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​New York Snags Top Spot for Meetings & Events in North America in 2020

​New York Snags Top Spot for Meetings & Events in North America in 2020

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 12:04 GMT

Minneapolis, 04 September 2019: CWT M&E, the global meetings and events division of CWT, today unveiled its ranking of the top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America in 2020, with New York claiming the number one spot. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data contained in CWT’s 2020 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

​Sao Paulo Remains Top Destination for Meetings & Events in Latin America in 2020

​Sao Paulo Remains Top Destination for Meetings & Events in Latin America in 2020

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 12:03 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events division of CWT, today unveiled its ranking of the top 10 cities for meetings and events in Latin America in 2020, with Sao Paolo retaining the prized top spot. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data contained in CWT’s 2020 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

​Shanghai Retains Top Spot for Meetings & Events in Asia Pacific in 2020

​Shanghai Retains Top Spot for Meetings & Events in Asia Pacific in 2020

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 12:02 GMT

CWT M&E, the global meetings and events division of CWT, today unveiled its ranking of the top 10 cities for meetings and events in Asia Pacific (APAC), with Shanghai holding on to the coveted number one spot. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data contained in CWT’s 2020 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Fit for Work: Can you stay healthy on a business trip?

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2019 10:21 GMT

Conventional wisdom dictates that it’s inevitable to pick up unhealthy habits while traveling for work. But the consequences of sacrificing your standards at the alter of midnight room service are grave.

The Perfect Fit: Should you have a one-size-fits-all or tailormade travel policy?

The Perfect Fit: Should you have a one-size-fits-all or tailormade travel policy?

Blog posts   •   Aug 29, 2019 09:30 GMT

The first step in business travel management is to draft a travel policy. There is a lot to consider when arranging business travel, so it makes sense to have a robust corporate travel policy in place. But how is it supposed to be built? Using a one-size-fits-all approach or a tailor-made one taking into account the differences of your traveling population?

​CWT Names Andrew Gunnels Chief Procurement Officer
​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

​Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?

Blog posts   •   Aug 21, 2019 10:00 GMT

Sourcing was a hot topic at this year’s GBTA convention with education sessions. Some companies have made headlines recently by declaring traditional sourcing models dead, and news articles consistently boast about sourcing enhancements that may or may not be arriving in the near future.

CWT research reveals business travelers are more health-conscious during trips

CWT research reveals business travelers are more health-conscious during trips

Press releases   •   Aug 20, 2019 05:49 GMT

​Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travelers. Overall 38% of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46%) compared to travelers in Americas (35%) and Europe (29%).

Perks of the Job - 7 ways to boost employee satisfaction

Perks of the Job - 7 ways to boost employee satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Aug 19, 2019 13:40 GMT

Just as business travel is changing, your employees are also changing. Millennials are about to become your biggest employee demographic, and Generation Z is growing into the workforce. Where Millennials prefer to use technology to communicate, favour seamless experiences, and look for workplaces that give them more travel choices – Gen Z are true digital natives.

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

Blog posts   •   Aug 15, 2019 11:50 GMT

RoomIt recently helped launch the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, which measures business traveler sentiment over the course of a year. There are many universal trends among business travelers from all regions, like high satisfaction with business travel (86%), and especially for the hotel-related components of travel.

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT

Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.

Head in the Clouds - 3 ways business travel can boost your creativity

Head in the Clouds - 3 ways business travel can boost your creativity

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2019 11:48 GMT

Anybody whose job requires having good ideas knows that staring at a blank screen won’t get you there. Neither will sitting in the same chair and sipping the same latte from the same mug as every other day. A rigid routine won’t make you the next Hemingway or Dali. It will make you a ​Mr. Men character. In other words, two-dimensional and predictable.

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blog posts   •   Aug 08, 2019 09:47 GMT

“If we surrender to the air, we can ride it.” Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison wrote in her novel 1977 novel, Song of Solomon. Her passing this week leaves us with a trove of wisdom, including this powerful quote. It’s a reminder to take risks and surrender to the unknown.

Richard (Rick) Carlson Gage appointed Chair of Carlson Inc.
RoomIt by CWT Launches Global Campaign with World Childhood Foundation to Fight Trafficking

RoomIt by CWT Launches Global Campaign with World Childhood Foundation to Fight Trafficking

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 16:15 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™ has announced its first global campaign in support of the World Childhood Foundation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. RoomIt will donate $1 for each hotel booking made globally during the month of August, up to $100,000.

CWT appoints Erik Magnuson to spearhead a new, dedicated air distribution initiative

CWT appoints Erik Magnuson to spearhead a new, dedicated air distribution initiative

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 13:00 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Erik Magnuson to further develop CWT’s existing private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements around the world, and strong working relationships with GDSs on their specialist programs.

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2019 14:00 GMT

In a ​recent study, we found that 83% of business travelers consider fitness options when booking a hotel. Swim, run, cycle, dance, walk – or stand on your head, whatever you do to keep fit, sticking to your schedule is hard when you travel.

CWT Partners with Local Charity, Project SYNCERE, at GBTA Chicago
Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

Global travel pricing set to slow down in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3%

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 08:00 GMT

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by CWT and GBTA.