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CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 07:06 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in M&E. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week.

Open Innovation: Is there room for a consumer-grade experience in corporate travel? (1/3)

Open Innovation: Is there room for a consumer-grade experience in corporate travel? (1/3)

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2018 09:35 GMT

When it comes to delivering a consumer-grade experience, corporate travel is often seen as behind the curve. Early investments in online technology tended to focus on expense or booking capabilities. Creating a good traveler-experience was not even an afterthought.

CWT Meetings & Events bolsters presence in Australia and New Zealand with three key appointments

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 01:45 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events has appointed Michelle Sargent as Director & Commercial Leader, Australia and New Zealand. Heather Lawson joins as National Operations Manager, and Ben Ogden as Senior Event Manager for the market.

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 15:09 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten North American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 12:50 GMT

​CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten Latin American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 08:07 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events unveils its predictions for the top ten Asia Pacific cities for M&E in 2019, as well as expected changes in meeting costs and group sizes next year.

Digging For Gold – Revealing unmanaged expenses

Digging For Gold – Revealing unmanaged expenses

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2018 07:12 GMT

If you have been in travel management for a while, you have probably redefined your travel program to a state-of-the-art level - trimming traditional travel expenses like air, hotel and ground transportation to perfection. However, are you sure you are getting the full picture of your travel and expenses (T&E) spend and supplier usage?

The Expert View: 5 ways to upgrade your events program

CWT Meetings & Events named to MeetingNet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 15:33 GMT

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

Know the Drill: The future of energy, resources and marine (ERM)
Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 06:55 GMT

Companies in the Energy. Resources and Marine sectors (ERM) are rebounding as oil and commodity prices continue to rise and global GDP growth is projected to increase 3.4% in 2019. Travel activity is also on the up, with air prices expected to climb 2.6% globally next year, according to the 2019 Energy, Resources & Marine Travel Forecast, published today.

Music for Mandela - Inside a six-city tribute tour

Music for Mandela - Inside a six-city tribute tour

Blog posts   •   Sep 06, 2018 11:46 GMT

​How do you celebrate the centennial of one of the 20th century’s most towering figures? The Minnesota Orchestra honored former South African President Nelson Mandela with a two-country, six-city, six-performance tour that took them to London and five cities in South Africa—becoming the first professional U.S. orchestra to perform in Mandela’s birthplace.

People for Privacy - How to keep your staff safe online

People for Privacy - How to keep your staff safe online

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2018 07:19 GMT

Anyone with access to the Internet can put your company at risk. Protecting clients’ personal information is a business imperative and now more than ever, it’s crucial to be transparent about the use of data. That means putting in place the right policies and technical controls to safeguard information.

Pack it Up, Pack it in - 7 steps to loading luggage like a pro

Pack it Up, Pack it in - 7 steps to loading luggage like a pro

Blog posts   •   Aug 31, 2018 10:51 GMT

​In the midst of the storm unleashed by Ryanair’s new luggage policy axing free carry-on luggage - and taking into account that business class tickets aren't doled out as easily as in the past - here's a few tips that will allow you to pack for success while sticking to your airlines’ baggage regulations.

​The Big Event - 9 routes to a killer SMM program

​The Big Event - 9 routes to a killer SMM program

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:07 GMT

According to our latest figures, 54% of companies have benefited from Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) for several years now. But apart from being an acronym, you don’t want to get wrong - what is it exactly?

Hotel Loyalty  - How to defeat a werewolf

Hotel Loyalty - How to defeat a werewolf

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2018 09:00 GMT

Apparently, every business everywhere is completely unprepared to battle werewolves. In meetings, conferences, webinars, and emails we constantly come across the phrase: “There is no silver bullet,” which, unfortunately, is the only thing that kills werewolves.

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2018 09:51 GMT

Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Blog posts   •   Aug 17, 2018 10:35 GMT

The experience economy is in full effect. New countries are opening up to international events trade, there’s a buzz around innovation and event technology, and the meetings and events industry is looking forward to impressive growth in 2019 (Look out for the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report coming out in September).

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2018 09:35 GMT

Securing our personal data can be a challenge while traveling. Being away from home and the office sometimes forces us to connect to unknown networks. We’re also likely to be working in public places where our information may be at risk. And, as we scuttle from one place to another, we may well lose things.

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2018 08:30 GMT

Being able to integrate different worldviews is a tremendous advantage that companies should not neglect. At the end of the day, organizations are a reflection of society. That's why at CWT we strive to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities for all, regardless of our ethnic and cultural backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.