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In Full View – Why should you consolidate your travel expenses?
How to navigate business travel in 2019

How to navigate business travel in 2019

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2018 08:33 GMT

“May you live in interesting times,” former U.S Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy famously said in 1966. Indeed. It can feel like we popped a Mentos in a bottle of Coke. There’s Brexit, potential trade wars, the Antarctic melting faster than a forehead full of black market Botox.

​Not Without My Smartphone -  Are  boomers the millennials of corporate travel?

​Not Without My Smartphone - Are boomers the millennials of corporate travel?

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2018 09:11 GMT

Whether we travel for business, leisure, or even bleisure, the days of setting off on a journey without our mobile devices, and especially our smartphones, are a thing of the past. I recently read a study which found that global smartphone dependence continues to grow, with a quarter of millennials looking at their phone more than 100 times a day.

Business travel in Gandalf's shoes

Business travel in Gandalf's shoes

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2018 09:31 GMT

My colleague Eric Tyree shed some light on predictive analytics, so there's no need for me to dive into definitions and theories. Let me take the pragmatic approach instead and share with you some of the coolest developments we’re working on at the moment. We may not be Gandalf, the wizard from Lord of the Rings, but data enables us to create our own magic.

​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.

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.

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.

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.

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

 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.

 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.

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.

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.

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.

“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?

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.

CWT Research: Millennials like to travel in groups – and are the most security-conscious

CWT Research: Millennials like to travel in groups – and are the most security-conscious

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 16:17 GMT

Millennials are much more sociable than older business travelers, and are also most concerned about their personal safety, according to data released today from the CWT Connected Traveler Study, a multi-generational survey of more than 1,900 travelers from 16 countries.