Marketing hotels with wicked-fast wi-fi

No comments · Posted by Tanya Weets at 4:28pm in CWT Savvy, Hotels, Travel technology
One of these devices is more likely to be used than the other but both require fast connectivity. (Getty Images)

One of these devices is more likely to be used than the other but both require fast connectivity. (Getty Images)

Tanya Weets
It’s a new day. One where you wake up to a generation that never sleeps. And with that comes an overly caffeinated, hyperconnected audience ready to snap up anything new to cross their paths.

So when it comes to booking business travel and namely, hotels, what do you think matters most to young professionals in this digital age of distraction? A chance to relax in a comfortable bed? Sure. Delicious food? Of course. Maybe a hot bath with extra bubbles? Most definitely! But what you’ll find topping the list of hotel amenities in 2015 can be stated in one succinct phrase … Read more…

Posted by Tanya Weets at 4:28pm in CWT Savvy, Hotels, Travel technology

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Look for latest in connectivity at CES

No comments · Posted by Matt Pekarek at 8:35am in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Travel technology
The savvy traveler will be interested in news coming out of CES. (CES file photo)

The savvy traveler will be interested in news coming out of CES. (CES file photo)

Matt Pekarek
Welcome to 2015! As the dust settles from the whirlwind of the holidays, thousands will descend on Las Vegas to check out what’s new and what’s next for consumer technology. This week the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show will feature the latest offerings from more than 3,500 exhibitors — everything from the latest in entertainment to the sleekest in mobility.

But apart from all the sweet Read more…

Posted by Matt Pekarek at 8:35am in Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Travel technology

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Innovation 2020: Post-travel

No comments · Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 3:14pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, EMEA
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?

This is the third part in our three-part series this week about how innovations will help business travelers. Earlier we wrote about how continuing growth of digital interaction would benefit the traveler before they leave on their trip and while they are on the road. Now let’s take a look at how the innovations coming down the road will help a traveler after their trip is complete.

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Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 3:14pm in Americas, APAC, CWT Savvy, CWT Traveler, EMEA

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Airplane mode: It’s not just for airplanes

No comments · Posted by Patrick Coleman at 4:59pm in Air Travel, Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Mobility, Travel Tips

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Patrick Coleman
The airplane mode setting on mobile devices is certainly familiar to us travelers as the one you use while in flight. In many countries, this also is now valid for takeoff and landing rather than powering the device off entirely.

But airplane mode has some other valid uses as well. And some of them are related to travel. A post this week on Gizmodo has a few reasons why airplane mode works on the ground and each of them works on the road as well.

When I’m on the road, I find Read more…

Posted by Patrick Coleman at 4:59pm in Air Travel, Americas, APAC, CWT Traveler, EMEA, Mobility, Travel Tips

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