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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.

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.