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CWT shakes up EMEA leadership structure, as Country Directors depart

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has shaken up its European management structure, abolishing the roles of Country Director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, UK & Ireland, France, and Spain. As a result, the following people have left the company: Peter Ashworth (Senior VP, Central & Eastern Europe), Antonio Calegari (VP & Country Director,...

RoomIt by CWT signs partnership with SiteMinder

RoomIt by CWT, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and SiteMinder, the hotel guest acquisition platform, have signed a strategic partnership that will see a global integration of their services. The companies will provide hotels with additional access to RoomIt travellers under Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s corporate travel programmes umbrella. “RoomIt is committed to connectin...

CWT’s Ekert named Vice-Chair of US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

Kurt Ekert, President and CEO of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. Established in 2003, the Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on key matters affecting US travel and tourism, and provides a forum for industry-related discussions. “I am honoured to ...

Travel programmes are at odds with traveller behaviour, says survey

Nearly 70% of travel buyers say that enforcing policy compliance is among the most challenging aspects of their job, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with RoomIt by CWT. Not only are travellers booking out-of-policy for preferred properties or amenities, but there appears to be a large gap in traveller knowledge of company polic...

CWT release AnswerIQ, an AI-powered travel reporting tool

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has launched CWT AnswerIQ, a next-generation data insight, reporting and visualisation tool that works like a personalised search engine. AnswerIQ is CWT’s latest AI-powered business intelligence tool. By using an internet-style search with drill-down capabilities on top of CWT’s data lake, AnswerIQ allows clients to access all the dat...

Why 2019 will be a breakthrough year for meetings & events

Demand for meetings & events will grow between 5-10% in 2019, and the average size of meetings will rise in nearly every region, according to a new survey by CWT Meetings & Events. CWT M&E is a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and its 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report offers cost projections and a run-down on regional differences, as well as ranking the top M&E de...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints new treasurer

Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the global travel management company, has appointed Courtney Mattson as its new treasurer. Mattson will be based in CWT’s headquarters in Minneapolis, reporting to Brad Hall, CWT’s chief financial officer, and will serve as a member of CWT’s Finance Leadership Team. “Courtney’s experience in a wide range of financial and treasury matters adds further strength and depth to ...

40% of travellers use company cards for personal purchases

Research commissioned by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has shown that four in ten business travellers surveyed admit to using corporate cards for personal purchases. It seems that nearly half of American and European travellers (46%) are doing so, while the figure is a more modest 38% of business travellers in Asia Pacific. “Travel managers need to address the misu...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints new Managing Director

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has appointed Derek Sharp as Managing Director of CWT Meetings & Events. Effective 1 November, Derek will be based in London, and will report to Kelly Kuhn, Chief Customer Officer of CWT. He will serve as a member of CWT’s Customer Organization Leadership Team. Kuhn commented: “Derek’s success in strategy, sales, P&L management and b...

London ranked #1 for EMEA events in new Carlson Wagonlit survey

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East & Africa for 2019 events. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published later this week. It features each city’s 2018/17 positions in brackets: London, UK (1/1) Moscow, Russ...

CWT survey predicts 2019’s top North American cities for events

CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has unveiled its predictions for the top ten North American cities for events in 2019. The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in CWT’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, to be published next week. The rankings are as follows, with 2018 and 2017’s positions in brackets: Las Vegas, US (2018: 10 /2017...

CWT research says 65% of business travellers are nervous about data

65% of business travellers are nervous about compromising their employer’s data safety when travelling, according to new research by Carlson Wagonlit Travel. The global travel management company conducted the CWT Safety & Security Study through Artemis Strategy Group, collecting data from more than 2,000 business travellers from the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Data showed that travelle...

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