Travel management platform CWT has named Dale Eastlund (pictured) as Vice-President, Supply Chain Partners.
A 20-year veteran of CWT, Dale oversees CWT’s strategy and commercial relationships with supply chain partners.
In his new role, Dale and his team will work closely with online booking tools (OBTs) and other third party platforms to enhance the online booking experience for travellers and travel managers.
Eastlund will report to SVP, Global Supply Chain Partners, at CWT, Vince Chirico, who says: “Our OBT partners book more transactions than all other channels combined. By strengthening our content aggregator partnerships, Dale and his team will ensure that clients will have access to all relevant content, which, in turn, will lead to a virtuous cycle of greater online adoption.”
Prior to his new role, Eastlund laid the groundwork for CWT’s strategy to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the airline industry’s New Distribution Capability (NDC), in his role as Senior Director for Third Party Aggregators. And before that he was Senior Director for Online Booking Tools and was instrumental in setting up CWT’s Solutions Group, the data analytics and consulting arm of CWT, in January 2000.