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The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

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.

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

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.

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

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.

​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

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.

​Half and Half: How to transition from a remote to hybrid workplace

​Half and Half: How to transition from a remote to hybrid workplace

Blog posts   •   Sep 17, 2020 12:48 GMT

Half and half means different things to different people. In Denmark, it’s a mixture of dark beer and pilsner. In the United States, it’s a light cream that’s not quite as fun as the full-fat version but necessary for your health, akin to the workplace arrangements at many companies these days.

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Blog posts   •   Sep 08, 2020 12:31 GMT

Between the devastating bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a difficult year for meetings and events in Australia so far. Companies have had to adapt by moving some meetings online – but virtual interactions aren’t a perfect substitute for face-to-face meetings.

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:08 GMT

Leading a team – especially during a crisis – takes patience and fortitude. When your direct reports express confusion, it’s important to support them. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve navigated the changes in our industry by engaging with experts within CWT and the wider business travel and meetings & events industries.

Unclouded Vision: Here's what to expect on your next flight

Unclouded Vision: Here's what to expect on your next flight

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2020 10:02 GMT

With the aviation industry experiencing a slow return to travel, airlines around the world have introduced measures and protocols to provide passengers with assurance to fly again.

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2020 14:13 GMT

If you’re more productive working alone than in an open-plan office, you wish that you didn’t have to spend time and money on long commutes, you’re a carer or the parent of a school-age child, you probably groaned as companies that were once staunchly anti-remote working moved their employees home overnight.

​The 3 p’s of traveling during Covid

​The 3 p’s of traveling during Covid

Blog posts   •   Aug 25, 2020 17:43 GMT

Concerns about business travel have left many scanning news headlines and feeling none the wiser. While travelers are increasingly confident that hotels, ride-sharing companies, and ​airports have safety and security measures in place, we don’t always know what to consider and how to prepare for a trip.

​Ready to Fly: What to expect at the airport

​Ready to Fly: What to expect at the airport

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2020 11:23 GMT

If you haven’t stepped foot in an airport since before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, it can be hard to know what to expect, especially as measures change constantly, such as the increasing adoption of ​test-on-arrival facilities.

Post-Lockdown Lingo: 7 words for a return to travel

Post-Lockdown Lingo: 7 words for a return to travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2020 09:15 GMT

​We’ve learned a lot in recent months. We’ve discovered that we’ll never take hairdressers for granted, that teachers should probably be paid more than top-tier athletes and that we’ll never bake our own bread again now that shops are open. We’ve also discovered that humor is healing.

Into the Unknown: Weighing up the risks of travel

Into the Unknown: Weighing up the risks of travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2020 11:06 GMT

​I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my wife and young daughters inside the airport terminal recently, as I normally do at this time of year, as they head off to spend their summer in France.

​Five things to consider when consolidating your travel program
​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2020 10:41 GMT

As many countries emerge out of lockdown, business travel is beginning to resume. It should come as no surprise. An Oxford Economics study found that each dollar invested in business travel can result in as much as $12.50 in revenue.

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

Blog posts   •   Jul 21, 2020 12:17 GMT

Back in the 1950s, the concept of ‘telecommuting’ was first touted as being the future of work. The term was said to have been coined by Jack Niles, a former NASA engineer who proposed it as an innovative answer to traffic, urban sprawl, and scarcity of non-renewable resources. The concept is still around, but in 2020, we all know it simply as ‘working from home’, or just ‘WFH’.

5 ways your next hotel stay might be different

5 ways your next hotel stay might be different

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2020 07:00 GMT

As hotels gradually reopen their doors to guests around the world, we can expect some big changes to the guest experience. For one, health and safety measures have taken top priority, with many hoteliers launching new initiatives to step up their hygiene game and ready themselves for when it’s safe to travel again.

Why the digital workforce needs more women

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?

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

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.