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​Come as You Are: Why diversity matters

​Come as You Are: Why diversity matters

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2019 09:54 GMT

Imagine a world where there is no place for individuality. Everybody looks the same and has the same thoughts and beliefs. Scary, right? Fortunately, the cultural diversity of our world prevents this dreadful scenario becoming real and it is a driving force of financial, intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual development.

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

Blog posts   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:39 GMT

A move away from seeing return-on-investment from a savings and compliance perspective, towards understanding the value that employees bring, is emerging more often. Savvy companies are putting their employees well-being at the core of their travel program

​Mission Possible:  5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

​Mission Possible: 5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

Blog posts   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:53 GMT

Next week, from 19 - 21 November, companies from around the world will gather in Munich at Europe’s largest business travel event. The GBTA Conference 2019 is an opportunity for organizations to showcase their latest products and services, share their insights, and get in touch with colleagues, suppliers, clients, and prospects.

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2019 15:47 GMT

If you’re part of a couple with one or more dependents – be they human, fur baby or plant- you’ll recognize the irritation that can arise when your partner returns from a work trip after you’ve been at home juggling a job, care duties and planning a dinner you committed to host and now regret.

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2019 10:37 GMT

Throughout the world, organizations are undergoing seismic shifts in their travel programs as they respond to technological advances, developments in the supply chain and evolving traveler expectations.

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2019 10:45 GMT

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most talked about trends in corporate travel. But while travel managers are showing increased interest and curiosity in AI, there is still much confusion about what the term actually means and how it can be applied to business travel.

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2019 14:45 GMT

Few things boost employee morale like recognition, except perhaps rewarding them to the trip of a lifetime. Our research reveals that 33% of travelers cite visiting a new destination as the top reason they believe that the positives outweigh the negatives when travelling for work.

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2019 13:39 GMT

To an outsider, traveling for work can seem like a glamorous whirlwind of big deals made in boardrooms or winding down at iconic rooftop bars. But for anyone who travels regularly, the reality of business travel can be more sallow complexions and attending your child’s birthday party via FaceTime.

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2019 15:54 GMT

Whether you favor older wisdom like the Serenity Prayer or a daily dose of Instagram inspiration, some version of “control the controllable" offers solace in strange times. Humans aren’t built for extreme uncertainty and there’s a lot of it around between climate change, trade wars, Brexit upheaval and rising oil prices.

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 13:19 GMT

Fashionistas might guess the author of the quote that gives title to this post. Coco Chanel was of the opinion that to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2019 06:10 GMT

An overwhelming number of business travelers feel that the positives outweigh the negatives at work (92%) and at home (82%) when traveling for business. I share this opinion. I adore traveling. Even though you might be enclosed in a room for the whole duration of your trip there is always a couple of hours you can steal to experience the vibe of the place you are in.

Minnesota technologists join forces to fight online child sex trafficking

Minnesota technologists join forces to fight online child sex trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2019 13:00 GMT

An op-ed by John Pelant, CIO at CWT.

The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2019 12:57 GMT

Did you know, there are more modern-day slaves in our world than at ​any other point in history? And that human trafficking is believed to be the ​third-largest crime industry in the world, behind drugs and arms trafficking?

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Blog posts   •   Oct 01, 2019 13:49 GMT

What images does the word “slavery” conjure up in your mind? People in iron collars shipped on huge wooden galleons, forced to work the fields under the whip of the master? Perhaps you think that slavery is a concept abolished in the 1800’s?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2019 14:43 GMT

​Not long ago, I came across an article by PhocusWire. The author questioned whether or not consumer demand for convenience will transform the baggage experience.

How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

How we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals all year round

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2019 06:56 GMT

This week marks the celebration of the UN Global Goals Week 2019. Starting last Saturday, 21 September, and running until the end of the month, this United Nations campaign is designed to drive action and raise awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and halt climate change by the end of 2030.

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2019 15:48 GMT

It's critical to choose the right partners when planning an event – ideally, whose business philosophy and corporate code align with your own.

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

​Good Migrations: 3 ways to be a more sustainable business traveler

Blog posts   •   Sep 13, 2019 09:27 GMT

As highlighted in our 2020 Global Travel Forecast, geopolitical and environmental issues have made predictions for travel trends volatile.

​Travelers Agree:  Healthy travel leads to growth

​Travelers Agree: Healthy travel leads to growth

Blog posts   •   Sep 10, 2019 09:47 GMT

By and large people feel that business travel is vital to achieving success for themselves and their company. As revealed in a recent Traveler Sentiment Index by GBTA and RoomIt, nearly 70% of respondents desire to travel more often.

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2019 10:21 GMT

Conventional wisdom dictates that it’s inevitable to pick up unhealthy habits while traveling for work. But the consequences of sacrificing your standards at the alter of midnight room service are grave.