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​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.

Pick Up the Phone: A clear path for mobile booking

Pick Up the Phone: A clear path for mobile booking

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2018 10:11 GMT

Consumers will always seek the path of least resistance to simplify their lives — and business travelers are no different. As corporate travel apps historically failed to keep pace with their leisure counterparts, business travelers have been torn between wanting an independent, intuitive and personal mobile booking experience, and needing to stick to policy.

CWT / Travelport Research: Premium Economy a Hot Ticket for Singapore Business Travelers

CWT / Travelport Research: Premium Economy a Hot Ticket for Singapore Business Travelers

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 06:13 GMT

Research conducted by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and Travelport shows that premium economy is the fastest growing cabin segment for business travelers in Singapore. Interestingly, the steady increase in premium economy bookings between 2015-2017 seems to have resulted mostly from travelers moving up from economy class, rather than down from business class.

Go In Peace – Discover The World’s Top 10 Most Harmonious Destinations

Go In Peace – Discover The World’s Top 10 Most Harmonious Destinations

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2018 07:16 GMT

For 12 years now, the Institute for Economics and Peace elaborates the Global Peace Index. This report is a leading measure of global peacefulness. It bases its ranking in three factors: the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.

The Business Of Pleasure: Can you turn a conference into a bleisure trip?

The Business Of Pleasure: Can you turn a conference into a bleisure trip?

Blog posts   •   Jun 14, 2018 09:30 GMT

You’ve heard the buzzword, you’ve seen the articles — but is “bleisure travel” really catching on? Yep, and we say: embrace it.

​Collective Conscience – Why responsible products and services are smart business

​Collective Conscience – Why responsible products and services are smart business

Blog posts   •   Jun 13, 2018 07:09 GMT

Fair trade, organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled: You probably recognize these terms since they’re emblazoned on many of the products and services that we purchase.

Fresh As A Daisy - 7 ways to beat jet lag

Fresh As A Daisy - 7 ways to beat jet lag

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2018 07:16 GMT

Whether you are a road warrior, or occasional business traveler, it is very likely that you have already experienced the unbearable disassociation of time and tiredness that changing time zones can bring. So, if you want to arrive at your meeting as fresh as a daisy and to outperform, I hope these seven jet-lag avoidance tips help.