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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.

Average Ticket Price for Air Bookings Expected to Fall 4% by April: CWT Solutions Group

Average Ticket Price for Air Bookings Expected to Fall 4% by April: CWT Solutions Group

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2019 07:42 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, forecasts global average ticket prices (ATP) for air bookings will drop to around US$673 by April, down just over 4% from February levels, as published fares correct from the sharp increase seen in the first two months of the year.

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

​Why airfares are forecast to increase despite a softening global economy

Blog posts   •   Jan 15, 2019 08:52 GMT

Average ticket price (ATP) for air is forecast to increase by 2% globally in February, despite what many economists predict will be a softer global economy heading into 2019. Between anxiety over trade wars, a chaotic Brexit negotiation, and jittery markets, the global economy is expected to decelerate, but, the key is, it will remain above trend, which is helping to shield prices.

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2018 08:06 GMT

The use of payment methods other than corporate cards is a pain point for travel managers, travelers and Travel Management Companies (TMC) alike. For the former, it makes tracking expenses more difficult; and for the latter it means wasted time in filing receipts. For the TMCs, spending time on admin tasks doesn’t add much value for customers – so all round, a lot of wasted time.

Travel Management Of The Future – 3-ways predictive analytics can transform your program

Travel Management Of The Future – 3-ways predictive analytics can transform your program

Blog posts   •   Dec 07, 2018 08:43 GMT

“If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” Since the beginning of times, humankind has been obsessed with predictions. Fortunately, nowadays we don't need to rely on oracles or witches of any sort. We have powerful algorithms that allow us to predict the future and even change it.

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 08:03 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, CWT’s consulting division, has built an advanced data model that sifts through large historic travel data sets, as well as public data on commodity prices, macro-economic indicators, weather, and holidays. Those data are analyzed to identify patterns and correlations, generating robust predictions for a company’s future spend.

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 08:10 GMT

​According to research commissioned by CWT, the global travel management company, four in ten business travelers admit to using corporate cards for personal purchases – 46% of American and European travelers, and 38% of travelers in Asia Pacific.

CWT Solutions Group predicts air travel prices to drop in the next two months as oil prices tumble

CWT Solutions Group predicts air travel prices to drop in the next two months as oil prices tumble

Blog posts   •   Oct 30, 2018 09:52 GMT

Average ticket prices (ATPs) for air are forecast to drop globally in November and December following a sell-off in oil prices in mid-to-late October, coupled with traditionally slower months for business travel around the holidays that is expected to dampen demand.

Digging For Gold – Revealing unmanaged expenses

Digging For Gold – Revealing unmanaged expenses

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2018 07:12 GMT

If you have been in travel management for a while, you have probably redefined your travel program to a state-of-the-art level - trimming traditional travel expenses like air, hotel and ground transportation to perfection. However, are you sure you are getting the full picture of your travel and expenses (T&E) spend and supplier usage?

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

12 top tips for negotiating business travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2018 09:51 GMT

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Sydney Domestic Airfares to Most Capital Cities Up More Than 5%, Hotel Rates Also Climb: CWT/CAPA Report

Sydney Domestic Airfares to Most Capital Cities Up More Than 5%, Hotel Rates Also Climb: CWT/CAPA Report

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2018 02:34 GMT

Airfares on several key routes from Sydney continue their relatively steep rise as the fare wars seen a few years ago subside into the background and the major airlines focus on profitability. Meanwhile, hotel occupancy in the city remains well over 80%, resulting in an increase in average daily rates (ADRs) and last room availability (LRA) rates.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches CWT Travel Consolidator, Providing Full Visibility on Travel Spend

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Launches CWT Travel Consolidator, Providing Full Visibility on Travel Spend

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2018 07:00 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has launched CWT Travel Consolidator, an analytics tool that captures every part of an organization’s travel and expense spend, helping travel managers make the right decisions, and saving clients money.

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.

Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Buoyant Global Economy Means Higher Hotel and Air Prices in 2019

Press releases   •   Jul 24, 2018 08:07 GMT

Travel prices are expected to rise sharply in 2019, with hotels going up 3.7%, and flights 2.6%, driven by a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the fifth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by GBTA and CWT with the support of the Carlson Family Foundation.

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 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.

​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.

Why personalization is essential to business travel

Why personalization is essential to business travel

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2018 09:19 GMT

​In today’s consumer-driven market, customers don’t just appreciate a tailored experience – they expect it. Personalization helps organizations improve employee loyalty and engagement, and fosters the kind of positive association with corporate travel normally reserved for personal apps and websites.