Top Stories: Business Travel
TMCs Back New TripIt Program
TMCs Back New TripIt Program

TripIt’s new program for travel management companies (TMCs) is hitting its target. The Concur unit designed TripIt for TMCs with industry input and six major firms have lined up as launch customers.

Supplier Prices Expected to Hold Steady
Supplier Prices Expected to Hold Steady

After several years of rising air fares and hotel rates,  supplier prices across the travel spectrum should hold steady from now through 2106, according to a study conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel Association Foundation (GBTA).

Global Biz Travel Spending to Reach a Record This Year
Global Biz Travel Spending to Reach a Record This Year

Global business travel spending will reach  a record $1.25 trillion this year, according to a study released at the Global Business Travel Association’s convention in Orlando.  China may be hitting some economic turbulence recently, but the country is still the driving force behind the healthy growth in business travel spending worldwide, the study said.

Biz Travelers Flock to Sharing Services
Biz Travelers Flock to Sharing Services

Business travelers are passing up taxi queues and hotel bookings for Uber, Airbnb and other shared services. Are travel programs keeping up?

Protecting Corporate Agencies From Cyber Crime
Protecting Corporate Agencies From Cyber Crime

In this era when cybercrime is outpacing physical crime, any corporate agency without cyber liability protection is a sitting duck, according to a corporate travel specialist. The answer, he says, is cyber liability coverage.

Corporate Cards Help With Travel Disruption Costs
Corporate Cards Help With Travel Disruption Costs

Travel disruptions can cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and direct expenses. While productivity can’t be recovered, other travel costs can if business travelers use a corporate card with the appropriate insurance provisions and work with their travel departments to submit claims.

A Shift in the Approach to Corporate Travel Management
A Shift in the Approach to Corporate Travel Management

As travel becomes more complex, are corporate travelers getting the support they need from their employers and their travel management companies? Panelists at a recent aviation summit addressed that question.

Reduced Fuel Costs Could Boost Airline Capacity and Lower Fares
Reduced Fuel Costs Could Boost Airline Capacity and Lower Fares

Reduced fuel costs are helping airlines rack up record profits without dramatic fare hikes. Surging profits give them more opportunity to lower ticket prices, or cut better corporate deals in highly competitive markets, while maintaining healthy profit margins.