Blog posts • Nov 20, 2018 08:05 GMT
In the second of our Open Innovation series, CWT’s Brandon Balcom, senior director of Open Innovation, shares his top tips on successfully working with startups. While a travel management company (TMC) and a startup may seem an unlikely cultural fit, Brandon focuses on what each brings to the table, while sidestepping stereotypical traps.
Blog posts • Nov 15, 2018 09:44 GMT
RoomIt by CWT just published a study with GBTA asking travel buyers and travelers about their hotel program to understand goals, policies, traveler behavior, and future program considerations. Reducing program costs remains the top goal for many travel buyers, and, despite great effort, many are frustrated that their efforts have not been more impactful.
Blog posts • Nov 13, 2018 08:01 GMT
With Brexit fast approaching and with it concerns over the complexity of visa processing, it seems like an apt time to look at the latest edition of the Henley & Partners Passport Index published at the beginning of October. According to the latest data available, if you hold a Japanese passport, you can visit 190 countries without the need to get your passport stamped.
Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC
Blog posts • Nov 08, 2018 11:22 GMT
“Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme,” said novelist JG Ballard. It’s an accurate description of a city that’s singular in its vivacity. A magnet for migrants from all over China, the nation’s biggest city is a modern powerhouse and financial hub as much as it is a historical treasure trove.
Blog posts • Nov 05, 2018 11:39 GMT
Simon Goldie is a global program director in the Energy, Resources and Marine sector at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). Experiencing life as a miner has always been one of his goals. When the opportunity came to explore a copper mine in the Australian Outback, Simon was more than ready to go. Below is his first-hand account.
Blog posts • Nov 02, 2018 10:19 GMT
In the fourth blog in our Brexit Impact series, we are looking at how the divorce bill could impact the meetings and events industry.
Blog posts • Oct 30, 2018 09:52 GMT
Average ticket prices (ATPs) for air are forecast to drop globally in November and December following a sell-off in oil prices in mid-to-late October, coupled with traditionally slower months for business travel around the holidays that is expected to dampen demand.
The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events
Blog posts • Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT
According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.
Blog posts • Oct 26, 2018 14:39 GMT
Human-trafficking is a hideous practice that we, at CWT, battle every day by organizing different actions throughout the year to embed it firmly in our Responsible Business strategy. As covered in a previous blog post, there are different ways companies and organizations can fight it, two of them are helping those already in the battlefield and increasing employees’ awareness.
Blog posts • Oct 25, 2018 07:10 GMT
If you are a certain age you might find the sight of commuters with their noses glued to their phones on the metro every morning, of people walking in the street like pinballs or, your kids treating their smartphones like a precious limb, annoying. Like it or not, mobile technology has changed our lives immensely, but when it comes to travel, I believe it’s for the best.
Blog posts • Oct 24, 2018 07:09 GMT
According to the World Economic Forum, the participation of women in the oil and gas industry remains below 20% and between 10% and 15% at senior level. To celebrate National Business Women’s Week® we had a chat with some of the top executives at CWT Energy, Resources & Marine to gather their views on this particular universe still very much dominated by men.
Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe
Blog posts • Oct 23, 2018 07:07 GMT
According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report, the top destinations for 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be London, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We interviewed Ian Cummings, EMEA Vice President at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.
Blog posts • Oct 22, 2018 16:03 GMT
Leading organizations know there’s a strong business case for putting traveler experience at the center of their strategy. Data shows it improves retention, boosts performance, and even lifts the bottom line. These lessons now need to be applied to travel, says CWT’s new Senior EVP Chief Travel Experience Officer. Here, he tells us why.
Blog posts • Oct 19, 2018 09:36 GMT
For those who travel frequently, a good travel policy is essential to work-life balance and can be a key factor when determining whether to stay in a job or accept a new one. In fact, 59% of North American business travelers and 66% of Latin American travelers told GBTA that a company's travel policy is an important factor when deciding to take a job with a new employer.
Blog posts • Oct 18, 2018 09:18 GMT
This is the third in our series of blogs on the impact of Brexit on business travel and a timely day in which to delve into border concerns for corporate travelers.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2018 09:51 GMT
Tastes and trends change over the years. Just look at food. When you were a kid, “Eat your brussels sprouts” was something you had to do, not something you ever wanted to do. Then, chefs started roasting brussels sprouts topped with bacon and they became a food you actually craved.
Blog posts • Oct 10, 2018 08:42 GMT
Managing a travel program can be complex even when the requirements are quite straightforward, so imagine what it’s like for travel managers in the energy, resources, and marine (ERM) sectors. Getting people to remote and often dangerous places like the world’s deserts, Alaska and the open ocean is no mean feat.
Blog posts • Oct 09, 2018 10:37 GMT
Technology is altering the landscape of meetings and events, according to the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, and will continue to do so in the near future. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data analysis tools allow meeting planners to save time and expense and raise expectations by taking simple concepts to the next level.
Blog posts • Oct 08, 2018 07:07 GMT
Eighty years ago, Curt Carlson launched a company with a product so small, you could hold it with the tip of your finger. He believed successful corporations have the privilege and obligation of citizenship in the greater world, so he fostered the values of community engagement and philanthropy, integrity and leadership.