Are you a traveler looking for help?

skipnavigation
Follow CWT

Tags

RoomIt

Meetings & Events

Solutions Group

Energy Resources & Marine

Blogs 151 Business travel 89 Meetings & Events 51 Solutions Group 38 RoomIt 38 Corporate travel 36 Energy Resources & Marine 22 Blog 19 Leadership 18 Responsible business 18 rb 16 Travel management 14 CSR 11 Hotels 10 Research 8 Asia Pacific 8 Data 8 Australia 7 blog posts 6 Innovation 6 Event planning 6 CWT2019Research 6 Forecast 5 press release 5 Technology 5 Travel tips 5 Legal 5 White Paper 4 APAC 4 blog post 4 Traveler Experience 4 Global Travel Forecast 4 responsiblebusiness 4 Airfares 4 GDPR 4 Singapore 4 Machine learning 4 SMM 3 Mobile 3 appointment 3 Millenials 3 GBTA 3 rsc 3 Brexit 3 Travel technology 3 Carlson 3 Air travel 3 Kurt Ekert 3 Social Responsibility 3 hotel rates 3 Strategic Meetings Management 3 Minnesota hackathon 2 Data security 2 Incentive trips 2 Open Innovation 2 Human Trafficking 2 Travel consolidator 2 appointments 2 Meetings Technology 2 Data protection 2 Safety 2 Travel policy 2 Future of travel 2 HR 2 Sustainability 2 New Zealand 2 Bleisure 2 Meetings and Events 2 KonMari 2 Security 2 Connected Traveler Study 2 Ground Travel 2 CWT M&E 2 Airlines 2 Derek Sharp 2 Thorn 2 Travel 2 CWT To Go 2 Asia 2 Build What You Believe 2 Anti-human trafficking 2 Child sex trafficking 2 Carlson Family Foundation 2 sourcing 1 Facts 1 Perth 1 IATA 1 Didi 1 Marine 1 philanthropy 1 Estonia 1 insights 1 Jordan 1 Hospitality industry 1 Grab 1 Brand identity 1 Lithuania 1 2019 1 fintech 1 premium economy 1 AI 1 Artificial Intelligence 1 Mobile age 1 Safety and security 1 telecommuting 1 Trafficking in Persons 1 flight cancellations 1 Personalization 1 Digitalization 1 online meetings 1 Fisheries 1 travel experience 1 Corporate travel management 1 Travel safety 1 travel policies 1 ERM 1 Experience economy 1 ridesharing 1 Corporate event management 1 Uber 1 Online booking tool 1 Business tips 1 IMEX 1 Conference planning 1 CWT 1 Offshore rigs 1 Open Skies 1 blockchain 1 approval processes 1 Flight delays 1 ride sharing 1 employee experience 1 Sustainable travel 1 CWT Leadership 1 CWT Connected Traveler Study 1 Latvia and Estonia 1 Virtual Payment 1 Traveler Behavior 1 Travel Spend 1 Ground Transportation 1 Military and Government 1 Traveler Services 1 CWT AnalytIQs 1 Extended stay 1 Consumer experience 1 creative business events 1 virtual working 1 business etiquette 1 World Cup Russia 2018 1 Mobile Booking 1 Meeting planning 1 Crew rotation 1 Price Tracking 1 Hotel RFP Season 1 Last Room Availability 1 2019 forecast 1 Pricing projections 1 travelconsolidator 1 Pre-trip approvals 1 forecast2019 1 RFP Season 1 Negotiating Business Travel 1 Hotel attachment 1 Packing tips 1 Music for Mandela 1 UN Sustainable Development Goals 1 Meetings planning 1 Meetings and events future trends 1 Corporate event planning 1 CWT Airport Index 1 Hotel policy 1 Acte Paris 1 2019 Future Trends 1 Top meetings destinations 1 The future of travel 1 Hotel ADR 1 Face-to-Face meetings 1 Average ticket price 1 Carlson Family Foundation; World Childhood Foundation; Economist Intelligence Unit 1 Travel buying 1 Corporate values 1 Corporate rebrand 1 Air miles 1 Global Network & Technology Partners 1 Ancillaries 1 Unbundling 1 ground transport 1 Gojek 1 Project SYNCERE 1 Rick Gage 1 Board Chair 1 Carlson Private Capital Partners 1 Traveler Sentiment Index 1 Global Travel Forecast 2020 1 CWTSatoTravel; FedRooms; DoD; DTMO; GSA; Nick Vournakis 1 Kathleen King; finance; Michelle Frymire 1 Return on Investment in Business Travel 1 CMI 25; M&E; CWT M&E; Beau Ballin 1 MeetingsNet 1 2020 Future Trends Report 1 Centennials 1 Global Programs 1 Incentive Travel 1 Suppliers of the Year 1 Nathan Brooks 1 airline distribution capabilities 1 OBT 1 Erik Magnuson 1 Inna Kizenkova 1 John Pelant 1 channel manager program 1 Shannon Hyland 1 global hotel distribution 1 Traveler types 1 Sustainable meetings 1 Branding 1 Finland 1 it 1 Japan 1 products 1 Energy 1 Sweden 1 Information security 1 stress 1 Wifi 1 Europe 1 Gender 1 Brand 1 human rights 1 Hotel 1 Hong Kong 1 Berlin 1 Sydney 1 ROI 1 Resources 1 Corporate Social Responsibility 1 comfort 1 taxi 1 Public Speaking 1 Africa 1 Climate change 1 San Diego 1 World Childhood Foundation 1 Human Resources 1 Melbourne 1 CFO 1 Middle East 1 ECPAT 1 Banff 1 Norway 1 Denmark 1 FIFA 1 Mobile phones 1 Chicago 1 UK 1 Latvia 1 Smartphones 1 Global 1 Health and wellness 1 productivity 1 Lyft 1 payments 1 results 1 Travel industry 1 Vacation 1 charitable organization 1 Jive 1 Airfare 1 Talent 1 aviation 1 Corporate events 1 United Nations 1 Valentines Day 1 India 1 recruitment 1 Insight 1 United Kingdom 1 meetings 1 MICE 1 Leisure 1 Ireland 1 New Year resolutions 1 Travel trends 1 Conferences 1 operations 1 Ola 1 Predictive analytics 1 ethics 1 Latin America 1 Artemis 1 Digital transformation 1 GDS 1 NDC 1 Airports 1 TMC 1 Rebranding 1 Travel management company 1 Show all tags

