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Five Questions with Hakan Ericsson, President, CWT Americas | Canadian Travel Press, May 6, 2013
CWT's Hakan Ericsson answers five questions regarding corporate travel
Click, Walk, Talk: CWT finding solutions that fit | Canadian Travel Press, April 15, 2013
Ask Carlson Wagonlit Travel's president of the Americas, Hakan Ericsson what
kind of year the company had in 2012, and he'll tell you that, while there was a recession in
Europe and as a result of that, transactions were down, the Americas were "a different story".
CWT aims for steady growth and 200 locations across Canada | Travelweek, April 4, 2013
Now with some 165 locations across the country, Carlson Wagonlit Travel has
grown by more than 15% in the past five years and is aiming for the 200-store mark in the near
future – and that's enough.
GBTA Canada Attracts 400 to 9th Annual Conference | Open Jaw, March 27, 2013
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is currently hosting its 9th
annual conference at the Toronto Convention Centre, with more than 400 corporate travel
professionals and 55 exhibitors on hand.
Increasing airline fees (and what you can do about them) | Yahoo! Canada Finance, March 26, 2013
From fuel surcharges to blanket fees, airlines are deft at squeezing every
last vacation dollar our of unsuspecting travelers.
Ask the Agent | Canadian Travel Press, March 18, 2013
CWT travel counsellor Katherine Hirtzel shares her thoughts on what she
expects the big travel sellers to be for this summer.
Caribbean Cruise Returning with Wonderful Memories | Legion Magazine, February 22, 2013
Legion Magazine presents a series of blogs in the Witness to Remember series
by Legionnaires and others on a 14-night Caribbean cruise offered by Carlson Wagonlit Travel in
conjunction with the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL)
CWT Travel Manager Survey Highlights Cost Control | Canadian Manufacturing, February 5, 2013
CWT has published its CWT Travel Management Priorities report based on an
international survey of almost 800 travel managers.
Sea the World with Encore Cruises | Cruise and Traveler Lifestyles, February 5, 2013
Whether you are an experienced cruiser or a newcomer to this wonderful world,
Encore Cruises is a tour operator with something for every style, taste and budget.
Stuck on Repeat: How to get Clients Out of Vacation Rut | TravelHotNews.com, January 28, 2013
Call it vacation déjà-vu or a holiday rut, one thing is certain: 80 percent
of Canadian vacationers are likely to return to the same destination multiple times, according to a
recent survey by Cheapflights.ca.
CWT Travel Manager Survey Reveals Buyers' Priorities for 2013 | Open Jaw, January 25, 2013
A Carlson Wagonlit Travel report shows that the overall ranking of priorities
for travel buyers in 2013 is very similar to that of the year before. Buyers tend to focus on areas
representing the greatest savings opportunities rather than those associated with traveler
CWT Celebrates 10 Years in China | TravelHotNews.com, January 23, 2013
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is celebrating 10 years of service in China. It
also strengthened its commitment to the market by renewing its joint venture relationship with
China Air Services (CAS) for a further 10 years.
Business Travel Trends for 2013 | Meetings + Incentive Travel, January 18, 2013
From ancillary fees to Zhōng Guó (China), Carlson Wagonlit Travel has put
together its list of 20-plus business-travel trend predictions for 2013.
CWT Canada associate program expand leadership team to support growth | Travel Daily News, January 4, 2013
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada announced that Janice Allard has been
appointed development manager for the CWT Associate program, responsible for overseeing associate
agencies in Ontario.
Stars shine | Travel Industry Today, December 18, 2012
An impressive Canadian delegation was among the 400 travel agents from North
American and Latin America honoured during the eleventh annual Sandals Travel Agency Recognition
(S.T.A.R.) Awards held earlier this month.
CWT Offers Hotel Review Site for Business Travellers | Meetings + Incentive Travel, December 14, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel's CWT Hotel Intel allows business travelers to share
hotel ratings and reviews within a secure, company-specific website.
