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Better Business Travel for Your Entire Company, From Beginning to End.

Upside
Upside is the first online travel service built just for business travelers. Our mission is to make your company's business trips better, from beginning to end. More company savingsWe show your travelers the lowest prices, best flight times, and most convenient hotels. And then they pick eve...
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2018 Sneak Peek - What's Coming to Upside This Year

Upside
Upsiders, thanks for making 2017 such a successful launch year for us! As the new kid on the business travel block, it’s so exciting to see how far we’ve come in one short year. But we couldn’t have done it without the trust and support of loyal customers like you. And that’s why we’re...
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The Sky’s the Limit on the $$$ You Can Earn for Sharing Upside with Your Colleagues!

Upside
As an Upside customer, you’re already on board with the awesome service, rewards, and deals we deliver on every business trip. Now, we want to show you our thanks in a BIG way while also getting the word out to your biz-traveling colleagues who aren’t in the know. (Don’t worry, they’ll get s...
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December Feature Spotlight: An Assortment of New & Improved Features from A to T!

Upside
As we transition into cooler weather, we’re turning up the heat on some brand new features that can really make a difference on your next business trip. So let’s dive right in, starting from the top!App UpgradesWe’ve given our iOS and Android apps a makeover for Fall -- so they’re better...
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Our Favorite Customer Thank You’s of 2017 … and a Big, Sincere “Thank You” in Return!

Upside
It’s no secret that we love our customers. We love ’em so much that we’ll do just about anything to make sure their journey from A to B is as cozy as can be! Our customers truly appreciate what we do to make their business travel better. In fact, they go out of their way to tell us. In the spirit...
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#TravelSkills Twitter Chat Roundup: Upside Edition

Upside
Did you miss last week’s Upside-sponsored #TravelSkills Twitter Chat? Alongside Chris McGinnis and Johnny Jet, we had the honor of hosting the most highly engaged business travel conversation to take the Twitterverse. Road warriors and frequent flyers came together on November 10th from 12-1...
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How To Actually Get Shut-Eye On A Red-Eye

Upside
It's just your luck. Your boss wants you at the client site for a meeting first thing in the morning, so you have to book a dreaded red-eye flight for your business travel plans. Here are a few ways you can actually manage to get some shut-eye on your flight, so you don't show up for your client mee...
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New Features Spotlight: 4 Mix & Match Features Tailored for Business Travelers

Upside
Business travel isn’t one size fits all, so we’re continually expanding and growing to meet your needs. In fact, we’ve added 4 wish-list features to help our customers get the most from every trip. Check them out – they’re now available when you book your next trip with Upside!1. Choose flights o...
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Re-imagining customer acquisition

Jay Walker
“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don't know which half.” So lamented department store magnate John Wanamaker, 100 years ago. Today, sellers still struggle to track individual customers and measure per-sale performance of various incentives. Physical stores and...
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Imagining the innovation symphony

Jay Walker
Where are those "flying cars"; we were promised? One answer might be: in your pocket. Today's mobile phone can instantly transport you anywhere in the world, anytime, with real time face-to-face video. We take these phones, our "digital flying cars,"; for granted. We underestimate the complex sy...
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Imagining new incentives

Jay Walker
Companies believe in the power of free markets and incentives. Yet, they are often frustrated when they attempt to apply these principles to their own workforce. It’s easy to give salespeople performance based incentives. Why is it so hard for everyone else? Incentives-based systems for an entir...
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Imagining a ‘better’ price

Jay Walker
Today there is nothing small about the challenges facing small business. Achieving competitive prices generally tops the list of priorities. Thanks to the Internet and smartphones, we live in an age of total market transparency, that relentlessly drives prices downward. All business owners are u...
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Imagining the future

Jay Walker
Where is the next Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb or Priceline coming from? Or, put another way: What will be the next large-scale trend to transform entire economic sectors, such as the Sharing Economy, Social Media or the Gig Economy? Today these questions are being asked by many business leade...
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Leadership Is About Creating “Values” as Well as “Value”

Jay Walker
You don’t have to look very far in the world of business to find a smorgasbord of sensational scandals, all quite recent. If you want to focus on price-gouging, just recall the Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO who raised prices on a critical drug by 5,400% overnight and said to hell with the patients...
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Before You Innovate, Educate: 5 Ways to Get Your “Innovation Education”

Jay Walker
Innovation is becoming harder to achieve. That’s the view held by 76% of U.S. business executives in the “ GE Global Innovation Barometer ” for 2016. What makes innovation more of a challenge today? According to the GE survey of 2,748 innovation-focused execs, 60% say the biggest hurdl...
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Go Play in Traffic*

Scott Case
Which kid were you: the one that was outside playing in the streets or fields until dinner, or the one that stayed inside all day reading or playing video games? I was both at various times during my childhood. These days, I have a huge appreciation for a little time outside and encourage our team...
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