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WorldMate Wins at EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards

Third consecutive win for CWT’s mobile subsidiary
AMSTERDAM | 27 MARCH, 2015

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that WorldMate, its mobile subsidiary, has won ‘Best Mobile Travel User Experience’ at the EyeforTravel Mobile Innovation in Travel Awards, held on March 17 in San Francisco.

This win, in a category that recognizes companies that adopt new technology to create an optimized, prioritized experience for mobile visitors, marks the third consecutive year that WorldMate has won an award at the event, and means WorldMate has won every app competition it has entered since 2010. In 2013, CWT earned a double victory at the Awards, with WorldMate winning ‘ Best Mobile App’, and CWT ‘Best Mobile Strategy’.

Commenting on the win, Ian Berman, vice president, business development at WorldMate, said, “ We’re thrilled to be recognized for providing a great user experience, which is integral to our success. Our WorldMate app is used by over 10 million travelers, and we aim to provide each and every one of them an amazing experience while meeting all their needs prior to departure and on the road.”

David Moran, executive vice president, Global Marketing & Enterprise Strategy at CWT, added, “At CWT, we’re continuing to invest in our digital offering and in particular our mobile services as we look to our ultimate goal of becoming the app of choice for travelers and travel managers alike. We want to provide a personalized, seamless experience for travelers wherever they are, however they choose to engage with us.”

Mobile solutions form an integral part of CWT’s offering to clients and their travelers. CWT’s mobile app, CWT To Go, which is powered by WorldMate, recently added Windows phone to its platforms and currently has a 4.5/5 star rating on Apple’s App Store. Developments planned for later this year include hotel booking capabilities and further platform launches.

About CWT
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. In 2013, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled $26.9 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at www.carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.

About WorldMate 
WorldMate has served over 10 million business travelers by managing their itineraries and then guiding them through every aspect of their trips. This includes real-time flight alerts, hotel & car rental booking, weather forecasts, maps, currency converters and much more.
For more information visit www.worldmate.com.

Media contacts
Carrie-Ann Cooper or Chloe Couchman
CWT Global       
+ 44 (0)20 3353 1110/2497 (office)  
+44 (0)7785 458 884/ +44 (0) 07767 418834 (mobile)
ccooper@carlsonwagonlit.com  / ccouchman@carlsonwagonlit.com