Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Travel manager survey shows cost control continues to drive buyer behaviour

    CWT report highlights travel buyers’ priorities are identical regardless of company size, industry type, travel spend or program scope CWT today published its CWT Travel Management Priorities report based on an international survey of nearly 800 travel managers. The scope of the survey includes companies with mid-sized national programs and an annual travel spend in the range of US$2 million as well as companies with large, international travel programs with an annual travel spend of more than US$100 million. Travel…

  • Promotional products hot list for 2013

    I love January! I’m always getting revved up for the New Year and, thankfully, so are my clients. One of the other January perks is that there are a number of promotional products shows and new product announcements going on. So I’ve rounded up some of the hot new products and product categories to give you some ideas for your meetings and events in 2013: Going mobile. With a cell phone in just about everyone’s hands these days, mobile accessories…

  • Site International Foundation and the IMEX Group release joint study on purchasing practices for motivational travel programs

    How have purchasing practices for incentive and motivational travel programs changed in recent years? This and related questions were the focus of a joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. Utilizing the combined databases of The Site Index Panel and the IMEX Group, the study asked industry professionals to comment on their experiences in purchasing motivational travel. According to Jane E. Schuldt, CITE, CIS, Site International Foundation…

  • The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel welcome inaugural flight from Ottawa with WestJet

    The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel welcomed WestJet’s inaugural flight from Ottawa International Airport (YOW) to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) on Dec. 22, 2012. The new service from Ottawa is an integrated partnership between The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel and WestJet. The new service will operate until April 27, 2013, once a week every Saturday departing (YOW) at 8:45 a.m. and arriving into (RSW) at 12:22 p.m. Representatives from the The Beaches of Fort Myers &…

  • Site International Foundation’s annual forecast indicates motivational travel volume on upswing

    The Site International Foundation has released results of the latest Site Index Annual Survey. The Site Index compiles and compares data over a number of years to track changes and forecast trends in the motivational events industry. This third year of the study measures movement in key indices as well as introduces new topics of discussion. “The Site Index results confirm that the overall use of motivational travel continues to be on an upswing,” commented Stephen Powell, President of the…

  • Delta Hotels and Resorts announces new $36 million Waterloo property with 8,000 square feet of meeting space

    A new Delta Hotels and Resorts property is being built in Waterloo that will showcase a reinvigorated brand through modern design and innovations. Slated to open in summer 2013, the Delta Waterloo Hotel will become the city’s first four-star upscale, full service hotel after a $36 million investment. The Delta network of hotels and resorts is undergoing an extensive brand repositioning designed to deliver one of the most upscale guest experiences in the four-star hotel category. All Delta properties are…

  • WestJet introduces self-serve bag tagging for Canada to U.S. flights

    Airline hits another milestone in its self-serve options for guests WestJet today introduced self-serve baggage tagging for its guests flying to the United States from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. Having launched the same service November 7, 2012, in Calgary, WestJet is the first Canadian airline to introduce self-serve baggage tagging on non-stop transborder flights. Self-serve baggage tagging allows WestJet guests to use mobile, web or kiosk check-in to check in for their flight and print their own baggage…

  • The Fairmont Chateau Whistler wins ‘Best Ski Hotel’ from Virgin Holidays

    The Fairmont Chateau Whistler is proud to be honoured as the gold award winner for ‘Best Ski Hotel’ in the Virgin Holiday portfolio. The annual Virgin World Travel Market event was held in early November and recognizes hotels and tourism partners that have gone the extra mile for their customers. Each Virgin Holiday guest can vote for their favourite hotels and score aspects of their holiday ranging from staff friendliness, standard of accommodation, leisure facilities, food and beverage and more.…

  • Site Index examines the vital role of social media in the motivational events industry

    The Site International Foundation has released the results of the Site Index: Focus on Technology and Social Media. The study examines the ever-changing role of technology in the incentive travel and motivational events industry and concentrates on the use of social media in designing, promoting and delivering programs and events. The previous Site Index Technology study was conducted in 2010, and this latest study clearly shows that new technology and social media are playing a vital role in the industry.…

  • CWT launches new hotel review site for business travellers

    CWT launches CWT Hotel Intel, an innovative travel review site that allows business travelers to share hotel ratings and reviews within a secure, company-specific site. Part of CWT’s comprehensive hotel offering called CWT Hotel 360, CWT Hotel Intel not only gives access to up-to-date information on company-compliant hotels, but also provides trusted advice from fellow business travellers. Following a business trip, travellers receive an automatic email alert asking them to comment on their hotel stay – they can give the…

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