​Not Without My Smartphone - Are boomers the millennials of corporate travel?

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2018 09:11 GMT

Whether we travel for business, leisure, or even bleisure, the days of setting off on a journey without our mobile devices, and especially our smartphones, are a thing of the past. I recently read a study which found that global smartphone dependence continues to grow, with a quarter of millennials looking at their phone more than 100 times a day.

Business travel in Gandalf's shoes

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2018 09:31 GMT

My colleague Eric Tyree shed some light on predictive analytics, so there's no need for me to dive into definitions and theories. Let me take the pragmatic approach instead and share with you some of the coolest developments we’re working on at the moment. We may not be Gandalf, the wizard from Lord of the Rings, but data enables us to create our own magic.

How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:32 GMT

Imagine wasting 400 hours of your life? In 400 hours a person can walk from Paris to Minsk or from Copenhagen to Naples. As it turns out it also takes about 400 hours for travel buyers to secure discounted rates during the Request For Proposal (RFP) season, that time of year when corporate travel buyers think about their hotel rate programme for the next 12 months.

​How to land a deal without even trying

Blog posts   •   Jul 12, 2018 08:52 GMT

Everyone likes a deal. No matter what you’re buying – or how much money you have – a deal’s a deal. The sweetest deal of all is one where you don’t even have to lift a finger. No haggling. No comparison shopping. No need to set up a vigil as you religiously check whether prices have come down enough for you to make that purchase—before it sells out.

CWT rolls out Price Tracking, delivering up to 2% savings on travel spend

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2018 07:05 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, is rolling out Price Tracking worldwide, following a successful trial that delivered savings of up to 2% of total travel spend. The Price Tracking technology continually monitors prices for flights and hotel rooms, checking them against existing bookings. Whenever it identifies savings, CWT cancels and re-books for less.

Why personalization is essential to business travel

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2018 09:19 GMT

​In today’s consumer-driven market, customers don’t just appreciate a tailored experience – they expect it. Personalization helps organizations improve employee loyalty and engagement, and fosters the kind of positive association with corporate travel normally reserved for personal apps and websites.

When a Hurricane Hits - From disaster mode to caring mode

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:06 GMT

Carol “Korky” Gartside was waist-deep in water, frantically looking for a high and secure place to store her laptop. The driving rain, gusty winds and flooded streets wrought by Hurricane Harvey last August, did not make it safe to bring anything but the clothes on her back, a converted garbage bag as raincoat, and overnight clothes. She settled on a high shelf and quickly evacuated her home.

Check(point) List - The pro's guide to airport security

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2018 07:06 GMT

Going through airport security can be unnerving, especially if the line is huge and you're running late. We've all been there, but be careful how you handle stress during the security process. Losing your temper can have serious consequences.

Perth international airfares continue to rise, while hotel occupancy and rates fall: CWT/CAPA Report

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 03:02 GMT

Airfares on key business routes from Perth have been increasing. Meanwhile, hotel occupancy and average daily rates (ADRs) in the Australian city continue to fall. These findings are published in the latest Business Travel Pulse report produced by CWT Solutions Group and CAPA – Centre for Aviation.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Rachel O’Brien as VP and Chief Technology Transformation Officer

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 09:01 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Rachel O’Brien as its new VP and Chief Technology Transformation Officer, effective immediately.

Upcoming events 2 events

23 Jul all day

Cvent CONNECT Las Vegas

Jul 23 - Jul 26
The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas

11 Aug all day

Global Business Travel Association Convention 2018 (GBTA)

Aug 11 - Aug 15
San Diego, California, USA

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Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 260 Boeing 787s and 100,000 hotel rooms - and handle 105 events. We operate in around 150 countries, and in 2017 posted a total transaction volume of more than US$ 23 billion.