Frequently Asked Questions 

What is the ATW International Development Programme?

The Around the World International Development Programme provides you with the opportunity for hands-on global immersion training focused exclusively on how corporate travel is practiced and managed in a specific region - North America, Latin America, India or China. The training programme includes opportunities to:

  • Network with other travel managers for ongoing support and regional insights
  • Evaluate local vendors for servicing your company's regional travel operations
  • Improve local compliance through alignment with regional practices regarding business culture and technology adoption
  • Successfully introduce and integrate new vendors, technology, and policies via region-appropriate approaches and practices

Each week in an ATW destination offers multiple opportunities for participants to meet, discuss, and learn from that region's key business travel professionals - both buyers and sellers - and take away unique knowledge and experience.

What is included in the ATW International Development Programme?

  • Hotel nights and tax at a minimum of 4-star rating hotel
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport to/from airport, hotel and scheduled appointments
  • An industry-veteran group leader for each destination

What are the dates and cities for the 2019 Around the World International Development Programme?

Paris & Amsterdam :
19-25 May, 2019  

New York :
26-31 May, 2019  

Shanghai :
16-22 June, 2019  

Mumbai :
23-29 June, 2019

What have past travel buyer participants said about the ATW International Development Programme?

“Through ATW I was able to identify the communication and system’s gaps that were causing issues with our international partners. That helped save our company time and money.” Nicola Dobbs, Travel Manager, Arup

“Being a travel buyer and past experience as a travel agent, I have had few annoying questions for which answers are not easily available. Being part of ATW team I was able to clear my confusion and understand challenges faced by airlines, TMC, payment partners and other buyers in this region.” Muhammad Baloch, Travel Specialist, Amec Foster-Wheeler

“A wonderful opportunity to baseline my knowledge, understand the reasons for the differences, and realize the opportunities for the future. Loved it.” Dan Schwartz, Global Travel Manager, Allegion