Blog posts • Jul 17, 2018 09:31 GMT
My colleague Eric Tyree shed some light on predictive analytics, so there's no need for me to dive into definitions and theories. Let me take the pragmatic approach instead and share with you some of the coolest developments we’re working on at the moment. We may not be Gandalf, the wizard from Lord of the Rings, but data enables us to create our own magic.
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2018 09:32 GMT
Imagine wasting 400 hours of your life? In 400 hours a person can walk from Paris to Minsk or from Copenhagen to Naples. As it turns out it also takes about 400 hours for travel buyers to secure discounted rates during the Request For Proposal (RFP) season, that time of year when corporate travel buyers think about their hotel rate programme for the next 12 months.
Blog posts • Jul 12, 2018 08:52 GMT
Everyone likes a deal. No matter what you’re buying – or how much money you have – a deal’s a deal. The sweetest deal of all is one where you don’t even have to lift a finger. No haggling. No comparison shopping. No need to set up a vigil as you religiously check whether prices have come down enough for you to make that purchase—before it sells out.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2018 09:19 GMT
In today’s consumer-driven market, customers don’t just appreciate a tailored experience – they expect it. Personalization helps organizations improve employee loyalty and engagement, and fosters the kind of positive association with corporate travel normally reserved for personal apps and websites.
Blog posts • Jul 05, 2018 07:06 GMT
Carol “Korky” Gartside was waist-deep in water, frantically looking for a high and secure place to store her laptop. The driving rain, gusty winds and flooded streets wrought by Hurricane Harvey last August, did not make it safe to bring anything but the clothes on her back, a converted garbage bag as raincoat, and overnight clothes. She settled on a high shelf and quickly evacuated her home.
Blog posts • Jul 04, 2018 07:06 GMT
Going through airport security can be unnerving, especially if the line is huge and you're running late. We've all been there, but be careful how you handle stress during the security process. Losing your temper can have serious consequences.
Blog posts • Jul 03, 2018 07:12 GMT
Gordon Ramsey may be one of the world’s richest chefs, making well over a hundred million dollars, but even a non-celebrity chef with no Michelin Stars can be worth as much. How? As with most things, it’s location, location, location. The chef needs to be working on an offshore oil rig, typically situated far into the ocean.
Blog posts • Jun 28, 2018 10:02 GMT
A study by the journal of experimental social psychology found that meeting face-to-face is 34 times more effective than email. But we don’t need a study to know the lasting impact of an awesome event. In these high-pressure situations, it’s easy to forget the vital components that make an event run smoothly from start to finish.
Blog posts • Jun 26, 2018 07:17 GMT
Today, we are releasing our Responsible Business Annual Report for the sixth consecutive year. This document is a testimony of how we progressed in 2017 towards the reach of our 2020 Responsible Business objectives. It is a palpable way of tracking all the work that has been done worldwide by all of us at CWT, and all the great things we have achieved by working together.
Blog posts • Jun 22, 2018 09:49 GMT
The percentage of business travelers who book hotels within their corporate travel programs has hovered around 50% - 60% for years. Travel managers told GBTA one reason is that their travelers want to stay at a different type of property than what’s available in their program. Another big reason? They can get better rates on their own.
Blog posts • Jun 21, 2018 10:11 GMT
Consumers will always seek the path of least resistance to simplify their lives — and business travelers are no different. As corporate travel apps historically failed to keep pace with their leisure counterparts, business travelers have been torn between wanting an independent, intuitive and personal mobile booking experience, and needing to stick to policy.
Blog posts • Jun 18, 2018 07:16 GMT
For 12 years now, the Institute for Economics and Peace elaborates the Global Peace Index. This report is a leading measure of global peacefulness. It bases its ranking in three factors: the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict, and the degree of militarisation.
Blog posts • Jun 14, 2018 09:30 GMT
You’ve heard the buzzword, you’ve seen the articles — but is “bleisure travel” really catching on? Yep, and we say: embrace it.
Blog posts • Jun 13, 2018 07:09 GMT
Fair trade, organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, recycled: You probably recognize these terms since they’re emblazoned on many of the products and services that we purchase.
Blog posts • Jun 11, 2018 07:16 GMT
Whether you are a road warrior, or occasional business traveler, it is very likely that you have already experienced the unbearable disassociation of time and tiredness that changing time zones can bring. So, if you want to arrive at your meeting as fresh as a daisy and to outperform, I hope these seven jet-lag avoidance tips help.
Blog posts • Jun 06, 2018 07:44 GMT
The Rule of Three is a style of communication which is often used in public speaking, or writing, to gain emphasis and focus on a core message on the premise that people respond subconsciously to groups of three. To work on our Community Involvement program, we have used the Rule of Three.
Blog posts • May 31, 2018 09:46 GMT
“You have to capture the data.” At the BTN Tech Talk in Chicago in May, Norm Rose of Travel Tech Consulting reiterated a point that many travel managers know all too well. When travelers book outside of your hotel program, you have to find a way to capture the data.
Blog posts • May 29, 2018 07:08 GMT
We care about our customers, and every decision is made with them in mind. But we also care about each one of our employees by being inclusive, celebrating diversity, and standing together as one. Or, as Sir Richard Branson puts it: “Learn to look after your staff first, and the rest will follow.”
Blog posts • May 28, 2018 09:33 GMT
“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” said Malcolm X. This is certainly true of planning a major meeting or event. Strategic planning is key. If you want to organize a captivating experience for over 2,000 people, you better plan the coup well in advance.