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.
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.
Blog posts • Apr 04, 2019 09:21 GMT
I’ll concede that the title of this blog is a little clickbaity. Most companies have seen the light on this once-thorny issue. They know better than to get between a bleary-eyed traveling employee and their miles. But there are some who subscribe to the idea that because the company paid for the flight, the company owns the miles.
Blog posts • Mar 28, 2019 11:21 GMT
People are broadly familiar with the acronym B2B – or business-to-business – which, according to the dictionary, involves arrangements or trade between businesses, rather than between a company and the general public (known as B2C, or business-to-consumer).
Blog posts • Mar 25, 2019 07:49 GMT
If you have been following our responsible business (it is how we call CSR at CWT) efforts for a while you would have noticed that this is the fourth year in a row that we are announcing our EcoVadis rating. After a first Silver year, we have managed to keep our Gold status for the third consecutive year, proving that all of our efforts towards a first-class CSR program are paying off.
Blog posts • Mar 22, 2019 11:05 GMT
For those of us who have been in the industry for a while, you’ll remember when a good night’s rest was defined by a small, somewhat hard mattress with well-tucked, flower pattern blankets. Then hotels introduced a big fluffy, white bed, and just like that basic bedding was no longer acceptable to travelers.
Blog posts • Mar 21, 2019 09:30 GMT
Raphael Pasdeloup, Global Head of CWT Energy, Resources and Marine speaks with the president of Houston-based Cohegic, a management consulting, executive and sales coaching firm, Ravi Kathuria. Ravi is also president of the Houston Strategy Forum, a who’s who of Houston CEOs. The interview is the first in a series Raphael is hosting with business leaders in Houston and in the ERM space.
Blog posts • Mar 15, 2019 10:02 GMT
Like it or not, at some point in our careers it is likely that we will need to deliver a speech or a presentation in front of a big audience. Whether it is a talk at a major event, a sales pitch to win a top account or a presentation for an internal audience, public speaking is a key skill to develop if you want to advance your career.
Blog posts • Mar 13, 2019 14:35 GMT
Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, allowing us to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently, and with greater ease. But not all technology is created equal. Some types promise better functionality, others seduce us with naturally intuitive interfaces.
Blog posts • Mar 08, 2019 07:40 GMT
In the past years we have witnessed a positive change in ideas about women's equality, however the road to achieving it is still long. While governments and civil society have a key role to play, companies are a formidable force to advance gender equality by integrating women’s empowerment into corporate strategy.
Blog posts • Mar 06, 2019 10:16 GMT
Japanese organizing consultant Marie Kondo has become something of a sensation since scoring her own Netflix series. But does her methodical approach to cleaning a house hold any lessons for bleary-eyed travelers?
Blog posts • Mar 05, 2019 11:10 GMT
It's a couple of months into the New Year, a time when for many, January resolutions have started to fade. Why not revive your goal-setting spirit by bringing it into your travel program?
Blog posts • Mar 01, 2019 08:44 GMT
As a global organization with people from all over the world of different age, gender, sexual orientation, origins, education, work experience, beliefs and many other forms of diversity, we maintain a zero tolerance stance to any forms of discrimination.
Blog posts • Feb 20, 2019 10:03 GMT
Last October, we spoke of the values established more than 80 years ago that continue to guide us as corporate citizens tightly woven into the well-being of our communities.
Blog posts • Feb 18, 2019 10:19 GMT
Coke or Pepsi, Reebok or Nike, Microsoft or Apple? Why are we more loyal to one brand versus another? We choose brands because of how they make us feel, whether through nostalgia, a personal resonance, or aspiration. As author and marketer Seth Godin says, “Great marketers don’t make stuff, they make meaning.”
Blog posts • Feb 15, 2019 10:34 GMT
Every salmon season, after spending years in the North Pacific, salmon make a long and arduous journey back to Alaska’s pristine Bristol Bay—renowned as a mecca for salmon—to spawn. In parallel, there’s another journey that runs from Eastern Europe to Bristol Bay, Alaska; this time carrying the workers who’ll be fishing and preparing the coveted fish for their final destination around the world.
Blog posts • Feb 14, 2019 11:56 GMT
Oxytocin. It’s a hell of a drug. Well actually, it’s a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter but it’s certainly addictive. Our brains release oxytocin when we get a ‘like’ on social media. It enables us to feel empathy for others. It plays a critical role in birth.
Blog posts • Feb 08, 2019 09:46 GMT
Safety and security are concerns for business travelers and companies alike. Duty of care ranks high on the list of priorities for any travel manager, but it is especially important for those who send their employees to remote or dangerous parts of the world. Significant effort is put into medical and evacuation plans at the destination.
Blog posts • Feb 07, 2019 09:25 GMT
There’s a lot being done these days to promote corporate values. While some values are identified across corporations, other company values may consciously align with a political movement, social trend or global concern.