Given recent industry announcements regarding NDC and airline distribution, we are in active dialogue with multiple parties surrounding all sides of this issue.
We remain focused on harnessing technology to improve user experience and provide transparency - with a view to delivering best-in-class service and value to our clients, partners, and other stakeholders.
Distribution dynamics or decisions by other parties that require us to access or book content via independent fare links or other inefficient means drive material non value added costs.
Accordingly, in order to continue to holistically meet the needs of our clients and partners, we may need to implement new/different types of charges in these types of circumstances.
How are travel prices projected to change in 2018?
Uncover market trends, key risks and technology advancements that may impact your travel program next year with the 4th annual Global Travel Forecast from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).
Stay ahead of the trends and prepare for the year ahead with air, hotel and ground transportation price projections around the world including North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Making corporate travel savings might sound like a challenge – especially if you have lots of employees flying to different locations at different times. But there are ways to keep your costs down without compromising on traveler safety or services.
There’s a lot to consider when arranging business travel, so it makes sense to have a robust corporate travel policy in place. Setting out all the relevant procedures will help keep your employees safe while working to reduce your business’s travel spend.
CWT research has revealed that 49% of travelers are unaware of their company’s travel policy on ground transportation. This cost often represents 7-10% of total trip cost but few travel managers communicate it well, if at all.
It is easy to fall into the trap of being obsessed with data. But it isn’t about the data itself. It's about how travel managers can use that information to improve the efficiency of travel programs to the benefit of both the company and the traveler.
CWT was informed by Sabre that some traveler data had been viewed by an outside party due to a breach of Sabre’s Hospitality Solutions / SynXis Central Reservation system (“SHS”), which provides reservations technology and support to hotels.
SHS is not a CWT technology platform or a solution used by CWT.
CWT has proactively notified potentially impacted customers and encouraged them to visit the Sabre microsite (which includes call center details): http://www.sabreconsumernotice.com