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​Time Travel - Three big tech trends that will shape the future

​Time Travel - Three big tech trends that will shape the future

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2019 10:32 GMT

The travel industry has embraced new tech and trends with gusto in recent years. You name it, it’s been trialled: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the internet of things, robots, augmented reality, chatbots, recognition tech, personalization…you get the idea.

 CWT M&E chosen As Partner of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

CWT M&E chosen As Partner of FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021

Press releases   •   May 22, 2019 08:20 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events agency, has been selected as the partner for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2021 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, during which ski champions from 70 countries will be competing over the course of 14 days.

In Human vs. Machine, CWT Study Finds Two-Thirds of Travelers Prefer Machines When Booking Air Travel

In Human vs. Machine, CWT Study Finds Two-Thirds of Travelers Prefer Machines When Booking Air Travel

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 05:48 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that travelers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser.

CWT appoints David Zimmer as Head of Channel Evolution

CWT appoints David Zimmer as Head of Channel Evolution

Press releases   •   May 16, 2019 12:02 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announced the appointment of David Zimmer as Head of Channel Evolution. In this newly created role, he will ensure CWT continues to deliver industry-leading options for the way travelers want to interact with the company.

​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2019 11:47 GMT

Meet Meghan Likes, Senior Meeting Planner, at CWT Meetings & Events and one of seven industry pros that Minnesota Meetings + Events selected to honor in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2019 12:35 GMT

Ponder this question: When you're on a plane, do you prefer to have no access to the internet or have to sit next to a talkative stranger? In an era where we spend most of our time glued to our screens and not having internet connection can make most of us break into a cold sweat, the answer seems obvious. But is it really? How many of us favor hours of conversation over online connectivity?

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Appoints Robert Pietro as Senior Director, Global Program Management, Americas

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Appoints Robert Pietro as Senior Director, Global Program Management, Americas

Press releases   •   May 14, 2019 07:01 GMT

​CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the global leader in providing integrated travel and mobility services to companies in the oil & gas, renewable energies, mining and marine sectors and a unit of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has further strengthened its client management team with the appointment of Robert Pietro as its Senior Director of Global Program Management for the Americas.

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT

In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

Blog posts   •   May 07, 2019 09:17 GMT

​ Over 90% of global trade is carried by ships. Our way of life and access to products and services would be forever changed without shipping, intercontinental trade, the transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods.

CWT M&E Appoints Petrina Goh as Singapore Director

CWT M&E Appoints Petrina Goh as Singapore Director

Press releases   •   May 06, 2019 03:36 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) has appointed Petrina Goh as its new Director for Singapore.

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2019 14:37 GMT

Flying into Shanghai, you’re hit with an aerial view of the sheer variety of what the Chinese city has to offer with its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, futuristic buildings, and international flavor.

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2019 09:27 GMT

If you’ve sat in the middle seat on a long-haul flight between a toddler and a basketball player with his kneecap lodged under your laptop, you know what torture feels like. Nobody prefers the middle seat. That we can agree on.

CWT Research: Two-Thirds of Travelers Pick Window Over Aisle; 52% Prefer Missed Flight Over Lost Luggage

CWT Research: Two-Thirds of Travelers Pick Window Over Aisle; 52% Prefer Missed Flight Over Lost Luggage

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 05:51 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that two-thirds of business travelers prefer window seats over aisle seats. That rises to 71% in Asia Pacific, and falls to 59% in the Americas, with the Europeans in the middle at 65% window over aisle.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 12:01 GMT

​RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Geoffrey Waldmiller as Vice President of Revenue Optimization.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

CWT Appoints David Holmes VP of Payments

CWT Appoints David Holmes VP of Payments

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 07:34 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed David Holmes as VP of Payments.

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 07:21 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has secured a UK Cyber Essentials certification. This UK Government-backed scheme is designed to protect organizations and their data against a wide range of cyberattacks.

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 07:01 GMT

RoomIt by CWT®, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO.