Doug Anderson’s take on the state of business travel

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“Business travel is a good place to be.”

Doug Anderson

Doug Anderson

Carlson Wagonlit Travel president and chief executive officer Doug Anderson recently gave an interview to Skift’s Dan Peltier, talking about the future of business travel, the sharing economy, the rise of mobile and more.

Here are a couple of quotes from the piece to get you started, and you can read the entire piece at Skift.com.

“When I talk to tech-savvy business travelers, they’ll typically have 15 travel apps on their smartphone or tablet. They’ll have all their favorite hotels and airlines so they can confirm their reservations and flights and they’ll probably have Uber too. Our vision is to bring those features and that functionality into a single app called CWT To Go.”

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Next step: Let’s make planes quieter

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(Illustration by Yun Jing, North Carolina State University )

Keeping airline passengers from going insane with a membrane. (Illustration by Yun Jing, North Carolina State University )

Let’s dispense with the figurative baggage surrounding air travel, the declining leg room and the reclining seat incursions. Passengers are unlikely to feel more comfortable in their seats, at least not in economy class.

Instead, the next advancements might come in the area of cabin noise. Researchers at North Carolina State University and MIT have developed a lightweight membrane to Read more…

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We’ve been everywhere: Guide to Moscow

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St .Basil's Cathedral, in Moscow's Red Square. In 1989, the only Western restaurant in Moscow was a nearby Baskin-Robbins. (Photo by Xiquinho Silva)

St. Basil’s Cathedral, in Moscow’s Red Square. In 1989, the only Western restaurant in Moscow was a nearby Baskin-Robbins. (Photo by Xiquinho Silva)

Thanks to its fascinating history, modern Moscow is a unique blend of old and new, and European and Asian influences. The city was supposedly founded by a medieval prince on his way to a feast; discover it for yourself with this short guide.

Getting around

While renting a car is fairly cheap, driving in Moscow can be tricky as it often is in another country. Above ground, buses and trolley cars are Read more…

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LaGuardia Airport: Rehab it or raze it?

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LaGuardia Airport is pretty well locked in place, thanks to the water surrounding it on three sides. (Photo by Eric Salard)

LaGuardia Airport is pretty well locked in place, thanks to the water surrounding it on three sides. (Photo by Eric Salard)

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There are some amazing amenities in airports worldwide these days, with airports around the world offering services that get them onto most travelers’ lists of favorite places to fly.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport, not surprisingly, is never on those lists. In 2014, U.S. vice president Joe Biden likened it to an experience one might expect to see in “some third world country.”

Having flown into and out of LaGuardia more times than I care to remember, it’s hard for me to argue. So when I Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 4:27pm in Air Travel, Americas, CWT Traveler

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