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Today’s D-Day - GDPR Myth-busters (4/4)

Today’s D-Day - GDPR Myth-busters (4/4)

Blog posts   •   May 25, 2018 09:22 GMT

​In the final post of our series aimed at debunking myths around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect today, I invite you to exhale.

Melbourne airfares soar in Q1 2018, hotel occupancy/rates also rise: CWT/CAPA Report

Melbourne airfares soar in Q1 2018, hotel occupancy/rates also rise: CWT/CAPA Report

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 05:15 GMT

CWT Solutions Group and CAPA – Centre for Aviation have published the latest edition of their Business Travel Pulse report, focusing on Melbourne, Australia. The report highlights that airfares on key domestic and international business routes from Melbourne have been rising sharply. At the same time, hotel occupancy and rates in the city have also increased, owing to strong demand.

The Bailiffs Are Coming - GDPR myth-busters (3/4)

The Bailiffs Are Coming - GDPR myth-busters (3/4)

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2018 08:25 GMT

​In the third of our series aimed at debunking myths around the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25 May, I’ll address the myth around sanctions.

Increasing Challenges In Establishing A Strong Ethical Culture

Increasing Challenges In Establishing A Strong Ethical Culture

Blog posts   •   May 22, 2018 08:23 GMT

According to research by the Ethics & Compliance initiative (ECI): “In 2017, 16% of employees experienced pressure to compromise standards; a 23% increase over the last measurement. This is part of an ongoing trend, as pressure has increased substantially in the last decade. These findings are troubling, because increases in pressure have shown to precede a weakening of ethical cultures.”

Our Legacy For The World

Our Legacy For The World

Blog posts   •   May 18, 2018 14:38 GMT

​The health of our planet is deteriorating fast and concern for the environment is growing worldwide. According to NASA, carbon dioxide levels are at their highest in 650,000 years; 17 of the 18 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. Artic ice is melting at 13.2% per decade, and global sea levels have risen nearly 178mm over the last 100 years.

Talkin ‘Bout a Revolution – GDPR myth-busters (2/4)

Talkin ‘Bout a Revolution – GDPR myth-busters (2/4)

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2018 09:29 GMT

In the second of our series aimed at debunking myths around the General Data Protection Order (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25 May, let’s examine another misconception: Myth #2: GDPR is a privacy revolution and a huge burden for companies, in terms of resources and budget

Spring Cleaning:  Does your travel reporting need a clear-out?

Spring Cleaning: Does your travel reporting need a clear-out?

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2018 10:47 GMT

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague played us a video of Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo working her magic. We watched, mesmerized, as she conjured the most neatly organized closet from what looked like a department store hit by a hurricane. She started by asking the owner of the said closet to imagine her “ideal lifestyle,” and then proceeded to discard everything that didn’t fit.

 The Age of Consent? - GDPR myth-busters (1/4)

The Age of Consent? - GDPR myth-busters (1/4)

Blog posts   •   May 11, 2018 11:10 GMT

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU legislation concerning the protection of personal data, comes into effect on 25th of May. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard about it by now. In essence, GDPR requires organizations to ensure that individuals are given full control over how their personal data is being used.

Together Is Better: How we built a responsible business

Together Is Better: How we built a responsible business

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2018 10:02 GMT

​“Whatever you do, do it with integrity”, said Curt Carlson, our founder. The motto exemplifies a set of values that have guided everything we do. Our long tradition of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comes in handy in today’s world, where being a responsible global citizen is no longer a choice. It’s a clear business imperative.

CWT’s RoomIt appoints Jack Staehler as Chief Technology Officer

CWT’s RoomIt appoints Jack Staehler as Chief Technology Officer

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2018 13:35 GMT

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the leading global travel management company, has appointed Jack Staehler as its new Chief Technology Officer. Staehler will be based in RoomIt’s Chicago headquarters and join both CWT’s Product & Technology and RoomIt leadership teams.

 The Gameplan: Your seven-point prep list for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The Gameplan: Your seven-point prep list for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 08:33 GMT

​They say that football is an art. So is traveling to the biggest nation on the planet during the world’s largest single-event sporting competition. More than three million football fans will descend on 11 cities between 14 June to 15 July. Hotel rooms will be scarce, prices will go up, and – as with any major international event – the onslaught will make traveling more complex than usual.

​The Wait List – 5 routes to travel zen

​The Wait List – 5 routes to travel zen

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2018 08:53 GMT

I was recently approached by a journalist to comment on the findings of a Booking.com survey that names flight delays and cancellations as the primary causes of stress for Argentinian business travelers. 57% of respondents from my country experience anxiety. They’re not alone. The same survey revealed that 93% of business travelers worldwide worry about the logistics of business travel.

Latin Loyalty: Your  guide to incentive trips

Latin Loyalty: Your guide to incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2018 09:00 GMT

​Most travel enthusiasts have at least one Latin American destination on their bucket list. The region has it all: ancient cultures, tongue-tingling cuisine, and ever-smiling people.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel reports strong 2017 performance

Carlson Wagonlit Travel reports strong 2017 performance

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 12:14 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today reported a strong performance in 2017, the first full year of its digital transformation strategy, CWT 3.0.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Susan Thompson as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Susan Thompson as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 15:55 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Susan Thompson to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Susan will have global management responsibility for legal team members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Susan will report to Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, and will be based in Minneapolis.

Plan and Protect:  How to safeguard your event

Plan and Protect: How to safeguard your event

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2018 09:18 GMT

The landscape and importance of security in the Meetings & Events industry has changed drastically in the past few years. To be adequately prepared planners must make safety and security a core part of the planning and event management process.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel rated Gold for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis for its responsible business program

Carlson Wagonlit Travel rated Gold for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis for its responsible business program

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 07:15 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a leading global digital travel management company, today announced that its responsible business practices have been rated Gold for the second successive year by EcoVadis, an independent and internationally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency.

Mic Your Manners: 8  pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Mic Your Manners: 8 pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2018 11:00 GMT

​WebExing may not be an official word, but – like Xeroxing to the 90s – it’s currently in vogue for company meetings – replacing the conference call as the next best thing to a physical face-to-face engagement. But, if you went to a meeting, you would mind your Ps & Qs and, hopefully, know how to behave - so why do some people forget basic etiquette when they join a virtual meeting like WebEx?

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2018 11:01 GMT

​There’s a saying in the sub-aqua world: “plan the dive; dive the plan.” By meticulously planning each stage of the dive, divers can avoid doing careless things like running out of air, or risking the loss of a dive buddy. And it’s a motto well-suited to business travel. Plan well, and you can avoid putting yourself at risk.

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

Blog posts   •   Apr 10, 2018 09:32 GMT

It’s tempting to dismiss Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, as a passing fad, and nothing to do with the world of business travel, but what if the technology upon which it is built could make the fear of forgetting your passport, a problem of the past? Well, now there’s a brave new world.