Blog posts • Jun 11, 2021 09:09 UTC
In countries around the world, millions of people – now fully-vaxxed and relaxed - are emerging from the stagnation of lockdown, and booking hotel rooms with a 'Roaring Twenties’ fervor. The U.S hotel industry recorded its best performance in 62 weeks at the end of May. Global occupancy reached 46% in April 2021 compared to 13% the year before.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2021 14:06 UTC
Companies and governments are increasingly making commitments in reducing their GHG emissions. Find out the difference between the various terms and how they can be used to set trustworthy sustainability goals in business travel.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2021 07:37 UTC
A recent study by New York University’s neuroscience department points to a correlation between new and diverse experiences and enhanced happiness. If we didn’t know that before, we definitely do now. Millions of us have experienced the monotony of lockdowns, and the subsequent first taste of freedom.
Blog posts • May 28, 2021 14:13 UTC
Do you remember that spreadsheet from last week? Probably not. Data can be dull. Many of us avoid studying reports and numbers in great detail because we don’t understand the context or what we need to conclude from them.
Blog posts • May 26, 2021 13:07 UTC
The pandemic brought about both temporary and permanent change to every industry and every corner of the world and knocked an estimated $8 trillion off the global travel market overnight. Like everyone, CWT had to address the immediate implications, while still preparing for the future, a future now heavily influenced by changing behaviors, tolerances, and priorities.
Blog posts • May 21, 2021 13:40 UTC
An article by psychologist Adam Grant has been doing the rounds this week. He identifies a collective feeling resulting from the emotional long-haul of the pandemic. It’s not burnout, depression, or hopelessness but a kind of foggy aimlessness he calls “languishing.”
Blog posts • May 14, 2021 10:52 UTC
One thing the pandemic has taught us is that working from home instead of an office has its perks. Think zero commuting stress, the normalization of working in your sweat pants, and doing the laundry between meetings. It also means that with good WiFi connectivity and the support of your employer, your home office could be located anywhere.
Blog posts • May 11, 2021 09:44 UTC
NDC (New Distribution Capability), a standard developed to evolve the way air products are sold, giving buyers access to a wider range of content, and allowing airlines to bring more differentiated and personalized products to market faster, has– understandably – not been the biggest concern for the travel industry recently.
Blog posts • May 05, 2021 09:15 UTC
Travel managers play a critical role in managing and recovering unused tickets for their company. But never before have they had to manage such a high volume of unused tickets as over the past year.
Blog posts • Apr 30, 2021 16:37 UTC
After the immense challenges that plagued the travel industry in 2020 and a first quarter of 2021 that saw pockets of growth and vaccine successes, we still need to map a way forward and navigate this brave new world. With that in mind, we look to a few of our recent experts and podcast guests on CWT’s Business Travel on The Fly for insight on enduring trends.
Blog posts • Apr 29, 2021 08:09 UTC
The Covid-19 pandemic meant that millions of children around the world had to make an instant switch to remote schooling for significant parts of last year, triggering the largest disruption of education systems in recent history. As not all families had sufficient devices to accommodate remote learning, it highlighted the digital divide like never before.
Blog posts • Apr 22, 2021 13:00 UTC
There’s no denying virtual meetings have their advantages. You can circumvent travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, save money and create a smaller carbon footprint – all while sitting in your pajamas.
Blog posts • Apr 20, 2021 12:36 UTC
The Covid-19 pandemic has created an emphasis on personal reflection and re-evaluation. Behavioral scientists talk about a shift towards authenticity and of congruence of personal values, actions, and work environment.
Blog posts • Apr 16, 2021 09:23 UTC
According to a 2020 study by investpro.com, the likelihood of selling to an existing customer is 60-70%, while the probability of selling to a new customer is 5%-20%. So if growth is a primary corporate goal, then retaining clients is key. And what better way to achieve retention and loyalty than by raising the customer service bar and upgrading customer experience?
Blog posts • Apr 14, 2021 08:21 UTC
The SMM Wheel, created by the Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) Meetings & Events Committee, represents the best-in-class standard for managing an enterprise-wide meetings and events program. While the wheel's 11 components are essential to building an effective SMM program, there is a question that remains: can these components alone help you reach your goals?
Blog posts • Apr 09, 2021 14:03 UTC
Call it a workation, a woliday or anything you like, the pandemic has led to a rise in popularity in trips that combine work and pleasure, with 74% of remote workers saying they’d consider it, according to research company, Axios.
Blog posts • Apr 08, 2021 12:53 UTC
The pandemic has impacted the corporate travel programs of almost every industry across the globe. The Life Science industry - comprising pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and biomedical technologies companies – will be more in the spotlight than ever in 2021 as we continue to navigate the first major global pandemic of this scale since the emergence of modern life sciences.
Blog posts • Mar 31, 2021 08:00 UTC
Situated at the top of the Valle del Boite, the Northern Italian resort of Cortina is blessed with 360-degree views of the Dolomites. In February 2021, the alpine town played host to the FIS Alpine Ski Championships, one of the first competitive winter sports events to take place this year.