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News Releases 2009
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CWT and Tata Communications to Team Up to Provide Public Telepresence Facilities | November 4, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, and Tata Communications today announced they will team up to provide CWT Telepresence-an enhancement to the company's broader demand management offering-which will allow CWT clients to access the Tata Communications network of public Cisco TelePresence Suites around the world.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel to Launch CWT Room Select Hotel Booking Tool in Europe | October 26, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has announced plans to enhance its hotel offering in Europe in the first quarter of 2010 with CWT Room Select, an online hotel booking tool the company successfully launched in the United Kingdom earlier this year.
CWT Enhances Proprietary Products to Optimize Policy, Compliance and Communications | October 22, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has enhanced two proprietary products companies use to create or optimize travel policies, drive compliance and more effectively communicate with travelers. CWT Policy Builder now features predictive modeling that uncovers potential savings and other benefits that may result from changing an existing travel policy and/or increasing compliance. The award-winning CWT Policy Messenger was enhanced with a multilingual user interface for greater ease of use worldwide and to respond to client requests. CWT will demonstrate both of these global products at the ACTE Global Education Conference in Prague, Oct. 25-27.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel UK Wins Third ICARUS Environmental Award | October 19, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) UK, the UK’s leading specialist in business travel management, has been named ‘Agency Winner’ for the 2009/10 ICARUS Environmental Supplier Awards by the Institute of Travel & Meetings (ITM) UK & Ireland. This is the third consecutive year that CWT has won the agency category.
CWT Itinerary and E-Ticket Sets New Industry Standard | July 29, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has launched CWT Itinerary & E-Ticket in Europe to enable travelers and travel arrangers to manage reservations more easily and efficiently before and during a business trip. The itinerary and electronic ticket are combined into a concise, easy-to-read document that clearly identifies the status of the traveler’s booking and any actions to be taken. Global implementation is planned for 2010.
CWT Research Shows How Companies Can Reduce Hotel Spend by 21% | June 23, 2009
Hotel spend represents on average nearly 40 percent of a total corporate travel budget, but is often underestimated and undermanaged according to a new study conducted by the CWT Travel Management Institute, the research arm of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management. Room for Savings: Optimizing Hotel Spend debunks some long-held myths and identifies seven steps that enable companies to reduce hotel spend by as much as 21 percent
CWT Names Andrew Winterton to Newly Created Position President, Suppliers, Products and Technology | June 4, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has appointed Andrew Winterton to the newly created position of president, Suppliers, Products & Technology, effective June 1. Based in the United Kingdom, he reports to CWT president and chief executive officer Douglas Anderson and is a member of the company’s global executive team.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Wins "The Tread Lightly - Business Market" Category at Eurostar Sales Awards | May 14, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialising in business travel management, was recently named the winner of "The Tread Lightly – Business Market" category at the Eurostar Sales Awards 2009 in London for its environmental initiatives and communications.
Floyd Widener Adding Global Program Management to His Scope of Responsibilities in EMEA | March 11, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, has announced that Floyd Widener, currently vice president Global Sales EMEA, will lead both the global sales and global program management teams in EMEA, beginning in April. Based in Paris, he will report to Cathy Voss, executive vice president Global Program solutions, and Håkan Ericsson, president EMEA and Latin America. Jim Tweedie, currently executive vice president Global Program Management EMEA, will be leaving CWT after 25 successful years with the company.
CWT Policy Messenger Wins Innovation Award at Business Travel Show | February 17, 2009
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, received a 2009 Business Travel Innovation Award for its compliance-enhancing solution CWT Policy Messenger at the Business Travel Show held here last week. This marks the second consecutive innovation award for CWT in the competition’s Travel Management Services Category, where, last year, the CWT Program Management Center was the winner.
CWT Shows Solid Performance for 2008 | February 10, 2009
Key indicators for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specializing in business travel management, reveal strong performance in 2008, the company reported here today prior to the opening of the Business Travel Show. Significant enhancements to products and services were also made.