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4 Ways That Companies Can Fight Human Trafficking

4 Ways That Companies Can Fight Human Trafficking

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2018 06:48 GMT

Everyone knows that the trafficking of people is an illegal and fundamental violation of human rights in every country in the world. Despite that, it can still be difficult for the private sector to have the courage to put their brands behind this issue.

How to navigate business travel in 2019

How to navigate business travel in 2019

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2018 08:33 GMT

“May you live in interesting times,” former U.S Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy famously said in 1966. Indeed. It can feel like we popped a Mentos in a bottle of Coke. There’s Brexit, potential trade wars, the Antarctic melting faster than a forehead full of black market Botox.

Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Press Releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 08:07 GMT

Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by GBTA and CWT with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation.

​Not Without My Smartphone -  Are  boomers the millennials of corporate travel?

​Not Without My Smartphone - Are boomers the millennials of corporate travel?

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2018 09:11 GMT

Whether we travel for business, leisure, or even bleisure, the days of setting off on a journey without our mobile devices, and especially our smartphones, are a thing of the past. I recently read a study which found that global smartphone dependence continues to grow, with a quarter of millennials looking at their phone more than 100 times a day.

Business travel in Gandalf's shoes

Business travel in Gandalf's shoes

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2018 09:31 GMT

My colleague Eric Tyree shed some light on predictive analytics, so there's no need for me to dive into definitions and theories. Let me take the pragmatic approach instead and share with you some of the coolest developments we’re working on at the moment. We may not be Gandalf, the wizard from Lord of the Rings, but data enables us to create our own magic.

How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?

How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:32 GMT

Imagine wasting 400 hours of your life? In 400 hours a person can walk from Paris to Minsk or from Copenhagen to Naples. As it turns out it also takes about 400 hours for travel buyers to secure discounted rates during the Request For Proposal (RFP) season, that time of year when corporate travel buyers think about their hotel rate programme for the next 12 months.

​How to land a deal without even trying

​How to land a deal without even trying

Blog posts   •   Jul 12, 2018 08:52 GMT

Everyone likes a deal. No matter what you’re buying – or how much money you have – a deal’s a deal. The sweetest deal of all is one where you don’t even have to lift a finger. No haggling. No comparison shopping. No need to set up a vigil as you religiously check whether prices have come down enough for you to make that purchase—before it sells out.

CWT rolls out Price Tracking, delivering up to 2% savings on travel spend

CWT rolls out Price Tracking, delivering up to 2% savings on travel spend

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2018 07:05 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, is rolling out Price Tracking worldwide, following a successful trial that delivered savings of up to 2% of total travel spend. The Price Tracking technology continually monitors prices for flights and hotel rooms, checking them against existing bookings. Whenever it identifies savings, CWT cancels and re-books for less.

Why personalization is essential to business travel

Why personalization is essential to business travel

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2018 09:19 GMT

​In today’s consumer-driven market, customers don’t just appreciate a tailored experience – they expect it. Personalization helps organizations improve employee loyalty and engagement, and fosters the kind of positive association with corporate travel normally reserved for personal apps and websites.

When a Hurricane Hits - From disaster mode to caring mode

When a Hurricane Hits - From disaster mode to caring mode

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2018 07:06 GMT

Carol “Korky” Gartside was waist-deep in water, frantically looking for a high and secure place to store her laptop. The driving rain, gusty winds and flooded streets wrought by Hurricane Harvey last August, did not make it safe to bring anything but the clothes on her back, a converted garbage bag as raincoat, and overnight clothes. She settled on a high shelf and quickly evacuated her home.

Check(point) List - The pro's guide to airport security

Check(point) List - The pro's guide to airport security

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2018 07:06 GMT

Going through airport security can be unnerving, especially if the line is huge and you're running late. We've all been there, but be careful how you handle stress during the security process. Losing your temper can have serious consequences.

Perth International Airfares Continue to Rise, While Hotel Occupancy and Rates Fall: CWT/CAPA Report

Perth International Airfares Continue to Rise, While Hotel Occupancy and Rates Fall: CWT/CAPA Report

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 03:02 GMT

Airfares on key business routes from Perth have been increasing. Meanwhile, hotel occupancy and average daily rates (ADRs) in the Australian city continue to fall. These findings are published in the latest Business Travel Pulse report produced by CWT Solutions Group and CAPA – Centre for Aviation.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Rachel O’Brien as VP and Chief Technology Transformation Officer

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Rachel O’Brien as VP and Chief Technology Transformation Officer

Press Releases   •   Jul 03, 2018 09:01 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Rachel O’Brien as its new VP and Chief Technology Transformation Officer, effective immediately.

How a chef can cost a million dollars

How a chef can cost a million dollars

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2018 07:12 GMT

Gordon Ramsey may be one of the world’s richest chefs, making well over a hundred million dollars, but even a non-celebrity chef with no Michelin Stars can be worth as much. How? As with most things, it’s location, location, location. The chef needs to be working on an offshore oil rig, typically situated far into the ocean.

Prep Notes - Foolproof tactics to plan your event

Prep Notes - Foolproof tactics to plan your event

Blog posts   •   Jun 28, 2018 10:02 GMT

A study by the journal of experimental social psychology found that meeting face-to-face is 34 times more effective than email. But we don’t need a study to know the lasting impact of an awesome event. In these high-pressure situations, it’s easy to forget the vital components that make an event run smoothly from start to finish.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Research: Business travelers feel 50% safer at airports than at train or subway stations

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Research: Business travelers feel 50% safer at airports than at train or subway stations

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 07:02 GMT

Global business travelers feel more nervous at train or subway stations than at airports, according to research commissioned by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company.

​How We Think, Act And Live Responsibly

​How We Think, Act And Live Responsibly

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2018 07:17 GMT

Today, we are releasing our Responsible Business Annual Report for the sixth consecutive year. This document is a testimony of how we progressed in 2017 towards the reach of our 2020 Responsible Business objectives. It is a palpable way of tracking all the work that has been done worldwide by all of us at CWT, and all the great things we have achieved by working together.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel shows significant progress in latest Annual Responsible Business Report

Carlson Wagonlit Travel shows significant progress in latest Annual Responsible Business Report

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2018 07:15 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global digital travel management company, today published its latest Annual Responsible Business Report, showing significant progress towards its 2020 objectives. This latest report has reached the UN Global Compact Advanced Level, recognizing the success of CWT’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Niklas Andréen as Chief Traveler Experience Officer effective September 2018

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Niklas Andréen as Chief Traveler Experience Officer effective September 2018

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 12:08 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Niklas Andréen as Executive Vice President and Chief Traveler Experience Officer, effective September 2018. Based in London, Niklas will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:49 GMT

The percentage of business travelers who book hotels within their corporate travel programs has hovered around 50% - 60% for years. Travel managers told GBTA one reason is that their travelers want to stay at a different type of property than what’s available in their program. Another big reason? They can get better rates on their own.