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CWT and IBS create seamless booking solution for complex travel

New integrated technology takes pain points out of complicated bookings

AMSTERDAM | 27 OCTOBER, 2015

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the specialist energy, resource and marine division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), is working with IBS, the leading global logistics software provider, to create a one-stop solution to manage both commercial travel and the unique logistical travel often required for the energy, resources and marine industry.

The new single booking solution, based around IBS iLogistics, is designed for companies of any size. It enables them to manage the complex business of crew rotation, which often involves specialist travel to remote locations. The new tool removes much of the complication of managing all the elements, including charter aircraft, helicopters, ground transportation and remote accommodation.

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine and IBS are providing a number of benefits for travel managers and travelers alike, including:

  • One single, flexible solution for travel managers and logistics managers to handle both their commercial and logistics booking requests.
  • One consolidated and interactive mobile itinerary for a simplified traveler experience.
  • Enhanced total trip visibility for more efficiency and safety and security.


Monisa Cline, senior vice president and global head, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, said: “This new solution will be available globally and integrates with CWT To Go, our best-in-market mobile technology. Many clients in this space still manage some aspects of crew rotation manually. However, this new offering provides clients with a much more efficient complete one-stop- solution.”

Ramesh Nair, vice president, IBS Oil and Gas Logistics Business Unit, added: “The collaboration between CWT and IBS brings two industry leaders together to drive synergy across the travel value chain to deliver enhanced customer experience and achieve efficiency. This affiliation is a great example of two suppliers, with complementing capability, coming together and driving innovation to support its customers in a challenging business environment.”

About CWT Energy, Resources & Marine

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
 provides specialized travel management solutions for organizations operating in oil and gas, diversified resources and mining, offshore, marine services and alternative energies. Building on more than 30 years of experience, we work closely with clients worldwide to find the right solutions for their complex travel needs, providing first-class service and leading-edge technology and products.

For more information, contact CWTERM@carlsonwagonlit.com, or visit 
www.cwt-energy-resources-marine.com

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 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 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 IBS 
IBS Software is a leading provider of new-generation IT solutions to the global Travel, Transportation & Logistics (TTL) industry. Its offerings manage mission-critical operations of major airlines, airports, oil and gas companies, cruise lines and tour operators world-wide. IBS currently owns IP rights to 17 software products in the areas of Airline Passenger Services, Airline & Airport Operations, Airline Cargo & Logistics, Oil & Gas Logistics, Travel & Cruise management and Hospitality Distribution. IBS also offers bespoke software services in these business domains. IBS operates out of offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Asia – Pacific. For more information about IBS Software, please contact mathew.joshua@ibsplc.com, or visit our website www.ibsplc.com.


Media contacts

Carrie-Ann Cooper or Chloe Couchman
CWT Global                                                                  

+ 44 (0)20 3353 1110/2497 (office)                                                   
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