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2017 Global Travel Price Outlook identifies key risks for global market

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2016 19:43 GMT

​New research out today highlights six key risks heading into 2017 that could impact both travel industry prices and the global economy as a whole. They are emerging market performance, financial market turbulence, geopolitical risks, uncertainty surrounding Brexit, potentially fluctuating U.S. interest rates and oil prices.

CWT research: 20% of business travelers take Bleisure trips every year

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2016 19:46 GMT

​Adding some leisure time to a business trip might seem like a new phenomenon. But Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Solutions Group’s analysis of 29 million business trips, the results of which are released today, shows the amount of bleisure has remained the same for the past five years.

CWT/BTN Group research: 96% rank Strategic Meetings Management as successful

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2016 19:49 GMT

Companies that have implemented a program for the strategic management of meetings say their programs are successful, though they also say there is still more work to do. The key benefits of an SMM program are greater transparency of spend, cost reductions, improved compliance, risk mitigation and, ultimately, improved effectiveness of their meetings and events.

CWT’s Executive Team re-aligns to drive new level of customer experience

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2016 19:51 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is realigning its organization to better drive innovation and differentiation.

CWT Research: Marriott Acquisition of Starwood Set to Change Travel Buying Forever

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 19:55 GMT

​Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood is set to change the hotel industry significantly. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) latest white paper, launched today, shows corporate travel buyers need to start thinking about the implications now and start planning how it will change their travel programs.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s new CEO confirms his strong commitment to Responsible Business in the company’s fourth annual sustainability report

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 19:53 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a confirmed responsible business leader in the travel industry, today released its fourth annual Responsible Business Report. The report shows how CWT is leading as an ethical and socially responsible company. It also highlights unique and personal stories from employees around the world, showing how they are bringing responsible business to life inside the company.

Kurt Ekert appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (TTAB)

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 19:58 GMT

​U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 32 members to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, including Kurt Ekert, president and chief executive officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).

CEO change at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

CEO change at Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Press Releases   •   Apr 20, 2016 20:01 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has today announced that Kurt Ekert is replacing Douglas Anderson as President and CEO, with immediate effect. In this role, Kurt will report directly to the Carlson Board of Directors.

Mobile hotel bookings take off with CWT To Go Bookings increasing by over 20% every month

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 20:03 GMT

​In the first year of the mobile hotel booking functionality on CWT To Go, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) travel app, bookings have grown in excess of 20 per cent each month*. CWT’s launch of mobile hotel booking has been heralded a major success by clients.

CWT research: women book flights earlier and pay less

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2016 20:04 GMT

​Women book their flights 1.9 days earlier than their male counterparts, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) analysis of 6.4 million air booking transactions. They therefore pay an average of around two percent less for their tickets than men.

CWT appoints new Chief Technology Officer

CWT appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2016 20:10 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Andrew Jordan will join as Chief Technology Officer, effective 4 April, 2016.

CWT appoints Matt Beatty to head Traveler Services and Nick Vournakis promoted to run US Military & Government operations

Press Releases   •   Mar 30, 2016 20:12 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Matt Beatty will join the global executive team as Executive Vice President, Traveler Services.

CWT is an industry leader in CSR for the second year in a row

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2016 20:15 GMT

​EcoVadis has recognized Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) responsible businesses practices with a 2016 silver rating and top marks in all EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) pillars.

CWT further cements commitment to startups

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2016 20:18 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced a new collaboration with Plug and Play, a leading startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley. The travel management company will help select the most promising startups working on the next generation of travel & hospitality products and services. CWT is an anchor member of Plug and Play Travel & Hospitality.

CWT reports increase in 2015 new business sales

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2016 20:20 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today reported solid financial results for 2015 despite a continued challenging economic climate.

New Executive appointments as CWT focuses on strengthening global business

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2016 20:23 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced three key appointments to its executive team.