The Long View: 3 things that everyone in the business travel industry should be monitoring over the next few years
Blog posts • Jul 16, 2021 09:27 UTC
Blog posts • Jul 15, 2021 08:41 UTC
We have had better times than the past 18 months. But there has perhaps been one silver lining. A ban on non-essential travel and lockdowns enabled us to witness - for the first time ever - what happens to our environment when normal life grinds to a halt.
Blog posts • Jul 07, 2021 13:27 UTC
From bubble resorts, to the rise of workcations and a new breed of sustainably conscious consumers, the travel landscape is almost unrecognizable from that of previous years. Decius Valmorbida, President, Travel, Amadeus reflects on three trends defining the near future.
Blog posts • Jun 30, 2021 14:49 UTC
Changes to COVID-19 travel-related guidelines occur every day. Add to that, traffic light systems and news about new variants, and it’s no wonder that so many travelers find planning a trip a daunting task.
Blog posts • Jun 30, 2021 11:48 UTC
Blog posts • Jun 25, 2021 08:14 UTC
After an extraordinary year (for all the wrong reasons) event producers, planners and marketers are more than excited to get back to “normal”. But leading organizations are seeking something better than normal. For meetings and events professionals, the secret to improvement will be found in embracing a digital-first world.
Blog posts • Jun 22, 2021 10:11 UTC
Across the globe, we have experienced the loss of things we took for granted and the collective power of continued, small actions. By adhering to advice from scientists, all of us have played a part in getting closer to defeating the Covid-19 pandemic. Digital acceleration and social media allowed us to adapt and share information that changed the trajectory of critical decision-making.
Blog posts • Jun 18, 2021 08:54 UTC
Travel is an unstoppable force, but especially in the early days of COVID-19, the industry was pacing at its slowest speeds in history. Despite the bleak numbers, throughout 2020, Hilton remained hyper-focused on the company’s purpose and over-delivering on customer needs. Frank Passanante, Senior Vice President, Hilton Worldwide Sales – Americas, on a unique period for hospitality.
Blog posts • Jun 16, 2021 10:05 UTC
The world is opening up and we are well on our way to ‘the new normal’. One of the final restrictions to be lifted will be the opening of offices. Research from Public Health England points out that office spaces had more outbreaks of COVID-19 than any other workplace environment.
Blog posts • Jun 11, 2021 09:09 UTC
In countries around the world, millions of people – now fully-vaxxed and relaxed - are emerging from the stagnation of lockdown, and booking hotel rooms with a 'Roaring Twenties’ fervor. The U.S hotel industry recorded its best performance in 62 weeks at the end of May. Global occupancy reached 46% in April 2021 compared to 13% the year before.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2021 14:06 UTC
Companies and governments are increasingly making commitments in reducing their GHG emissions. Find out the difference between the various terms and how they can be used to set trustworthy sustainability goals in business travel.
Blog posts • Jun 04, 2021 07:37 UTC
A recent study by New York University’s neuroscience department points to a correlation between new and diverse experiences and enhanced happiness. If we didn’t know that before, we definitely do now. Millions of us have experienced the monotony of lockdowns, and the subsequent first taste of freedom.
Blog posts • May 28, 2021 14:13 UTC
Do you remember that spreadsheet from last week? Probably not. Data can be dull. Many of us avoid studying reports and numbers in great detail because we don’t understand the context or what we need to conclude from them.
Blog posts • May 26, 2021 13:07 UTC
The pandemic brought about both temporary and permanent change to every industry and every corner of the world and knocked an estimated $8 trillion off the global travel market overnight. Like everyone, CWT had to address the immediate implications, while still preparing for the future, a future now heavily influenced by changing behaviors, tolerances, and priorities.
Blog posts • May 21, 2021 13:40 UTC
An article by psychologist Adam Grant has been doing the rounds this week. He identifies a collective feeling resulting from the emotional long-haul of the pandemic. It’s not burnout, depression, or hopelessness but a kind of foggy aimlessness he calls “languishing.”
Blog posts • May 14, 2021 10:52 UTC
One thing the pandemic has taught us is that working from home instead of an office has its perks. Think zero commuting stress, the normalization of working in your sweat pants, and doing the laundry between meetings. It also means that with good WiFi connectivity and the support of your employer, your home office could be located anywhere.
Blog posts • May 11, 2021 09:44 UTC
NDC (New Distribution Capability), a standard developed to evolve the way air products are sold, giving buyers access to a wider range of content, and allowing airlines to bring more differentiated and personalized products to market faster, has– understandably – not been the biggest concern for the travel industry recently.