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CWT/Ambition Research: More Than Three in Four Business Executives Prefer Face-to-Face Meetings Over Virtual Contact

CWT/Ambition Research: More Than Three in Four Business Executives Prefer Face-to-Face Meetings Over Virtual Contact

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 07:01 GMT

According to a survey by CWT and Ambition, more than three quarters (78%) of businesspeople prefer meeting in-person to using technology-enabled communications such as video-conferencing – primarily because meeting face-to-face helps them build more meaningful relationships, read people’s body language and facial expressions, and makes it easier to get their point across and be persuasive.

CWT Wins “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards

CWT Wins “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 15:15 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, was awarded “World’s Leading Business Travel Agency 2018” and “Europe’s Leading Travel Agency 2018” at the World Travel Awards ceremony, which took place in Lisbon on 1 December. CWT beat a shortlist of eight to take the prize.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Michelle Frymire as CFO

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Michelle Frymire as CFO

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 13:32 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed Michelle Frymire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in Minneapolis, Michelle will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team.

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

CWT Solutions Group adds Predictive Analytics capabilities, revealing new savings opportunities

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 08:03 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, CWT’s consulting division, has built an advanced data model that sifts through large historic travel data sets, as well as public data on commodity prices, macro-economic indicators, weather, and holidays. Those data are analyzed to identify patterns and correlations, generating robust predictions for a company’s future spend.

CWT Expands Mobile Air Bookings; Travelers in Twenty Countries Can Now Book Flights Directly On myCWT™ App

CWT Expands Mobile Air Bookings; Travelers in Twenty Countries Can Now Book Flights Directly On myCWT™ App

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has expanded its mobile air booking offering in 20 key markets around the world, giving travelers the option of booking their flights directly on the myCWT™ app.

CWT’s Kurt Ekert Named Vice Chair of United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

New Research Identifies Disconnects in Travel Program Goals, Policy and Traveler Behavior

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:01 GMT

Nearly 70 percent of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. While travelers may book out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, there is also a large gap in traveler knowledge of company policy.

CWT launches CWT AnswerIQ, an AI-Powered Travel Reporting and Visualization Tool

CWT launches CWT AnswerIQ, an AI-Powered Travel Reporting and Visualization Tool

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 07:57 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has launched CWT AnswerIQ, a next-generation data insight, reporting and visualization tool that works like a personalized search engine that knows everything about the client’s travel program.

CWT appoints Courtney Mattson as new Treasurer

CWT appoints Courtney Mattson as new Treasurer

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 13:00 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Courtney Mattson as its new Treasurer. Mattson will be based in CWT’s headquarters in Minneapolis, reporting to Brad Hall, CWT’s Chief Financial Officer, and will serve as a member of CWT’s Finance Leadership Team.

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

CWT Research: Four in Ten Business Travelers Use Company Cards for Personal Purchases

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 08:10 GMT

​According to research commissioned by CWT, the global travel management company, four in ten business travelers admit to using corporate cards for personal purchases – 46% of American and European travelers, and 38% of travelers in Asia Pacific.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints Derek Sharp as Managing Director of its global meetings and events business

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 14:47 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events. Effective 1 November, 2018, Derek will be based in London, report to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer of CWT and serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organization Leadership Team.

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

CWT’s Airport Index Identifies Singapore’s Changi as the Top Airport for Australian Business Travelers

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 05:36 GMT

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport ranked the best airport in Australia, scoring high marks for traveler comfort and transport links to the city center

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Meetings and Events Demand to Rise 5-10% in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2018 07:05 GMT

​Meetings and events’ demand will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to the 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, published today by CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT).

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 07:06 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in M&E. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week.

CWT Meetings & Events bolsters presence in Australia and New Zealand with three key appointments

Press Releases   •   Sep 20, 2018 01:45 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events has appointed Michelle Sargent as Director & Commercial Leader, Australia and New Zealand. Heather Lawson joins as National Operations Manager, and Ben Ogden as Senior Event Manager for the market.

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events research: Las Vegas tops ranking for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 15:09 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten North American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Sao Paulo to defend top spot for Latin America corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 12:50 GMT

​CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten Latin American cities. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week.

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

CWT Meetings & Events Research: Chinese cities to dominate Asia Pacific destinations for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2018 08:07 GMT

CWT Meetings & Events unveils its predictions for the top ten Asia Pacific cities for M&E in 2019, as well as expected changes in meeting costs and group sizes next year.

CWT Meetings & Events named to MeetingNet’s 2018 CMI 25 List

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 15:33 GMT

MeetingsNet, a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E), a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, to its 2018 CMI 25 list of the largest full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate market.

Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Higher Oil Prices, Trade Tensions Fuel Pricing for Energy, Resources and Marine Sector

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2018 06:55 GMT

Companies in the Energy. Resources and Marine sectors (ERM) are rebounding as oil and commodity prices continue to rise and global GDP growth is projected to increase 3.4% in 2019. Travel activity is also on the up, with air prices expected to climb 2.6% globally next year, according to the 2019 Energy, Resources & Marine Travel Forecast, published today.