CWT picks Smith for Asia Pacific post | Canadian Travel Press, December 10, 2012
CWT Meetings & Events has named Steven Smith as its senior director, CWT
Meetings & Events, Asia-Pacific.
CWT launches mobile meeting App | Canadian Travel Press, December 6, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has launched CWT 78BizDays – a new mobile app that
helps find the most convenient day and time to schedule an international call, video conference,
event or meeting.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel ‘Gets More Going' during fall CWT Training Academy | Travelweek, November 13, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada recently hosted a series of CWT Training
Academies for over 600 owners, managers and counsellors.
CWT Awards Associate of the Year & Branch of the Year During 2012 Training Academy | Open Jaw, November 13, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel recently hosted a series of CWT Training Academies
for over 600 owners, managers and counselors. An awards ceremony was held to celebrate top
Keep employees on the road for less | The Globe and Mail, November 12, 2012
It's a seemingly impossible math problem: How do you keep the same number of
employees on the road when your travel budget is flat and the costs of air tickets, hotel stays and
car rentals keep going up?
Go with the flow | Mississauga Life – Spirit of the City, November 7, 2012
River boat cruises offer a more intimate – and cultural – alternative to
large ocean liner vacations.
CWT Meetings & Events Makes Two Appointments in Toronto Office | Meetings + Incentive Travel, November 7, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel's CWT Meetings & Events has named Nathalie Hatter
manager, business development, North America, and appointed Kathy Stoodley director, operations,
both to its Toronto office.
11 Ways to be a Better CEO | National Post, , November 6, 2012
CWT Canada's Sherry Saunders offers travel tips for CEOs who spend a lot of
time on the road.
Mobile Move: CWT acquires WorldMate | Canadian Travel Press, November 2, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has acquired WolrdMate Inc., a specialist in
mobile travel technology that provides itinerary management systems and on-the-road services for
Voyages Escapade joins CWT associate program | Canadian Travel Press, October 31, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Canada recently welcomed Voyages Escapade 2000
into its Associate program, which offers independently owned travel agencies the opportunity to
grow and enhance their offerings in partnership with CWT.
CWT expands meetings and events team | Travel Courier, October 26, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel's CWT Meetings & Events has announced the
appointment of two key leadership roles to further enhance the strength of the team in Toronto.
How stressed are business travellers? | Winnipeg Sun, October 22, 2012
if work-related stress is a "21-st century disease", as the International
Labour Organization puts it, what happens when a busy travel schedule is added to the equation?
CWT Meetings & Events Integrates New Leadership, Strengthens Team in the Americas | Odyssey Media Group, October 12, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel's CWT Meetings & Events, a global leader in event
and meeting management, recently announced key organizational changes to strengthen leadership in
Business travellers still flying, but without the flair | Peterborough Examiner, October 12, 2012
Employers are asking their executives to fly more but with smaller budgets, a
new survey of aviation professionals has found.
CWT Takes Steps to Tackle Hidden Costs of Travel Through Global Stress Survey | Odyssey Media Group, October 9, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel's (CWT) latest research shows that lost luggage and
no internet connection present the greatest areas of stress for business travelers.
New Head of CWT Global Meetings Eyes Goals and Challenges Ahead | Meetings & Conventions, October 1, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel reorganized its Meetings & Events unit last
spring, creating a global leadership post for the group and naming Floyd Widener the senior vice
president of CWT Meetings & Events Worldwide.
CWT names Rautio as chairman | Travel Press, September 17, 2012
CWT has named Trudy Rautio, president and CEO of Carlson, as the chairman of
the CWT board of directors.
Travel can wear down the body fast | The Lawyers Weekly, September 7, 2012
Jay Park was on the phone from Houston, in between meetings. A week earlier,
he was in Paris and London. The following week, he would return to London en route to Equatorial
Guinea and Singapore. In his job as a lawyer in the oil and gas sector, Park travels 250,000 miles
CWT Makes International Booking Easier for China-Based Business Travelers | Odyssey Media Group, September 5, 2012
CWT has announced the launch of its online booking tool (OBT), CWT Online,
which makes booking international travel easier for China-based business travelers.
