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9/10 business travellers have no control over cancellations

According to research by travel management platform CWT, the vast majority of business trip cancellations escape business travellers’ control. Travellers mainly abort their trips because their appointments have been rescheduled (42%), the survey found. Meeting cancellations (13%), weather issues (11%), safety concerns (9%), and flight cancellations or delays (9%) are other external causes. Persona...

Do travellers maintain wellness routines on business?

Research by CWT, a business travel management platform, shows that awareness of maintaining healthy eating habits is growing momentum amongst business travellers. Overall 38% of business travelers eat healthier while on the road. Asia Pacific travelers are the most likely to eat healthier when traveling for business (46%) compared to travelers in Americas (35%) and Europe (29%). “Maintaining healt...

Global travel pricing to slow in 2020; flights to rise 1.2%, hotels 1.3% – CWT forecast

After posting sharp rises in 2019, prices in the global travel industry are likely to slow in 2020, with flights rising a modest 1.2%, hotels rising only 1.3%, and rental car rates up 1%, according to the sixth annual Global Travel Forecast, published today by travel management platform CWT and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Seasoned travellers most likely to book flights on mobile apps

The most active business travellers are most likely to book flights on their smartphone, according to research conducted by travel management platform CWT. Travellers who make more than five trips a year are 13% more likely to book on their smartphone, according to the research, while travellers revisiting a location are 11% more likely to do so. “The findings are clear: the more you travel, the m...

Business travellers all charged up for innovation

Research by travel management platform CWT shows that 71% of global business travellers embrace travel innovation. Travellers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are in the vanguard, with 75% and 71%, respectively, keen to embrace innovation. Europeans, on the other hand, are warier of the changes – 7% of them stating a reluctance to embrace travel innovation versus 5% of Asia Pacific and 3% of Ame...

CWT celebrates rating its Responsible Business Report and CSR work

Travel management platform CWT has published its June 2019 Annual Responsible Business Report. The company has also reached its third consecutive annual EcoVadis Gold rating and the UN Global Compact Advanced Level rating for its annual Responsible Business Report. A self congratulatory corporate press release trumpeted a successful year for CWT’s CSR policies. “I continue to be amazed at the way ...

Business travel stimulates creativity and productivity

Research by CWT, a B2B travel management platform, shows that six in 10 travellers feel more creative and productive when traveling for business. Millennial travellers are more likely to say that they are more creative and productive when traveling for business. Those in the Americas lead the way (77% feeling more creative and productive), followed closely by those in Asia Pacific (75% feeling mor...

RoomIt by CWT appoints Senior VP of Global Supply

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of travel management platform CWT, has appointed Shannon Hyland as Senior Vice-President of Global Supply. “We are very excited to have Shannon join the RoomIt team as he has invaluable experience helping companies in finance, strategy and operations, specifically relating to operating performance, increasing profitability and driving business...

CWT appoints new VP EMEA for Demand Marketing

Travel management company CWT has appointed Deanna Seiffert as VP EMEA Demand Marketing. “Deanna’s expertise will allow us to deliver meaningful content to the EMEA markets and expand our brand’s reach,” said Simon Nowroz, CWT’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Her customer-centric approach and her knack for solving problems will be tremendous assets for the team. I am thrilled to have her on board.” Sei...

Are we human? Two-thirds of travellers prefer machines when booking air travel

Research by travel management platform CWT shows that business travellers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser, rather than going for human interaction. Sixty-nine percent of business travellers responding to the CWT survey said they preferred to book their flights digitally, a figure that is even higher for hotel reservations (78%), ground transportation (71...

Over half of travellers prefer missed flight over lost luggage

New research by travel management platform CWT shows that a majority of business travellers would prefer to miss their flight rather than be separated from their luggage – with travellers from the Americas showing the strongest preference at 54%, European travellers at 52%, and travellers from Asia Pacific split down the middle. Two-thirds of business travellers prefer window seats over aisle seat...

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials certification

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has secured a UK Cyber Essentials certification. This UK Government-backed scheme is designed to protect organisations and their data against a wide range of cyberattacks. Harshal Mehta, CWT’s Chief Information Security Officer, said: “Compliance with this scheme highlights our strong commitment to cybersecurity. Various laws around the world, like the EU...

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