribution
VIDEO: Travel supremacy - Asian Tigers versus Global Elephants
VIDEO: Travel supremacy - Asian Tigers versus Global Elephants
By PhocusWire | July 5, 2018
For many years it was expected, inevitably in a rather arrogant fashion, that western travel brands would simply expand their power to other corners of the globe. Read More
News | Online
Technology and customer experience analysis
Why technology is the key to a great customer experience for travelers
By Rakshit Desai - FCM Travel Solutions | July 2, 2018
It’s a universally acknowledged fact that technology has influenced every aspect of human life, specifically over the last few years. This stands unambiguously true for travel industry. Read More
News | Technology
Egencia global WiFi for business
Expedia’s TMC now offers global Wi-Fi for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | July 2, 2018
Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia Group, has added global WiFi as a benefit for clients through its Egencia Advantage program.   Read More
News | Technology