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​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2019 10:00 GMT

Sourcing was a hot topic at this year’s GBTA convention with education sessions. Some companies have made headlines recently by declaring traditional sourcing models dead, and news articles consistently boast about sourcing enhancements that may or may not be arriving in the near future.

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

Blog posts   •   Aug 15, 2019 11:50 GMT

RoomIt recently helped launch the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, which measures business traveler sentiment over the course of a year. There are many universal trends among business travelers from all regions, like high satisfaction with business travel (86%), and especially for the hotel-related components of travel.

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT

Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Jul 23, 2019 13:41 GMT

RoomIt and GBTA launched a study to measure the factors influencing sentiment among business travelers across the globe. Survey respondents feel strongly that travel is integral to the success of their business. 83% say it is very important to the overall financial performance of their company, and the vast majority say face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to conduct business.

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 11:45 GMT

More than half (54%) of business travelers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year, with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight. However, the vast majority (86%) of global travelers are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences.

RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country

RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 11:49 GMT

​According to research commissioned by RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, business travelers want different hotel experiences based on the country they are from.

​By The Book - How to create a booking experience business travelers crave

​By The Book - How to create a booking experience business travelers crave

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2019 08:38 GMT

To ensure traveler satisfaction is among the top five goals for travel managers, RoomIt and Best Western commissioned research to determine exactly what business travelers around the globe crave from their hotel booking experience.

Eastern Promise - How to manage your hotel program in Asia-Pacific

Eastern Promise - How to manage your hotel program in Asia-Pacific

Blog posts   •   Jun 13, 2019 09:13 GMT

We all know that Asia Pacific (APAC) is the fastest growing region in the world. Incredibly it accounts for two-thirds of total global growth, which means many companies will be increasing their travel to and within the region. The problem is that managing travel in APAC is probably more complicated than in any other region in the world.

RoomIt by CWT™ Appoints Shannon Hyland Senior Vice President of Global Supply

RoomIt by CWT™ Appoints Shannon Hyland Senior Vice President of Global Supply

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 06:04 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announced the appointment of Shannon Hyland as Senior Vice President of Global Supply. In this role, Hyland will provide overall leadership and execution of the supplier strategy and effectiveness, and market management.

Latin Flair - Manage your hotel program in LATAM like an insider

Latin Flair - Manage your hotel program in LATAM like an insider

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2019 16:59 GMT

The hospitality industry in Latin America (LATAM) grew in 2018 and is expected to continue to grow through 2019. Expansion in the region includes an estimated 800+ new hotel projects. We put together tips to help you navigate the unique aspects of managing corporate travel in the region.

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 12:01 GMT

​RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Geoffrey Waldmiller as Vice President of Revenue Optimization.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 07:01 GMT

RoomIt by CWT®, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO.

How to make travelers comfortable with your hotel program

How to make travelers comfortable with your hotel program

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2019 11:05 GMT

For those of us who have been in the industry for a while, you’ll remember when a good night’s rest was defined by a small, somewhat hard mattress with well-tucked, flower pattern blankets. Then hotels introduced a big fluffy, white bed, and just like that basic bedding was no longer acceptable to travelers.

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

​The best metrics for building your hotel program

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2019 11:25 GMT

As hotel programs evolve and become more complex, it becomes more important to have the right data to improve your hotel program.

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Brian Zacker Vice President of Global Sales

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Brian Zacker Vice President of Global Sales

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2019 09:00 GMT

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the leading global travel management company, today announced the appointment of Brian Zacker as Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Zacker will be responsible for all aspects of hotel distribution sales and retention for both CWT clients and new external markets.

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

One Giant Leap: How to bridge the gap between travelers and travel buyers

Blog posts   •   Jan 17, 2019 12:31 GMT

​There's a gap between what travel buyers believe travelers want from overnight stays and what travelers actually seek. RoomIt and GBTA recently launched a ​survey to identify what is making up this gap, and why it doesn’t seem to be going away. Unsurprisingly, many of the misunderstandings identified in the survey were about how to improve compliance and traveler satisfaction.

 RoomIt by CWT Announces Corporate Travel Partnership with SiteMinder

RoomIt by CWT Announces Corporate Travel Partnership with SiteMinder

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2019 13:54 GMT

Chicago, 8 January 2019: RoomIt by CWT, the global hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and SiteMinder, the global hotel guest acquisition platform, today announced a strategic partnership in the corporate travel distribution chain.

Rest for Success  – 9 essentials for an enjoyable stay

Rest for Success – 9 essentials for an enjoyable stay

Blog posts   •   Dec 21, 2018 11:38 GMT

​If you read our previous blog where we asked what you value most from an airline, the next logical question for travelers is, 'what do you value most from a hotel?' While away our hotel is our home. It's important that it offers a certain level of comfort. But what is your definition of comfort?

Room with a (long-term) View: ​When to book extended-stay

Room with a (long-term) View: ​When to book extended-stay

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2018 10:45 GMT

Extended-stay properties are sprouting up with increased regularity. It feels as if sharing economy and apartment properties receive daily attention, and traveler demand appears to be keeping pace. Travel buyers have certainly taken notice too, as 94% believe they will have to allow more flexibility, or maintain current levels of flexibility for extended-stays and for alternative lodgings.