Hotel investment volumes in H1 2013 in Europe, Middle East and Africa increased by 38% to €5.5 billion, when compared to H1 2012. This growth was primarily in Q1 2013 (+45%) and to some extent in Q2 2013 (+22%).
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is managing business travel in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, effective January 1, 2008.
By Ron Santiago, VP International Sales and Marketing EMEA, National Car RentalThere is no doubt that business travel is undergoing something of a technological revolution. Booking business travel is becoming increasingly easy as internet sites become more sophisticated and innovations continue. In addition, business travellers are now easily contactable throughout their journey via mobiles and blackberry, laptops and ‘Wi-Fi’ connections. This is fundamentally changing how business people travel, how they book their travel - and how they think about travel. I believe, for those individuals and companies willing to invest in and embrace new opportunities, this can only be a good thing.