Tags: business travel
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.
What’s in a word?
Almost every day I deal with a neologism, while sometimes I have to engage with a prelogism, and, occasionally, if I am especially lucky, I attend the birth of a protologism. What am I? This isn’t actually a riddle, and I am not a doctor (well, I am a spin doctor, but that actually has nothing to do with it.)
These Four Walls : 5 ways to make quarantining at a hotel easier
The prospect of an extended stay at a hotel rarely has negative connotations. What is a hotel if not a magical place where you can tuck swimming pool-pruned fingers into room service fries, cloaked in a fluffy robe, on a bouncy-castle bed? As arduous as business travel can sometimes be, extending your hotel stay after the work element of your trip has ended is an indulgence.
A Picture of Health: Why we need a unified approach to Covid-safe air travel
Just as the race to invent a vaccine dominated headlines months ago, the topic du jour at the center of getting back to life’s great pleasures -including cross-border travel– is the health passport.
Seeing Stars: 6 ways to prepare your people for post-Brexit travel
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.
Checks and Balances: Can pre-trip approval boost travelers’ confidence?
There are many things we couldn’t have imagined doing a year ago – wearing a surgeon’s mask to buy groceries, working solely from home, and embracing tasks we once loathed. Along with filing taxes and tackling the kitchen junk drawer, getting approval for a trip used to be a tedious but necessary part of life.
Leadership is a privilege: My top five inspirational leadership quotes
As a business
leader who has run operations on six continents, and global teams from bases on
three of those in my career to date, I am constantly amazed by people who ask if
I would like to speak about women in leadership, or from a woman’s perspective.
Leadership has nothing to do with gender. It is about leading. Period. However, I am passionately committed to ensuring that everyone who
Ready for Take-off: 2 mindset shifts for modern travel
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.
The Fabric of Business Travel - A message from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO
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?
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
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
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.
Strategy & Transformation Leadership Team Appointments
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.
CWT announces new operating structure
Minneapolis, 2 September 2020: CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces a new operating structure aimed to accelerate innovation, transformation, and growth.
How to turn travel trepidation into creative rocket fuel
As many countries emerge out of lockdown, business travel is beginning to resume. It should come as no surprise. An Oxford Economics study found that each dollar invested in business travel can result in as much as $12.50 in revenue.
How 'work from home' can increase your corporate IQ
Back in the 1950s, the concept of ‘telecommuting’ was first touted as being the future of work. The term was said to have been coined by Jack Niles, a former NASA engineer who proposed it as an innovative answer to traffic, urban sprawl, and scarcity of non-renewable resources. The concept is still around, but in 2020, we all know it simply as ‘working from home’, or just ‘WFH’.
Getting Back on the Road: 9 things to plan for as travel resumes
Around the world, travel restrictions are gradually being eased. In recent weeks, a number of countries have allowed domestic travel to resume. Some have even restarted – or announced plans to restart –international travel through the formation of “travel bubbles” and “travel corridors”, where borders are only being opened only to visitors from certain countries.
Why now is a good time to consider consolidating your travel program
Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic has caused companies across the globe to restrict non-essential business travel, it has also served as a reminder to many about the importance of having a consolidated travel program.
Over the last few months, as countries began closing their borders and airlines canceled thousands of flights, organizations have hurried to locate and evacuate their traveling employe
Now is the time to shape the future of business travel
As governments, organizations, and the media work around the clock to make sense of the impact of Covid-19, the new normal is bandied around with casual abandon. But as business travelers grapple with issues for which there is no blueprint, one thing is for sure: Companies have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to scrap the old and welcome in the new.