Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year

Skift | August 08, 2019

Promise and Pablum at Corporate Travel’s Biggest Gathering of the Year
Corporate travel is attracting a lot of interest from investors and the tech world due to emerging players with high valuations.At the Global Business Travel Associations (GBTA) annual conference in Chicago this week, it was business as usual for established industry players, with a few new twists.The somewhat unexpected news that Southwest Airlines is looking to revamp how it works with business travelers made perhaps the biggest waves. Southwest Airlines, which is notorious for avoiding dealing with global distribution systems, has cut deals with Amadeus and Travelport to bring content for business travelers to agencies next year.

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Looking for the next Iceland? We’ve got you covered! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Coolest Under-the-Radar Travel Destinations in 2019. For this list, we’re looking at some of the most beautiful, unique and picturesque locations, as listed by Forbes, that are on track to become the next big travel destinations, with a strong focus on the Northern Hemisphere.