The Long View: 3 things that everyone in the business travel industry should be monitoring over the next few years
Between industry leaders lobbying for easing of travel restrictions in time for summer holidays, and eyes and ears firmly on vaccination rollouts and the Delta variant, so much seems to be riding on the next few months.
In March, we polled our customers who said the most important enablers to see them return to business travel were widespread vaccine distribution (weighting the importance of t
Costing the Earth: The lifestyle changes our followers are willing to make for sustainability
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.
CWT Exceeds 2020 Messaging Program Goals
CWT today announced it has reached a milestone in its messaging solution service, with over 750 corporations in more than 110 countries now actively using the service.
Can creativity boost inclusion?
An inclusive and diverse culture gives companies a competitive edge, boosting innovation and productivity.
But as companies around the world continue to focus on pressing needs, many diversity and inclusion efforts have been put on the back burner.
In the wider world, the pandemic has called on us to do our part by physically disconnecting from others – to socially distance, close borders,
3 trends shaping the future of travel
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.
CWT rejoins the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)
Minneapolis, 1 July, 2021: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces that it has re-joined the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). As an active member, CWT will work with GBTA to further augment its customer and supplier needs, as the industry recalibrates for safe and sustainable post-pandemic business travel.
“Now, more than ever,
Not Immune to Confusion: Do you need a vaccine to travel?
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.
Five ways to prepare for the return of meetings and events
A version of this article was published in The Business Travel Magazine and has been republished with permission.
With vaccination efforts underway around the world, governments are looking to ease Covid restrictions and corporate meeting planners are gradually preparing themselves for a return to in-person meetings and events.
The past 12 months have been dominated by meetings in the di
CWT M&E appointed Volleyball Nations League 2021 Accommodation Partner
Minneapolis, 28 June, 2021: CWT Meetings & Events (the global M&E division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform) was the appointed sole accommodation sourcing partner of this year’s Volleyball Nations League taking place between 21 May – 27 June 2021 in Rimini, Italy.
Digital First: Taking a new approach to events
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.
CWT launches enhanced CWT Travel Essentials to guide travelers on a safe return to travel
Minneapolis, 24 June, 2021: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces five new features and the global rollout of its enhanced CWT Travel Essentials.
Speaking Up for Travel: How to get involved in 23 June Travel Day of Action
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.
Listening and Leading: How Hilton continued innovating during the pandemic
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.
CWT commits to setting Science Based Targets (SBTs) against climate change
Minneapolis, 17 June, 2021: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, announces its commitment to significantly reduce its environmental footprint by signing the Science Based Targets Call to Action Standard Commitment Letter.
Back to the Office: ‘yes please,’ ‘no thanks’ or somewhere in between?
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.
Great Expectations: How to prepare your travelers for their first hotel stay
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.
Terminal Tips: 5 changes to expect at the airport
The vaccination rollout is well underway in many countries, restrictions are being lifted and nations are reopening their borders to welcome travelers again.
CWT launches Intelligent Display – an intuitive new hotel search by RoomIt
CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the global roll-out of Intelligent Display, a powerful new addition to the hotel platform of RoomIt, its global hotel distribution division.
Net zero, Carbon Neutral or Climate Neutral? A guide to carbon jargon
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.
Around the World in Four Venues: Top destinations for small meetings
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.