Blog posts • Nov 26, 2020 10:07 GMT
In many countries globally, we are seeing second waves and there may be more to follow. We are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with the highly-promising emergence of vaccines with but there may be insufficient supply, at least initially, of a single vaccine.
Blog posts • Nov 20, 2020 09:19 GMT
Duty of care for companies is typically focused on protocol and practicalities such as travel alerts and tracking. But there’s no doubt that the link between mental health, lockdowns, and the associated uncertainties of the pandemic is real.
Blog posts • Nov 18, 2020 11:29 GMT
It has been both painstaking and an honour to judge the ‘Oscars’ equivalent for business travel journalism - the Business Travel Journalism Awards 2020 (BTJAs).
Blog posts • Nov 13, 2020 10:19 GMT
There are many things we couldn’t have imagined doing a year ago – wearing a surgeon’s mask to buy groceries, working solely from home, and embracing tasks we once loathed. Along with filing taxes and tackling the kitchen junk drawer, getting approval for a trip used to be a tedious but necessary part of life.
Blog posts • Nov 12, 2020 09:23 GMT
Blog posts • Nov 06, 2020 10:03 GMT
“I do not fear computers,” said the writer Isaac Asimov in the early 1980s, “I fear the lack of them.” Asimov predicted that education would be forever changed by technology, and it would be an integral part of teaching and learning. He was right.
Blog posts • Nov 02, 2020 09:00 GMT
Blog posts • Oct 30, 2020 13:11 GMT
Blog posts • Oct 23, 2020 08:21 GMT
The phrase ‘BCP’(Business continuity planning) borders on a misnomer as companies around the world continue to navigate and plan around the impact of Covid-19.
Blog posts • Oct 22, 2020 08:36 GMT
In this new and somewhat unfamiliar landscape, if the Meetings & Events industry is to successfully re-build itself and emerge stronger from the crisis, we need to think and act differently. We need to have more flexibility, more patience and more wisdom.
Blog posts • Oct 16, 2020 12:56 GMT
Whether it’s for work, leisure, or both, traveling to new places and meeting with other people is essential for connection and motivation.
Blog posts • Oct 14, 2020 09:47 GMT
We all know of somebody who has started a complex new role but is yet to meet their colleagues in person, or hosted a creative virtual team brainstorm that started off fizzing with ideas until audio and visual connectivity gave out.
Blog posts • Oct 09, 2020 09:36 GMT
The World Health Organization estimates that around one in four of us will be affected by a mental health disorder at some stage of our lives, while the World Economic Forum has noted that mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world.
Blog posts • Oct 08, 2020 13:41 GMT
The internet is awash with travel tips - roll your clothes to save space, change your money before you depart, and pack extra socks. Travel hacks published last year now read like old books found in a charity shop. Now, we’re hot washing clothes, using cards instead of cash, and packing extra face masks.
Blog posts • Oct 02, 2020 09:23 GMT
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, coined the term ‘Reiseangst’ (from the German, ‘fear of travel’). While we’ve seen a raft of new phrases in the last six months, this one’s ripe for a revival. Even the most seasoned travelers find themselves weighed down with concerns that didn’t exist previously.
Blog posts • Sep 30, 2020 12:59 GMT
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Well, we are certainly in such times.
Blog posts • Sep 24, 2020 08:46 GMT
As governments have sealed borders and imposed travel restrictions, and airlines have dramatically scaled back their operations, seafarers have been stranded for weeks or even months onboard vessels, at airports and in hotels. Vivien Miranda, Client Manager, Asia Pacific, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine (CWT ERM), believes more needs to be done to advance the wellbeing of maritime crew members.
Blog posts • Sep 23, 2020 10:31 GMT
The question facing many global businesses now is how travel will change. 9/11 changed the airline industry, the 2008 recession changed spending mindsets. Change is inevitable, of course.
Blog posts • Sep 18, 2020 13:24 GMT
When you have a busy travel schedule, you never know who you might meet, what connections you might make, or what new opportunities await. There’s a reason why a study by Oxford Economics reveals that for every dollar invested in business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental value.