The Sharing Economy is Transforming Business Travel. Here’s How

Sharing-economy companies such as Uber and Airbnb are starting to make serious inroads into the $300-billion business travel market, completely changing the way business travelers, well, do business.

Last week, the house-sharing giant Airbnb announced a massive overhaul to its Business Travel program that was launched in July 2014, in the hope of increasing the visibility of an employee’s travel plans and spending. And today, Concur Technologies — which provides travel and expense management services to businesses across the country — is announcing new partnerships with Lyft and HotelTonight, expanding its already extensive offerings, which include Uber and Airbnb. Read More

Published in:Yahoo Travel



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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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