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​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2020 13:24 GMT

When you have a busy travel schedule, you never know who you might meet, what connections you might make, or what new opportunities await. There’s a reason why a study by Oxford Economics reveals that for every dollar invested in business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental value.

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Blog posts   •   Sep 08, 2020 12:31 GMT

Between the devastating bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a difficult year for meetings and events in Australia so far. Companies have had to adapt by moving some meetings online – but virtual interactions aren’t a perfect substitute for face-to-face meetings.

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:08 GMT

Leading a team – especially during a crisis – takes patience and fortitude. When your direct reports express confusion, it’s important to support them. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve navigated the changes in our industry by engaging with experts within CWT and the wider business travel and meetings & events industries.

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2020 14:13 GMT

If you’re more productive working alone than in an open-plan office, you wish that you didn’t have to spend time and money on long commutes, you’re a carer or the parent of a school-age child, you probably groaned as companies that were once staunchly anti-remote working moved their employees home overnight.

​Ready to Fly: What to expect at the airport

​Ready to Fly: What to expect at the airport

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2020 11:23 GMT

If you haven’t stepped foot in an airport since before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced, it can be hard to know what to expect, especially as measures change constantly, such as the increasing adoption of ​test-on-arrival facilities.

Post-Lockdown Lingo: 7 words for a return to travel

Post-Lockdown Lingo: 7 words for a return to travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 20, 2020 09:15 GMT

​We’ve learned a lot in recent months. We’ve discovered that we’ll never take hairdressers for granted, that teachers should probably be paid more than top-tier athletes and that we’ll never bake our own bread again now that shops are open. We’ve also discovered that humor is healing.

Into the Unknown: Weighing up the risks of travel

Into the Unknown: Weighing up the risks of travel

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2020 11:06 GMT

​I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my wife and young daughters inside the airport terminal recently, as I normally do at this time of year, as they head off to spend their summer in France.

​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

​How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel

Blog posts   •   Jul 24, 2020 10:41 GMT

As many countries emerge out of lockdown, business travel is beginning to resume. It should come as no surprise. An Oxford Economics study found that each dollar invested in business travel can result in as much as $12.50 in revenue.

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

​How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ

Blog posts   •   Jul 21, 2020 12:17 GMT

Back in the 1950s, the concept of ‘telecommuting’ was first touted as being the future of work. The term was said to have been coined by Jack Niles, a former NASA engineer who proposed it as an innovative answer to traffic, urban sprawl, and scarcity of non-renewable resources. The concept is still around, but in 2020, we all know it simply as ‘working from home’, or just ‘WFH’.

5 ways your next hotel stay might be different

5 ways your next hotel stay might be different

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2020 07:00 GMT

As hotels gradually reopen their doors to guests around the world, we can expect some big changes to the guest experience. For one, health and safety measures have taken top priority, with many hoteliers launching new initiatives to step up their hygiene game and ready themselves for when it’s safe to travel again.

Why the digital workforce needs more women

Why the digital workforce needs more women

Blog posts   •   Jul 14, 2020 13:44 GMT

​We have experienced one paradigm shift in recent months. Has it kick-started a chain reaction and highlighted the need for another? Christel Cao-Delebarre, CWT's Global Privacy Officer, reflects on why gender balance in technology is more important than ever.

 Is it time to swap the daily commute for quality travel?

Is it time to swap the daily commute for quality travel?

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2020 10:08 GMT

​What if I said that you could drop your mundane commute altogether and instead, make your face-to-face interactions with colleagues really count?

Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes

Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes

Blog posts   •   Jul 07, 2020 12:44 GMT

​Around the world, travel restrictions are gradually being eased. In recent weeks, a number of countries have allowed domestic travel to resume. Some have even restarted – or announced plans to restart –international travel through the formation of “travel bubbles” and “travel corridors”, where borders are only being opened only to visitors from certain countries.

Team Spirit: 3 tips for working in a remote team

Team Spirit: 3 tips for working in a remote team

Blog posts   •   Mar 26, 2020 11:10 GMT

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, millions of us are now working from home for the forseeable future. In case you are not used to it, let me share some tips that work for my fully-remote team, with members spread across different time zones and geographies.

​Travel etiquette: 9 tips that will make you a popular travel buddy

​Travel etiquette: 9 tips that will make you a popular travel buddy

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2020 07:00 GMT

Traveling for most of us, is an exciting experience that broadens the mind. That said, it is true that some trips can become a headache if you encounter inconsiderate travelers along the way. We share here nine travel etiquette tips from our in-house experts, to observe local customs and help avoid faux pas that might offend other travelers.

​All that we share: Standing for zero discrimination

​All that we share: Standing for zero discrimination

Blog posts   •   Mar 01, 2020 08:00 GMT

You may already know that, according to the Boston Consulting Group, companies with a more diverse management team have 19% higher revenue, or that McKinseyresearch shows that racially and ethnically diverse companies outperform industry norms by 35%.

​Promoting sustainable travel - Everyone’s business

​Promoting sustainable travel - Everyone’s business

Blog posts   •   Feb 26, 2020 07:00 GMT

​Are you familiar with the term ‘flysgskam’? Maybe not, but if I tell you it is the Swedish neologism that describes the shame we ought to feel about flying, I am sure you will immediately know what I am talking about.

​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2020 07:05 GMT

GDPR (the European General Data Protection Regulation) has given rise to a transformational shift in the way companies deal with online privacy, but to some, it is still seen as a regulatory burden. The initial impulse to design and implement GDPR programs has, for a large part, been driven by the fear of massive fines.

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2020 07:00 GMT

We might think business trips are not the most ideal scenario for romantic encounters with stress, fatigue, and jet lag pumping through our veins, but let’s not underestimate the power of love. Dating apps are seeking to connect people in all places and, when it comes to love, the sky is not the limit.

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

Blog posts   •   Feb 12, 2020 11:00 GMT

Technology is changing our life - from how we work to how we shop. It is even defining the way we interact with each other and build our personal relationships. Take Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez as an example. It seems they don’t talk anymore, like they used to do. Is it maybe because now they message each other? Jokes aside, messaging is becoming a popular way of communication nowadays.