Making the most of Schiphol Airport

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport entrance (Photo by Cjh1452000)

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport entrance (Photo by Cjh1452000)

Stopovers have never been more enjoyable than at Schiphol Airport: shopping opportunities, dining, a casino and park as well as many other unique facilities.

The fairy tale of Schiphol all began in September 1916. Back then the location served as a military base, with barracks and a field as a runway. Four years later civil aircraft started to use the field. Bit by bit it grew to become the Schiphol we know today, the enormous fun airport that makes you hope for a longer stop over. Here are some of Schiphol’s highlights: Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 11:12am in Air Travel, CWT Traveler, EMEA

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CWT To Go comes to BB10

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CWT To Go™ has been nominated for best mobile solution at the EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards. If it has helped you on the road, please vote for us!

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One of the most frequent questions we’ve received via social media in the past year is, “when will CWT To Go be ready for the BB10?”

Today we have your answer for you. The BB10 CWT To Go app is available for download from BlackBerry World.

It joins previous versions of the app for iPhone and iPad, Android and Android tablets, Windows Phone and the Kindle Fire. The app is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian and contains the same functionality as our Android app, including flight alerts, mobile flight check-in and more.

The award-winning CWT To Go™ is a free download and available to travelers whose companies use Carlson Wagonlit Travel as their provider. Even if you are traveling for reasons other than business, you can use CWT To Go for personal travel, something I do frequently so I can keep my airline itinerary, hotel and rental car info all in one place and still get the flight alerts for free.

If you are not a CWT traveler, we whole-heartedly recommend WorldMate, the consumer-oriented app by our mobile subsidiary. If you want to download the app for another device or need our FAQ or more information, check out our website.

Also, CWT To Go has been nominated for best mobile solution at the EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards. If CWT To Go has helped you on the road, please vote for us!

WorldMate, has been nominated as well, for best mobile app. Vote for them here.

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Posted by Patrick Coleman at 5:17pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Travel technology

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We’ve been everywhere

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Whether you get to your happy place via the open highway, the train, airplane or boat, share your destinations with CWT Savvy Traveler! (Getty Images)

Whether you get to your happy place via the open highway, the train, airplane or boat, share your destinations with CWT Savvy Traveler! (Getty Images)

Have you heard Johnny Cash croon about his traveling adventures in his song “I’ve Been Everywhere?”

I’ve been everywhere, man
I’ve been everywhere, man
Crossed the deserts bare, man
I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
Travel, I’ve had my share, man
I’ve been everywhere

While I have not personally been to Barranquilla, Tallapoosa, or Chicopee, we do have a wealth of seasoned travelers at CWT who can relate to Johnny’s song and offer tried and true tips, tricks, and recommendations for cities big and small.

This new series will focus on the destinations some of our road warriors frequent. Krista Skjold-Robbins kicks off the series, focusing on Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 10:35am in CWT Traveler

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What’s new with your travel policy?

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Dear travelers,

Have you booked or taken any business trips yet this year? If so, did you find that your company’s travel policy has changed for 2015?

Don’t forget, it’s always wise to check the most current version of your travel policy (generally posted on your company’s intranet or travel portal) before planning your trip – there may be pre-trip approvals necessary for some trips, or you might need to double-check the expense guidelines for areas such as meals and ground transportation. Do you need receipts for everything or just items over a certain amount?

It’s also important to make sure you’re booking with your company’s preferred suppliers to ensure your organization is getting the best value possible. New agreements could go into effect at any time, but Jan. 1 is always a possible start date.

Please take a moment to participate in our short poll to tell us about any policy changes you’re seeing this year.

Safe travels!

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Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 3:31pm in CWT Traveler

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