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.
Blog posts • Aug 19, 2019 13:40 GMT
Just as business travel is changing, your employees are also changing. Millennials are about to become your biggest employee demographic, and Generation Z is growing into the workforce. Where Millennials prefer to use technology to communicate, favour seamless experiences, and look for workplaces that give them more travel choices – Gen Z are true digital natives.
Blog posts • Aug 15, 2019 11:50 GMT
RoomIt recently helped launch the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, which measures business traveler sentiment over the course of a year. There are many universal trends among business travelers from all regions, like high satisfaction with business travel (86%), and especially for the hotel-related components of travel.
Blog posts • Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT
Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.
Blog posts • Aug 09, 2019 11:48 GMT
Anybody whose job requires having good ideas knows that staring at a blank screen won’t get you there. Neither will sitting in the same chair and sipping the same latte from the same mug as every other day. A rigid routine won’t make you the next Hemingway or Dali. It will make you a Mr. Men character. In other words, two-dimensional and predictable.
Blog posts • Aug 08, 2019 09:47 GMT
“If we surrender to the air, we can ride it.” Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison wrote in her novel 1977 novel, Song of Solomon. Her passing this week leaves us with a trove of wisdom, including this powerful quote. It’s a reminder to take risks and surrender to the unknown.
Blog posts • Aug 02, 2019 14:00 GMT
In a recent study, we found that 83% of business travelers consider fitness options when booking a hotel. Swim, run, cycle, dance, walk – or stand on your head, whatever you do to keep fit, sticking to your schedule is hard when you travel.
Blog posts • Jul 30, 2019 08:57 GMT
Since 2013, World Day against Trafficking in Persons has been held every 30 July. A UN resolution designated this date to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human Trafficking is an issue that exploits people of all ages – children included – for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.
Blog posts • Jul 25, 2019 13:38 GMT
When it comes to packing, I’ve always wanted to be like Mary Poppins. How cool would it be to be able to get away with a small carry-on bag containing all the items in the world? The joys of a bag like this... Imagine being able to take everything with you without the hassle of carrying a fully loaded suitcase.
Blog posts • Jul 23, 2019 13:41 GMT
RoomIt and GBTA launched a study to measure the factors influencing sentiment among business travelers across the globe. Survey respondents feel strongly that travel is integral to the success of their business. 83% say it is very important to the overall financial performance of their company, and the vast majority say face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to conduct business.
Blog posts • Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT
In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2019 07:32 GMT
Getting from one side of the globe to the other has never been simpler. Ultra-long-haul (ULH) flights can now leap over half the world in a single bound. But not everyone thinks a 19-hour flight is the best way to travel.
Blog posts • Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT
Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?
Blog posts • Jul 09, 2019 09:18 GMT
Sometimes, business travelers just run into bad luck. Their preferred flights have no seats available, so they have to take one with a 10-hour layover. The hotels close to the meeting location are priced out of budget. And when they get to the airport, they find their flight has been canceled. But what if it wasn’t just down to luck?
Blog posts • Jul 03, 2019 10:42 GMT
It’s likely you’re already using a travel program solution that searches for lower rates on an already booked flight and hotel reservation. If you are, are you squeezing the most savings out of it?
Cab or app? Business travelers in Asia Pacific have mixed feelings, but corporate travel programs show openness to ride-sharing services
Blog posts • Jul 01, 2019 02:07 GMT
Convenience, pricing transparency and cost savings are prompting many companies in Asia Pacific to permit the use of ride-sharing services for business travel.
Blog posts • Jun 26, 2019 08:38 GMT
To ensure traveler satisfaction is among the top five goals for travel managers, RoomIt and Best Western commissioned research to determine exactly what business travelers around the globe crave from their hotel booking experience.
Blog posts • Jun 25, 2019 06:48 GMT
After several consecutive years of shrinking travel perks, organizations are reinvesting in creating a more comfortable journey for their travelers. They’re well aware of the importance of looking after their employees’ wellbeing. After all, at companies where travel is an important part of the job, travel benefits can be a determinant factor to retain and attract top talent.
We Did It Again – How our June 2019 Responsible Business report reached the United Nations Global Compact Advanced level and how your company can do it too
Blog posts • Jun 24, 2019 07:43 GMT
If you are reading this post, the chances that you have also seen that today we are announcing the publication of our June 2019 Annual Responsible Business Report are high. The enthusiasm of all of us at CWT towards the goal of making our company a reference in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have come together in a document where we proudly capture our many achievements.
Making a Bundle: How Are Travel Programs in Asia Pacific Responding to the Trend of Airlines Charging for Ancillaries?
Blog posts • Jun 21, 2019 01:29 GMT
Window or aisle? Would you prefer quicker access to the bathroom and your baggage or to not be disturbed and have a better view? And more importantly, should the company or the employee pay for the choice? This question is becoming more of an issue for travel managers as both full-service and budget carriers bet on unbundling ancillaries as a strategy to maximise revenues.