Top Stories: Business Travel
Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International
Wi-Fi Woes at Marriott International

Marriott International has now run afoul of travel professionals several times regarding its stance on Wi-Fi. In the latest development, the company backed off of its move seeking permission to block customer Wi-Fi devices in meeting and event spaces.


The Hotel Wi-Fi Wars
The Hotel Wi-Fi Wars

It looks like the battle over paying for Wi-Fi is winding down. Industry experts say the hotel industry—after some major missteps—is moving toward free Wi-Fi.


Biz Travel Agents Must Add Value in 2015
Biz Travel Agents Must Add Value in 2015

The ability to add value for clients will be a crucial skill for business travel sellers in 2015. The best way to add value is to understand, analyze and anticipate client needs, according to American Express Global Business’ Pedro Paredes.


Suppliers To Gain More “Pricing Power” In Biz Travel, Sez AmEx Report
Suppliers To Gain More “Pricing Power” In Biz Travel, Sez AmEx Report

Corporate travel managers and corporate agencies will feel more cost pressure as the “balance of power” shifts to suppliers next year, according to an American Express forecast. In North America, business travelers can expect price increases in all travel categories.


New All-Biz Class Airline Courts Travel Agents
New All-Biz Class Airline Courts Travel Agents

LaCompagnie, the latest airline startup to feature an all-business class format, is trying to raise its profile with U.S. travel agents. The carrier is now in three major GDSs.


Is Airbnb Ready for Business Travelers?
Is Airbnb Ready for  Business Travelers?

Airbnb has generated a lot of buzz in the industry. One corporate travel manager decided to try the service out. Here’s what she had to say about her—not so good—experience.


Southwest Exec Addresses Biz Agents Gripes
Southwest Exec Addresses Biz Agents Gripes

Corporate travel managers and agents weren’t shy about airing their complaints with Southwest Airlines during a recent business conference. A Southwest exec did his best to respond to concerns that included difficulties with booking the carrier.


“Disrupters” Like Airbnb Are Shaking Up Business Travel
“Disrupters” Like Airbnb Are  Shaking Up Business Travel The era of the disrupter is upon us with companies like Airbnb and Uber shaking up business travel.