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Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2019 15:54 GMT

Whether you favor older wisdom like the Serenity Prayer or a daily dose of Instagram inspiration, some version of “control the controllable" offers solace in strange times. Humans aren’t built for extreme uncertainty and there’s a lot of it around between climate change, trade wars, Brexit upheaval and rising oil prices.

CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2019 06:02 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of John Pelant as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, with effect from 1 November 2019. Based in Minneapolis, John will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

CWT Meetings & Events Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020
​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 13:19 GMT

Fashionistas might guess the author of the quote that gives title to this post. Coco Chanel was of the opinion that to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

​RoomIt by CWT Expands Hotel Distribution with New, Strategic Global Partnerships

​RoomIt by CWT Expands Hotel Distribution with New, Strategic Global Partnerships

Press releases   •   Oct 10, 2019 12:00 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of CWT, announces new strategic partnerships with multiple global hotel guest acquisition platforms. SiteMinder and Vertical Booking are now joined by RateGain and RateTiger by eRevMax as part of RoomIt’s growing channel manager program.

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2019 06:10 GMT

An overwhelming number of business travelers feel that the positives outweigh the negatives at work (92%) and at home (82%) when traveling for business. I share this opinion. I adore traveling. Even though you might be enclosed in a room for the whole duration of your trip there is always a couple of hours you can steal to experience the vibe of the place you are in.

CWT Research Reveals Positives Significantly Outweigh Negatives at Work and at Home When Traveling for Business

CWT Research Reveals Positives Significantly Outweigh Negatives at Work and at Home When Traveling for Business

Press releases   •   Oct 08, 2019 06:09 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that business travelers feel that positives outweigh negatives at work (92%) and at home (82%) when traveling for business. Travelers from the Americas are the most enthusiastic at 94% and 86% respectively, followed by travelers from Asia Pacific at 93% and 84%, and Europe at 89% and 77%.

Minnesota technologists join forces to fight online child sex trafficking

Minnesota technologists join forces to fight online child sex trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2019 13:00 GMT

An op-ed by John Pelant, CIO at CWT.

CWT and Carlson Family Foundation Host Minnesota Hackathon to Fight Online Child Trafficking in Partnership with Thorn
The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2019 12:57 GMT

Did you know, there are more modern-day slaves in our world than at ​any other point in history? And that human trafficking is believed to be the ​third-largest crime industry in the world, behind drugs and arms trafficking?

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Blog posts   •   Oct 01, 2019 13:49 GMT

What images does the word “slavery” conjure up in your mind? People in iron collars shipped on huge wooden galleons, forced to work the fields under the whip of the master? Perhaps you think that slavery is a concept abolished in the 1800’s?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2019 14:43 GMT

​Not long ago, I came across an article by PhocusWire. The author questioned whether or not consumer demand for convenience will transform the baggage experience.

CWT Expands NDC Team with New VP, Air Distribution Partnerships Appointment
How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 06:56 GMT

This week marks the celebration of the UN Global Goals Week 2019. Starting last Saturday, 21 September, and running until the end of the month, this United Nations campaign is designed to drive action and raise awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and halt climate change by the end of 2030.

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2019 15:48 GMT

It's critical to choose the right partners when planning an event – ideally, whose business philosophy and corporate code align with your own.

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

Blog posts   •   Sep 13, 2019 09:27 GMT

As highlighted in our 2020 Global Travel Forecast, geopolitical and environmental issues have made predictions for travel trends volatile.

​CWT Solutions Group Expands Successful Outsourcing Offer

​CWT Solutions Group Expands Successful Outsourcing Offer

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2019 05:57 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, is expanding its travel services outsourcing offering, following the positive reception from its first 26 clients across a variety of industries.

CWT Meetings & Events Projects 8% Growth in 2020 Despite Gathering Headwinds

CWT Meetings & Events Projects 8% Growth in 2020 Despite Gathering Headwinds

Press releases   •   Sep 10, 2019 13:00 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events division of CWT, says the $840 billion industry is poised for an 8% growth in 2020 despite looming geopolitical and economic headwinds, according to its 2020 Future Trends Report, published today.

​Travelers Agree:  Healthy travel leads to growth

​Travelers Agree: Healthy travel leads to growth

Blog posts   •   Sep 10, 2019 09:47 GMT

By and large people feel that business travel is vital to achieving success for themselves and their company. As revealed in a recent Traveler Sentiment Index by GBTA and RoomIt, nearly 70% of respondents desire to travel more often.