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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.

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:01 GMT

Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy.

Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Staying Power - ​How your hotel policy can help win the battle for top recruits

Blog posts   •   Oct 19, 2018 09:36 GMT

For those who travel frequently, a good travel policy is essential to work-life balance and can be a key factor when determining whether to stay in a job or accept a new one. In fact, 59% of North American business travelers and 66% of Latin American travelers told GBTA that a company's travel policy is an important factor when deciding to take a job with a new employer.

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Perfect Pairings – Industry collaboration meets travelers’ changing tastes

Blog posts   •   Oct 12, 2018 09:51 GMT

Tastes and trends change over the years. Just look at food. When you were a kid, “Eat your brussels sprouts” was something you had to do, not something you ever wanted to do. Then, chefs started roasting brussels sprouts topped with bacon and they became a food you actually craved.

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2018 10:17 GMT

It has been a week since our post about the potential impact of Brexit on air travel, and media coverage and feelings of uncertainty have escalated, in particular for citizens on either side of the divide.

Hotel Loyalty  - How to defeat a werewolf

Hotel Loyalty - How to defeat a werewolf

Blog posts   •   Aug 23, 2018 09:00 GMT

Apparently, every business everywhere is completely unprepared to battle werewolves. In meetings, conferences, webinars, and emails we constantly come across the phrase: “There is no silver bullet,” which, unfortunately, is the only thing that kills werewolves.

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.

How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?

How does a travel buyer get 400 hours of time back?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:32 GMT

Imagine wasting 400 hours of your life? In 400 hours a person can walk from Paris to Minsk or from Copenhagen to Naples. As it turns out it also takes about 400 hours for travel buyers to secure discounted rates during the Request For Proposal (RFP) season, that time of year when corporate travel buyers think about their hotel rate programme for the next 12 months.

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.

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.

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%).

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.

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.

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.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches new division dedicated to hotels – RoomIt by CWT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches new division dedicated to hotels – RoomIt by CWT

Press Releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 19:14 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the leading global travel management company, today announced the formal launch of its new business division wholly dedicated to hotel distribution – RoomIt by CWT. The new division is completely focused on creating and delivering a new and innovative experience to expanding access and providing greater variety to customer accommodations around the world.

CWT adds new leadership talent to accelerate hotel growth

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 19:12 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Matt O'Keefe has joined as Chief Technology Officer of Hotel Distribution and Matt Brennan as Vice President of Hotel Operations.