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Delta Remains More Confident Than Some In Business Travel Recovery

Delta is always first among publicly traded airlines to report quarterly earnings. Its boss, Ed Bastian, typically talks more about the corporate travel market than peers at other airlines. Thursday offered no exception, as he told Wall Street analysts to expect a strong spring and summer. “While the new variant is not done, it appears…

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Tools Emerge To Help Travelers, Buyers And Bosses Decide Whether To Go Or Stay

To stay or go? To meet and how? What’s it worth? Risk calculators from academics and others are helping members of the general population make up their minds about going out and doing things. Decision fatigue applies to business development, networking and training as much as it does holiday family gatherings. If you have had…

Is The Water Cooler A Font Of Inspiration?

By Claire Cain Miller, who writes about gender, families and the future of work. A key scientific breakthrough that would eventually help protect millions from Covid-19 began with a chance meeting at a photocopier — in 1997, between Prof. Katalin Kariko and Dr. Drew Weissman, whose work laid the foundation for the Pfizer and Moderna…

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Op Ed: Scott Gillespie On The Case For A Bold New Travel Policy

Scott Gillespie of tClara warned that his advice here would make “old-school” procurement folks gnash their teeth. “So be it,” he said. The sustainability issue is rising quickly up the executive agenda. The problem is what to do about it from a business travel perspective. I see a boldly simple but controversial solution with broader…

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Dropbox’s Remote Work Plan Pressures Travel Department

Cloud tech company Dropbox has never recorded an annual profit, but margins are up since 2019 thanks to remote work, layoffs and savings on travel and events. The company is betting everything on remote work. It didn’t just reorient its products to better serve customers working virtually. Execs also expect “significant” financial improvements by subleasing…

Companies Move To Science-Based Targets For Mitigating Corporate Travel’s Environmental Impact

Companies everywhere sound serious when they say they intend to make operations more sustainable. A surge in those publicizing targets and signing climate protection commitments includes several big names that assigned “science-based” goals to business travel emissions reductions.  EY, one of the world’s largest business travel spenders, aims to be carbon negative this year by…

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Op Ed: Tony D’Astolfo On Why It Should Be Us Leading The Return To Business Travel

In his own way, Serko’s Tony D’Astolfo issues a call to action to get the industry out of the gutter. The last time I stepped foot in a bowling alley was on March 12. It was pre-lockdown, pre-travel restrictions. My bowling league will start again in a couple of weeks, and I’ll be back in…