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Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 09:36 GMT

For those who travel frequently, a good travel policy is essential to work-life balance and can be a key factor when determining whether to stay in a job or accept a new one. In fact, 59% of North American business travelers and 66% of Latin American travelers told GBTA that a company's travel policy is an important factor when deciding to take a job with a new employer.

On The Ground – Assessing the impact of Brexit on business travel

On The Ground – Assessing the impact of Brexit on business travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:18 GMT

This is the third in our series of blogs on the impact of Brexit on business travel and a timely day in which to delve into border concerns for corporate travelers.

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Blog posts   •   Oct 12, 2018 09:51 GMT

Tastes and trends change over the years. Just look at food. When you were a kid, “Eat your brussels sprouts” was something you had to do, not something you ever wanted to do. Then, chefs started roasting brussels sprouts topped with bacon and they became a food you actually craved.

​Energy, Resources and Marine Travel – Here’s how to manage it effectively in 2019

​Energy, Resources and Marine Travel – Here’s how to manage it effectively in 2019

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2018 08:42 GMT

Managing a travel program can be complex even when the requirements are quite straightforward, so imagine what it’s like for travel managers in the energy, resources, and marine (ERM) sectors. Getting people to remote and often dangerous places like the world’s deserts, Alaska and the open ocean is no mean feat.

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2018 10:37 GMT

Technology is altering the landscape of meetings and events, according to the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, and will continue to do so in the near future. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data analysis tools allow meeting planners to save time and expense and raise expectations by taking simple concepts to the next level.

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 05:36 GMT

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport ranked the best airport in Australia, scoring high marks for traveler comfort and transport links to the city center

The Power Of Giving – Why companies should look after the communities in which they work and live

The Power Of Giving – Why companies should look after the communities in which they work and live

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2018 07:07 GMT

​Eighty years ago, Curt Carlson launched a company with a product so small, you could hold it with the tip of your finger. He believed successful corporations have the privilege and obligation of citizenship in the greater world, so he fostered the values of community engagement and philanthropy, integrity and leadership.

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2018 09:50 GMT

The future is bright for the meetings and events industry. 2019 will bring global growth, bolstered by cool new venues opening up all over the world, innovation in events technology and higher standards from attendees that have become accustomed to creative spaces and gatherings from their personal lives.

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2018 10:17 GMT

It has been a week since our post about the potential impact of Brexit on air travel, and media coverage and feelings of uncertainty have escalated, in particular for citizens on either side of the divide.

​CWT Heads to UN to Spotlight Ending Child Sexual Abuse

​CWT Heads to UN to Spotlight Ending Child Sexual Abuse

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2018 09:47 GMT

On October 3, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and its parent company, Carlson, join the World Childhood Foundation USA and the Swedish Mission to the UN, in a high-level meeting at the United Nations in New York. The meeting aims to put a spotlight on the universal problem of child sexual abuse and the urgent need to develop effective solutions through multi-stakeholder engagement.

Open Skies - How will Brexit impact air travel?

Open Skies - How will Brexit impact air travel?

Blog posts   •   Sep 28, 2018 09:24 GMT

​Many of us remember exactly where we were the morning of 23 June 2016, the day that Britain voted to leave the European Union. It was a historic day that divided a nation. It was also the day the predictions started rolling in, ranging from optimistic to apocalyptic.

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2018 12:19 GMT

People buy people. We all know that. So you need to create opportunities for them to interact with you. But putting on the kind of events they experience in their personal lives can be daunting, whether it’s for 12 or 12,000.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 07:05 GMT

​Meetings and events’ demand will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, published today by CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).

Sustainable Development Goals Week – Accelerating our progress towards 2030

Sustainable Development Goals Week – Accelerating our progress towards 2030

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2018 12:16 GMT

This Global Goals Week 2018 we're joining the United Nations and partners from around the globe to drive action and raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs call on society to achieve three extraordinary goals by 2030: end poverty, fight inequality and injustice and halt climate change.

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 07:06 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in M&E. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week.

Open Innovation: Is there room for a consumer-grade experience in corporate travel? (1/3)

Open Innovation: Is there room for a consumer-grade experience in corporate travel? (1/3)

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2018 09:35 GMT

When it comes to delivering a consumer-grade experience, corporate travel is often seen as behind the curve. Early investments in online technology tended to focus on expense or booking capabilities. Creating a good traveler-experience was not even an afterthought.

CWT Meetings & Events bolsters presence in Australia and New Zealand with three key appointments

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 01:45 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events has appointed Michelle Sargent as Director & Commercial Leader, Australia and New Zealand. Heather Lawson joins as National Operations Manager, and Ben Ogden as Senior Event Manager for the market.

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 15:09 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten North American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 12:50 GMT

​CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten Latin American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 08:07 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events unveils its predictions for the top ten Asia Pacific cities for M&E in 2019, as well as expected changes in meeting costs and group sizes next year.