When Andrew Jordan, the CTO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, joined the company, he was no expert in corporate travel. What he quickly recognised, however, was that this corner of the travel industry was ripe for disruption - there was no Netflix for corporate travel and that this was a niche that CWT could pivot its business model to fill.

CWT is certainly not the only company looking to innovate in what GBTA, the business travel association is forecasting to be a $1.7-trillion industry by 2022. Other corporate travel management companies like American Express Global Business Travel has partnered with Lola.com, the ‘agile travel management company’ launched by Paul English, the former founder of Kayak. Lola.com has recently secured $37-million in Series C funding after annual travel bookings rose by 423% and revenue growth was up 786% in 2018.