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​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

​Rules and rewards: Is there a business opportunity in GDPR?

Blog posts   •   Feb 18, 2020 07:05 GMT

GDPR (the European General Data Protection Regulation) has given rise to a transformational shift in the way companies deal with online privacy, but to some, it is still seen as a regulatory burden. The initial impulse to design and implement GDPR programs has, for a large part, been driven by the fear of massive fines.

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

​Love is in the air - When tech became stronger than arrows

Blog posts   •   Feb 14, 2020 07:00 GMT

We might think business trips are not the most ideal scenario for romantic encounters with stress, fatigue, and jet lag pumping through our veins, but let’s not underestimate the power of love. Dating apps are seeking to connect people in all places and, when it comes to love, the sky is not the limit.

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

​‘We don’t talk anymore, like we used to do’ - 4 reasons why messaging is such a popular way of communication

Blog posts   •   Feb 12, 2020 11:00 GMT

Technology is changing our life - from how we work to how we shop. It is even defining the way we interact with each other and build our personal relationships. Take Charlie Puth and Selena Gomez as an example. It seems they don’t talk anymore, like they used to do. Is it maybe because now they message each other? Jokes aside, messaging is becoming a popular way of communication nowadays.

​Hyper-Personal: The road to a highly-customized experience

​Hyper-Personal: The road to a highly-customized experience

Blog posts   •   Feb 06, 2020 07:05 GMT

One of the top priorities in our quest to strengthen our position as a truly B2B4E platform is to keep improving the personalization of our services so our clients and their traveling employees can benefit from a seamless experience.

Doing business Responsibly at CWT

Doing business Responsibly at CWT

Blog posts   •   Jan 28, 2020 07:00 GMT

​Today, conducting business responsibly is an imperative. Our own employees and customers are expecting that from us. With that in mind, we are constantly working on expanding our Responsible Business program. This short video highlights some of our key Responsible Business achievements of 2019.

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.

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.

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).

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.

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

​Plane Sailing – The safest airlines for 2019

Blog posts   •   Feb 08, 2019 09:46 GMT

Safety and security are concerns for business travelers and companies alike. Duty of care ranks high on the list of priorities for any travel manager, but it is especially important for those who send their employees to remote or dangerous parts of the world. Significant effort is put into medical and evacuation plans at the destination.

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Painless Payment – Can corporate cards contribute to a great travel policy?

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2018 08:06 GMT

The use of payment methods other than corporate cards is a pain point for travel managers, travelers and Travel Management Companies (TMC) alike. For the former, it makes tracking expenses more difficult; and for the latter it means wasted time in filing receipts. For the TMCs, spending time on admin tasks doesn’t add much value for customers – so all round, a lot of wasted time.

Free & Equal - Supporting 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Free & Equal - Supporting 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Blog posts   •   Dec 10, 2018 09:18 GMT

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” This quote from Nelson Mandela is the perfect opening to celebrate a very special day that we, at CWT, hold very dear: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which this year celebrates its 70 anniversary.

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Once upon a time the term foodie was associated with high culture and an elite fortunate enough to eat Michelin Starred chef-d’oeuvres while the rest of us ate cold sandwiches. But the frenzy for fine cooking has seen dramatic growth and democratization on a global scale.

5 Reasons Why Booking Your Air Tickets Using Your Smartphone Is So ‘Wicked’

5 Reasons Why Booking Your Air Tickets Using Your Smartphone Is So ‘Wicked’

Blog posts   •   Dec 04, 2018 08:09 GMT

​You have probably heard the news recently that we have​ expanded our mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travelers the option of securing their flights directly on the myCWT™​ app. But, why is this such a game changer? Here’s 5 reasons to embrace this new way of making reservations. If you try it, there will be no going back.

It’s Electrifying – Will we assist to the end of fossil fuels propelled aircraft any soon?

It’s Electrifying – Will we assist to the end of fossil fuels propelled aircraft any soon?

Blog posts   •   Nov 22, 2018 08:05 GMT

​After decades of being powered by fossil fuels, technological advances are making the entelechy of electric commercial aviation a reality. According to the global consultancy Roland Berger, “the number of electrically propelled aircraft around the world now exceeds 130.”

The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

The Rise Of Ancillary Revenue – Is the lowest available fare always the best option?

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2018 08:07 GMT

​Ancillary revenue in the airline industry – generated by activities and services that yield revenue for airlines beyond the simple transportation of passengers from A to B – has increased dramatically over the years.

Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Six steps to working effectively with startups (if you’re a TMC)

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2018 08:05 GMT

In the second of our Open Innovation series, CWT’s Brandon Balcom, senior director of Open Innovation, shares his top tips on successfully working with startups. While a travel management company (TMC) and a startup may seem an unlikely cultural fit, Brandon focuses on what each brings to the table, while sidestepping stereotypical traps.

Show Me Your Visa – Where do you lie on the spectrum of mobility?

Show Me Your Visa – Where do you lie on the spectrum of mobility?

Blog posts   •   Nov 13, 2018 08:01 GMT

​With Brexit fast approaching and with it concerns over the complexity of visa processing, it seems like an apt time to look at the latest edition of the Henley & Partners Passport Index published at the beginning of October. According to the latest data available, if you hold a Japanese passport, you can visit 190 countries without the need to get your passport stamped.

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT

According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

Together We Stand – Joint efforts against human trafficking

Together We Stand – Joint efforts against human trafficking

Blog posts   •   Oct 26, 2018 14:39 GMT

Human-trafficking is a hideous practice that we, at CWT, battle every day by organizing different actions throughout the year to embed it firmly in our Responsible Business strategy. As covered in a ​previous blog post, there are different ways companies and organizations can fight it, two of them are helping those already in the battlefield and increasing employees’ awareness.