CWT in collaboration with Osmotion offers FIFO travel solution


Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has collaborated with Osmotion to offer a one-stop, fully-integrated booking solution for fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers that allows companies to manage the complexity of remote site travel management.

The integrated software solution helps energy and resources companies address some of their key travel management challenges by eliminating multiple booking touch points, time-consuming manual processes and business inefficiencies, as well as providing travellers with a single traveller itinerary for all their commercial, charter and site logistics.

Peter Brady, vice president, CWT Energy, Resources and Marine, Asia Pacific, said the solution is the first of its kind by a travel management company for the energy and resource sector.

“The fully-integrated solution offered to organizations working with both CWT and Osmotion, consolidates and simplifies the fragmented processes that are required to move thousands of employees travelling to stay and work at remote locations. It provides consolidated, accurate and real-time information on each traveller and their respective journeys.

“Given that more than 40% of bookings made in this sector will be rescheduled at least once, this tool gives you the ability to manage changes quickly, cutting the stress for both the traveller and the travel arranger,” he said.

Osmotion’s general manager, Andrew Barr, said the tool was developed in response to industry demand.

“We kept hearing from clients that they wanted a solution to help them keep track of journeys and people more effectively across all commercial and site managed travel and accommodation. By providing better and more accurate information, energy and resource companies can improve forecasting, rosters and utilization of assets such as accommodation. This is about giving employees a better travel experience and delivering important benefits to the business,” he said.

Brady said that employees will appreciate a simpler itinerary, even on complex trips:

“A FIFO employee may have a flight with a commercial airline, an overnight hotel, a charter flight, bus journey and then finally their site accommodation, all before they make it to work for their shift. This is the first time they will be able to see it all on one single page itinerary, or on their smartphone via CWT’s award winning mobile app, CWT To Go™. And if one component of the trip changes, the integration means their travel manager can start rescheduling right away.

“Not only does this cut down on the stress of travelling for FIFO workers, they have more control and more confidence over their travel experience,” he said.

“We are providing a solution that helps energy and resource organizations address their key travel management challenges, while boosting efficiency and managing cost. So we expect to see a strong demand for this solution in other markets with similarly complex and dispersed workforces,” Brady concluded.

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 Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.

About CWT Energy, Resources & Marine
CWT Energy, Resources & Marine provides specialized travel management for over 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 service clients with complex 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 value.

CWT Energy, Resources & Marine is the global specialized energy, resources & marine division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the world’s leading business travel and meetings management company. For more information, please visit our website.

About Osmotion
Osmotion Pty Ltd, established in 2000, offer a range of Workforce Management Solutions for the mining and oil & gas sectors. Many years of experience and an understanding of client needs have enabled Osmotion to develop superior software to meet the challenges of managing a large, remote workforce. Osmotion’s web based applications, SAM and Workflow, have been developed specifically for comprehensive site administration management in the mining and oil & gas sector. The integration of Workforce Mobilization with Rosters, Camp Management and Managed Transports is specifically designed to meet the requirements of fly-in / fly-out sites. For more information about Osmotion, please visit our website

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