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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Oct 04, 2019 13:00 GMT
An op-ed by John Pelant, CIO at CWT.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Blog posts • Aug 29, 2019 09:30 GMT
The first step in business travel management is to draft a travel policy. There is a lot to consider when arranging business travel, so it makes sense to have a robust corporate travel policy in place. But how is it supposed to be built? Using a one-size-fits-all approach or a tailor-made one taking into account the differences of your traveling population?
Blog posts • Aug 21, 2019 10:00 GMT
Sourcing was a hot topic at this year’s GBTA convention with education sessions. Some companies have made headlines recently by declaring traditional sourcing models dead, and news articles consistently boast about sourcing enhancements that may or may not be arriving in the near future.