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COVID-19:  An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

COVID-19: An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2020 15:01 GMT

As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of this crisis, affecting families, business communities, and indeed the very fabric of our society, I am awed by the selfless dedication of so many people to help others less fortunate during this difficult time.

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.

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

​Remote Control: How to stay focused while working from home

Blog posts   •   Mar 19, 2020 14:39 GMT

Since coronavirus has led millions of employees around the globe to work from home, some people are wondering how they’re going to cope. Many of us naturally work better away from the chatter of an open-plan office.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test

Blog posts   •   Mar 17, 2020 07:00 GMT

Whether it’s inflight internet access or the ability to check-in from your mobile phone, technology is changing the shape of travel - and aviation is at the center of much of the innovation.

​Dirty Money: The appeal of contactless payments

​Dirty Money: The appeal of contactless payments

Blog posts   •   Mar 12, 2020 10:59 GMT

There’s a lot of advice out at the moment from different governments around the world, all trying to protect their citizens from Covid-19. The key points from these pieces of advice are to avoid contact as much as possible and to keep washing your hands.

CWT launches web-based flight bookings on myCWT

CWT launches web-based flight bookings on myCWT

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2020 06:46 GMT

CWT has introduced web-based flight booking capabilities to its global B2B4E travel management platform, myCWT. In addition to using their company’s chosen online booking provider, traveling employees can now book flights and hotels through any of CWT’s servicing and booking channels, including web, mobile, email, telephone and messaging for their corporate travel.

Ken Powell Appointed to Carlson Board of Directors

Ken Powell Appointed to Carlson Board of Directors

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2020 12:00 GMT

Carlson, Inc., an international travel management company and private investment firm, announces the appointment of Ken Powell to its board of directors, effective April 1, 2020.

​The Knowledge: Why you should chat to your cab driver

​The Knowledge: Why you should chat to your cab driver

Blog posts   •   Mar 10, 2020 15:56 GMT

Passengers seem to fall into one of two categories: Those that say nothing to their taxi or ride-sharing driver and those who are unfazed by the prospect of reading out a text message from their love interest to a complete stranger. After all, who can resist a confession box on wheels?

​In Lieu of Flowers: Why are we still celebrating International Women’s Day?

​In Lieu of Flowers: Why are we still celebrating International Women’s Day?

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2020 12:50 GMT

For more than 100 years, March 8th has marked International Women’s Day around the world. It was officially recognized by the U.N in 1977 and has been linked to historical changes in legislation all over the world.

Travel safety tips for women (and men too)

Travel safety tips for women (and men too)

Blog posts   •   Mar 06, 2020 14:51 GMT

In preparation for International Women's Day, we have created a useful infographic with travel safety tips for women (and men too).

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

​3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times

Blog posts   •   Mar 05, 2020 15:26 GMT

Two armed robbers were arrested for stealing toilet paper in Hong Kong, Europe just experienced its hottest winter on record and the sight of people riding buses with plastic storage boxes on their heads is becoming the new normal.

CWT appoints David Pitts as VP, Revenue Management

CWT appoints David Pitts as VP, Revenue Management

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2020 08:00 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces the appointment of David Pitts as Vice President, Revenue Management, Global Supplier Management. David reports to Brian Mogler, Senior Vice President, Global Supplier Management.

​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%.

Navigating China’s payment systems

Navigating China’s payment systems

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2020 07:00 GMT

Despite coronavirus, which has all but isolated China from business travelers around the globe, it is inevitable that organisations will resume their contacts with the world’s second-largest economy in the near future. When that happens, travelers will again be faced with a payment system that can potentially confuse and frustrate them – unless they prepare in advance.

​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.

​CWT and GBTA Report: Drivers, Opportunities and Constraints to improve sustainability in the travel industry

​CWT and GBTA Report: Drivers, Opportunities and Constraints to improve sustainability in the travel industry

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2020 07:00 GMT

CWT and GBTA have published today ‘The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?’. The report’s findings stem from a large-scale brainstorm session on this topic, hosted during the GBTA Conference 2019 Munich.

​What are our biggest travel gripes and can technology solve them?

​What are our biggest travel gripes and can technology solve them?

Blog posts   •   Feb 25, 2020 11:16 GMT

If you asked people thirty years ago for the most unlikely inventions in travel, they might say driverless cars, facial recognition technology or robots. All of these things are here already.

CWT partners with Timeshifter to offer jet lag solution for traveling employees

CWT partners with Timeshifter to offer jet lag solution for traveling employees

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2020 06:55 GMT

​CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces partnership with Timeshifter® – The Jet Lag App®. Timeshifter gives business travelers the ability to create their own personalized jet lag avoidance plans based on sleep pattern, chronotype*, itinerary, and personal preferences - such as pre-travel adjustment, or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

​Future of Payments: Could expense reports be on the way out?

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2020 10:06 GMT

Buying things is pleasurable. Unless it’s for work. Hoarding receipts for coffee and lunch; the finance team picking their way through them and making sure everything squares up at the end of the month: There are no winners when it comes to filing expense reports.