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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.

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.

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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.