The security of data and information security is a priority for all companies, but particularly for corporate travel management teams. Changes in privacy laws and high profile data breaches, along with the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud technologies have made it a frequent discussion and concern - in the media and in the board room.
Industry experts gathered to share their knowledge and opinions at CWT’s annual client conference, CWT Exchange, in November. This year the event was held at the luxurious InterContinental hotel at the O2, London, and attendees included travel managers and meeting planners.
With so many travel booking services available to us, whether that is using comparison sites or event going direct to hotels and airlines, you may wonder whether programme managers offer value to your business. So, why should you work with one? Here are a few reasons.
Business travel can become somewhat of a routine, especially if you are visiting the same places, staying in the same hotels every time. It’s true, a hotel needs to be practical – good WiFi access, a comfortable bed, a good location and a decent night’s sleep are all important. But what if you fancy a change? We have pulled together a selection of the world’s most weird and wonderful hotels, so take your pick!
After the Rio games, the Olympic flame starts its journey to the land of the rising sun. Japan, or more specifically Tokyo, will be the next home of the Summer Olympics. Here are some of the spectacular city’s highlights.
CWT has signed a partnership agreement with Airbnb giving our clients an even greater choice for travel accommodation. From Saturday 1 October, we will be able to make Airbnb bookings for our clients and integrate those trips into CWT’s Off Channel Reporting programme.
If like most of us you won’t be able to make it to Rio this summer, why not take a trip down memory lane and the dazzling summer of 2012 when London hosted the games? Although London was the official host, venues around the country saw sporting action and many of them have new attractions to enjoy in the summer of ‘16.
In aid of World Environment Day (WED) on Sunday 5 June, we look at the ways in which arrangers and travellers can make a difference to the environment by adopting more sustainable business travel practices.
In 2014, our analysts at CWT Solutions Group investigated the ROI from the traveller’s point-of-view, based on a wide-scale traveller survey of 10,000 respondents to find out what makes a successful business trip, and whether unsuccessful ones can be avoided.
This June, a team of five CWT employees is taking on the mammoth 34th Race Across America (RAAM) to support ECPAT, a charity network which aims to prevent the sexual exploitation of children around the world.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has launched its new alerts service, which is powered by International SOS. CWT Alerts provide concise information to travel managers about incidents which may affect travel or threaten the safety and security of travellers.
Travel arrangers and meeting planners have more choice than ever when it comes to deciding on the best hotel and venue solutions. By making responsible choices, we can all contribute to make a positive difference to the environment.
Women book their flights 1.9 days earlier than their male counterparts, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)’s analysis of 6.4 million air booking transactions. They therefore pay an average of around two per cent less for their tickets than men.
Technology was the buzzword at this year’s Business Travel (BT) Show, where over 7,500 attendees gathered at London’s Olympia Grand to find out the latest from the biggest players in the business travel world.
The latest research from CWT predicts that travel companies will embrace new technologies and ways of working to improve traveller satisfaction, marking further progress in creating seamless and personalised travel experiences.
CWT’s annual client event Exchange took place on Wednesday 25 November at the Renaissance St Pancras, with over 100 clients from across business travel and meetings and events, the day was moderated by BBC’s Steph McGovern.
Increasingly responsibility is coming to travel managers to look after meetings spend. CWT brought it’s in house expert Kari Wendel over from the US to talk to clients about this phenomenon and what they can do at the recent CWT Exchange event.