Blog posts • Jan 16, 2020 16:50 GMT
Traditionally, January is the month of wellness. With New Year resolutions at the forefront of people's minds, companies are also considering the health and productivity of their employees.
Blog posts • Jan 14, 2020 10:49 GMT
This is the second of a three-part blog series on NDC. In the first, we talked about how airlines and the industry will distribute content via New Distribution Capabilities, or NDC. In today’s offering, we’ll look at why consumer-driven content is the key to driving NDC adoption.
Blog posts • Jan 09, 2020 15:37 GMT
The headlines detailing extreme weather seem to be a daily occurrence. 2020 has only just begun and we’ve witnessed heart-breaking wildfires and flooding.
Blog posts • Jan 07, 2020 09:38 GMT
This is the first in a series of three blog posts in which I look at what is actually happening in the way that airlines make their content – i.e. fares and services – available to the customer (known in industry-speak as “airline distribution”), and why it matters to the business traveler and travel manager.
Blog posts • Jan 02, 2020 12:23 GMT
We’re back from the festive period with a jolt. The sparkly decorations have been put away, the recycling from the New Year’s Eve party taken out and resolutions that inspired you last month are beginning to feel like additions to a harrowing ‘to do’ list.
Blog posts • Dec 31, 2019 13:12 GMT
2019: The year that kept us glued to our screens for news of trade wars, Brexit and climate change. It was also the year that gave us incredible breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, making our experience of business travel easier, more enjoyable and hopefully, productive.
Blog posts • Dec 26, 2019 09:03 GMT
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” goes the chorus of the Andy Williams holiday hit. Those lyrics may not ring true if you’re flying over the December holiday season.
Blog posts • Dec 23, 2019 11:15 GMT
“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive,” said author William Bridges. True to the saying, CWT Meetings & Events underwent a major change in 2019.
Blog posts • Dec 19, 2019 14:53 GMT
With the holiday season on the horizon, even the most ardent workaholics will be forced to slow down for a day or two. And that’s not a bad thing.
Blog posts • Dec 17, 2019 08:00 GMT
When we say our people here at CWT are “engaged professionals who love to help”, we are describing much more than just their commitment to take care of the travelers that depend on us every day. Across all of our regions and within every function of CWT, our colleagues illustrate an amazing sense of caring and a strong dedication to the communities in which they work and live.
Blog posts • Dec 12, 2019 09:36 GMT
The most recent iteration of the GBTA Traveler Sentiment Index yielded more positive results. The latest release also yielded some interesting findings on technology. While talk of technology in business travel tends to dwell on the future, our study found that traveler sentiment today is still greatly influenced by technologies we all take for granted.
Blog posts • Dec 10, 2019 08:00 GMT
Each year, we commemorate Human Rights Day by celebrating the UN adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, and calling for all companies to place Human Rights at the center of their CSR and sustainability programs.
Blog posts • Dec 06, 2019 14:16 GMT
Air, hotel and ground predictions for 2020 come with global uncertainties. Between the climate crisis, Brexit and trading disputes, the outlook is foggy to say the least. But challenges, they say, aren’t stop signs. They are guidelines. Here are three Cs to consider when managing travel in 2020.
Unclear and Present Danger: How organizations are responding to safety needs of women and specific employee populations
Blog posts • Dec 05, 2019 14:19 GMT
It was nearly 15 years ago, and Anne Bridgman was about to embark on her first solo trip to the West African country of Angola as a young executive for a major oil and gas company. Angola had just announced national elections in late 2006, after 27 years of civil war.
Blog posts • Nov 29, 2019 14:26 GMT
A report by CWT Energy, Resources and Marine (ERM) reveals that 52% of C-suite and senior executives say their organizations have traveler health and safety programs in place. While only 32% say their organizations measure and report on the impact of traveler well-being. It's clear there's progress to be made.
Blog posts • Nov 28, 2019 11:07 GMT
All’s well that ends well. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Glory awaits you at the finish line; When facing the final month of the year, these old sayings aren’t always helpful. Some of us feel less like an Olympic sprinter and more like we’ve hit a runner’s wall.
Blog posts • Nov 22, 2019 12:05 GMT
It’s the final day of Culture Week at CWT. There have been lunches and learning sessions, community service and constant activity on our internal network ranging from a diversity and inclusion charter to votes for carbon-offsetting projects.
Blog posts • Nov 20, 2019 09:54 GMT
Imagine a world where there is no place for individuality. Everybody looks the same and has the same thoughts and beliefs. Scary, right? Fortunately, the cultural diversity of our world prevents this dreadful scenario becoming real and it is a driving force of financial, intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual development.
Blog posts • Nov 15, 2019 15:39 GMT
A move away from seeing return-on-investment from a savings and compliance perspective, towards understanding the value that employees bring, is emerging more often. Savvy companies are putting their employees well-being at the core of their travel program
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.