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​Top tips for effective networking from Íñigo Montoya

​Top tips for effective networking from Íñigo Montoya

Blog posts   •   Dec 28, 2018 09:52 GMT

“Hello. My name is Íñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” It’s the holiday season, the week for watching cult movies and eating chocolate. It’s also the week for pondering how to improve your business skills in 2019.

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

​Travelese for Beginners – Decoding the language of corporate travel

Blog posts   •   Dec 27, 2018 09:21 GMT

If you just started a career as a procurement manager or your company’s travel budget was assigned to you for 2019, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the baffling amount of acronyms synonymous with the business travel industry.

Rest for Success  – 9 essentials for an enjoyable stay

Rest for Success – 9 essentials for an enjoyable stay

Blog posts   •   Dec 21, 2018 11:38 GMT

​If you read our previous blog where we asked what you value most from an airline, the next logical question for travelers is, 'what do you value most from a hotel?' While away our hotel is our home. It's important that it offers a certain level of comfort. But what is your definition of comfort?

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2018 08:06 GMT

The use of payment methods other than corporate cards is a pain point for travel managers, travelers and Travel Management Companies (TMC) alike. For the former, it makes tracking expenses more difficult; and for the latter it means wasted time in filing receipts. For the TMCs, spending time on admin tasks doesn’t add much value for customers – so all round, a lot of wasted time.

Up in the Air – 7 essentials for an enjoyable journey

Up in the Air – 7 essentials for an enjoyable journey

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2018 13:43 GMT

​If, like George Clooney in Up In the Air, you spend a significant chunk of your time at work riding the clouds (hopefully not doing so to fire people), I am quite sure any improvement that airlines do to pump up their services is music to your ears.

Free & Equal - Supporting 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Free & Equal - Supporting 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Blog posts   •   Dec 10, 2018 09:18 GMT

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” This quote from Nelson Mandela is the perfect opening to celebrate a very special day that we, at CWT, hold very dear: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which this year celebrates its 70 anniversary.

Travel Management Of The Future – 3-ways predictive analytics can transform your program

Travel Management Of The Future – 3-ways predictive analytics can transform your program

Blog posts   •   Dec 07, 2018 08:43 GMT

“If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” Since the beginning of times, humankind has been obsessed with predictions. Fortunately, nowadays we don't need to rely on oracles or witches of any sort. We have powerful algorithms that allow us to predict the future and even change it.

CWT/Ambition Research: More Than Three in Four Business Executives Prefer Face-to-Face Meetings Over Virtual Contact

CWT/Ambition Research: More Than Three in Four Business Executives Prefer Face-to-Face Meetings Over Virtual Contact

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 07:01 GMT

According to a survey by CWT and Ambition, more than three quarters (78%) of businesspeople prefer meeting in-person to using technology-enabled communications such as video-conferencing – primarily because meeting face-to-face helps them build more meaningful relationships, read people’s body language and facial expressions, and makes it easier to get their point across and be persuasive.

CWT Wins “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards

CWT Wins “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 15:15 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, was awarded “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” and “Europe’s Leading Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards ceremony, which took place in Lisbon on 1 December. CWT beat a shortlist of eight to take the prize.

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Once upon a time the term foodie was associated with high culture and an elite fortunate enough to eat Michelin Starred chef-d’oeuvres while the rest of us ate cold sandwiches. But the frenzy for fine cooking has seen dramatic growth and democratization on a global scale.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Michelle Frymire as CFO

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Michelle Frymire as CFO

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 13:32 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed Michelle Frymire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in Minneapolis, Michelle will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

5 Reasons Why Booking Your Air Tickets Using Your Smartphone Is So ‘Wicked’

5 Reasons Why Booking Your Air Tickets Using Your Smartphone Is So ‘Wicked’

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 08:09 GMT

​You have probably heard the news recently that we have​ expanded our mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travelers the option of securing their flights directly on the myCWT™​ app. But, why is this such a game changer? Here’s 5 reasons to embrace this new way of making reservations. If you try it, there will be no going back.

Room with a (long-term) View: ​When to book extended-stay

Room with a (long-term) View: ​When to book extended-stay

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2018 10:45 GMT

Extended-stay properties are sprouting up with increased regularity. It feels as if sharing economy and apartment properties receive daily attention, and traveler demand appears to be keeping pace. Travel buyers have certainly taken notice too, as 94% believe they will have to allow more flexibility, or maintain current levels of flexibility for extended-stays and for alternative lodgings.

Give me Wi-Fi! – Is the promise of free internet on board a blessing or a curse?

Give me Wi-Fi! – Is the promise of free internet on board a blessing or a curse?

Blog posts   •   Nov 29, 2018 10:02 GMT

With Delta Air Lines’ CEO, Ed Bastian, announcing recently that the company is working towards offering free Wi-Fi on all its flights, and with several airlines already offering the service – including low-cost carrier, Norwegian – one can only wonder if internet access is going to become the latest must-have when choosing an airline.

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 08:03 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, CWT’s consulting division, has built an advanced data model that sifts through large historic travel data sets, as well as public data on commodity prices, macro-economic indicators, weather, and holidays. Those data are analyzed to identify patterns and correlations, generating robust predictions for a company’s future spend.

CWT Expands Mobile Air Bookings; Travelers in Twenty Countries Can Now Book Flights Directly On myCWT™ App

CWT Expands Mobile Air Bookings; Travelers in Twenty Countries Can Now Book Flights Directly On myCWT™ App

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has expanded its mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travelers the option of booking their flights directly on the myCWT™ app.

It’s Electrifying – Will we assist to the end of fossil fuels propelled aircraft any soon?

It’s Electrifying – Will we assist to the end of fossil fuels propelled aircraft any soon?

Blog posts   •   Nov 22, 2018 08:05 GMT

​After decades of being powered by fossil fuels, technological advances are making the entelechy of electric commercial aviation a reality. According to the global consultancy Roland Berger, “the number of electrically propelled aircraft around the world now exceeds 130.”

The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 08:07 GMT

​Ancillary revenue in the airline industry – generated by activities and services that yield revenue for airlines beyond the simple transportation of passengers from A to B – has increased dramatically over the years.

CWT’s Kurt Ekert Named Vice Chair of United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2018 08:05 GMT

In the second of our Open Innovation series, CWT’s Brandon Balcom, senior director of Open Innovation, shares his top tips on successfully working with startups. While a travel management company (TMC) and a startup may seem an unlikely cultural fit, Brandon focuses on what each brings to the table, while sidestepping stereotypical traps.