Blue-Sky Thinking: Is sustainable aviation fuel the key to decarbonizing business travel?
Business Travel On The Fly
by On The Fly
6d ago
The production and adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is gaining critical momentum.  As demand for air travel increases worldwide, corporate travel customers must play a leading role in the race to decarbonize aviation. But,  it's no mean feat for travel managers looking to balance cost and sustainability, while staying clued-in to developments,  CWT's Global Head of ESG  Richard Thompson talks to Dan Kreibich, Founder and  Chief Product Officer of climate tech company Squake and Susanne Bouma, Head of Partnerships & Programs (aviation) at SAF-producer Ne ..read more
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Beyond Bamboo Straws: How to elevate the sustainability of your meetings and events starting today
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by On The Fly
1y ago
Rachel Lunderborg, Head of Global Process and Technology at CWT Meetings & Events is joined by Kit Brennan, Founder and Director of award-winning carbon intelligence platform Thrust Carbon, and Rachel Munns, Head of Sustainability at World Wise Foods.  CWT Meetings & Events this year co-developed a meetings and events carbon calculator with Thrust Carbon, known for powering sustainability behind over $50 billion of travel spend. As CWT Meetings & Events sees its projects more than double in a year now organizing over 30,000 meetings and events globally in 2023, the calculato ..read more
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The outlook for hotel rates and airfares in the months ahead, and how to use AI so it doesn’t use you
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by On The Fly
1y ago
If there’s one job harder than being a clairvoyant at a sceptic’s convention it’s being a futurist in these mightily uncertain times.  It’s hard to read an article these days that doesn’t warn us that bots will wipe out entire industries or that the global economy is about to implode. But is there nuance and cause for optimism?  CWT's Julian Walker talks to Shawn DuBravac, NY Times bestselling author, futurist, economist and analyst for the  GBTA CWT Global Business Travel Forecast  about the near-term cost of airfares and hotel rates, and how companies and organizations o ..read more
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How to spot the signposts of change in business travel
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by On The Fly
1y ago
 Over the next ten years, we are likely to see change on a scale not witnessed since the Industrial Revolution. From NFT loyalty programs to self-driving cabs, from adaptive travel policies to flying taxi hubs,  the era ahead will be both exhilarating and challenging to navigate. We’re on the cusp of massive economic and social disruption that has wide-reaching implications for us all. So how do you discern between what's 'pie in the sky' and what's really going to happen? And with AI-powered automation surging ahead, how do you innovate in the right direction for people, purpose ..read more
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Pricing the future of business travel with trendcaster Dr. Shawn du Bravac
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by On The Fly
1y ago
It’s a rare moment when headlines aren’t awash with news of inflation, geopolitical hair-raisers, and the race to combat climate change.  If only there was a crystal ball to help companies plan their business travel and events around uncertainty. Internationally-recognized thought leader, NY Times bestselling author, futurist, and top-rated keynote speaker Dr. Shawn DuBravac delivers pragmatic and provocative insights on the trends, technologies, and paradigms transforming the globe.  Hot on the heels of his predictions in the GBTA CWT Global Business Travel Forecast 2023 that reveal ..read more
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How to build a lean, mean meetings machine in a perfect storm of volatility
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by On The Fly
1y ago
CWT Meetings & Events (M&E) is an award-winning global events agency delivering  live, virtual and hybrid events for thousands of customers every year ranging from end-to-end productions of some of the world’s largest global conferences to intimate teambuilding events.  Kari Wendel, VP strategic and enterprise customers, and global operations is at the helm of the agency’s ‘total meetings management’ approach working with larger customers with centralized meeting strategies, large events & corporate incentives.   An alchemist of process, spend, volume, standards, sup ..read more
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Cleaner Skies Ahead: Is sustainable aviation fuel on the cusp of taking off?
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by On The Fly
1y ago
Richard Johnson, Global Head of Solutions Group, the consulting arm of global travel management platform CWT is joined by Heinrich Lange, Senior Director Sales Northern Europe, and Head of Global Account Management, EMEA, Lufthansa. Together they unpick the practicalities of accelerating the development and integration of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the collective efforts of the entire aviation industry to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.  Find out:   Why making SAF the crux of fruitful business relationships is integral to its success.  From electrification to adhes ..read more
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The age of the conscious business traveler
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by On The Fly
2y ago
Volatility, complexity and change brought on by the pandemic has been a huge social and economic disrupter for most.  It has - and continues to - transform the way in which we interact, consume, work and travel.  What influence does this change have on business travelers’  behaviours, needs and expectations?   In this episode Christina Scorsis, CWT’s VP Traveler Experience Evolution, opines about her own shifting attitudes, and how companies and organizations can keep pace with the aspirations and expectations of the conscious business traveler to retain talent and sup ..read more
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A green standard in hospitality
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by On The Fly
2y ago
Belinda Hindmarsh, Chief Growth Officer of global travel management platform CWT is joined by Kit Brennan, Co-founder and Director of award-winning carbon intelligence platform Thrust Carbon.  Together they have decades of experience in the travel tech space.  CWT recently became the first major global TMC to activate point-of-sale emissions data with Thrust Carbon, answering the industry’s call-to-action to reduce our impact on the planet by enabling  travelers to make the most eco-friendly decision when booking a trip.  In this episode Belinda and Kit turn their sights ..read more
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International Women’s Day: How to make work (and traveling for work) work for women
Business Travel On The Fly
by On The Fly
2y ago
Belinda Hindmarsh, Chief Operating Officer of RoomIt by CWT and China, and John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, CWT are leaders of CWT’s women’s employee resource group.  Drawing on decades of combined experience in travel and tech, along with leading a global multinational operating in over 140 countries, they talk about breaking the bias at a critical turning point including: The role of business travel management in progressing equal opportunities. How to build an inclusive culture and inspire more women at an individual, organization and industry level. The power of intentional li ..read more
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