Business Travel


GBTA convention digital identity frictionless travel
Could digital ID be the key to achieving a frictionless travel experience?
By Mitra Sorrells | August 19, 2019
Amadeus traveler ID innovation manager Laurent Conjat says digital identity is coming and will add efficiency and remove friction at every step of the traveler's journey.  Read More
News | Technology
sounding off business travel
Sounding Off: True innovation in business travel is more than cosmetic
By PhocusWire | August 16, 2019
The number of startups targeting the corporate travel market in recent years is interesting. It is a sector full of pain points and frustration for business travelers and those trying to manage their... Read More
Interview | Online
Travelport BCD Hyatt blockchain hotel settlement
Travelport, BCD, Hyatt test blockchain for hotel commission settlement
By Mitra Sorrells | August 15, 2019
Travelport, in partnership with BCD Travel and Hyatt, is developing a blockchain system for hotel commission settlement. Read More
News | Technology
CEO interview Amex GBT Doug Anderson
In The Big Chair - Doug Anderson of American Express Global Business Travel
By Mitra Sorrells | August 14, 2019
The CEO of the global TMC discusses business travel pain points, the impact of NDC in the corporate channel and new startups entering the market. Read More
Interview | Online
Amex GBT acquires Middle East Kanoo Travel
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
News | Online
VIDEO: Getting to One Order - is the airline industry there yet?
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
News | Technology
Business travel part 2 TMC innovation
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
News | Online
Travel Leaders tours and activities from Viator
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
News | Distribution
Booking Holdings q2 2019 earnings
Booking Holdings integrates brands, develops payment capabilities in quest for “connected trip”
By Mitra Sorrells | August 7, 2019
Booking Holdings reports positive financial results as it works toward what CEO Glenn Fogel called the "connected trip." Read More
News | Online
Sitata new corporate travel risk management tools
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
News | Technology
rocketrip-big-chair
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
Interview | Distribution
Southwest Airlines adds content to two GDSs
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
News | Distribution
flio-airport-app
Airport app FLIO - a tale of four phases, investor impatience and a sale
By Linda Fox | August 6, 2019
Founder Stephen Uhrenbacher describes the various phases FLIO went through to try and make it in the airport world - but his investors were not aligned. Read More
News | Startups
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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
News | Online
To self-book or not to self-book - that is the business travel question
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
Opinion | Online