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Hints to Lady Travelers – From the Victorian era to the 21st century

Hints to Lady Travelers – From the Victorian era to the 21st century

Blog posts   •   Jan 22, 2019 08:32 GMT

​Mad about cycling and born in Brooklyn in 1853 writer Lillias Campbell Davidson may have been the first hipster in history. Jokes aside, she was a pioneer in addressing a perennial concern for women over the years. She was the first author to write a travel guide for women. ‘Hints to Lady Travellers: At Home and Abroad’ a book of tips to make the journeys of Victorian women safer.

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

Blog posts   •   Jan 17, 2019 12:31 GMT

​There's a gap between what travel buyers believe travelers want from overnight stays and what travelers actually seek. RoomIt and GBTA recently launched a ​survey to identify what is making up this gap, and why it doesn’t seem to be going away. Unsurprisingly, many of the misunderstandings identified in the survey were about how to improve compliance and traveler satisfaction.

Ranking of Countries’ Response to Child Sex Trafficking Released

Ranking of Countries’ Response to Child Sex Trafficking Released

Blog posts   •   Jan 16, 2019 21:39 GMT

The first of its kind benchmarking tool done by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), is supported by the Carlson Family Foundation, the World Childhood Foundation and the Oak Foundation.

CWT Makes Senior Appointments to EMEA Leadership Team

CWT Makes Senior Appointments to EMEA Leadership Team

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2019 14:09 GMT

​CWT, the global travel management company, has made several senior appointments to its European customer organization leadership, as it moves to a functional model within EMEA. The new model, which has been successfully trialed in the Nordics, will optimize speed to market and service to clients.

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2019 08:52 GMT

Average ticket price (ATP) for air is forecast to increase by 2% globally in February, despite what many economists predict will be a softer global economy heading into 2019. Between anxiety over trade wars, a chaotic Brexit negotiation, and jittery markets, the global economy is expected to decelerate, but, the key is, it will remain above trend, which is helping to shield prices.

CWT Meetings & Events wins SITE Crystal Award for Impactful Incentive Program

CWT Meetings & Events wins SITE Crystal Award for Impactful Incentive Program

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2019 14:22 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events has won a SITE Crystal Award for “Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program.”

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Travel Superheroes - Why a travel manager role is really 12 jobs in one

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2019 11:12 GMT

​If you think being a travel manager is an easy task, think twice. The role requires a skill set that would make most professionals break into a cold sweat.

 RoomIt by CWT Announces Corporate Travel Partnership with SiteMinder

RoomIt by CWT Announces Corporate Travel Partnership with SiteMinder

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 13:54 GMT

Chicago, 8 January 2019: RoomIt by CWT, the global hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and SiteMinder, the global hotel guest acquisition platform, today announced a strategic partnership in the corporate travel distribution chain.

Just what is it with all these New Year resolutions?

Just what is it with all these New Year resolutions?

Blog posts   •   Dec 31, 2018 10:52 GMT

So this is Christmas, And what have you done? Another year over, And a new one just begun. So sings John Lennon around this time of year on almost every radio station into which you can tune. But just why do we ruminate on what we have achieved in the previous twelve months, and feel the need to look forward and make a fresh start?

​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.