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.
Press releases • May 09, 2018 13:35 GMT
RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the leading global travel management company, has appointed Jack Staehler as its new Chief Technology Officer. Staehler will be based in RoomIt’s Chicago headquarters and join both CWT’s Product & Technology and RoomIt leadership teams.
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.
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.
Press releases • Apr 26, 2018 12:14 GMT
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today reported a strong performance in 2017, the first full year of its digital transformation strategy, CWT 3.0.
Press releases • Apr 25, 2018 15:55 GMT
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Susan Thompson to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Susan will have global management responsibility for legal team members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Susan will report to Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, and will be based in Minneapolis.
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.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel rated Gold for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis for its responsible business program
Press releases • Apr 17, 2018 07:15 GMT
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a leading global digital travel management company, today announced that its responsible business practices have been rated Gold for the second successive year by EcoVadis, an independent and internationally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Press releases • Apr 05, 2018 03:20 GMT
CWT Meetings & Events, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division, has appointed Sam Lay as Senior Director for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Sam will lead a team of meetings and events specialists across key markets in the region. He will report to Cindy Fisher, Senior Vice President and Global Head, CWT Meetings & Events.
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.
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.
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.
Press releases • Mar 20, 2018 14:00 GMT
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (‘CWT’), the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Catherine Maguire-Vielle as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (‘CHRO’). Former CHRO David Moran has decided to leave the company and will do so in early April.
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.
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.