Latest news

​Salmon run: How salmon gets from the wild to your plate

​Salmon run: How salmon gets from the wild to your plate

Blog posts   •   Feb 15, 2019 10:34 GMT

Every salmon season, after spending years in the North Pacific, salmon make a long and arduous journey back to Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay—renowned as a mecca for salmon—to spawn. In parallel, there’s another journey that runs from Eastern Europe to Bristol Bay, Alaska; this time carrying the workers who’ll be fishing and preparing the coveted fish for their final destination around the world.

3 ways to love your travelers

3 ways to love your travelers

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2019 11:56 GMT

Oxytocin. It’s a hell of a drug. Well actually, it’s a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter but it’s certainly addictive. Our brains release oxytocin when we get a ‘like’ on social media. It enables us to feel empathy for others. It plays a critical role in birth.

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2019 09:46 GMT

Safety and security are concerns for business travelers and companies alike. Duty of care ranks high on the list of priorities for any travel manager, but it is especially important for those who send their employees to remote or dangerous parts of the world. Significant effort is put into medical and evacuation plans at the destination.

​Why concern for personal data is the new corporate value

​Why concern for personal data is the new corporate value

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2019 09:25 GMT

There’s a lot being done these days to promote corporate values. While some values are identified across corporations, other company values may consciously align with a political movement, social trend or global concern.

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Brian Zacker Vice President of Global Sales

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Brian Zacker Vice President of Global Sales

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 09:00 GMT

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the leading global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Brian Zacker as Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Zacker will be responsible for all aspects of hotel distribution sales and retention for both CWT clients and new external markets.

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

In or Out? It's the great breakfast conundrum

Blog posts   •   Feb 01, 2019 10:01 GMT

If your negotiated rate doesn’t include breakfast, you’re probably confronted by a tough choice every time you book a room: “Should I pay extra for it?”

Golden Practices – How to act towards a more responsible year

Golden Practices – How to act towards a more responsible year

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2019 07:58 GMT

It is New Year’s resolutions time, and not only at a personal level. Companies behave in the same fashion and build strategic plans to succeed. By now, I am sure you’ll have your business lines covered, but what about your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy?

CWT Wins Prize for Best Corporate Travel Agency at the Irish Travel Awards

CWT Wins Prize for Best Corporate Travel Agency at the Irish Travel Awards

Press releases   •   Jan 25, 2019 11:01 GMT

​CWT, the global travel management company, was awarded the prize for “Best ITAA Corporate Travel Agency” at the Irish Travel Awards last night, which took place in Dublin on 24 January.

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?