Rocketrip raises $15 million to reward cost-saving employees

If your company lets you expense the nicest hotel when you travel, why wouldn’t you? But what if you got to split the savings with your employer by selecting a less expensive hotel? A New York-

The last frontier of consumerizing travel lives in the workplace

According to a 2014 study by Google, 74 percent of leisure travelers relied on the internet for travel planning. That same study found that 77 percent of business travelers also started their journey

Rocketrip raises $9 million to help companies save, employees make money on business travel

Rocketrip believes you can motivate employees to spend less on business travel by rewarding them with gift cards. For each trip, the startup establishes a “budget to beat” and helps employees spli

The Sharing Economy And The Remaking Of Loyalty

A 25-year-old named Ben Schlappig was in the news recently because he traveled around the world for an entire year -- for free. People like Schlappig outsmart loyalty programs all the time, racking up

The Worst Business Mantra Is ‘Spend The Company’s Money Like It’s Your Own’

What do a teepee, cosmetic surgery and hot tub supplies have in common? They all appeared on corporate expense reports in 2011. Yes, it turns out that when companies tell employees, “Spend company m

The Sharing Economy Is On The Brink Of Disrupting Business Travel

The foundations of the business travel ecosystem are under more strain than ever before. U.S. companies are projected to spend $310 million on business travel in 2015 (up 6.2% from last year), but how

Rocketrip, The Company That Pays You To Save Money On Business Trips, Raises $3 Million

I’ve been into the idea behind Rocketrip since I first wrote about them back in January. It’s one of those rare everybody-wins business models (like Zenefits, or AirHelp) where they only m

Rocketrip Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling

Your boss says “You’ve got a budget of $300 a day for this trip.” You hear “Go spend $300 dollars a day! Have fun!” <a target="_blank" href="">Rocketrip</a>,