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Carlson's 80th Anniversary: Diana Nelson reflects

Carlson's 80th Anniversary: Diana Nelson reflects

Blog posts   •   Jun 07, 2018 09:14 GMT

2018 marks Carlson’s 80th anniversary. This exciting milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on our history and celebrate our growth and evolution over the past eight decades.

The Rule Of Three – How We Strengthen Our Community Involvement

The Rule Of Three – How We Strengthen Our Community Involvement

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2018 07:44 GMT

The Rule of Three is a style of communication which is often used in public speaking, or writing, to gain emphasis and focus on a core message on the premise that people respond subconsciously to groups of three. To work on our Community Involvement program, we have used the Rule of Three.

No More Data Disarray - How to get travelers to stay

No More Data Disarray - How to get travelers to stay

Blog posts   •   May 31, 2018 09:46 GMT

“You have to capture the data.” At the BTN Tech Talk in Chicago in May, Norm Rose of Travel Tech Consulting reiterated a point that many travel managers know all too well. When travelers book outside of your hotel program, you have to find a way to capture the data.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Research: Three in Ten Business Travelers Value Hotel Rewards Over Safety

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Research: Three in Ten Business Travelers Value Hotel Rewards Over Safety

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2018 07:01 GMT

​Globally, three in ten business travelers are happy to sacrifice safety for hotel loyalty and rewards incentives, according to research commissioned by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company. Travelers in the Americas are likeliest to do so (39%), followed by Europeans (34%) and travelers from Asia Pacific (28%).

Human Resources And Human Rights - Five ways we show we care

Human Resources And Human Rights - Five ways we show we care

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2018 07:08 GMT

We care about our customers, and every decision is made with them in mind. But we also care about each one of our employees by being inclusive, celebrating diversity, and standing together as one. Or, as Sir Richard Branson puts it: “Learn to look after your staff first, and the rest will follow.”

Large and in Charge: Five secrets to organizing big events

Large and in Charge: Five secrets to organizing big events

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2018 09:33 GMT

“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” said Malcolm X. This is certainly true of planning a major meeting or event. Strategic planning is key. If you want to organize a captivating experience for over 2,000 people, you better plan the coup well in advance.

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.