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The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 08:07 GMT

​Ancillary revenue in the airline industry – generated by activities and services that yield revenue for airlines beyond the simple transportation of passengers from A to B – has increased dramatically over the years.

CWT’s Kurt Ekert Named Vice Chair of United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2018 08:05 GMT

In the second of our Open Innovation series, CWT’s Brandon Balcom, senior director of Open Innovation, shares his top tips on successfully working with startups. While a travel management company (TMC) and a startup may seem an unlikely cultural fit, Brandon focuses on what each brings to the table, while sidestepping stereotypical traps.

​How Travel Buyers Are Costing Themselves Money

​How Travel Buyers Are Costing Themselves Money

Blog posts   •   Nov 15, 2018 09:44 GMT

RoomIt by CWT just published a study with GBTA asking travel buyers and travelers about their hotel program to understand goals, policies, traveler behavior, and future program considerations. Reducing program costs remains the top goal for many travel buyers, and, despite great effort, many are frustrated that their efforts have not been more impactful.

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

Press releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:01 GMT

Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy.

Show Me Your Visa – Where do you lie on the spectrum of mobility?

Show Me Your Visa – Where do you lie on the spectrum of mobility?

Blog posts   •   Nov 13, 2018 08:01 GMT

​With Brexit fast approaching and with it concerns over the complexity of visa processing, it seems like an apt time to look at the latest edition of the Henley & Partners Passport Index published at the beginning of October. According to the latest data available, if you hold a Japanese passport, you can visit 190 countries without the need to get your passport stamped.

CWT launches CWT AnswerIQ, an AI-Powered Travel Reporting and Visualization Tool

CWT launches CWT AnswerIQ, an AI-Powered Travel Reporting and Visualization Tool

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 07:57 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has launched CWT AnswerIQ, a next-generation data insight, reporting and visualization tool that works like a personalized search engine that knows everything about the client’s travel program.

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2018 11:22 GMT

“Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme,” said novelist JG Ballard. It’s an accurate description of a city that’s singular in its vivacity. A magnet for migrants from all over China, the nation’s biggest city is a modern powerhouse and financial hub as much as it is a historical treasure trove.

CWT appoints Courtney Mattson as new Treasurer

CWT appoints Courtney Mattson as new Treasurer

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 13:00 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Courtney Mattson as its new Treasurer. Mattson will be based in CWT’s headquarters in Minneapolis, reporting to Brad Hall, CWT’s Chief Financial Officer, and will serve as a member of CWT’s Finance Leadership Team.

Into the Deep: My day as a copper miner

Into the Deep: My day as a copper miner

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2018 11:39 GMT

​Simon Goldie is a global program director in the Energy, Resources and Marine sector at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). Experiencing life as a miner has always been one of his goals. When the opportunity came to explore a copper mine in the Australian Outback, Simon was more than ready to go. Below is his first-hand account.

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 08:10 GMT

​According to research commissioned by CWT, the global travel management company, four in ten business travelers admit to using corporate cards for personal purchases – 46% of American and European travelers, and 38% of travelers in Asia Pacific.

​Brexit – A seismic event for the UK events industry?

​Brexit – A seismic event for the UK events industry?

Blog posts   •   Nov 02, 2018 10:19 GMT

In the fourth blog in our Brexit Impact series, we are looking at how the divorce bill could impact the meetings and events industry.

​The Journey of a Diamond - From mine to mine

​The Journey of a Diamond - From mine to mine

Blog posts   •   Nov 01, 2018 09:49 GMT

When one thinks of diamonds, one imagines brilliant stones cut and polished to perfection, emitting cool points of light against the warmth of bare skin. They evoke romance and love, commitment and happiness.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 14:47 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events. Effective 1 November, 2018, Derek will be based in London, report to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer of CWT and serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organization Leadership Team.

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.