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Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2019 14:37 GMT

Flying into Shanghai, you’re hit with an aerial view of the sheer variety of what the Chinese city has to offer with its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, futuristic buildings, and international flavor.

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2019 09:27 GMT

If you’ve sat in the middle seat on a long-haul flight between a toddler and a basketball player with his kneecap lodged under your laptop, you know what torture feels like. Nobody prefers the middle seat. That we can agree on.

CWT Research: Two-Thirds of Travelers Pick Window Over Aisle; 52% Prefer Missed Flight Over Lost Luggage

CWT Research: Two-Thirds of Travelers Pick Window Over Aisle; 52% Prefer Missed Flight Over Lost Luggage

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 05:51 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that two-thirds of business travelers prefer window seats over aisle seats. That rises to 71% in Asia Pacific, and falls to 59% in the Americas, with the Europeans in the middle at 65% window over aisle.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

RoomIt by CWT Appoints Geoffrey Waldmiller VP of Revenue Optimization

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2019 12:01 GMT

​RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Geoffrey Waldmiller as Vice President of Revenue Optimization.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

CWT Appoints David Holmes VP of Payments

CWT Appoints David Holmes VP of Payments

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 07:34 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed David Holmes as VP of Payments.

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2019 07:21 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has secured a UK Cyber Essentials certification. This UK Government-backed scheme is designed to protect organizations and their data against a wide range of cyberattacks.

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

RoomIt by CWT® Appoints James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 07:01 GMT

RoomIt by CWT®, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed James Colquhoun VP of Finance and CFO.

How a brand reflects business integrity

How a brand reflects business integrity

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2019 06:36 GMT

The first entry of the BusinessDictionary defines integrity as the “Strict adherence to a moral code, reflected in transparent honesty and complete harmony in what one thinks, says, and does.” At CWT we could not agree more with this definition. For us, our brand goes beyond a manifesto created by the marketing department and reflects what we all think, how we act, and how we live.

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Data with Destiny - After Brexit, will there be free movement of data?

Blog posts   •   Apr 12, 2019 06:01 GMT

​Amidst the long-term uncertainty of Brexit, what do we know about the impact of Brexit on UK-based GDPR (Regulati​on (EU) 2016/679) programs? Without speculating on the outcome, the recent focus is on the potential of a No Deal Brexit.

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

​Keep It Simple – The case for streamlining

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.

CWT Appoints Hélène Wilson VP of Employee Experience

CWT Appoints Hélène Wilson VP of Employee Experience

Press releases   •   Apr 11, 2019 06:22 GMT

CWT has appointed Hélène Wilson as VP of Employee Experience.

CWT Strengthens its Traveler Experience Leadership Team With Two Key Hires

CWT Strengthens its Traveler Experience Leadership Team With Two Key Hires

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2019 07:41 GMT

CWT has appointed Consuelo Corridori as Head of HR for Traveler Experience and Dirk Van Leeuwen as Head of Global Operations for its Traveler Experience function.

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

Spotlight on the ‘Stans

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.

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

​Don’t be stingy: Let employees keep their miles

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.

B2B, or B2B4E? - that is the question

B2B, or B2B4E? - that is the question

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).

CWT Reports Strong Growth in 2018

CWT Reports Strong Growth in 2018

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 12:04 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today reported a strong performance for 2018, with a significant increase in transaction volumes, sales, and revenues.

Why external recognition is important for your CSR program

Why external recognition is important for your CSR program

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.