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​Only Half of Global Leaders in the Oil and Gas Sector Say Their Companies Have Traveler Health and Safety Programs in Place

​Only Half of Global Leaders in the Oil and Gas Sector Say Their Companies Have Traveler Health and Safety Programs in Place

Press releases   •   Nov 20, 2019 21:30 GMT

​CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, and its Energy, Resources and Marine (ERM) division, found through independent research that only 52% of C-suite and senior executives say their organizations have traveler health and safety programs in place. While only 32% say their organizations measure and report on the impact of traveler well-being, according to CWT ERM’s annual report.

​Come as You Are: Why diversity matters

​Come as You Are: Why diversity matters

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2019 09:54 GMT

Imagine a world where there is no place for individuality. Everybody looks the same and has the same thoughts and beliefs. Scary, right? Fortunately, the cultural diversity of our world prevents this dreadful scenario becoming real and it is a driving force of financial, intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual development.

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

​People First: Can you get more value from your travel spend by putting employees first?

Blog posts   •   Nov 15, 2019 15:39 GMT

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

​Mission Possible: 5 ways to prepare for an important work trip

Blog posts   •   Nov 14, 2019 11:53 GMT

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.

Nearly Nine out of Ten Travelers Have no Control over Trip Cancellations

Nearly Nine out of Ten Travelers Have no Control over Trip Cancellations

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 06:40 GMT

According to CWT, the vast majority of business trip cancellations escape business travelers’ control. Travelers mainly abort their trips because their appointments have been rescheduled (42%). Meeting cancellations (13%), weather issues (11%), safety concerns (9%), and flight cancellations or delays (9%) are other external causes. Personal issues only account for 14% of cancellations.

Business Travelers Sentiment Remains Strong with Most Frequent Travelers Wanting Even More Travel

Business Travelers Sentiment Remains Strong with Most Frequent Travelers Wanting Even More Travel

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 17:19 GMT

Business travelers remain optimistic and sentiment remains strong despite economic headwinds in some parts of the world. Senior-level business travelers including senior/executive management (74%) and directors (77%) agree the health of the economy is excellent, according to the second wave of research out today from the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with RoomIt by CWT™.

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

​Home and Away: 3 ways to make business travel easier on your family

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2019 15:47 GMT

If you’re part of a couple with one or more dependents – be they human, fur baby or plant- you’ll recognize the irritation that can arise when your partner returns from a work trip after you’ve been at home juggling a job, care duties and planning a dinner you committed to host and now regret.

​Homelife deterioration and putting pressure on colleagues are the two biggest pain points of business travel

​Homelife deterioration and putting pressure on colleagues are the two biggest pain points of business travel

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 07:00 GMT

Independent research commissioned by CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has revealed the two biggest worries that affect frequent business travelers across the world are homelife deterioration and putting pressure on colleagues.

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

​Lost in Transition: How to manage change in corporate travel programs

Blog posts   •   Nov 06, 2019 10:37 GMT

Throughout the world, organizations are undergoing seismic shifts in their travel programs as they respond to technological advances, developments in the supply chain and evolving traveler expectations.

RoomIt by CWT Further Bolsters Customer Experience and Product Innovation Strategy with Two Key Appointments

RoomIt by CWT Further Bolsters Customer Experience and Product Innovation Strategy with Two Key Appointments

Press releases   •   Oct 31, 2019 12:00 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of CWT (the B2B4E travel management platform), announces the appointments of Jeff Zidell as Senior Vice President and Customer Experience Officer, and Ellen Zfaney, as Vice President, Supply Strategy and Innovation.

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

​Ifs and Bots: Demystifying artificial intelligence and its applications in travel

Blog posts   •   Oct 31, 2019 10:45 GMT

In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most talked about trends in corporate travel. But while travel managers are showing increased interest and curiosity in AI, there is still much confusion about what the term actually means and how it can be applied to business travel.

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2019 14:45 GMT

Few things boost employee morale like recognition, except perhaps rewarding them to the trip of a lifetime. Our research reveals that 33% of travelers cite visiting a new destination as the top reason they believe that the positives outweigh the negatives when travelling for work.

​CWT Expands Finance Leadership Team with Two Appointments: Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

​CWT Expands Finance Leadership Team with Two Appointments: Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis

Press releases   •   Oct 24, 2019 07:00 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Robyn Arnell Brenden as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer and Fernanda Petto as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, to its dedicated Finance Leadership team. Both will report into Michelle Frymire, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer who joined the business in January.

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

The Road Less Traveled: How to make an old routine feel new

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2019 13:39 GMT

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.

CWT collaborates with Amadeus and American Airlines to issue live NDC booking in production

CWT collaborates with Amadeus and American Airlines to issue live NDC booking in production

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2019 05:58 GMT

​CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces its first successful live NDC booking through Amadeus Selling Platform Connect, a Level-4 NDC-certified solution that has the capability to shop, book, pay, cancel, refund, void and exchange tickets.

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Flying in Fog: Can your travel program weather turbulence?

Blog posts   •   Oct 17, 2019 15:54 GMT

Whether you favor older wisdom like the Serenity Prayer or a daily dose of Instagram inspiration, some version of “control the controllable" offers solace in strange times. Humans aren’t built for extreme uncertainty and there’s a lot of it around between climate change, trade wars, Brexit upheaval and rising oil prices.

CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

Press releases   •   Oct 16, 2019 06:02 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of John Pelant as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, with effect from 1 November 2019. Based in Minneapolis, John will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

CWT Meetings & Events Says Sustainability Is Key for Events in 2020
​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

​Don’t Be Like The Rest Of Them, Darling – Are we unique or do we share common traits?

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2019 13:19 GMT

Fashionistas might guess the author of the quote that gives title to this post. Coco Chanel was of the opinion that to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

​RoomIt by CWT Expands Hotel Distribution with New, Strategic Global Partnerships

​RoomIt by CWT Expands Hotel Distribution with New, Strategic Global Partnerships

Press releases   •   Oct 10, 2019 12:00 GMT

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.