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​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

​Best Laid Plans: Meet senior meeting planner Meghan Likes

Blog posts   •   May 16, 2019 11:47 GMT

Meet Meghan Likes, Senior Meeting Planner, at CWT Meetings & Events and one of seven industry pros that Minnesota Meetings + Events selected to honor in the magazine’s Hall of Fame.

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Face Time – Would you rather have WiFi or chat to your neighbor?

Blog posts   •   May 15, 2019 12:35 GMT

Ponder this question: When you're on a plane, do you prefer to have no access to the internet or have to sit next to a talkative stranger? In an era where we spend most of our time glued to our screens and not having internet connection can make most of us break into a cold sweat, the answer seems obvious. But is it really? How many of us favor hours of conversation over online connectivity?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT

In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

The Green Tide – Working towards a more sustainable maritime transport system

Blog posts   •   May 07, 2019 09:17 GMT

​ Over 90% of global trade is carried by ships. Our way of life and access to products and services would be forever changed without shipping, intercontinental trade, the transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods.

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Shanghai Rising: Discover Asia's meetings and events hotspot

Blog posts   •   May 03, 2019 14:37 GMT

Flying into Shanghai, you’re hit with an aerial view of the sheer variety of what the Chinese city has to offer with its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, futuristic buildings, and international flavor.

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

​Aisle Be Damned – How to nab your favorite plane seat

Blog posts   •   May 02, 2019 09:27 GMT

If you’ve sat in the middle seat on a long-haul flight between a toddler and a basketball player with his kneecap lodged under your laptop, you know what torture feels like. Nobody prefers the middle seat. That we can agree on.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Tale of Two Worlds: How to manage a hotel program in EMEA

Blog posts   •   Apr 24, 2019 10:03 GMT

Managing the local portion of a large corporate hotel program requires you to live in two worlds. You have to design a plan to accommodate the distinctive needs of your region while also taking your company’s larger travel strategy into consideration.

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

How to introduce new innovations to your travel program

Blog posts   •   Apr 18, 2019 08:46 GMT

We recently kicked off our 2019 Innovations LAB. Clients and partners joined our exploration of new technology impacting the travel industry. The event was held in Silicon Valley, the center of tech innovation, at the HQ of our incubator partner Plug & Play.

How a brand reflects business integrity

How a brand reflects business integrity

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2019 06:36 GMT

The first entry of the BusinessDictionary defines integrity as the “Strict adherence to a moral code, reflected in transparent honesty and complete harmony in what one thinks, says, and does.” At CWT we could not agree more with this definition. For us, our brand goes beyond a manifesto created by the marketing department and reflects what we all think, how we act, and how we live.