Why the digital workforce needs more women

Blog posts   •   Jul 14, 2020 13:44 GMT

​We have experienced one paradigm shift in recent months. Has it kick-started a chain reaction and highlighted the need for another? Christel Cao-Delebarre, CWT's Global Privacy Officer, reflects on why gender balance in technology is more important than ever.

Is it time to swap the daily commute for quality travel?

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2020 10:08 GMT

​What if I said that you could drop your mundane commute altogether and instead, make your face-to-face interactions with colleagues really count?

Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2020 12:44 GMT

​Around the world, travel restrictions are gradually being eased. In recent weeks, a number of countries have allowed domestic travel to resume. Some have even restarted – or announced plans to restart –international travel through the formation of “travel bubbles” and “travel corridors”, where borders are only being opened only to visitors from certain countries.

​3 tips for including charter flight services in your travel program

Blog posts   •   Jul 02, 2020 02:00 GMT

Why now is a good time to consider consolidating your travel program

Blog posts   •   Jun 25, 2020 07:00 GMT

​Meetings Mosaic: Re-thinking corporate events for a brave new world

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2020 14:31 GMT

As Covid-19 continues to alter societies and economies, everyone is wondering what the future will look like. The novelty of meeting on video screens is going the way of learning to bake banana bread: It’s wearing off, and we’re wondering when we will meet again.

Now is the time to shape the future of business travel

Blog posts   •   May 28, 2020 10:33 GMT

As governments, organizations, and the media work around the clock to make sense of the impact of Covid-19, the new normal is bandied around with casual abandon. But as business travelers grapple with issues for which there is no blueprint, one thing is for sure: Companies have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to scrap the old and welcome in the new - creating the optimum business travel environment of the future. So I don’t say 'new normal' – I say 'new you.'

We are working with customers around the world to help create this new paradigm, and despite all the noise, four core elements remain true in every scenario:

1. Employee wellbeing

Safety and wellbeing must be a top priority in a post-Covid-19 world, so now is an optimum time to integrate safety and security, data and 100% managed travel program compliance.

We’re looking at new technologies to offer information at the point of sale to help travelers make informed decisions around issues like entry requirements, quarantine restrictions, and even the last time a hotel was cleaned.

2. Travel policy essentials

Our customers are asking about new issues like pre-trip approval processes and how to successfully renegotiate supplier contracts in light of Covid-19. A post-Covid travel policy strikes a balance between employee well-being and savings.

To effectively revise a business travel strategy, access to historical data and the integration of real-time data from multiple sources, plus an understanding of the plan for recovery are essential.

3. Benefiting from educated advice

Companies will need assistance in how to bring back and manage business travel and conversation is a critical part of it - leaning in on experts, brainstorming with their peers, etc.

To facilitate dialogue, we host daily calls with client executives around the world to get real-time feedback. We launched a series of blogs and vlogs from our executive leadership team to help companies navigate the future along with a podcast featuring the International Olympic Committee. 

We’re communicating with focus groups where customers of like-size, geographies and vertical markets can brainstorm, and we’ve also created microsites to guide clients, and a dedicated webpage.

4. Integrating the physical with the virtual

And what of those larger corporate meetings or industry events? As companies come to terms with realigned parameters, companies will need to see how to integrate the attendee experience and harness the energy generated from such gatherings into virtual offerings – a specialized proposition and skill set which many more are experiencing on smaller scales as you read this.

We will be publishing more on this subject in a subsequent post.

So, now is an extraordinary opportunity to re-evaluate everything, and engage in a more meaningful way with your travelers to provide choice, content and an environment to comply.

More than ever, innovation and growth depend upon it – so why not get in touch, and make the new normal yours. 

Blog author: Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer, CWT

​As governments, organizations, and the media work around the clock to make sense of the impact of Covid-19, the new normal is bandied around with casual abandon. But as business travelers grapple with issues for which there is no blueprint, one thing is for sure: Companies have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to scrap the old and welcome in the new.

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CWT to upgrade customer experience with Concur® Travel

Press releases   •   May 28, 2020 06:47 GMT

Minneapolis, 28 May 2020: CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces an expanded integration with Concur Travel, the leading brand for expense, invoice, and travel management solutions. CWT clients using Concur Travel can select RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, as their enriched source of hotel content.

Launching in late May 2020, with a phased roll-out through the end of the year, CWT clients using Concur Travel can have all hotel content from RoomIt. As and when clients begin to look to their future travel plans, they will be able to access even more savings as well as additional reporting capabilities. This initiative delivers an upgraded booking experience that includes enhanced rate descriptions across web and mobile, so travelers can view the source of the rate and loyalty eligibility. Virtual payment is also available for all types of rates, so travelers do not have to use their personal or corporate credit card.

“We are proud to be a part of the first travel management platform to have this innovative connection in place with SAP Concur solutions, to provide an exceptional, consistent booking experience for travelers around the world, as and when they will need it,” said Patrick Andersen, Chief Commercial Officer and President of RoomItby CWT.

“Since the beginning, we have remained true to our focus on offering personalized choice for our customers,” said Max Miller, Vice President TMC Business Development at SAP Concur. “CWT has embraced the SAP Concur ecosystem, extending the power of Concur Travel by providing an even more personalized customer experience for hotel bookings with RoomIt by CWT. This exemplifies the kind of ecosystem collaboration intended to keep the customer at the center of our partnerships.”

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About CWT

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours. Engage with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, Podcast and Twitter.

About RoomIt by CWT

RoomIt by CWT™ is the hotel division of CWT, which books over 30 hotel rooms every minute. Offering more than 800,000 carefully sourced properties, RoomIt provides travelers with the amenities and loyalty programs they want, while helping organizations control their budget and improve travel oversight. Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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​Minneapolis, 28 May 2020: CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces an expanded integration with Concur Travel, the leading brand for expense, invoice, and travel management solutions. CWT clients using Concur Travel may select RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, as their exclusive source of hotel content.

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​Physically Distant, Socially Connected: How to guide a global workforce through troubling times

Blog posts   •   May 14, 2020 10:07 GMT

While Covid-19 reshapes industries, economies and societies in previously unimaginable ways, business leaders need to think beyond immediate survival to unite employees and define culture for the long-haul.

​CWT reports continued growth and delivery in 2019

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 15:03 GMT

Minneapolis, 1 May, 2020: CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces a strong performance for 2019, with increases in transaction volumes, sales, and revenues.

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