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​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%

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.