Blog posts • May 28, 2018 09:33 GMT
“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” said Malcolm X. This is certainly true of planning a major meeting or event. Strategic planning is key. If you want to organize a captivating experience for over 2,000 people, you better plan the coup well in advance.
Press releases • May 24, 2018 05:15 GMT
CWT Solutions Group and CAPA – Centre for Aviation have published the latest edition of their Business Travel Pulse report, focusing on Melbourne, Australia. The report highlights that airfares on key domestic and international business routes from Melbourne have been rising sharply. At the same time, hotel occupancy and rates in the city have also increased, owing to strong demand.
Blog posts • May 22, 2018 08:23 GMT
According to research by the Ethics & Compliance initiative (ECI): “In 2017, 16% of employees experienced pressure to compromise standards; a 23% increase over the last measurement. This is part of an ongoing trend, as pressure has increased substantially in the last decade. These findings are troubling, because increases in pressure have shown to precede a weakening of ethical cultures.”
Blog posts • May 18, 2018 14:38 GMT
The health of our planet is deteriorating fast and concern for the environment is growing worldwide. According to NASA, carbon dioxide levels are at their highest in 650,000 years; 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Artic ice is melting at 13.2% per decade, and global sea levels have risen nearly 178mm over the last 100 years.
Blog posts • May 16, 2018 09:29 GMT
In the second of our series aimed at debunking myths around the General Data Protection Order (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25 May, let’s examine another misconception: Myth #2: GDPR is a privacy revolution and a huge burden for companies, in terms of resources and budget
Blog posts • May 15, 2018 10:47 GMT
A couple of weeks ago, a colleague played us a video of Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo working her magic. We watched, mesmerized, as she conjured the most neatly organized closet from what looked like a department store hit by a hurricane. She started by asking the owner of the said closet to imagine her “ideal lifestyle,” and then proceeded to discard everything that didn’t fit.
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.
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.