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Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Susan Thompson as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Susan Thompson as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 15:55 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Susan Thompson to Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Susan will have global management responsibility for legal team members in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. Susan will report to Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, and will be based in Minneapolis.

Plan and Protect:  How to safeguard your event

Plan and Protect: How to safeguard your event

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2018 09:18 GMT

The landscape and importance of security in the Meetings & Events industry has changed drastically in the past few years. To be adequately prepared planners must make safety and security a core part of the planning and event management process.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel rated Gold for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis for its responsible business program

Carlson Wagonlit Travel rated Gold for the second consecutive year by EcoVadis for its responsible business program

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 07:15 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a leading global digital travel management company, today announced that its responsible business practices have been rated Gold for the second successive year by EcoVadis, an independent and internationally recognized corporate social responsibility (CSR) rating agency.

Mic Your Manners: 8  pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Mic Your Manners: 8 pointers for impeccable webinar etiquette

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2018 11:00 GMT

​WebExing may not be an official word, but – like Xeroxing to the 90s – it’s currently in vogue for company meetings – replacing the conference call as the next best thing to a physical face-to-face engagement. But, if you went to a meeting, you would mind your Ps & Qs and, hopefully, know how to behave - so why do some people forget basic etiquette when they join a virtual meeting like WebEx?

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Think like a scuba diver: 8 tips to mitigate travel risks

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2018 11:01 GMT

​There’s a saying in the sub-aqua world: “plan the dive; dive the plan.” By meticulously planning each stage of the dive, divers can avoid doing careless things like running out of air, or risking the loss of a dive buddy. And it’s a motto well-suited to business travel. Plan well, and you can avoid putting yourself at risk.

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

​Passport to the future: Can Blockchain revolutionize business travel?

Blog posts   •   Apr 10, 2018 09:32 GMT

It’s tempting to dismiss Bitcoin, the world’s first digital currency, as a passing fad, and nothing to do with the world of business travel, but what if the technology upon which it is built could make the fear of forgetting your passport, a problem of the past? Well, now there’s a brave new world.

Do Your Ding:  3 steps to an unforgettable business event

Do Your Ding: 3 steps to an unforgettable business event

Blog posts   •   Apr 06, 2018 11:03 GMT

​“I want to put a ding in the universe,” said Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people the world has ever known. “Good for him,” you might be thinking. “I’m trying to plan a conference, not create the next Apple.” You’ll still want to put a “ding” in the hearts and minds of your attendees, though. By far the best way is to forget about what the competition is doing – and get creative.

CWT Meetings & Events appoints Sam Lay as Senior Director for Asia Pacific

CWT Meetings & Events appoints Sam Lay as Senior Director for Asia Pacific

Press Releases   •   Apr 05, 2018 03:20 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meeting & events division, has appointed Sam Lay as Senior Director for Asia Pacific. Based in Singapore, Sam will lead a team of meetings and events specialists across key markets in the region. He will report to Cindy Fisher, Senior Vice President and Global Head, CWT Meetings & Events.

The Sharpest Tool In The Box: Why TMCs make the best data partner

The Sharpest Tool In The Box: Why TMCs make the best data partner

Blog posts   •   Mar 28, 2018 10:30 GMT

​Large, complex travel programs often require significant data processing, integration and analytics. Many integrate travel, card and expense data to understand expenditure, tackle off-channel spend and manage suppliers. Sometimes travel managers will look to systems integration services and/or analytics tools for help. But TMCs – like CWT – can actually be a better option.

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers  (2/2)

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (2/2)

Blog posts   •   Mar 23, 2018 10:29 GMT

​In Part One, I looked at the concept of predictive analytics and some common pitfalls. Now I’m going to give you some real-world examples of predictive analytics for travel managers.

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (1/2)

Watch out, Nostradamus! - Futurology for Travel Managers (1/2)

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2018 10:30 GMT

​Predictive Analytics is like the afterlife – everybody likes the idea of it but nobody knows what it is. I’d like to help clear this up. To do so, I will show you how travel managers can use predictive analytics. In this first instalment, I’ll walk you around the challenges of predictive analytics. Next, we’ll get into how corporate travel managers can use it to improve travel programs.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Catherine Maguire-Vielle as Chief Human Resources Officer

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Catherine Maguire-Vielle as Chief Human Resources Officer

Press Releases   •   Mar 20, 2018 14:00 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (‘CWT’), the global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Catherine Maguire-Vielle as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (‘CHRO’). Former CHRO David Moran has decided to leave the company and will do so in early April.

Jet, Set, Go: How data science can make business travelers happier and more productive

Jet, Set, Go: How data science can make business travelers happier and more productive

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2018 09:30 GMT

​Almost everyone who has traveled for work can recall a time when they arrived at their destination dog-tired and woefully unprepared.

Blades of glory:  say hello to the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan

Blades of glory: say hello to the World Figure Skating Championships in Milan

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2018 09:00 GMT

Ice skating has been in the news a lot lately. At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Academy Awards in Hollywood, USA and – coming up at the end of this month – the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy.

CWT Meetings & Events awarded World Figure Skating Championships 2018

CWT Meetings & Events awarded World Figure Skating Championships 2018

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2018 14:16 GMT

CWT Meetings and Events, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s meetings and events division, has been selected by the International Skating Union (ISU) and the Italian Ice Sports Federation (FISG) to run the ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2018, which takes place at Milan’s Mediolanum Forum di Assago on 21-25 March.

“Hey, CFO! Hands off my travel budget.”

“Hey, CFO! Hands off my travel budget.”

Blog posts   •   Mar 02, 2018 08:00 GMT

​Travel budgets are constantly under pressure – often severe pressure. That’s because travel is often in the top five costs. So when the CFO looks for savings, all too often, travel winds up taking the hit. How does a travel manager defend that pot?

Stand out and stand together!

Stand out and stand together!

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2018 08:00 GMT

​The UN has declared today as Zero Discrimination Day – an opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they come from, or who they love.

RoomIt by CWT Announces New Loyalty Booster Program

RoomIt by CWT Announces New Loyalty Booster Program

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 10:02 GMT

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the leading global travel management company, today announces the RoomIt Loyalty Booster program. Available free to all RoomIt customers, the program rewards travelers with additional points and miles, while also increasing hotel attachment rates and compliance with their company’s travel policy.

Red Cow, Fishing and an Ice Palace: Minnesotans' advice for Super Bowl attendees on local favorites

Red Cow, Fishing and an Ice Palace: Minnesotans' advice for Super Bowl attendees on local favorites

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 00:12 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel recently polled 250 Minnesotans for their recommendations on local restaurants, attractions and activities for visitors coming to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints David Falter as President of RoomIt

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints David Falter as President of RoomIt

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:45 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed David Falter as President of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division, effective December 18. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT. Scott Brennan, who led the launch phase of the business, will become Chief Growth Officer of RoomIt.