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.
Blog posts • Jun 18, 2019 10:17 GMT
The Sex Pistols is an iconic band responsible for initiating one of the most important, controversial and influential movements in modern culture, Punk.
Blog posts • Jun 13, 2019 09:13 GMT
We all know that Asia Pacific (APAC) is the fastest growing region in the world. Incredibly it accounts for two-thirds of total global growth, which means many companies will be increasing their travel to and within the region. The problem is that managing travel in APAC is probably more complicated than in any other region in the world.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.