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​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

How a brand reflects business integrity

How a brand reflects business integrity

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2019 06:36 GMT

The first entry of the BusinessDictionary defines integrity as the “Strict adherence to a moral code, reflected in transparent honesty and complete harmony in what one thinks, says, and does.” At CWT we could not agree more with this definition. For us, our brand goes beyond a manifesto created by the marketing department and reflects what we all think, how we act, and how we live.

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2019 06:01 GMT

​Amidst the long-term uncertainty of Brexit, what do we know about the impact of Brexit on UK-based GDPR (Regulati​on (EU) 2016/679) programs? Without speculating on the outcome, the recent focus is on the potential of a No Deal Brexit.

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

Blog posts   •   Apr 11, 2019 07:37 GMT

When we think of business trips, what usually springs to mind is a domestic or international flight between two capitals, a few nights in a hotel, and a couple of taxi rides. But this one-traveler approach is alien for travel managers and arrangers in the Energy, Resources, and Marine industries.

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

Blog posts   •   Apr 05, 2019 12:32 GMT

“Azerbaijan: The land of fire.” It’s an evocative tagline for a country. But unless you have visited or you’re a supporter of the Atlético de Madrid football club, their sponsored team, you may not know much about the country or its neighbors Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

Blog posts   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:21 GMT

I’ll concede that the title of this blog is a little clickbaity. Most companies have seen the light on this once-thorny issue. They know better than to get between a bleary-eyed traveling employee and their miles. But there are some who subscribe to the idea that because the company paid for the flight, the company owns the miles.

B2B, or B2B4E? - that is the question

B2B, or B2B4E? - that is the question

Blog posts   •   Mar 28, 2019 11:21 GMT

​People are broadly familiar with the acronym B2B – or business-to-business – which, according to the dictionary, involves arrangements or trade between businesses, rather than between a company and the general public (known as B2C, or business-to-consumer).

Why external recognition is important for your CSR program

Why external recognition is important for your CSR program

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2019 07:49 GMT

If you have been following our responsible business (it is how we call CSR at CWT) efforts for a while you would have noticed that this is the fourth year in a row that we are announcing our EcoVadis rating. After a first Silver year, we have managed to keep our Gold status for the third consecutive year, proving that all of our efforts towards a first-class CSR program are paying off.

How to make travelers comfortable with your hotel program

How to make travelers comfortable with your hotel program

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2019 11:05 GMT

For those of us who have been in the industry for a while, you’ll remember when a good night’s rest was defined by a small, somewhat hard mattress with well-tucked, flower pattern blankets. Then hotels introduced a big fluffy, white bed, and just like that basic bedding was no longer acceptable to travelers.

​Stressed? Why you should purge your mind and do nothing

​Stressed? Why you should purge your mind and do nothing

Blog posts   •   Mar 21, 2019 09:30 GMT

Raphael Pasdeloup, Global Head of CWT Energy, Resources and Marine speaks with the president of Houston-based Cohegic, a management consulting, executive and sales coaching firm, Ravi Kathuria. Ravi is also president of the Houston Strategy Forum, a who’s who of Houston CEOs. The interview is the first in a series Raphael is hosting with business leaders in Houston and in the ERM space.

The Room Is Mine – How to captivate your audience

The Room Is Mine – How to captivate your audience

Blog posts   •   Mar 15, 2019 10:02 GMT

Like it or not, at some point in our careers it is likely that we will need to deliver a speech or a presentation in front of a big audience. Whether it is a talk at a major event, a sales pitch to win a top account or a presentation for an internal audience, public speaking is a key skill to develop if you want to advance your career.

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2019 14:35 GMT

Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, allowing us to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently, and with greater ease. But not all technology is created equal. Some types promise better functionality, others seduce us with naturally intuitive interfaces.

Celebrating women’s day all year round

Celebrating women’s day all year round

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2019 07:40 GMT

In the past years we have witnessed a positive change in ideas about women's equality, however the road to achieving it is still long. While governments and civil society have a key role to play, companies are a formidable force to advance gender equality by integrating women’s empowerment into corporate strategy.

Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Here's how to 'KonMari' your business travel

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2019 10:16 GMT

Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has become something of a sensation since scoring her own Netflix series. But does her methodical approach to cleaning a house hold any lessons for bleary-eyed travelers?

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

​6 questions to ask yourself about your travel program

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2019 11:10 GMT

It's a couple of months into the New Year, a time when for many, January resolutions have started to fade. Why not revive your goal-setting spirit by bringing it into your travel program?

Zero Discrimination Day – 5 tips to fight unconscious biases at work

Zero Discrimination Day – 5 tips to fight unconscious biases at work

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2019 08:44 GMT

​As a global organization with people from all over the world of different age, gender, sexual orientation, origins, education, work experience, beliefs and many other forms of diversity, we maintain a zero tolerance stance to any forms of discrimination.

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2019 11:25 GMT

As hotel programs evolve and become more complex, it becomes more important to have the right data to improve your hotel program.

​Empowered to Care – creating opportunities for deeper employee involvement

​Empowered to Care – creating opportunities for deeper employee involvement

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2019 10:03 GMT

Last October, we spoke of the values established more than 80 years ago that continue to guide us as corporate citizens tightly woven into the well-being of our communities.