CWT Acquires AC Events in Ireland | Meetings + Incentive Travel, August 28, 2012
CWT has acquired AC Events International Limited (AC Events) through its UK
subsidiary Carlson Wagonlit UK Limited.
Canadian airlines gain industry recognition | Winnipeg Free Press, August 18, 2012
Of all the things we expect from an airline when we travel, what is most
important to us is the comfort in knowing we are flying on a safe airline.
CWT identifies more savings | Travel Press, August 7, 2012
New research from CWT has shown that on average 54% of travelers booked
outside their companies' recommended hotel booking channels, even in the most carefully managed
How to plan a romantic getaway on a budget | Canadian Living, July 26, 2012
If you and your significant other want to get away this summer, there's still
time. Our expert breaks down some fun, affordable options for your romantic vacation.
Looking for bargains? Try Mexico…Also, worldwide airline fees top $22 billion | Jim Byers' Travel Blog, July 24, 2012
Looking to book your winter vacation or something for the fall? Mexico might
be a great option, says Taylor Cole of Hotels.com.
Carlson Wagonlit forecasts 2013 global travel prices, moderate inflation expected, led by Asia Pacific, Latin America | Travelweek, July 23, 2012
CWT has released its 2013 Travel Price Forecast, which indicates that prices
in most areas of travel spend are expected to grow modestly around the globe next year, with the
most significant inflation expected throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.
How Companies Manage Meetings Today | Meetings & Conventions, June 1, 2012
Groundbreaking M&C research reveals best – and worst – practices in
policies, spending, decision-making and more. How advanced are corporate meetings management
The Ten Best Canadian Road Trips | Reader's Digest Canada, May 21, 2012
Roll down your windows, cue up the playlists and hit the highway on one of
these expert-recommended Canadian road trips. Whether you've got days or just a few hours to spare,
these adventures are scenic, iconic and offer exciting stops along the way, truly ranking Canada's
greatest all-time road trips.
Driven by development | Canadian Travel Press, May 21, 2012
Ask Sherry Saunders, senior VP & GM of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT)
Canada about 2011 and and she'll tell you that it was “quite a strong year” – at least up to the
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Modern Twist on an Ancient City | Winnipeg Free Press, May 5, 2012
After all the build-up, the grilled snake on a stick tastes rubbery. Not
succulent at all, not like chicken, and much too salty. Sampling snake meat is one of the things a
colleague in the Free Press newsroom insisted I do before my wife and I headed off to the South
China Seas as hosts of travel agent Carlson Wagonlit's fourth annual Book Lovers Cruise.
Business travelers increasingly pick up own tabs | Vancouver Sun, May 3, 2012
On nearly every trip DaWane Wanel takes for work, he finds himself reaching
into his pocket to pay for something that he can't – or won't – charge his employer.
Sandals Foundation continues to give back after celebrating third anniversary | Travelweek, Mar. 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Sandals Resorts International commemorated the third
anniversary of the Sandals Foundation, the brand's philanthropic arm… The Foundation has worked
closely with key Canadian travel industry partners such as Air Canada Vacations, Flight Centre,
Carlson Wagonlit Travel and The Yellowbird Foundation.
CWT and iJET Strengthen Partnership to Help Companies Better Protect Business Travellers | Odyssey Media Group, Mar. 13, 2012
CWT has expanded its safety and security offering to help companies better
protect their business travelers, and has strengthened its partnership with iJET International, a
leading provider of global intelligence and operational risk management.
March Break Travel Tips | Strathroy Today, Mar. 8, 2012
With March break just around the corner, you might be thinking you'd like to
get away. Well, good news and bad news.
CWT Sees Record year in Performance; Business Travel on an Upward Trend | Odyssey Media Group, Mar. 1, 2012
CWT has announced record performance in 2011. Sales volume, at USD $28.0
billion, grew by 15.2% compared to 2010 (USD $24.3 billion) and the number of transactions managed
by CWT increased by 7.2% year over year to reach 61.9 million.
