Business Travel Month


Amex GBT acquires Middle East Kanoo Travel
News / Online
American Express GBT acquires stake in Middle East TMC
By Mitra Sorrells | August 13, 2019
American Express Global Business Travel has taken a 65% stake in Kanoo Travel, a TMC focused on the Middle East. Read More
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
News / Technology
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
By Jill Menze | August 13, 2019
At GBTA 2019, IATA's Yanik Hoyles and Travelport's Ian Heywood engaged in a spirited discussion on the status of IATA's One Order initiative. Read More
Business travel part 2 TMC innovation
News / Online
Business travel, part 2: TMCs focus on innovation to stay competitive
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2019
For part two of our series on business travel we explore how some of the legacy TMCs are pursuing innovation. Read More
Travel Leaders tours and activities from Viator
News / Distribution
Travel Leaders adds Viator tours and activities for business travelers staying on
By Mitra Sorrells | August 9, 2019
Travel Leaders Corporate has created a new service that offers more than 200,000 bookable activities for business travelers who want to add a leisure component to their trips.  Read More
Sitata new corporate travel risk management tools
News / Technology
Risk management solution expands offerings for corporate travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2019
Sitata, a global health, safety and risk management service for travelers, is adding new tools for corporate travel. Read More
rocketrip-big-chair
Interview / Distribution
In the Big Chair - Dan Ruch of Rocketrip
By Linda Fox | August 7, 2019
Before creating Rocketrip, Ruch was entrepreneur-in-residence at Genacast Ventures for 12 months. He also had a four-year stint at Tremor Video and was a director at AOL. Read More
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
News / Distribution
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
By Michael B. Baker - Business Travel News  | August 7, 2019
Southwest Airlines at long last will provide content and full booking capabilities in global distribution systems via agreements with Travelport and Amadeus. Read More
airbnb-acquires-urbandoor
News / Online
Airbnb pads out corporate offering with Urbandoor acquisition
By Linda Fox | August 5, 2019
Airbnb has announced the acquisition of Urbandoor, a marketplace for furnished and serviced apartments. Read More
To self-book or not to self-book - that is the business travel question
Opinion / Online
To self-book or not to self-book - that is the business travel question
By Mike Baker - Lola  | August 5, 2019
A study reveals that frequent business travelers feel they’re wasting time booking their own travel AND wasting time having someone else book it for them. Read More
Business travel part 1 investor perspective
News / Startups
Business Travel, part 1: The (major) investor opportunity
By Mitra Sorrells | August 5, 2019
For the first part in our monthlong series on business travel, we talk to investors in three of the sector's biggest startups - Lola.com, TravelPerk and TripActions. Read More
TripActions new consultant-led services
News / Online
TripActions takes on legacy TMCs with new consultancy services
By Mitra Sorrells | August 4, 2019
TripActions is expanding its suite of enterprise solutions with the launch of TripActions Consulting. Read More
startup-stage-taptrip
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Taptrip builds an efficient business travel booking platform for unmanaged trips
By Linda Fox | August 2, 2019
U.K.-based Taptrip was founded just over a year ago and has seven employees. It has signed a string of partnerships in recent months, including WeWork and Kiwi.com. Read More
What owning the end-to-end traveler experience means for Airbnb for Work
News / Online
What owning the end-to-end traveler experience means for Airbnb for Work
By Jill Menze | August 2, 2019
As Airbnb endeavors to own the end-to-end experience for corporate travelers, is transforming into a full-fledged travel management company in the cards? Read More
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
News / Distribution
Sabre revenues up across the business despite challenges in Europe
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2019
The company has reported revenue gains across its three main divisions for the second quarter of 2019. Read More
EasyJet uses Traxo to help businesses capture travel spend
News / Technology
EasyJet uses Traxo to help businesses capture travel spend
By Linda Fox | August 1, 2019
A partnership between easyJet and Traxo will help companies keep track of business travelers and their spend. Read More