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Plugged In: What do business travelers expect from their tech?

Plugged In: What do business travelers expect from their tech?

Blog posts   •   Dec 12, 2019 09:36 GMT

The most recent iteration of the GBTA Traveler Sentiment Index yielded more positive results. The latest release also yielded some interesting findings on technology. While talk of technology in business travel tends to dwell on the future, our study found that traveler sentiment today is still greatly influenced by technologies we all take for granted.

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Why SDGs should be included in all CSR strategies

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Why SDGs should be included in all CSR strategies

Blog posts   •   Dec 10, 2019 08:00 GMT

Each year, we commemorate Human Rights Day by celebrating the UN adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, and calling for all companies to place Human Rights at the center of their CSR and sustainability programs.

​Future Ready: Three Cs of managing travel in 2020

​Future Ready: Three Cs of managing travel in 2020

Blog posts   •   Dec 06, 2019 14:16 GMT

Air, hotel and ground predictions for 2020 come with ​global uncertainties. Between the climate crisis, Brexit and trading disputes, the outlook is foggy to say the least. But challenges, they say, aren’t stop signs. They are guidelines. Here are three Cs to consider when managing travel in 2020.

Unclear and Present Danger: How organizations are responding to safety needs of women and specific employee populations

Unclear and Present Danger: How organizations are responding to safety needs of women and specific employee populations

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2019 14:19 GMT

​It was nearly 15 years ago, and Anne Bridgman was about to embark on her first solo trip to the West African country of Angola as a young executive for a major oil and gas company. Angola had just announced national elections in late 2006, after 27 years of civil war.

Energy Source: How to prioritize well-being in some of the most challenging work environments

Energy Source: How to prioritize well-being in some of the most challenging work environments

Blog posts   •   Nov 29, 2019 14:26 GMT

​A ​report by CWT Energy, Resources and Marine (ERM) reveals that 52% of C-suite and senior executives say their organizations have traveler health and safety programs in place. While only 32% say their organizations measure and report on the impact of traveler well-being. It's clear there's progress to be made.

​Head Start: How to finish the year strong

​Head Start: How to finish the year strong

Blog posts   •   Nov 28, 2019 11:07 GMT

All’s well that ends well. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. Glory awaits you at the finish line; When facing the final month of the year, these old sayings aren’t always helpful. Some of us feel less like an Olympic sprinter and more like we’ve hit a runner’s wall.

One Direction: 3 ways to build company culture

One Direction: 3 ways to build company culture

Blog posts   •   Nov 22, 2019 12:05 GMT

​It’s the final day of Culture Week at CWT. There have been lunches and learning sessions, community service and constant activity on our internal network ranging from a diversity and inclusion charter to votes for carbon-offsetting projects.

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

Blog posts   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:39 GMT

A move away from seeing return-on-investment from a savings and compliance perspective, towards understanding the value that employees bring, is emerging more often. Savvy companies are putting their employees well-being at the core of their travel program

​Mission Possible:  5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

​Mission Possible: 5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

Blog posts   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:53 GMT

Next week, from 19 - 21 November, companies from around the world will gather in Munich at Europe’s largest business travel event. The GBTA Conference 2019 is an opportunity for organizations to showcase their latest products and services, share their insights, and get in touch with colleagues, suppliers, clients, and prospects.

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2019 15:47 GMT

If you’re part of a couple with one or more dependents – be they human, fur baby or plant- you’ll recognize the irritation that can arise when your partner returns from a work trip after you’ve been at home juggling a job, care duties and planning a dinner you committed to host and now regret.

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2019 10:37 GMT

Throughout the world, organizations are undergoing seismic shifts in their travel programs as they respond to technological advances, developments in the supply chain and evolving traveler expectations.

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2019 10:45 GMT

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most talked about trends in corporate travel. But while travel managers are showing increased interest and curiosity in AI, there is still much confusion about what the term actually means and how it can be applied to business travel.

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2019 14:45 GMT

Few things boost employee morale like recognition, except perhaps rewarding them to the trip of a lifetime. Our research reveals that 33% of travelers cite visiting a new destination as the top reason they believe that the positives outweigh the negatives when travelling for work.

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2019 13:39 GMT

To an outsider, traveling for work can seem like a glamorous whirlwind of big deals made in boardrooms or winding down at iconic rooftop bars. But for anyone who travels regularly, the reality of business travel can be more sallow complexions and attending your child’s birthday party via FaceTime.

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2019 15:54 GMT

Whether you favor older wisdom like the Serenity Prayer or a daily dose of Instagram inspiration, some version of “control the controllable" offers solace in strange times. Humans aren’t built for extreme uncertainty and there’s a lot of it around between climate change, trade wars, Brexit upheaval and rising oil prices.

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 13:19 GMT

Fashionistas might guess the author of the quote that gives title to this post. Coco Chanel was of the opinion that to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

​Business trips – Tales from heaven and hell

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2019 06:10 GMT

An overwhelming number of business travelers feel that the positives outweigh the negatives at work (92%) and at home (82%) when traveling for business. I share this opinion. I adore traveling. Even though you might be enclosed in a room for the whole duration of your trip there is always a couple of hours you can steal to experience the vibe of the place you are in.

The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

The Fight For Freedom: How organizations successfully combat human trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 03, 2019 12:57 GMT

Did you know, there are more modern-day slaves in our world than at ​any other point in history? And that human trafficking is believed to be the ​third-largest crime industry in the world, behind drugs and arms trafficking?

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Human Trafficking – Putting an end to lives bought and sold

Blog posts   •   Oct 01, 2019 13:49 GMT

What images does the word “slavery” conjure up in your mind? People in iron collars shipped on huge wooden galleons, forced to work the fields under the whip of the master? Perhaps you think that slavery is a concept abolished in the 1800’s?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Where's my Suitcase?: Will there be a transformation in luggage handling?

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2019 14:43 GMT

​Not long ago, I came across an article by PhocusWire. The author questioned whether or not consumer demand for convenience will transform the baggage experience.