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Carlson Wagonlit Travel to sponsor team in 2017 Race Across America, raising money to fight child exploitation

Press Releases   •   Mar 14, 2017 23:18 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announces its sponsorship of Team Endeavour, a four-strong endurance cycling team taking part in the 34th Race Across America in June 2017. Team Endeavour is raising money for ECPAT International, a global network of civil society organisations campaigning to end the sexual exploitation of children.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel breaks US$2 billion new business sales barrier for the first time as CWT 3.0 gains traction

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2017 07:30 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today reported strong results for 2016, highlighted by US$2 billion in sales attributable to new business.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Jared Anderson as new VP, Customer Experience

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Jared Anderson as new VP, Customer Experience

Press Releases   •   Feb 23, 2017 21:59 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Jared Anderson as its new Vice President of Customer Experience. Joining from Sears, he will work closely with the Customer, Technology, and Traveler Services teams.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Sophie Hulgard as VP, Global Program Management, EMEA; to focus on CWT’s digital transformation

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Sophie Hulgard as VP, Global Program Management, EMEA; to focus on CWT’s digital transformation

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2017 21:52 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, is appointing Sophie Hulgard as Vice President, Global Program Management, EMEA. She is based in Paris, where she will manage the relationship with CWT’s global clients based in Europe.

CWT enforces service resiliency with appointed Chief Risk Officer

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2017 02:00 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announces the appointment of Kathy Orner to the role of Chief Risk Officer.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Brad Hall as Chief Financial Officer

Press Releases   •   Feb 06, 2017 01:54 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Brad Hall as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Reporting to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO, Hall will be based in Minneapolis.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Julian Walker to head up corporate communications

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Julian Walker to head up corporate communications

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2017 01:35 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, today announces the appointment of Julian Walker as Head of Market Communications and PR.

CWT research: changing travelers’ behavior can cut travel over-spend up to 15%

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2016 21:15 GMT

Research by CWT Solutions Group found that corporations could reduce travel over-spend by up to 15 percent by enforcing existing corporate travel policies. The latest white paper launched today focuses on the challenges of travel policy compliance and how to influence the behavior of travelers. Encouraging travelers to comply with a company’s travel policy can make a big difference.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel announces offering of Senior Secured Notes due 2023 and Senior Notes due 2024

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2016 11:00 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel announced today that Carlson Travel, Inc. (the “Issuer”) intends to offer $750 million (equivalent) of dollar-denominated fixed rate senior secured notes and euro-denominated floating rate senior secured notes due 2023 and $275 million of senior notes due 2024 (together, the “Notes”).

CWT/IBS research: how to potentially reduce travel spend by up to 15%

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2016 14:00 GMT

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine and IBS Software Services today launched a report showing how companies can cut their travel spend by up to 15 percent and reduce overall travel arrangement times by up to 75 percent.

CWT adds new leadership talent to accelerate hotel growth

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 19:12 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Matt O'Keefe has joined as Chief Technology Officer of Hotel Distribution and Matt Brennan as Vice President of Hotel Operations.

CWT’s 2017 Meetings & Events Forecast predicts event growth

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2016 19:21 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, launched its 2017 Forecast today. CWT uses data and insights about all aspects of the industry to provide meeting planners essential information they need to successfully plan and budget for the coming year.

CWT named Most Admired Travel Management Company

Press Releases   •   Oct 20, 2016 19:24 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has been named the 2016 Most Admired Travel Management Company by readers of The Beat, a leading online business travel publication.

Volatility set to define travel in Energy, Resources and Marine sector in 2017

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2016 19:27 GMT

Driven by the combination of only slight growth in oil prices, minimal growth in both mature and emerging economies, and increases in alternative and renewable energy resources 2017 will be a volatile year for travel in the energy, resources and marine sector.

CWT Vacations partners with Beekman 1802 to host “Trip of a Lifetime” to India 10-day cultural immersion takes travelers through the Golden Triangle

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 19:29 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Vacations today announced its partnership with Beekman 1802 – a lifestyle brand inspired by the Beekman 1802 Farm in Sharon Springs, N.Y. – to host a 10-day “Trip of a Lifetime” to India’s Golden Triangle in March 2017. The trip is available to travelers from North America and promises an enriching, hands-on experience emphasizing tradition and local customs.

Recent study reveals best practices for establishing a mobile travel strategy

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 19:33 GMT

​While more than half of travel managers have endorsed a mobile app in the past year, almost 70 percent indicate their travel program does not have a mobile strategy in place, reported a recent study conducted by the GBTA Foundation in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Carlson Family Foundation.

CWT innovating to help clients reduce costs and increase personalization

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 19:37 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Solutions Group has today introduced four new proprietary products to help corporate travel managers both cut costs and engage their travelers in new ways.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel expands beyond fare tracking services to hotel rate tracking

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 19:40 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global travel management company, today revealed that its U.S.-based customers are now saving an average of $305 per trip by tracking airfare and hotel price fluctuations and rebooking when a lower available rate becomes available.

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.