18 Virtual Cards: The Problems & the Solutions
Virtual cards just can’t seem to get much traction, like a car whose wheel
is stuck in the mud. Read about travel buyer frustrations, hotel companies’
hesitation and innovations from suppliers who are trying to give the car
22 Stay Awhile
Travel buyers have begun to segment out five-day-plus trips for separate
negotiations with suppliers, whether extended-stay hotels, traditional
hotels, corporate housing or sharing economy types.
26 Non-U.S. Carriers Change Up Their Routes
Singapore Airlines establishes nonstop service to North America, Air Serbia launches the only New York-to-Belgrade direct service & Air Canada
adds 10 across-the-ocean routes.
United Airlines lays out a plan to up its bottom line by $3.1 billion • Six
airlines approved to fly from the United States to Cuba • Crowne Plaza
Hotels & Resorts will get a $200 million update • Tom Klein will resign
as Sabre CEO • Concur doubled its Europe revenue in 2015 • Visa Inc.’s
acquisition of Visa Europe has closed • Lyft & Southeast Asia’s Grab
link up • Meetings tech firm Etouches acquires Zentila booking tool.
Track airfare, hotel rates & car rental rates for both domestic U.S. business travel and United States-originating crossborder trips since 2012;
plus, dig down into rising dining spend.
United Airlines’ San Francisco-Singapore flight, which took off in June,
will be the only nonstop flight from North America-Singapore until Singapore Airlines launches its own in October. United’s new flight is part of
its expansion of transpacific service out of San Francisco. United’s Marcel
Fuchs details the carrier’s reasoning and plans.
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