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CWT in the Media 2012
Media coverage of Carlson Wagonlit Travel spans the globe
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. Recently, the Paris-based Widener shared with M&C his global perspective on the industry.
Travel Market Report | September 27, 2012
It is starting to sound familiar: Economic growth will continue, but not by much. Air, hotel and car supply will increase, but not by much. And travel suppliers will raise prices, but not by much. "If you do nothing, your travel spend will go up," said Nick Vourmakis, senior vice president for Global Product Marketing & CWT Solutions Group. "But if you work the right levers, most travel managers will be able to mitigate the situation."
eGlobal Travel Media | September 6, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announces the launch of its online booking tool (OBT), CWT Online, which makes booking international travel easier for China-based business travelers. An industry-first, CWT Online is the only international OBT currently available in China. CWT Online is powered by TravelSky, the leading provider of information technology and commercial services to China's air travel and tourism industry.
Air & Business Travel News | August 24, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has bolstered its meetings business in Ireland with the purchase of AC Events. CWT's UK division has acquired the Dublin-based meetings and events organiser for an undisclosed sum.
MICE BTN | August 3, 2012
New research from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) shows on average, 54 per cent of travellers book outside their companies' recommended hotel booking channels, even in the most carefully managed travel programs. To minimise the incidence of this happening to its clients, CWT has enhanced CRS by CWT to encourage travellers to stay at preferred properties and reserve rooms through preferred booking channels.
Fox Business | July 27, 2012
… European travel on the cheap is tougher to achieve. Prices for international flights are about 7.3% higher this summer than last, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the worldwide business travel management firm. Hotel room rates in hot European destinations are rising. Rooms in Paris, London and Rome are up 4% to 6% in May 2012 compared to the previous month, according to the Trivago Hotel Price Index, which tracks the average cost of rooms in cities across Europe.
Business Travel News | July 26, 2012
Airline fuel surcharges between April 2011 and May 2012 rose nearly twice as fast as oil prices, according to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Analyzing its own data and figures from the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association, CWT's Travel Management Institute determined that the price of oil rose 24 percent, yet surcharges on average jumped 53 percent.
Telegraph UK | July 24, 2012
Airlines' fuel surcharges have risen more than twice as fast as the price of oil during the last two years, new research has shown. Since April 2011, the cost of oil - which generally mirrors the cost of aviation fuel - has risen by 24 per cent, while fuel surcharges have risen by 53 per cent on average, according to the study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
e-tid.com | July 24, 2012
Worldwide travel costs will grow modestly next year, according to a study by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. CWT's 2013 Travel Price Forecast reports the most significant inflation is expected throughout the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions, while Europe 'continues to face mounting economic uncertainty'.
Air and Business Travel News | July 23, 2012
Airline ticket prices are expected to increase in the UK next year by up to 3.1 per cent but hotel rates are likely to fall due to a post-Olympics slowdown.These predictions are made in Carlson Wagonlit Travel's forecast on global travel prices for 2013 released today.
Buying Business Travel | July, 2012
It may seem out of a travel buyer's remit, says Amon Cohen, but looking after employees' physical wellbeing can bring wider benefits.
Tnooz | July 6, 2012
While cost has been the main focus in the corporate travel world for many years noise is now being made about traveller wellbeing. Much of it stems from the ‘duty of care’ responsibility on employers as well as the trend towards assessing the total cost of travel. And, there are those that think if you look after your staff they’ll be more productive.
Business Travel News | July 03, 2012
After an extensive 13-month request-for-proposals process, banking giant Citi has selected Carlson Wagonlit Travel to consolidate travel management in 79 countries where it did not already serve the multinational firm, including major markets like the United States. The two are in the midst of implementation, with 36 countries moving to CWT this month and the other 43 to be added in August.
Business Travel News | April 24, 2012
Speaking at press briefing during an Association of Corporate Travel Executives conference, Carlson Wagonlit Travel Solutions Group leaders outlined several projects in development, including a traveler scorecard, advisory services on "adaptable travel policies" and indexing how travel affects individual productivity.
Business Travel News | April 23, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel this week unveiled a meeting cost estimator that uses historical client airfare and hotel booking data to calculate the cost of a future meeting based on attendees' points of departure. The travel management company also revealed plans to release in June an online tool for booking meetings of 25 or fewer attendees, including guest rooms and meeting space.
Meetpie.com | March 15, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced an expansion of its safety and security offering to help clients anticipate potentially disruptive travel situations. The travel management company has teamed with operational risk management provider iJET to provide early alerts to travel mangers when a trip is planned to a potentially unsafe destination – even before ticketing has taken place.
Air & Business Travel News | March 14, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel is offering a new service aimed at improving the safety and security of business travellers. The TMC has signed a partnership agreement with Ijet International, which provides information and advice on safety and security issues around the world, to create a new product for clients called CWT Safety & Security.
Air & Business Travel News | March 6, 2012
ABTN talks to Anderson about CWT's record-breaking sales in 2011 and trends in business travel across its UK, European and global businesses. CWT saw record-breaking sales in 2011 – how did you achieve this? It was a good year and one of the key factors was our 96% client retention rate – we think this is because we are delivering on our promises to clients and that was our first priority in 2011. We also won more than €2.2 billion in new business – this was through either winning additional scope from existing clients or winning new clients. This has set us up in a very good position to grow and get new business in 2012.
TravelMole.com UK | March 2, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel grew UK turnover by 6% to a record £1.19bn in 2011. This was despite UK transactions dropping by 1.9% from the previous year, due to public sector downtrading."CWT UK's great performance in 2011 makes it a record year, surpassing 2008 levels, which were the strongest in business travel records," said Patrick Anderson, executive vice president, UK & Ireland, Nordics and Eastern Europe.
BTN Online | March 1, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel thus far in 2012 has seen narrowly positive travel activity among client programs and it expects about the same for the remainder of the year. President and CEO Doug Anderson said that while companies individually continue to perform well and maintain growth strategies, the shadow of eurozone economic anxiety and lessons from the last recession demand caution.
Air & Business Travel News | February 23, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel has created a new senior position to step up its responsible business activities.
e-tid.com | January 25, 2012
Research for CWT's 2012 Travel Management Priorities found that driving savings, which was the top concern of 63% of the 290 managers interviewed, had displaced concerns about compliance. Nick Vournakis, vice president Global CWT Solutions Group, said: 'We are expecting the travel spend to be even more complex in 2012 – additional fees, surcharges and credit card booking fees charged by airlines and other suppliers are making it very difficult for buyers to efficiently and accurately compare the full cost of travel between suppliers.'