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CWT Energy, Resources & Marine Drills into Top 2015 Trends

New forecast shows safety & security remains in the spotlight
AMSTERDAM | 17 DECEMBER, 2014

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the specialist division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today released its 2015 Energy, Resources and Marine Forecast. The report shows that optimizing travel programs and safety & security will remain top of mind for their clients.

Recent growing political unrest in some parts of the world will likely deepen this focus in 2015. With safety & security high on the agenda, the study advises those organizations looking at traveling to new destinations, which may be high risk destinations, to work with trusted supplier partners.

Monisa Cline, senior vice president, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, commented, “The 2015 Energy, Resources and Marine Forecast is a key tool for our clients as they plan for next year. With traveler safety & security top of mind, we want to support our customers and their travelers every step of their journey. By combining our leading-edge technology, and our employees’ care and expertise, we are able to provide the best customer service no matter where they are in the world.”

The free-to-download study gives additional insight for companies within the sector. Other key trends CWT Energy, Resources & Marine expects for 2015 are: An increased focus on cost and driving efficiencies; a renewed concentration on compliance with centrally-managed spend and use of approved suppliers only; and a focus on virtual payment options, with end-to-end payment processes put in place to better capture data.

About CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
CWT Energy, Resources & Marine provides specialist travel management for more than 350 of the world’s leading companies in the oil and gas, mining, offshore, marine and alternative energies industries. With more than 30 years’ experience, we provide the best solutions to our clients’ complex travel needs in over 150 countries and territories - from reliable day-to-day logistics, to contingency planning, to ongoing cost/performance analysis to make sure our customers get the best deals.

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine is the specialist energy, resources & marine division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. For more information, please visit our website at 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 2013, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$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.

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