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​Seeing Stars: 6 ways to prepare your people for post-Brexit travel

​Seeing Stars: 6 ways to prepare your people for post-Brexit travel

Blog posts   •   Dec 17, 2020 11:07 GMT

31 Dec 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition period. As we get closer to the end – the theme tune to the game show ‘Deal or No Deal’ is in the back of our minds - it’s natural to be concerned by the dizzying news emerging from negotiations in Brussels. On the plus side, 2020 has pushed us to new depths of resilience and ease at navigating uncertainty.

​Building Back Better: 5 steps to a responsible travel program

​Building Back Better: 5 steps to a responsible travel program

Blog posts   •   Dec 11, 2020 10:04 GMT

The pandemic has shaken our industry to the core, but this allows us to re-envision what we want business travel to look like in the future. As we emerge from this crisis, we have a unique opportunity to build a better future, taking a more balanced approach to travel management that embraces climate impact and wellbeing measures.

​Rules of Engagement: 8 Steps to creating captivating and interactive virtual events

​Rules of Engagement: 8 Steps to creating captivating and interactive virtual events

Blog posts   •   Dec 09, 2020 10:54 GMT

In September 2019, the CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) team in Singapore held its inaugural MarketME event, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers in the industry to come together, exchange ideas and learn about the latest products, services, and trends in the market.

​Travel Toolbox – 3 ways to keep your people informed

​Travel Toolbox – 3 ways to keep your people informed

Blog posts   •   Nov 27, 2020 13:09 GMT

Recent vaccine news – though being a cause for great optimism- may be making some people complacent, some scientific advisors have stated. Where there’s complacency for some, there’s anxiety for others.

 Covid-19: 5 steps to prep for another wave

Covid-19: 5 steps to prep for another wave

Blog posts   •   Nov 26, 2020 10:07 GMT

In many countries globally, we are seeing second waves and there may be more to follow. We are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel with the highly-promising emergence of vaccines with but there may be insufficient supply, at least initially, of a single vaccine.

​Out of Isolation: 3 rules for employee mental health

​Out of Isolation: 3 rules for employee mental health

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2020 09:19 GMT

Duty of care for companies is typically focused on protocol and practicalities such as travel alerts and tracking. But there’s no doubt that the link between mental health, lockdowns, and the associated uncertainties of the pandemic is real.

​Ten top tips to tremendous telepresence (or how not to blow your video conference presentation)
​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.

 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.

​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.

​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.

​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.

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.

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

​3 ways to help boost the confidence of your traveling employees

Blog posts   •   Sep 04, 2020 14:08 GMT

Leading a team – especially during a crisis – takes patience and fortitude. When your direct reports express confusion, it’s important to support them. Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve navigated the changes in our industry by engaging with experts within CWT and the wider business travel and meetings & events industries.

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

​Home Sweet Home: A WFH Charter to boost well-being

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2020 14:13 GMT

If you’re more productive working alone than in an open-plan office, you wish that you didn’t have to spend time and money on long commutes, you’re a carer or the parent of a school-age child, you probably groaned as companies that were once staunchly anti-remote working moved their employees home overnight.