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CWT Solutions Group predicts air travel prices to drop in the next two months as oil prices tumble

CWT Solutions Group predicts air travel prices to drop in the next two months as oil prices tumble

Blog posts   •   Oct 30, 2018 09:52 GMT

Average ticket prices (ATPs) for air are forecast to drop globally in November and December following a sell-off in oil prices in mid-to-late October, coupled with traditionally slower months for business travel around the holidays that is expected to dampen demand.

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT

According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

Together We Stand – Joint efforts against human trafficking

Together We Stand – Joint efforts against human trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 26, 2018 14:39 GMT

Human-trafficking is a hideous practice that we, at CWT, battle every day by organizing different actions throughout the year to embed it firmly in our Responsible Business strategy. As covered in a ​previous blog post, there are different ways companies and organizations can fight it, two of them are helping those already in the battlefield and increasing employees’ awareness.

Always Alert –The importance of having the right information at your fingertips

Always Alert –The importance of having the right information at your fingertips

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2018 07:10 GMT

​If you are a certain age you might find the sight of commuters with their noses glued to their phones on the metro every morning, of people walking in the street like pinballs or, your kids treating their smartphones like a precious limb, annoying. Like it or not, mobile technology has changed our lives immensely, but when it comes to travel, I believe it’s for the best.

Rising Power – Women in the energy, resources and marine sectors

Rising Power – Women in the energy, resources and marine sectors

Blog posts   •   Oct 24, 2018 07:09 GMT

​According to the World Economic Forum, the participation of women in the oil and gas industry remains below 20% and between 10% and 15% at senior level. To celebrate National Business Wome​n’s Week® we had a chat with some of the top executives at CWT Energ​y, Resources & Marine to gather their views on this particular universe still very much dominated by men.

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2018 07:07 GMT

​According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report, the top destinations for 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be London, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We interviewed Ian Cummings, EMEA Vice President at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

Is there a business case for creating a better traveler experience?

Is there a business case for creating a better traveler experience?

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2018 16:03 GMT

Leading organizations know there’s a strong business case for putting traveler experience at the center of their strategy. Data shows it improves retention, boosts performance, and even lifts the bottom line. These lessons now need to be applied to travel, says CWT’s new Senior EVP Chief Travel Experience Officer. Here, he tells us why.

Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 09:36 GMT

For those who travel frequently, a good travel policy is essential to work-life balance and can be a key factor when determining whether to stay in a job or accept a new one. In fact, 59% of North American business travelers and 66% of Latin American travelers told GBTA that a company's travel policy is an important factor when deciding to take a job with a new employer.

On The Ground – Assessing the impact of Brexit on business travel

On The Ground – Assessing the impact of Brexit on business travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:18 GMT

This is the third in our series of blogs on the impact of Brexit on business travel and a timely day in which to delve into border concerns for corporate travelers.

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Blog posts   •   Oct 12, 2018 09:51 GMT

Tastes and trends change over the years. Just look at food. When you were a kid, “Eat your brussels sprouts” was something you had to do, not something you ever wanted to do. Then, chefs started roasting brussels sprouts topped with bacon and they became a food you actually craved.

​Energy, Resources and Marine Travel – Here’s how to manage it effectively in 2019

​Energy, Resources and Marine Travel – Here’s how to manage it effectively in 2019

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2018 08:42 GMT

Managing a travel program can be complex even when the requirements are quite straightforward, so imagine what it’s like for travel managers in the energy, resources, and marine (ERM) sectors. Getting people to remote and often dangerous places like the world’s deserts, Alaska and the open ocean is no mean feat.

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

How Tech Will Revolutionize Meetings and Events

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2018 10:37 GMT

Technology is altering the landscape of meetings and events, according to the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, and will continue to do so in the near future. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data analysis tools allow meeting planners to save time and expense and raise expectations by taking simple concepts to the next level.

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 05:36 GMT

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport ranked the best airport in Australia, scoring high marks for traveler comfort and transport links to the city center

The Power Of Giving – Why companies should look after the communities in which they work and live

The Power Of Giving – Why companies should look after the communities in which they work and live

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2018 07:07 GMT

​Eighty years ago, Curt Carlson launched a company with a product so small, you could hold it with the tip of your finger. He believed successful corporations have the privilege and obligation of citizenship in the greater world, so he fostered the values of community engagement and philanthropy, integrity and leadership.

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

​Global growth - 3 reasons why events are the future

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2018 09:50 GMT

The future is bright for the meetings and events industry. 2019 will bring global growth, bolstered by cool new venues opening up all over the world, innovation in events technology and higher standards from attendees that have become accustomed to creative spaces and gatherings from their personal lives.

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2018 10:17 GMT

It has been a week since our post about the potential impact of Brexit on air travel, and media coverage and feelings of uncertainty have escalated, in particular for citizens on either side of the divide.

​CWT Heads to UN to Spotlight Ending Child Sexual Abuse

​CWT Heads to UN to Spotlight Ending Child Sexual Abuse

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2018 09:47 GMT

On October 3, Carlson Wagonlit Travel and its parent company, Carlson, join the World Childhood Foundation USA and the Swedish Mission to the UN, in a high-level meeting at the United Nations in New York. The meeting aims to put a spotlight on the universal problem of child sexual abuse and the urgent need to develop effective solutions through multi-stakeholder engagement.

Open Skies - How will Brexit impact air travel?

Open Skies - How will Brexit impact air travel?

Blog posts   •   Sep 28, 2018 09:24 GMT

​Many of us remember exactly where we were the morning of 23 June 2016, the day that Britain voted to leave the European Union. It was a historic day that divided a nation. It was also the day the predictions started rolling in, ranging from optimistic to apocalyptic.

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

The Big Event - Inside the future of meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2018 12:19 GMT

People buy people. We all know that. So you need to create opportunities for them to interact with you. But putting on the kind of events they experience in their personal lives can be daunting, whether it’s for 12 or 12,000.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

Press releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 07:05 GMT

​Meetings and events’ demand will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, published today by CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).