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Back into the thick of it

Back into the thick of it

Blog posts   •   Oct 27, 2020 11:12 GMT

​Tearing up the BCP rulebook: 3 ways to approach business continuity during a time of uncertainty

​Tearing up the BCP rulebook: 3 ways to approach business continuity during a time of uncertainty

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2020 08:21 GMT

The phrase ‘BCP’(Business continuity planning) borders on a misnomer as companies around the world continue to navigate and plan around the impact of Covid-19.

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2020 08:36 GMT

In this new and somewhat unfamiliar landscape, if the Meetings & Events industry is to successfully re-build itself and emerge stronger from the crisis, we need to think and act differently. We need to have more flexibility, more patience and more wisdom.

Ties that Bind: How to build professional relationships when travel is restricted

Ties that Bind: How to build professional relationships when travel is restricted

Blog posts   •   Oct 16, 2020 12:56 GMT

Whether it’s for work, leisure, or both, traveling to new places and meeting with other people is essential for connection and motivation.

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2020 09:47 GMT

We all know of somebody who has started a complex new role but is yet to meet their colleagues in person, or hosted a creative virtual team brainstorm that started off fizzing with ideas until audio and visual connectivity gave out.

CWT’s eighth annual Responsible Business Report shows sustained momentum and continued recognition

CWT’s eighth annual Responsible Business Report shows sustained momentum and continued recognition

Press releases   •   Oct 13, 2020 07:00 GMT

​Minneapolis, 13 October 2020: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, has today published its September 2020 Responsible Business Report, showing continued momentum, including being awarded the newly established EcoVadis Platinum sustainability rating and maintaining the United Nations (UN) Global Compact Advanced Level.

 Stronger Together: A simple step for better mental health

Stronger Together: A simple step for better mental health

Blog posts   •   Oct 09, 2020 09:36 GMT

​The World Health Organization estimates that around one in four of us will be affected by a mental health disorder at some stage of our lives, while the World Economic Forum has noted that mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world.

 Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel

Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 08, 2020 13:41 GMT

The internet is awash with travel tips - roll your clothes to save space, change your money before you depart, and pack extra socks. Travel hacks published last year now read like old books found in a charity shop. Now, we’re hot washing clothes, using cards instead of cash, and packing extra face masks.

CWT M&E makes small meetings easy with new global direct booking platform

CWT M&E makes small meetings easy with new global direct booking platform

Press releases   •   Oct 06, 2020 07:02 GMT

​Minneapolis, 6 October 2020: CWT Meetings & Events, the global M&E division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has launched CWT easy meetings, a direct-booking platform for small meetings. The platform gives meeting organizers access to over 250,000 meeting rooms in hotels (both independent and chain) as well as unique venues & event spaces in more than 90 countries.

​Going the Distance: 3 tips for essential travel

​Going the Distance: 3 tips for essential travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 02, 2020 09:23 GMT

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, coined the term ‘Reiseangst’ (from the German, ‘fear of travel’). While we’ve seen a raft of new phrases in the last six months, this one’s ripe for a revival. Even the most seasoned travelers find themselves weighed down with concerns that didn’t exist previously.

The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO

Blog posts   •   Sep 30, 2020 12:59 GMT

​Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Well, we are certainly in such times.

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

It’s Time for a Sea Change in Maritime Crew Wellbeing

Blog posts   •   Sep 24, 2020 08:46 GMT

As governments have sealed borders and imposed travel restrictions, and airlines have dramatically scaled back their operations, seafarers have been stranded for weeks or even months onboard vessels, at airports and in hotels. Vivien Miranda, Client Manager, Asia Pacific, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine (CWT ERM), believes more needs to be done to advance the wellbeing of maritime crew members.

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

​Keep The Change: Will business travel evolve for the better?

Blog posts   •   Sep 23, 2020 10:31 GMT

The question facing many global businesses now is how travel will change. 9/11 changed the airline industry, the 2008 recession changed spending mindsets. Change is inevitable, of course.

Traveler Experience & Customer Leadership Team Appointments

Traveler Experience & Customer Leadership Team Appointments

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2020 07:00 GMT

CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the strategic aims and leadership team for its newly created Traveler Experience & Customer business unit.

Commercial & RoomIt Leadership Team Appointments

Commercial & RoomIt Leadership Team Appointments

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2020 14:00 GMT

Minneapolis, 21 September, 2020: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the strategic aims and leadership team for its newly created Commercial & RoomIt business unit.

​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

​Armchair Traveler: 3 ways to reap the benefits of travel, from home

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2020 13:24 GMT

When you have a busy travel schedule, you never know who you might meet, what connections you might make, or what new opportunities await. There’s a reason why a study by Oxford Economics reveals that for every dollar invested in business travel, companies realize $12.50 in incremental value.

​Half and Half: How to transition from a remote to hybrid workplace

​Half and Half: How to transition from a remote to hybrid workplace

Blog posts   •   Sep 17, 2020 12:48 GMT

Half and half means different things to different people. In Denmark, it’s a mixture of dark beer and pilsner. In the United States, it’s a light cream that’s not quite as fun as the full-fat version but necessary for your health, akin to the workplace arrangements at many companies these days.

CWT Solutions Group creates new responsible travel consulting framework to help companies build more balanced travel programs

CWT Solutions Group creates new responsible travel consulting framework to help companies build more balanced travel programs

Press releases   •   Sep 16, 2020 07:01 GMT

Minneapolis, 16 September 2020: CWT Solutions Group, the consulting arm of CWT , the B2B4E travel management platform, has created a new responsible travel consulting framework to help companies look beyond compliance and cost management, and build more balanced travel programs that also align with other important objectives.

Strategy & Transformation Leadership Team Appointments

Strategy & Transformation Leadership Team Appointments

Press releases   •   Sep 15, 2020 07:02 GMT

​Minneapolis, 15 September, 2020: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the leadership team and strategic priorities for its newly created Strategy & Transformation business unit.

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Blog posts   •   Sep 08, 2020 12:31 GMT

Between the devastating bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a difficult year for meetings and events in Australia so far. Companies have had to adapt by moving some meetings online – but virtual interactions aren’t a perfect substitute for face-to-face meetings.