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New report identifies opportunities and constraints to improving sustainability in business travel

Travel management platform CWT and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) have published a report on how to make business travel more sustainable. The report springs from the GBTA Conference 2019 Munich and involved input from travel management companies (TMCs), hotel, air, car and ancillary services, as well as the corporate buyer community from across Europe. The report, ‘The Big Idea: ...

CWT appoints Chief Product Officer

Travel management platform CWT has announced the appointment of Erica Antony as Chief Product Officer. It is a new role and she will report to Patrick Andersen, US EVP & Chief Strategy and Commerce Officer at CWT. “Erica is an exciting and welcome addition to the CWT team, bringing her successful track record of understanding customer needs and passion for delivering innovative solutions,” sai...

CWT appoints Senior Vice-President for global talent and rewards

Travel management platform CWT has appointed Laura Watterson as Senior Vice-President, Global Talent & Rewards. It is a newly created role and Watterson will provide counsel to senior executives on talent acquisition, as well as compensation and benefits. Watterson will report to Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer, at CWT. “Laura’s extensive tr...

New appointments signal CWT M&E shift to total meetings management

CWT Meetings & Events, the global M&E division of travel management platform CWT, has set up a specialist team focused on strategic customers within its new global operating model. Kari Wendel (pictured), Global Vice-President, Strategic Customers, CWT M&E, will lead the group, which will provide all services, including Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) and end-to-end meetings and ev...

CWT launches open API-based global travel management platform for China

Global travel management specialist CWT has launched its flagship platform, myCWT, in China.

CWT appoints new VP, Supply Chain Partners

Travel management platform CWT has named Dale Eastlund (pictured) as Vice-President, Supply Chain Partners.

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 ...

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