Tags: corporate travel
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.
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’.
Is it time to swap the daily commute for quality travel?
What if I said that you could drop your mundane commute altogether and instead, make your face-to-face interactions with colleagues really count?
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.
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.
The Catalyst: How innovation prevails in times of crisis
There’s no rule book for pivoting a business during a global pandemic, but when it comes to innovation, necessity is the mother of invention.
COVID-19: An update from Kurt Ekert, President & CEO
As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of this crisis, affecting families, business communities, and indeed the very fabric of our society, I am awed by the selfless dedication of so many people to help others less fortunate during this difficult time.
3 ways to stay positive in uncertain times
Two armed robbers were arrested for stealing toilet paper in Hong Kong, Europe just experienced its hottest winter on record and the sight of people riding buses with plastic storage boxes on their heads is becoming the new normal.
The Deed Is Done: What's next after Brexit?
The deed is done. Brexit is begun. The United Kingdom is no longer a member state of the European Union (EU). And how did we recognize this historic moment? With the false chiming of Big Ben.
NDC: Why Consumer-Driven Content is King
This is the second of a three-part blog series on NDC. In the first, we talked about how airlines and the industry will distribute content via New Distribution Capabilities, or NDC. In today’s offering, we’ll look at why consumer-driven content is the key to driving NDC adoption.
NDC: A 2020 reality check
This is the first in a series of three blog posts in which I look at what is actually happening in the way that airlines make their content – i.e. fares and services – available to the customer (known in industry-speak as “airline distribution”), and why it matters to the business traveler and travel manager.
The Blog Log: Our top five posts of 2019
2019: The year that kept us glued to our screens for news of trade wars, Brexit and climate change. It was also the year that gave us incredible breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, making our experience of business travel easier, more enjoyable and hopefully, productive.
Peak Squeeze: Surviving air travel in the holiday season
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” goes the chorus of the Andy Williams holiday hit. Those lyrics may not ring true if you’re flying over the December holiday season.
Plugged In: What do business travelers expect from their tech?
The most recent iteration of the GBTA Traveler Sentiment Index yielded more positive results. The latest release also yielded some interesting findings on technology. While talk of technology in business travel tends to dwell on the future, our study found that traveler sentiment today is still greatly influenced by technologies we all take for granted.
People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?
A move away from seeing return-on-investment from a savings and compliance perspective, towards understanding the value that employees bring, is emerging more often. Savvy companies are putting their employees well-being at the core of their travel program
Mission Possible: 5 ways to prepare for an important work trip
Next week, from 19 - 21 November, companies from around the world will gather in Munich at Europe’s largest business travel event. The GBTA Conference 2019 is an opportunity for organizations to showcase their latest products and services, share their insights, and get in touch with colleagues, suppliers, clients, and prospects.