Innovation 2020: Post-travel

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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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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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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.

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

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The future of business travel: Three key trends

1 comment · Posted by Nick "Brainy Traveler" at 12:16pm in Americas, APAC, Business Travel, CWT Savvy, EMEA, Mobility
From the desk of Nick Vournakis ...

From the desk of Nick Vournakis …

CWT’s Nick Vournakis recently participated in a Business Travel News webinar addressing managed travel with a consumer mindset. To kick off the discussion, he addressed three trends that he believes are driving the future of business travel.

Digital: Think about the last time you purchased something without interfacing with a human being. This was likely only Read more…

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The future of business travel

No comments · Posted by CWT Savvy Traveler at 2:30pm in Americas, APAC, Business Travel, CWT Savvy, EMEA

Tomorrow’s traveler is looking for flexibility, for simplicity and connectivity. While we have to be able to deliver to today’s expectations, we also have to be anticipate the needs of tomorrow’s traveler, tomorrow’s travel manager and tomorrow’s procurement manager as well.

That’s how Nick Vournakis, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Senior VP Global Marketing, sees the future of business travel. Here’s more, as we continue to look ahead to travel in 2014 and beyond:

If you can’t see the embedded video, check it out on YouTube.

What are your thoughts on what’s coming in the next year? Give us your ideas in the comments below, or post them on Twitter using the #travel2014 hashtag.

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