How Could AI Transform Business Travel?

Business Traveler

In a world where Google alerts us to traffic jams and Netflix lets us know when a show we might like has been added, we’ve already come to rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to make our lives easier and more enriching. Each week sees a new advancement, as digital assistants such as Google Home and… Read more »

Asia Pacific Travel Market Growing At A Rapid Pace: APAC Travel Market Series

Asian Traveler

“With travel becoming a popular lifestyle choice among the growing middle and upper classes region-wide, APAC travel gross bookings will register high growth every year from 2017 to 2021.” That’s just one of the findings in Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview. APAC’s 2017 aggregate gross bookings (US$386.4 billion) make it “the… Read more »

Benefits Of Virtual Payments Add Up For Travel Industry

Virtual Payments

Evolving consumer payment trends are influencing changes in business payments. The increased availability and acceptance of consumer technology has created “back-end innovation” that’s “simpler, and cheaper, for payments companies,” and it’s moving more B2B payments to virtual payments. Last year, acom.com reported that “B2B virtual payment volume will double between now and 2018 and skyrocket… Read more »

Bleisure Travelers Find Ways To Have It All

Business leisure (“bleisure”) travelers are getting plenty of attention. This growing segment of the traveling population is included in the WEX and Mastercard Travel Trends 2018 Report on US travelers’ attitudes and preferences, which found nearly 60% of those surveyed extend their business trips. Since one-third of respondents prefer to use vacation time for short… Read more »

UK Travelers In For The Long Haul

WEX Travelers

Uncertainty around the Brexit referendum led to many predictions of its impact on UK travelers. Since that historic 2016 vote, outbound travel has increased, and Travolution recently reported long-haul travel increased 50% from the UK. They note “passenger numbers to all destinations are up 6%, buoyed by increases to long-haul destinations, including the Americas, up… Read more »