CWT reinforces its commitment to responsible business | Travel Press, Feb. 23, 2012
CWT has announced that Françoise Grumberg is appointed to lead its global
responsible business activities (Corporate Social Responsibility).
CWT reveals trends and priorities for 2012: Travel Managers continue to focus on cost control | Odyssey Media Group, Jan. 24, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has published its Travel Management Priorities for
2012 report, based on and international survey of 290 travel managers.
At the busiest time of the year, a little advice goes a long way to
travellers navigate through their journey. Carlson Wagonlit Travel has identified some tips
travellers can take advantage of to help their travels remain stress-free through this busy time of
Expect 2012 price hikes: CWT | Canadian Travel Press, Dec. 5, 2011
In its global forecast for 2012, CWT reports that economic uncertainty in
North America will continue to "weigh heavily" on organizations in many sectors. As for Canada,
CWT's forecast reports that, while this country's economy had been affected by the world situation,
it has "been more stable" during the past several years as a result of tighter governmental fiscal
policies and management.
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Good Luck and Thank You Jack O'Neil! | The Beat , Nov. 30, 2011
I just read the news: Jack O'Neill is retiring at the end of the year as
president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel North America. CWT's Håkan Ericsson, currently president of
the agency's operations in Latin America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will assume Jack's
Jack O'Neill to Retire; Håkan Ericsson Appointed President CWT North America + Latin America | Odyssey Media Group , Nov. 28, 2011
CWT has announced that Håkan Ericsson, currently President, Europe, Middle
East, Africa (EMEA) and Latin America, has been appointed President, CWT North America and Latin
America, effective January 1, 2012. In North America, he will succeed Jack O'Neill, who will retire
at the end of this year, after a long and successful travel industry career.
Travelling? Book early and save, agents say | Yahoo Finance! , Nov. 11, 2011
Whether you're thinking of escaping the frigid Canadian winter for warmer
climates to roast your bones and rejuvenate or flying home for the festive season, it's been
suggested to do yourself a favour and don't book your holiday plans too soon.
Sherry Saunder shares 'Ten ways to help companies travel on a dime' | THE GLOBE AND MAIL , Oct. 10, 2011
Whether it's a meeting, client presentation or conference, for some
companies, growing the business means investing in travel. So how do small businesses work to keep
those outgoing costs down while still prioritizing important travel? The following list aims to
help small business owners save money on travel where possible.
CWT Travel Forecast to Help Mitigate Impact of Rising Costs | TRAVELHotNews.com , Oct. 19, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit (CWT) released its 2012 Travel Price Forecast in which the
company project supplier prices for airlines, hotels, ground transportation, and meeting and events
suppliers. The Forecast is prepared for CWT clients in order to help them prepare their travel
Carlson Wagonlit, G Adventures team up | Canadian Travel Press , Oct. 5, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel and G Adventures have launched a new partnership
whereby G Adventures will serve as CWT's preferred adventure tour operator in Canada. The enhanced
partnership will offer benefits for both CWT's leisure travel customers and its network of more
than 180 locations across Canada.
Generous Donation from Carlson Wagonlit Travel | CTV News , Sept. 13, 2011
CWT Canada employees participated in a bike building team event at their
annual fall conference, and donated the bikes to 19 kids in need who attend Parkview Junior School.
As an added bonus, the kids were also out fitted with a knapsack, school supplies, helmet and
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Talking Travel: Five minutes with Carlson Wagonlit's Suzie Grant | HelloWestTravel.com , Aug. 23, 2011
HelloWestTravel.com catches up with Carlson Wagonlit's Suzie Grant to out
where the Surrey branch manager's wanderlust has taken her in the past and where it will take her
in the future.
CWT Canada Expands Associate Program with 11 new agencies | Travel Daily News , Aug. 17, 2011
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Canada has signed 11 new travel agencies into its
Associate program to-date in 2011, expanding the company's leisure travel presence in key markets
and expanding into cities previously under-represented by CWT.