The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new
To an outsider, traveling for work can seem like a glamorous whirlwind of big deals made in boardrooms or winding down at iconic rooftop bars. But for anyone who travels regularly, the reality of business travel can be more sallow complexions and attending your child’s birthday party via FaceTime.
RoomIt by CWT Expands Hotel Distribution with New, Strategic Global Partnerships
RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of CWT, announces new strategic partnerships with multiple global hotel guest acquisition platforms. SiteMinder and Vertical Booking are now joined by RateGain and RateTiger by eRevMax as part of RoomIt’s growing channel manager program.
Travelers Agree: Healthy travel leads to growth
By and large people feel that business travel is vital to achieving success for themselves and their company. As revealed in a recent Traveler Sentiment Index by GBTA and RoomIt, nearly 70% of respondents desire to travel more often.
Hotel Sourcing in 2020: What’s Really Changing?
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.
The World of Travel: Making business travelers happier in each region
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
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.
Happy Travels: 5 ways to boost traveler satisfaction
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
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.
RoomIt by CWT™ Research Reveals Key Differences in Business Traveler Hotel Preferences by Country
According to research commissioned by RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, business travelers want different hotel experiences based on the country they are from.
By The Book - How to create a booking experience business travelers crave
To ensure traveler satisfaction is among the top five goals for travel managers, RoomIt and Best Western commissioned research to determine exactly what business travelers around the globe crave from their hotel booking experience.
Eastern Promise - How to manage your hotel program in Asia-Pacific
We all know that Asia Pacific (APAC) is the fastest growing region in the world. Incredibly it accounts for two-thirds of total global growth, which means many companies will be increasing their travel to and within the region. The problem is that managing travel in APAC is probably more complicated than in any other region in the world.
RoomIt by CWT™ Appoints Shannon Hyland Senior Vice President of Global Supply
RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announced the appointment of Shannon Hyland as Senior Vice President of Global Supply. In this role, Hyland will provide overall leadership and execution of the supplier strategy and effectiveness, and market management.