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 The Age of Consent? - GDPR myth-busters (1/4)

The Age of Consent? - GDPR myth-busters (1/4)

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2018 11:10 GMT

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU legislation concerning the protection of personal data, comes into effect on 25th of May. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about it by now. In essence, GDPR requires organizations to ensure that individuals are given full control over how their personal data is being used.

Together Is Better: How we built a responsible business

Together Is Better: How we built a responsible business

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2018 10:02 GMT

​“Whatever you do, do it with integrity”, said Curt Carlson, our founder. The motto exemplifies a set of values that have guided everything we do. Our long tradition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comes in handy in today’s world, where being a responsible global citizen is no longer a choice. It’s a clear business imperative.

 The Gameplan: Your seven-point prep list for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The Gameplan: Your seven-point prep list for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 08:33 GMT

​They say that football is an art. So is traveling to the biggest nation on the planet during the world’s largest single-event sporting competition. More than three million football fans will descend on 11 cities between 14 June to 15 July. Hotel rooms will be scarce, prices will go up, and – as with any major international event – the onslaught will make traveling more complex than usual.

​The Wait List – 5 routes to travel zen

​The Wait List – 5 routes to travel zen

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2018 08:53 GMT

I was recently approached by a journalist to comment on the findings of a Booking.com survey that names flight delays and cancellations as the primary causes of stress for Argentinian business travelers. 57% of respondents from my country experience anxiety. They’re not alone. The same survey revealed that 93% of business travelers worldwide worry about the logistics of business travel.

Latin Loyalty: Your  guide to incentive trips

Latin Loyalty: Your guide to incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2018 09:00 GMT

​Most travel enthusiasts have at least one Latin American destination on their bucket list. The region has it all: ancient cultures, tongue-tingling cuisine, and ever-smiling people.

Plan and Protect:  How to safeguard your event

Plan and Protect: How to safeguard your event

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2018 09:18 GMT

The landscape and importance of security in the Meetings & Events industry has changed drastically in the past few years. To be adequately prepared planners must make safety and security a core part of the planning and event management process.

Mic Your Manners: 8  pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Mic Your Manners: 8 pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2018 11:00 GMT

​WebExing may not be an official word, but – like Xeroxing to the 90s – it’s currently in vogue for company meetings – replacing the conference call as the next best thing to a physical face-to-face engagement. But, if you went to a meeting, you would mind your Ps & Qs and, hopefully, know how to behave - so why do some people forget basic etiquette when they join a virtual meeting like WebEx?

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2018 11:01 GMT

​There’s a saying in the sub-aqua world: “plan the dive; dive the plan.” By meticulously planning each stage of the dive, divers can avoid doing careless things like running out of air, or risking the loss of a dive buddy. And it’s a motto well-suited to business travel. Plan well, and you can avoid putting yourself at risk.

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

Blog posts   •   Apr 10, 2018 09:32 GMT

It’s tempting to dismiss Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, as a passing fad, and nothing to do with the world of business travel, but what if the technology upon which it is built could make the fear of forgetting your passport, a problem of the past? Well, now there’s a brave new world.

Do Your Ding:  3 steps to an unforgettable business event

Do Your Ding: 3 steps to an unforgettable business event

Blog posts   •   Apr 06, 2018 11:03 GMT

​“I want to put a ding in the universe,” said Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people the world has ever known. “Good for him,” you might be thinking. “I’m trying to plan a conference, not create the next Apple.” You’ll still want to put a “ding” in the hearts and minds of your attendees, though. By far the best way is to forget about what the competition is doing – and get creative.

The Sharpest Tool In The Box: Why TMCs make the best data partner

The Sharpest Tool In The Box: Why TMCs make the best data partner

Blog posts   •   Mar 28, 2018 10:30 GMT

​Large, complex travel programs often require significant data processing, integration and analytics. Many integrate travel, card and expense data to understand expenditure, tackle off-channel spend and manage suppliers. Sometimes travel managers will look to systems integration services and/or analytics tools for help. But TMCs – like CWT – can actually be a better option.

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers  (2/2)

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (2/2)

Blog posts   •   Mar 23, 2018 10:29 GMT

​In Part One, I looked at the concept of predictive analytics and some common pitfalls. Now I’m going to give you some real-world examples of predictive analytics for travel managers.

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (1/2)

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (1/2)

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:30 GMT

​Predictive Analytics is like the afterlife – everybody likes the idea of it but nobody knows what it is. I’d like to help clear this up. To do so, I will show you how travel managers can use predictive analytics. In this first instalment, I’ll walk you around the challenges of predictive analytics. Next, we’ll get into how corporate travel managers can use it to improve travel programs.

Jet, Set, Go: How data science can make business travelers happier and more productive

Jet, Set, Go: How data science can make business travelers happier and more productive

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2018 09:30 GMT

​Almost everyone who has traveled for work can recall a time when they arrived at their destination dog-tired and woefully unprepared.

Blades of glory:  say hello to the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan

Blades of glory: say hello to the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2018 09:00 GMT

Ice skating has been in the news a lot lately. At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Academy Awards in Hollywood, USA and – coming up at the end of this month – the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy.

“Hey, CFO! Hands off my travel budget.”

“Hey, CFO! Hands off my travel budget.”

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2018 08:00 GMT

​Travel budgets are constantly under pressure – often severe pressure. That’s because travel is often in the top five costs. So when the CFO looks for savings, all too often, travel winds up taking the hit. How does a travel manager defend that pot?

Stand out and stand together!

Stand out and stand together!

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2018 08:00 GMT

​The UN has declared today as Zero Discrimination Day – an opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they come from, or who they love.