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Future of travel looks a little smarter

No comments · Posted by Tanya Weets at 3:18pm in CWT Traveler, Mobility, Safety & Security, Travel technology
Picture having the ability to know where your rollerbag is at all times, plus being able to charge your devices at the same time. (Bluesmart photo)

Picture having the ability to know where your rollerbag is at all times, plus being able to charge your devices at the same time. (Bluesmart photo)

Tanya Weets
Imagine a world where you could control the minds of others…highly unlikely, yet very fun to think about. Now, imagine a world where you can control the mind of your suitcase. Believe it or not, that’s a notion having great potential. As a savvy traveler, you’re probably thinking it would be great to know where your luggage is at all times. Well, it just so-happens this sort of technology exists.

There’s a digital invention on the rise called Bluesmart – a rollerbag suitcase that travelers can interactively control from their smartphone and auto-lock upon command. It’s a neat little device giving travelers the power of the padlock in their own hands. Read more…

Posted by Tanya Weets at 3:18pm in CWT Traveler, Mobility, Safety & Security, Travel technology

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Innovation 2020: The future of business travel

No comments · Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 11:59am in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, EMEA, Ground Transportation, Mobility, Travel technology
CWT teamed up with Contagious, a global insights publisher and consultancy explore the implications of pervasive technology and hyperconnectivity on the complete traveler journey.

CWT teamed up with Contagious, a global insights publisher and consultancy, to explore the implications of pervasive technology and hyperconnectivity on the complete traveler journey.

What will your business trip be like in 2020?

Over the next decade, the world’s population will swell by more than a billion people, and Amadeus predicts that as a result, the global travel market will grow 5.4% per year, outpacing global GDP growth by 2% annually.

The burgeoning global population will be mobile in more ways than one. The GSMA’s Mobile Economy 2014 report predicts that there will be 9.2 billion active mobile connections by 2020, spread across 4.3 billion unique subscribers.

As a result, digital interactions will dominate. Microsoft predicts that by 2020, 85% of all customer interactions will be digital. Hand-in-hand with digital’s rise will come the expectation of personalization. Combine the expanding capabilities of digital with the personalized counsel that humans can provide, and business travel as we know it will change forever.

Here’s how we envision your pre-trip experience: Read more…

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 11:59am in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, EMEA, Ground Transportation, Mobility, Travel technology

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CWT’s digital one: Amy Sawyer

No comments · Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 5:48pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Mobility, Travel technology

“I work to ensure that CWT To Go is working seamlessly for our travelers around the world, making sure they’re connected to CWT products and services whenever and wherever they need them the most.”

Is your CWT travel profile complete?

Is your CWT travel profile complete?

That’s how Amy Sawyer, Global Product Manager, Mobile, sees her role at CWT. Today, we released an updated version of the app she manages, CWT To Go. Be sure to take the update on your iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device, or go to our CWT To Go page for more.

As part of our series, The Changing Face of Travel Management, we sat down with 13 CWT employees to get their vision of how the digital age and outstanding service will continue to move CWT and the travel management industry forward. Hear all of Amy Sawyer’s comments by clicking play below:

More of The Changing Face of Travel Management.

Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 5:48pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Mobility, Travel technology

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Will wearable tech change the travel experience?

(2) comments · Posted by Dominique Betancourt at 12:55pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Travel technology
Dominique Betancourt
An iWatch concept image created by Todd Hamilton. Not a prototype.

An iWatch concept image created by Todd Hamilton.
Not a prototype.

With the popularity of healthcare wearable technology such as FitBit and Nike Fuelband, wearable technology is Read more…

Posted by Dominique Betancourt at 12:55pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Travel technology

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