CWT Appoints Kathleen King Vice President of Business Finance

Press releases   •   Aug 16, 2019 13:19 GMT

The World of Travel: ​Making business travelers happier in each region

Blog posts   •   Aug 15, 2019 11:50 GMT

RoomIt recently helped launch the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™, which measures business traveler sentiment over the course of a year. There are many universal trends among business travelers from all regions, like high satisfaction with business travel (86%), and especially for the hotel-related components of travel.

CWTSatoTravel Wins New Five-Year Renewal of Government-wide TDY Lodging Contract, Delivering FedRooms and DoD Preferred

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2019 13:00 GMT

Minneapolis, August 14, 2019:  CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, is proud to announce that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has re-awarded the lodging contract to CWTSatoTravel, CWT’s military and government division, for another potential five years.

Under the government-wide temporary duty assignment (TDY) lodging contract, CWTSatoTravel will continue to provide lodging negotiation and management services to all government agencies and military organizations through the FedRooms and DoD Preferred programs. CWTSatoTravel’s partnership with the GSA in supporting FedRooms is now entering its 16th consecutive year. Since 2004, CWTSatoTravel has steadily grown the program to over 2.6 million room nights annually in FY18. Since 2015, FedRooms has experienced a 30% year-over-year growth.

In addition to supporting FedRooms, CWTSatoTravel will also work with the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) to service its DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging program.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with GSA and DTMO for the next generation of the FedRooms and DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging programs,” said Nick Vournakis, president, military and government markets, CWTSatoTravel. “In 2018, FedRooms enabled a cost avoidance of $30 million for federal agencies, which is a savings of 8.9% off the allowable lodging per diem per night. We are excited to build upon the past success of this program and continue to provide industry-leading savings and services to the US government.”

Designated as a “Best-in-Class” solution by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FedRooms is the only government-wide, government-sponsored lodging program available to all federal and military travelers on official business. FedRooms offers hotel choices that are policy-compliant, have rates at or below per diem, meet all safety requirements, are exempt from hidden fees, and include additional negotiated amenities.

Launched in 2015, the DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging Program is a mandated hotel program in select markets for DoD travelers that ensures they are staying in quality lodging facilities close to TDY locations, are exempt from certain fees, and are offered amenities at no additional cost—all while staying in rooms that are below per diem.

About CWT

CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.

About CWTSatoTravel

For over 70 years, CWTSatoTravel has served as the largest provider of global corporate travel services for the U.S. military and government agencies. As a division of CWT, we have access to resources that help our customers travel more efficiently and economically, while still providing an enjoyable experience.

We issue more than 6.3 million transactions annually to U.S. military and government travelers, in nearly 187 sites worldwide, and handle more than $2.6 billion in annual sales. And we do all this while staying compliant with each agency’s policies and procedures to help them achieve their specific mission requirements.

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Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT

Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.

Head in the Clouds - 3 ways business travel can boost your creativity

Blog posts   •   Aug 09, 2019 11:48 GMT

Anybody whose job requires having good ideas knows that staring at a blank screen won’t get you there. Neither will sitting in the same chair and sipping the same latte from the same mug as every other day. A rigid routine won’t make you the next Hemingway or Dali. It will make you a ​Mr. Men character. In other words, two-dimensional and predictable.

Blue-sky Thinking - Should you travel for business in uncertain times?

Blog posts   •   Aug 08, 2019 09:47 GMT

“If we surrender to the air, we can ride it.” Nobel Laureate and author Toni Morrison wrote in her novel 1977 novel, Song of Solomon. Her passing this week leaves us with a trove of wisdom, including this powerful quote. It’s a reminder to take risks and surrender to the unknown.

Richard (Rick) Carlson Gage appointed Chair of Carlson Inc.

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2019 13:00 GMT

RoomIt by CWT Launches Global Campaign with World Childhood Foundation to Fight Trafficking

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 16:15 GMT

RoomIt by CWT™ has announced its first global campaign in support of the World Childhood Foundation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. RoomIt will donate $1 for each hotel booking made globally during the month of August, up to $100,000.

CWT appoints Erik Magnuson to spearhead a new, dedicated air distribution initiative

Press releases   •   Aug 04, 2019 13:00 GMT

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Erik Magnuson to further develop CWT’s existing private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements around the world, and strong working relationships with GDSs on their specialist programs.

Shape Shifting - Is it easy to stay fit on the road?

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2019 14:00 GMT

In a ​recent study, we found that 83% of business travelers consider fitness options when booking a hotel. Swim, run, cycle, dance, walk – or stand on your head, whatever you do to keep fit, sticking to your schedule is hard when you travel.

Upcoming events 11 events

26 Aug all day

ACTE Global Summit and Corporate Lodging Forum Macau

Aug 26 - Aug 27
Sheraton Grand Macau Hotel, Cotai Central, Macau

12 Sep all day

Swiss Travel Management Forum

Sep 12 00:00 GMT
Marriott Hotel, Zurich

16 Sep all day

The Customer Service and Experience Summit

Sep 16 - Sep 17
Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

17 Sep all day

The Beat Live

Sep 17 - Sep 19
InterContinental Hotel Times Square, New York

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CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.