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Head in the Clouds - 3 ways business travel can boost your creativity

Head in the Clouds - 3 ways business travel can boost your creativity

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2019 11:48 GMT

Anybody whose job requires having good ideas knows that staring at a blank screen won’t get you there. Neither will sitting in the same chair and sipping the same latte from the same mug as every other day. A rigid routine won’t make you the next Hemingway or Dali. It will make you a ​Mr. Men character. In other words, two-dimensional and predictable.

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blog posts   •   Aug 08, 2019 09:47 GMT

“If we surrender to the air, we can ride it.” Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison wrote in her novel 1977 novel, Song of Solomon. Her passing this week leaves us with a trove of wisdom, including this powerful quote. It’s a reminder to take risks and surrender to the unknown.

Richard (Rick) Carlson Gage appointed Chair of Carlson Inc.
RoomIt by CWT Launches Global Campaign with World Childhood Foundation to Fight Trafficking

RoomIt by CWT Launches Global Campaign with World Childhood Foundation to Fight Trafficking

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 16:15 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™ has announced its first global campaign in support of the World Childhood Foundation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. RoomIt will donate $1 for each hotel booking made globally during the month of August, up to $100,000.

CWT appoints Erik Magnuson to spearhead a new, dedicated air distribution initiative

CWT appoints Erik Magnuson to spearhead a new, dedicated air distribution initiative

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 13:00 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Erik Magnuson to further develop CWT’s existing private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements around the world, and strong working relationships with GDSs on their specialist programs.

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2019 14:00 GMT

In a ​recent study, we found that 83% of business travelers consider fitness options when booking a hotel. Swim, run, cycle, dance, walk – or stand on your head, whatever you do to keep fit, sticking to your schedule is hard when you travel.

CWT Partners with Local Charity, Project SYNCERE, at GBTA Chicago
Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 08:00 GMT

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by CWT and GBTA.

Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 07:22 GMT

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by CWT and GBTA.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2019 08:57 GMT

​Since 2013, World Day against Trafficking in Persons has been held every 30 July. A UN resolution designated this date to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human Trafficking is an issue that exploits people of all ages – children included – for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.

​The Mary Poppins Way – Are you ready to fly?

​The Mary Poppins Way – Are you ready to fly?

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2019 13:38 GMT

When it comes to packing, I’ve always wanted to be like Mary Poppins. How cool would it be to be able to get away with a small carry-on bag containing all the items in the world? The joys of a bag like this... Imagine being able to take everything with you without the hassle of carrying a fully loaded suitcase.

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Jul 23, 2019 13:41 GMT

RoomIt and GBTA launched a study to measure the factors influencing sentiment among business travelers across the globe. Survey respondents feel strongly that travel is integral to the success of their business. 83% say it is very important to the overall financial performance of their company, and the vast majority say face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to conduct business.

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 11:45 GMT

More than half (54%) of business travelers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year, with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight. However, the vast majority (86%) of global travelers are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences.

Seasoned Travelers Most Likely to Book Flights on Mobile Apps

Seasoned Travelers Most Likely to Book Flights on Mobile Apps

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:04 GMT

​The most active business travelers are most likely to book flights on their smartphone, according to research conducted by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform. Travelers who make more than five trips a year are 13% more likely to book on their smartphone, while travelers revisiting a location are 11% more likely to do so.

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT

​In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:32 GMT

Getting from one side of the globe to the other has never been simpler. Ultra-long-haul (ULH) flights can now leap over half the world in a single bound. But not everyone thinks a 19-hour flight is the best way to travel.

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT

Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2019 09:18 GMT

Sometimes, business travelers just run into bad luck. Their preferred flights have no seats available, so they have to take one with a 10-hour layover. The hotels close to the meeting location are priced out of budget. And when they get to the airport, they find their flight has been canceled. But what if it wasn’t just down to luck?

​CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

​CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 05:51 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that 71% of global business travelers embrace travel innovation. Travelers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are more likely to favor it, with 75% and 71% respectively. Europeans are warier of the changes – 7% of them stating a reluctance to embrace travel innovation versus 5% of Asia Pacific and 3% of Americas travelers.

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:42 GMT

It’s likely you’re already using a travel program solution that searches for lower rates on an already booked flight and hotel reservation. If you are, are you squeezing the most savings out of it?