Staying healthy when you fly

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handkerchief-airplaneWhether you’re concerned about deep vein thrombosis, dehydration, sinus pressure, Ebola or other ailments, travelers should protect themselves when flying.

As we enter flu season in North America, it’s increasingly important that travelers continue to Read more…

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N.Y. Times: Ebola small blip on business travel radar

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The Ebola virus. (Centers for Disease Control image)

As Joe Sharkey writes in the New York Times today, the Ebola virus disease’s “practical effects on business travelers have been minor so far.”

We mentioned last week that new screenings were being put in place and would affect a very small amount of travelers, perhaps 150 total across the five U.S. airports that are screening passengers (JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O’Hare). And as Sharkey points out in his piece, no U.S. carriers fly to or from the countries most affected by the virus: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

“You look at the scenario of things that potentially could happen and the potential impact on the travel industry and there is cause Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 4:43pm in Air Travel, Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Safety & Security, Travel Tips

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U.S., Canada, U.K. all screening for Ebola at airports

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CDC graphic. Click to enlarge.

New screenings will take place at five U.S. airports, six in Canada, two in London and Eurostar entry points to the U.K. in response to the Ebola virus disease.

The screening will include taking a passengers’ temperature and requiring them to complete a questionnaire. This screening is expected to include a very small number of travelers; U.S. officials estimate it will affect roughly 150 passengers per day across the five airports.

These enhanced screenings will be held at alternate checkpoint locations within each airport, so there is no noticeable impact or security delays expected for individual travelers who have not been to the West African nations dealing with the heaviest outbreak of the virus.

In the U.S., additional screenings will take place at Read more…

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Doug Anderson: Fusion crucial to business travel

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Chloe Couchman
This week some members of the CWT team have been in attendance at BTN’s The Beat Live, which is an industry gathering of leading business travel stakeholders from TMC’s, technology providers, corporate travel buyers through to hotel, air and ground suppliers.

The three-day event is a mix of panel discussions, lively debate and strategic presentations about what the industry is doing now, what it should be doing and what might happen in the future.

CWT’s CEO and President, Doug Anderson, was asked to open the event and take the important role of delivering the keynote speech.

The speech Doug chose to deliver was titled Fusion. This represents the concept of the harmonious mix of customer service and technology. The speech was opened with a video we created (see above) which emphasizes the importance of technology being developed hand in hand with customer service. Doug highlighted best practice examples of this ‘fusion’ from both the B2C world and the B2B world including Read more…

Posted by Chloe Couchman at 11:45am in Air Travel, Americas, APAC, Business Travel, CWT Savvy, EMEA

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