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CWT Meetings & Events named to MeetingNet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 15:33 GMT

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

Know the Drill: The future of energy, resources and marine (ERM)
Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 06:55 GMT

Companies in the Energy. Resources and Marine sectors (ERM) are rebounding as oil and commodity prices continue to rise and global GDP growth is projected to increase 3.4% in 2019. Travel activity is also on the up, with air prices expected to climb 2.6% globally next year, according to the 2019 Energy, Resources & Marine Travel Forecast, published today.

Music for Mandela - Inside a six-city tribute tour

Music for Mandela - Inside a six-city tribute tour

Blog posts   •   Sep 06, 2018 11:46 GMT

​How do you celebrate the centennial of one of the 20th century’s most towering figures? The Minnesota Orchestra honored former South African President Nelson Mandela with a two-country, six-city, six-performance tour that took them to London and five cities in South Africa—becoming the first professional U.S. orchestra to perform in Mandela’s birthplace.

People for Privacy - How to keep your staff safe online

People for Privacy - How to keep your staff safe online

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2018 07:19 GMT

Anyone with access to the Internet can put your company at risk. Protecting clients’ personal information is a business imperative and now more than ever, it’s crucial to be transparent about the use of data. That means putting in place the right policies and technical controls to safeguard information.

Pack it Up, Pack it in - 7 steps to loading luggage like a pro

Pack it Up, Pack it in - 7 steps to loading luggage like a pro

Blog posts   •   Aug 31, 2018 10:51 GMT

​In the midst of the storm unleashed by Ryanair’s new luggage policy axing free carry-on luggage - and taking into account that business class tickets aren't doled out as easily as in the past - here's a few tips that will allow you to pack for success while sticking to your airlines’ baggage regulations.

​The Big Event - 9 routes to a killer SMM program

​The Big Event - 9 routes to a killer SMM program

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2018 10:07 GMT

According to our latest figures, 54% of companies have benefited from Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) for several years now. But apart from being an acronym, you don’t want to get wrong - what is it exactly?

Hotel Loyalty  - How to defeat a werewolf

Hotel Loyalty - How to defeat a werewolf

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2018 09:00 GMT

Apparently, every business everywhere is completely unprepared to battle werewolves. In meetings, conferences, webinars, and emails we constantly come across the phrase: “There is no silver bullet,” which, unfortunately, is the only thing that kills werewolves.

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2018 09:51 GMT

Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Sweet Spots – 3 of the best places for meetings and events in 2019

Blog posts   •   Aug 17, 2018 10:35 GMT

The experience economy is in full effect. New countries are opening up to international events trade, there’s a buzz around innovation and event technology, and the meetings and events industry is looking forward to impressive growth in 2019 (Look out for the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report coming out in September).

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Hands Off My Data – How to stay safe on the road

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2018 09:35 GMT

Securing our personal data can be a challenge while traveling. Being away from home and the office sometimes forces us to connect to unknown networks. We’re also likely to be working in public places where our information may be at risk. And, as we scuttle from one place to another, we may well lose things.

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

The Strength Of Difference – How we foster diversity & inclusion in our corporate culture

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2018 08:30 GMT

Being able to integrate different worldviews is a tremendous advantage that companies should not neglect. At the end of the day, organizations are a reflection of society. That's why at CWT we strive to create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities for all, regardless of our ethnic and cultural backgrounds, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

CWT research: 65% of Business Travelers Are Nervous About Data Safety When Traveling

CWT research: 65% of Business Travelers Are Nervous About Data Safety When Traveling

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2018 18:40 GMT

​According to research commissioned by CWT, the global travel management company, only 35% of global business travelers feel very confident about not compromising their employer’s data safety when traveling. Travelers from the Americas are significantly more confident (46%) than those in Asia Pacific (28%), or Europe (27%).

The Sardine Can Experience – Are the days of crushed knees coming to an end?

The Sardine Can Experience – Are the days of crushed knees coming to an end?

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2018 07:22 GMT

When you thought economy class’ seat pitches couldn’t get any narrower, the frequent flyer’s worst nightmare made a comeback at the 2018 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. I’m talking about Skyrider 2.0, the new generation of standing seats, first introduced by Aviointeriors Group in 2010.

Let's Chatbot: Can AI revolutionize your travel program?
Please Sir, I Want To Take A Business Trip  |  How the tedium of approval stresses travelers out – and inflates costs

Please Sir, I Want To Take A Business Trip | How the tedium of approval stresses travelers out – and inflates costs

Blog posts   •   Aug 03, 2018 06:59 GMT

People often have a romantic view of business travel – flying business class, five-star hotels, lobster dinners, piling up the points, cutting epic deals. And sure, it has its perks! But ask anyone who travels more than three or four times a year, and they’ll tell you it can be stressful too.

In Full View – Why should you consolidate your travel expenses?
CWT Meetings & Events and JTB Communication Design Join Forces to Bring Strategic Meetings Management Expertise to Japan

CWT Meetings & Events and JTB Communication Design Join Forces to Bring Strategic Meetings Management Expertise to Japan

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 05:01 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division, has partnered with JTB Communication Design Co., Ltd. (JCD), the meeting & events arm of the JTB Group, to provide Strategic Meetings Management services to companies in Japan.

Sydney Domestic Airfares to Most Capital Cities Up More Than 5%, Hotel Rates Also Climb: CWT/CAPA Report

Sydney Domestic Airfares to Most Capital Cities Up More Than 5%, Hotel Rates Also Climb: CWT/CAPA Report

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 02:34 GMT

Airfares on several key routes from Sydney continue their relatively steep rise as the fare wars seen a few years ago subside into the background and the major airlines focus on profitability. Meanwhile, hotel occupancy in the city remains well over 80%, resulting in an increase in average daily rates (ADRs) and last room availability (LRA) rates.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches CWT Travel Consolidator, Providing Full Visibility on Travel Spend

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches CWT Travel Consolidator, Providing Full Visibility on Travel Spend

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 07:00 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has launched CWT Travel Consolidator, an analytics tool that captures every part of an organization’s travel and expense spend, helping travel managers make the right decisions, and saving clients money.