Business Travel On the Fly is a monthly podcast that dives into issues affecting those of us who spend time up in the air, out of the office, and away from home on work trips. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or on your first trip, we will unpack the future of business travel with experts from in and around the industry. Plus, you’ll get top travel tips from road warriors around the globe.***Disclaimer: Travel tips and other information provided in this podcast are not based on your company’s travel policies. Please evaluate any suggestions or information provided in this podcast in the context of your company’s internal travel policy.
International Women’s Day: How to make work (and traveling for work) work for women
Belinda Hindmarsh, Chief Operating Officer of RoomIt by CWT and China, and John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, CWT are leaders of CWT’s women’s employee resource group.
Drawing on decades of combined experience in travel and tech, along with leading a global multinational operating in over 140 countries, they talk about breaking the bias at a critical turning point including:
The role of business travel management in progressing equal opportunities.How to build an inclusive culture and inspire more women at an individual, organization and industry level.The power of intentional listening and being an ally.The pitfalls of proximity bias in remote and hybrid working environments.Why we’re at a fork in the road for progressing equality. Visit www.mycwt.com
Michelle McKinney Frymire on how to future-proof for 2025 and beyond
Michelle McKinney Frymire is no stranger to challenge. The CEO of travel management platform CWT, she was at the helm of making the company financially resolute at one of the toughest times in the history of travel. With $350 million of new equity, including a $100 million investment in technology and innovative products, the platform is entering a pivotal new period.
CWT is physically present in over 140 countries and staffed by 12,000 employees ranging in age from 18 to 90. As the company celebrates a whopping 150 years in travel Michelle talks about:
How travel can drive opportunities for your business.How attitudes to work and life are changing and what that means for leaders. Climate anxiety, inclusivity, vaccine equity and the biggest issues to solve for. Visit www.mycwt.com
How to change someone’s life on a flight
Human trafficking – the illegal movement of a person into or through a country by force, threat or deception to exploit them - can affect anyone of any age, gender or nationality.
In trafficking in persons, criminals are adjusting their business models to a new reality created by the pandemic, especially through the abuse of communications platforms. At the same time, COVID-19 impacts the ability to provide essential services to trafficked persons.
Since 1999 CWT and the Carlson Family Foundation have taken a holistic approach to fight trafficking through our core business activities, philanthropy, advocacy, and strategic partnerships.
CWT’s Julian Walker, Head of External Market Communications & PR speaks to Yvonne Chen, Director, Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT USA about how we can individually and collectively turn the tide on trafficking.
Why survivors and those with lived experience hold the key to crafting legislation and policy.Essential advice for business travelers & companies.From working on refugee rights in Cape Town and California to running safehouses in New York – How meeting survivors has inspired a global mission. Visit www.mycwt.com
Measuring success in sustainable travel, minus the greenwashing
The pandemic prompted companies to take a closer look at the environmental impact of business travel. Now, as travel gradually begins to restart, we can expect sustainability to remain a key priority for many organizations.
CWT's Richard Johnson, Senior Director, CWT Solutions Group speaks to a panel of experts representing different viewpoints—including airlines, environmental non-profits, TMCs, and travel buyers—to discuss a major point of contention in making corporate travel programs greener: how companies should set targets and measure success.
Meaningful, actionable ideas on how to measure success of carbon reduction initiatives.Best practice examples from customers and suppliers on delivering successful change.How to balance creating more sustainable programs with the financial implications of doing so.Visit www.mycwt.com
Getting back to business travel during the biggest vaccination campaign in history
The biggest global vaccination campaign in history is underway. As countries around the world look to gradually ease restrictions, it is imperative that organizations prepare themselves and equip their employees for a safe return to travel.
Raphaël Pasdeloup - Senior VP Global Customer Management, Technology, Media and Telecom at CWT speaks to Brandon Balcom - Senior Director, Innovation, CWT and William Hauptman, MD - Medical Director Assistance, Americas Region, International SOS about:
The impact of COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs worldwideOpportunities and challenges with new tech solutions, such as digital health passportsReshaping your organization’s travel policy to the fast-changing landscapeSafety and security blind spots due to the current focus on COVID-19 Visit www.mycwt.com
The Best of Both Worlds: How to organize an impactful hybrid event
2021 is set to be a big year for hybrid meetings and events, with travel restrictions and safety measures expected to remain in place. When done right, combining the best of virtual and in-person events allows you to boost engagement and reach a wider audience.
Get ahead of the curve by learning from CWT Meetings & Events' Fredrik Hermelin, as he speaks to industry experts about how to organize impactful hybrid events that deliver results for your business.
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Short but sweet episodes tackling relevant travel topics. Nicely done.