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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%

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 07:22 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.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Human Trafficking – Not on my watch.

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2019 08:57 GMT

​Since 2013, World Day against Trafficking in Persons has been held every 30 July. A UN resolution designated this date to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” Human Trafficking is an issue that exploits people of all ages – children included – for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.

​The Mary Poppins Way – Are you ready to fly?

​The Mary Poppins Way – Are you ready to fly?

Blog posts   •   Jul 25, 2019 13:38 GMT

When it comes to packing, I’ve always wanted to be like Mary Poppins. How cool would it be to be able to get away with a small carry-on bag containing all the items in the world? The joys of a bag like this... Imagine being able to take everything with you without the hassle of carrying a fully loaded suitcase.

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

​Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction

Blog posts   •   Jul 23, 2019 13:41 GMT

RoomIt and GBTA launched a study to measure the factors influencing sentiment among business travelers across the globe. Survey respondents feel strongly that travel is integral to the success of their business. 83% say it is very important to the overall financial performance of their company, and the vast majority say face-to-face meetings are the most effective way to conduct business.

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2019 11:45 GMT

More than half (54%) of business travelers have experienced a mishap while on the road for work in the last year, with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight. However, the vast majority (86%) of global travelers are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences.

Seasoned Travelers Most Likely to Book Flights on Mobile Apps

Seasoned Travelers Most Likely to Book Flights on Mobile Apps

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:04 GMT

​The most active business travelers are most likely to book flights on their smartphone, according to research conducted by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform. Travelers who make more than five trips a year are 13% more likely to book on their smartphone, while travelers revisiting a location are 11% more likely to do so.

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT

​In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Stop Over or Push On - Should you take an ultra-long-haul flight?

Blog posts   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:32 GMT

Getting from one side of the globe to the other has never been simpler. Ultra-long-haul (ULH) flights can now leap over half the world in a single bound. But not everyone thinks a 19-hour flight is the best way to travel.

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT

Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Back To The Future: How to predict your way to a better traveler experience

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2019 09:18 GMT

Sometimes, business travelers just run into bad luck. Their preferred flights have no seats available, so they have to take one with a 10-hour layover. The hotels close to the meeting location are priced out of budget. And when they get to the airport, they find their flight has been canceled. But what if it wasn’t just down to luck?

​CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

​CWT Research Reveals 71% of Business Travelers Embrace Innovation

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 05:51 GMT

Research by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, shows that 71% of global business travelers embrace travel innovation. Travelers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are more likely to favor it, with 75% and 71% respectively. Europeans are warier of the changes – 7% of them stating a reluctance to embrace travel innovation versus 5% of Asia Pacific and 3% of Americas travelers.

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

The Price is Right - 5 ways to boost your travel program savings

Blog posts   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:42 GMT

It’s likely you’re already using a travel program solution that searches for lower rates on an already booked flight and hotel reservation. If you are, are you squeezing the most savings out of it?

Cab or app? Business travelers in Asia Pacific have mixed feelings, but corporate travel programs show openness to ride-sharing services

Cab or app? Business travelers in Asia Pacific have mixed feelings, but corporate travel programs show openness to ride-sharing services

Blog posts   •   Jul 01, 2019 02:07 GMT

Convenience, pricing transparency and cost savings are prompting many companies in Asia Pacific to permit the use of ride-sharing services for business travel.

RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country

RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2019 11:49 GMT

​According to research commissioned by RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, business travelers want different hotel experiences based on the country they are from.

​By The Book - How to create a booking experience business travelers crave

​By The Book - How to create a booking experience business travelers crave

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2019 08:38 GMT

To ensure traveler satisfaction is among the top five goals for travel managers, RoomIt and Best Western commissioned research to determine exactly what business travelers around the globe crave from their hotel booking experience.

Experience is king – Is your policy up to scratch?

Experience is king – Is your policy up to scratch?

Blog posts   •   Jun 25, 2019 06:48 GMT

​After several consecutive years of shrinking travel perks, organizations are reinvesting in creating a more comfortable journey for their travelers. They’re well aware of the importance of looking after their employees’ wellbeing. After all, at companies where travel is an important part of the job, travel benefits can be a determinant factor to retain and attract top talent.

We Did It Again – How our June 2019 Responsible Business report reached the United Nations Global Compact Advanced level and how your company can do it too

We Did It Again – How our June 2019 Responsible Business report reached the United Nations Global Compact Advanced level and how your company can do it too

Blog posts   •   Jun 24, 2019 07:43 GMT

If you are reading this post, the chances that you have also seen that today we are announcing the publication of our June 2019 Annual Responsible Business Report are high. The enthusiasm of all of us at CWT towards the goal of making our company a reference in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have come together in a document where we proudly capture our many achiev​ements.

​CWT’s June 2019 Responsible Business Report caps a successful year

​CWT’s June 2019 Responsible Business Report caps a successful year

Press releases   •   Jun 24, 2019 07:41 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has published its June 2019 Annual Responsible Business Report, following another successful year of Corporate Social Responsibility. The company reached its third consecutive annual EcoVadis Gold rating and the United Nations Global Compact Advanced Level rating for its annual Responsible Business Report.

Making a Bundle: How Are Travel Programs in Asia Pacific Responding to the Trend of Airlines Charging for Ancillaries?

Making a Bundle: How Are Travel Programs in Asia Pacific Responding to the Trend of Airlines Charging for Ancillaries?

Blog posts   •   Jun 21, 2019 01:29 GMT

Window or aisle? Would you prefer quicker access to the bathroom and your baggage or to not be disturbed and have a better view? And more importantly, should the company or the employee pay for the choice? This question is becoming more of an issue for travel managers as both full-service and budget carriers bet on unbundling ancillaries as a strategy to maximise revenues.

​Spirit of Punk  - Does your travel program encourage originality?

​Spirit of Punk - Does your travel program encourage originality?

Blog posts   •   Jun 18, 2019 10:17 GMT

The Sex Pistols is an iconic band responsible for initiating one of the most important, controversial and influential movements in modern culture, Punk.