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News Releases 2011
Andrew Waller Appointed President Europe, Middle East, Africa and Global Partners Network for Carlson Wagonlit Travel | December 20, 2011
CWT today announced that Andrew Waller, currently executive vice president United Kingdom, Ireland and the Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, Egypt, Greece and Morocco), is appointed president CWT Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Global Partners Network, effective January 1, 2012. Waller succeeds Håkan Ericsson who it appointed president of CWT North American and Latin America.
CWT To Go TM Available Today on Popular Mobile Devices | December 15, 2011
CWT today announced that its mobile app, CWT To Go TM, is available on popular Smartphone platforms worldwide. CWT To Go allows busy travelers to access a wide range of services, including itinerary, changes in travel schedule and location-based infomation. Developed with CWT's e-commerce partner, Rearden Commerce, CWT To Go is available exclusively to travelers who book through CWT.
Jack O'Neill to retire; Håkan Ericsson Appointed President CWT North America and Latin America | November 28, 2011
CWT announced today that Håkan Ericsson, currently president Europe, Middle East, and 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.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Reaches Out to its Travelers to Help Protect Children | November 16, 2011
CWT annouced today that it will introduce advisories on electronic itineraries issued in the U.S. to specified destinations known for the sexual exploitation of children. The advisories, issued on itineraries to certain countries, are intended to raise travelers' awareness of this illegal practice.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Net Tour Viagens E Turismo in Brazil | November 3, 2011
CWT announces it has acquired Net Tour Viagens E Turismo Ltda (Net Tours) through its local Brazilian subsidiary, Wagon Lits Turismo Do Brasil Ltda (CWT Brazil). Net Tours, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, has provided travel management expertise to corporate travelers since 1995.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Releases 2012 Global Travel Forecast | October 17, 2011
CWT today released its 2012 Travel Price Forecast, which projects supplier
prices for airlines, hotels, ground transportation providers, and meetings and events (M&E)
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Centenial Group in Costa Rica | October 5, 2011
CWT announces it has acquired the assets of Centenial Group, an international partner of CWT in Costa Rica since 2004. Centenial Group based in San Jose has provided travel management expertise to corporate travelers since 2005. The new organization will be called Carlson Wagonlit Travel Costa Rica (CWT Costa Rica).
CWT Market expanded to BlackBerry and enhanced with new apps | August 31, 2011
In April 2011, CWT launched CWT Market, a free application for iPhone and Android mobile devices that aggregates travel apps and mobile web sites into one convenient mobile app. Today, CWT Market is also available on BlackBerry devices and has been enhanced with many additional apps.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Announces Strong Performance in First Half 2011 | August 22, 2011
CWT today announces that its sales volume for the first half of 2011 was US $13.4 billion, representing a 10 percent increase compared to the same period in 2010 (on a constant currency basis). Transactions rose 5 percent to 30.8 million in the first six months of 2011.
Matt Beatty Appointed President, CWTSatoTravel | August 18, 2011
Matt Beatty has been appointed president of CWTSatoTravel, the CWT division responsible for managing travel for U.S. military and government clients. In his new role, Beatty will oversee all operations and set the strategic direction for this important part of CWT's business, which facilitates travel for U.S. military and government personnel traveling or based around the world.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Announces Senior Management Changes | August 18, 2011
Kelly Kuhn has been promoted to president, CWT Asia Pacific, and Martin Warner has been appointed to the new role of executive vice president - Market Strategy and Segmentation.
CWTSatoTravel and Northrop Grumman Team on Bid for U.S. General Services Administration E-Gov Travel Services 2 Contract | July 8, 2011
CWTSatoTravel, the division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) responsible for managing travel for U.S. military and government clients, and Northrop Grumman Corporation today announced a teaming agreement complete for the provision of end-to-end travel and expense management systems for the U.S. General Services Administration's requirements for E-Gov Travel Services 2 (ETS2).
CWT Increases Travelers' Choice with More Independent Hotels | June 28, 2011
CWT launched a new, non-GDS hotel booking solution called CRS by CWT, which acts as a hotel central reservation system (CRS), aggregating diverse hotel content in one place.
Tailored Approach to Traveler Services Saves Companies Money | June 21, 2011
CWT today published the latest in-depth report by its research arm, the CWT Travel Management Institute. Based on the results of surveys of travel managers, travelers and travel arrangers, as well as analyses of CWT client transactions, Business Traveler Services: Finding the Right Fit underlines the importance of tailoring traveler services to each company's specific context.
CWT To Go SM Makes the Busy Traveler's Life Easier | June 1, 2011
CWT and Rearden Commerce announced the expansion of their partnership agreement to deliver CWT To Go SM, a feature-rich mobile application available for CWT's customers worldwide that will allow travelers to access their travel itineraries directly from their mobile devices.
CWT Automated Messaging Drives 4-7 Percent Customer Savings in 2010 with One Million Messages Sent | May 24, 2011
CWT announced today that CWT Program Messenger (formerly known as CWT Policy Messenger) sent one million messages in 2010, which drove a 10-point improvement in key program metrics, resulting in 4-7 percent cost savings in total travel program spend for clients who use the service.
CWT Vacations Announces Completion of Rebranding of Former Macy's Travel Locations | May 2, 2011
CWT Vacations, the leisure travel division of CWT North America, announced the completion of the rebranding of its Macy's Travel retail leisure travel locations to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. This name and logo change enables these offices to more closely align with CWT's globally recognized brand while remaining in their current locations in Macy's department stores throughout Minnesota and Michigan.
CWT Launches Dynamic Mobile Application for Business Travelers | April 27, 2011
CWT announced today the worldwide launch of CWT Market, a free application for iPhone and Android mobile devices that aggregates best-of-market travel apps and mobile web sites into one convenient mobile app.
Kathleen Kennelly Appointed Vice President, TTS, CWT Canada | April 11, 2011
CWT announced Kathleen (Kassie) Kennelly has been appointed vice president, Traveler & Transaction Services, CWT Canada, effective immediately. In her new role, Kennelly replaces Sherry Saunders, who was recently appointed senior vice president and general manager, CWT Canada. Kennelly reports to Saunders and Janet Wheatley, vice president, TTS, CWT North America.
CWT Announces Strong Performance in 2010 | March 15, 2011
CWT announced its 2010 sales volume at USD $24.3 billion grew by 13.5 percent compared to 2009. In addition, the number of transactions managed by CWT increased by 11.9% year over year. These key performance indicators demonstrate that global business travel is on the rise and that CWT continues to respond effectively thanks to the expertise of its people and its leading-edge technology.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Acquires Partner Agency Kaleva Travel | February 7, 2011
CWT has acquired Kaleva Travel, the Finland-based travel management company with which it has partnered since 1995 to serve clients in several key European markets. With annual sales of more than $450 million USD, privately owned Kaleva Travel is Finland's largest travel agency, specializing in business travel.
CWT Global Survey Shows Buyers Will Continue to Focus on Cost Savings While Balancing Traveler Experience in 2011 | January 24, 2011
Improving traveler compliance, optimizing online adoption, driving air and ground transportation savings, and optimizing hotel spend are travel buyers' top priorities overall for 2011, according to an annual client survey conducted by CWT.
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Sherry Saunders Appointed Senior Vice President and General Manager of Carlson Wagonlit Travel Canada | January 4, 2011
CWT has appointed Sherry Saunders senior vice president and general manager of CWT Canada. Saunders has more than 26 years of corporate travel experience across sales, program management, information technology, and operations, most recently serving as vice president of Traveler & Transaction Services for CWT Canada.