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La Dolce Vita - Do you need to be young and Italian for travel to make you more creative and productive?

La Dolce Vita - Do you need to be young and Italian for travel to make you more creative and productive?

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2019 05:51 GMT

​Despite the fact that sometimes it can be tiring – especially the older you get – traveling is a mind-expanding thing to do. As Aldous Huxley said, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” What happens when we travel for work? Do we feel all the joy that leisure travel brings?

​Ninja Traveler – 10 tips so the unexpected doesn’t catch you by surprise

​Ninja Traveler – 10 tips so the unexpected doesn’t catch you by surprise

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2019 06:59 GMT

Fortunately, most trips run smoothly and travelers are able to conduct business and enjoy their stay without any drama. However, if you have been traveling for a while – especially to remote destinations – you will know that the unexpected can be waiting for you at every corner.

​World Environment Day: 6 tips to #BeatAirPollution

​World Environment Day: 6 tips to #BeatAirPollution

Blog posts   •   Jun 05, 2019 06:18 GMT

Did you know that 92% of people do not breathe clean air? Did you know that air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs? Did you know approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific?

Travel with Pride – 6 steps to support your LGBTQ travelers

Travel with Pride – 6 steps to support your LGBTQ travelers

Blog posts   •   Jun 03, 2019 05:56 GMT

Sexual orientation goes beyond travel policies and programs. It is an organization’s Duty of Care to adequately prepare its workforce for foreseeable medical and travel security risks including the specific risks faced by its mobile LGBTQ members.

 CWT awarded jobs creation grant driven by M&E double-digit growth

CWT awarded jobs creation grant driven by M&E double-digit growth

Blog posts   •   May 30, 2019 13:51 GMT

Major client wins and scoring more business from existing clients have fueled a hiring spree at CWT Meetings & Events, which saw M&E add 50 people in the past seven months alone.

Latin Flair - Manage your hotel program in LATAM like an insider

Latin Flair - Manage your hotel program in LATAM like an insider

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2019 16:59 GMT

The hospitality industry in Latin America (LATAM) grew in 2018 and is expected to continue to grow through 2019. Expansion in the region includes an estimated 800+ new hotel projects. We put together tips to help you navigate the unique aspects of managing corporate travel in the region.

​Time Travel - Three big tech trends that will shape the future

​Time Travel - Three big tech trends that will shape the future

Blog posts   •   May 23, 2019 10:32 GMT

The travel industry has embraced new tech and trends with gusto in recent years. You name it, it’s been trialled: artificial intelligence, virtual reality, the internet of things, robots, augmented reality, chatbots, recognition tech, personalization…you get the idea.

​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2019 11:47 GMT

Meet Meghan Likes, Senior Meeting Planner, at CWT Meetings & Events and one of seven industry pros that Minnesota Meetings + Events selected to honor in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2019 12:35 GMT

Ponder this question: When you're on a plane, do you prefer to have no access to the internet or have to sit next to a talkative stranger? In an era where we spend most of our time glued to our screens and not having internet connection can make most of us break into a cold sweat, the answer seems obvious. But is it really? How many of us favor hours of conversation over online connectivity?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT

In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

Blog posts   •   May 07, 2019 09:17 GMT

​ Over 90% of global trade is carried by ships. Our way of life and access to products and services would be forever changed without shipping, intercontinental trade, the transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods.

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2019 14:37 GMT

Flying into Shanghai, you’re hit with an aerial view of the sheer variety of what the Chinese city has to offer with its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, futuristic buildings, and international flavor.

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2019 09:27 GMT

If you’ve sat in the middle seat on a long-haul flight between a toddler and a basketball player with his kneecap lodged under your laptop, you know what torture feels like. Nobody prefers the middle seat. That we can agree on.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

How a brand reflects business integrity

How a brand reflects business integrity

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2019 06:36 GMT

The first entry of the BusinessDictionary defines integrity as the “Strict adherence to a moral code, reflected in transparent honesty and complete harmony in what one thinks, says, and does.” At CWT we could not agree more with this definition. For us, our brand goes beyond a manifesto created by the marketing department and reflects what we all think, how we act, and how we live.

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2019 06:01 GMT

​Amidst the long-term uncertainty of Brexit, what do we know about the impact of Brexit on UK-based GDPR (Regulati​on (EU) 2016/679) programs? Without speculating on the outcome, the recent focus is on the potential of a No Deal Brexit.

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

Blog posts   •   Apr 11, 2019 07:37 GMT

When we think of business trips, what usually springs to mind is a domestic or international flight between two capitals, a few nights in a hotel, and a couple of taxi rides. But this one-traveler approach is alien for travel managers and arrangers in the Energy, Resources, and Marine industries.

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

Blog posts   •   Apr 05, 2019 12:32 GMT

“Azerbaijan: The land of fire.” It’s an evocative tagline for a country. But unless you have visited or you’re a supporter of the Atlético de Madrid football club, their sponsored team, you may not know much about the country or its neighbors Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.