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Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Blog posts   •   Aug 17, 2018 10:35 GMT

The experience economy is in full effect. New countries are opening up to international events trade, there’s a buzz around innovation and event technology, and the meetings and events industry is looking forward to impressive growth in 2019 (Look out for the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report coming out in September).

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2018 09:35 GMT

Securing our personal data can be a challenge while traveling. Being away from home and the office sometimes forces us to connect to unknown networks. We’re also likely to be working in public places where our information may be at risk. And, as we scuttle from one place to another, we may well lose things.

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2018 08:30 GMT

Being able to integrate different worldviews is a tremendous advantage that companies should not neglect. At the end of the day, organizations are a reflection of society. That's why at CWT we strive to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities for all, regardless of our ethnic and cultural backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The Sardine Can Experience – Are the days of crushed knees coming to an end?

The Sardine Can Experience – Are the days of crushed knees coming to an end?

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2018 07:22 GMT

When you thought economy class’ seat pitches couldn’t get any narrower, the frequent flyer’s worst nightmare made a comeback at the 2018 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. I’m talking about Skyrider 2.0, the new generation of standing seats, first introduced by Aviointeriors Group in 2010.

Let's Chatbot: Can AI revolutionize your travel program?
Please Sir, I Want To Take A Business Trip  |  How the tedium of approval stresses travelers out – and inflates costs

Please Sir, I Want To Take A Business Trip | How the tedium of approval stresses travelers out – and inflates costs

Blog posts   •   Aug 03, 2018 06:59 GMT

People often have a romantic view of business travel – flying business class, five-star hotels, lobster dinners, piling up the points, cutting epic deals. And sure, it has its perks! But ask anyone who travels more than three or four times a year, and they’ll tell you it can be stressful too.

In Full View – Why should you consolidate your travel expenses?
4 Ways That Companies Can Fight Human Trafficking

4 Ways That Companies Can Fight Human Trafficking

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2018 06:48 GMT

Everyone knows that the trafficking of people is an illegal and fundamental violation of human rights in every country in the world. Despite that, it can still be difficult for the private sector to have the courage to put their brands behind this issue.

How to navigate business travel in 2019

How to navigate business travel in 2019

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2018 08:33 GMT

“May you live in interesting times,” former U.S Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy famously said in 1966. Indeed. It can feel like we popped a Mentos in a bottle of Coke. There’s Brexit, potential trade wars, the Antarctic melting faster than a forehead full of black market Botox.

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

​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

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?

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

​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.

Why personalization is essential to business travel

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

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

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.

How a chef can cost a million dollars

How a chef can cost a million dollars

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2018 07:12 GMT

Gordon Ramsey may be one of the world’s richest chefs, making well over a hundred million dollars, but even a non-celebrity chef with no Michelin Stars can be worth as much. How? As with most things, it’s location, location, location. The chef needs to be working on an offshore oil rig, typically situated far into the ocean.

Prep Notes - Foolproof tactics to plan your event

Prep Notes - Foolproof tactics to plan your event

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2018 10:02 GMT

A study by the journal of experimental social psychology found that meeting face-to-face is 34 times more effective than email. But we don’t need a study to know the lasting impact of an awesome event. In these high-pressure situations, it’s easy to forget the vital components that make an event run smoothly from start to finish.

​How We Think, Act And Live Responsibly

​How We Think, Act And Live Responsibly

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2018 07:17 GMT

Today, we are releasing our Responsible Business Annual Report for the sixth consecutive year. This document is a testimony of how we progressed in 2017 towards the reach of our 2020 Responsible Business objectives. It is a palpable way of tracking all the work that has been done worldwide by all of us at CWT, and all the great things we have achieved by working together.

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:49 GMT

The percentage of business travelers who book hotels within their corporate travel programs has hovered around 50% - 60% for years. Travel managers told GBTA one reason is that their travelers want to stay at a different type of property than what’s available in their program. Another big reason? They can get better rates on their own.