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Business travellers all charged up for innovation

Research by travel management platform CWT shows that 71% of global business travellers embrace travel innovation. Travellers from the Americas and Asia Pacific are in the vanguard, with 75% and 71%, respectively, keen to embrace innovation. Europeans, on the other hand, are warier of the changes – 7% of them stating a reluctance to embrace travel innovation versus 5% of Asia Pacific and 3% of Ame...

CWT celebrates rating its Responsible Business Report and CSR work

Travel management platform CWT has published its June 2019 Annual Responsible Business Report. The company has also reached its third consecutive annual EcoVadis Gold rating and the UN Global Compact Advanced Level rating for its annual Responsible Business Report. A self congratulatory corporate press release trumpeted a successful year for CWT’s CSR policies. “I continue to be amazed at the way ...

Business travel stimulates creativity and productivity

Research by CWT, a B2B travel management platform, shows that six in 10 travellers feel more creative and productive when traveling for business. Millennial travellers are more likely to say that they are more creative and productive when traveling for business. Those in the Americas lead the way (77% feeling more creative and productive), followed closely by those in Asia Pacific (75% feeling mor...

RoomIt by CWT appoints Senior VP of Global Supply

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of travel management platform CWT, has appointed Shannon Hyland as Senior Vice-President of Global Supply. “We are very excited to have Shannon join the RoomIt team as he has invaluable experience helping companies in finance, strategy and operations, specifically relating to operating performance, increasing profitability and driving business...

CWT appoints new VP EMEA for Demand Marketing

Travel management company CWT has appointed Deanna Seiffert as VP EMEA Demand Marketing. “Deanna’s expertise will allow us to deliver meaningful content to the EMEA markets and expand our brand’s reach,” said Simon Nowroz, CWT’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Her customer-centric approach and her knack for solving problems will be tremendous assets for the team. I am thrilled to have her on board.” Sei...

Are we human? Two-thirds of travellers prefer machines when booking air travel

Research by travel management platform CWT shows that business travellers prefer to manage their travel transactions digitally, via an app or browser, rather than going for human interaction. Sixty-nine percent of business travellers responding to the CWT survey said they preferred to book their flights digitally, a figure that is even higher for hotel reservations (78%), ground transportation (71...

Over half of travellers prefer missed flight over lost luggage

New research by travel management platform CWT shows that a majority of business travellers would prefer to miss their flight rather than be separated from their luggage – with travellers from the Americas showing the strongest preference at 54%, European travellers at 52%, and travellers from Asia Pacific split down the middle. Two-thirds of business travellers prefer window seats over aisle seat...

CWT Secures Cyber Essentials certification

CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has secured a UK Cyber Essentials certification. This UK Government-backed scheme is designed to protect organisations and their data against a wide range of cyberattacks. Harshal Mehta, CWT’s Chief Information Security Officer, said: “Compliance with this scheme highlights our strong commitment to cybersecurity. Various laws around the world, like the EU...

Less is more at CWT

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel has announced a new brand and identity, simplifying its moniker to just ‘CWT’. The three-letter classification combines a nod to the company’s heritage, as well as reflecting what the agency claims is a simplification of its corporate travel offer. “This identity change is the latest phase in our digital development plan to combine the power...

RoomIt by CWTÒ appoints new VP of Global Sales

RoomIt by CWTÒ, the hotel distribution division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), has appointed Brian Zacker as Vice-President of Global Sales. Based in Chicago, Zacker joined RoomIt and the CWT business finance organisation last June, as Vice-President of finance for RoomIt. He will remain a member of the RoomIt leadership team. “I am thrilled that Brian will now be taking on this new leadership ...

CWT Meetings & Events appoints new Senior Director, CFO Global

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Meetings & Events has appointed Rafael Sueiro (pictured) as Senior Director, CFO. In this new role, he joins the M&E Leadership and Customer Business Finance Leadership teams. “I am delighted to welcome Rafael Sueiro to CWT Meetings & Events. He brings a wealth of experience which will help us super-charge our growth strategy,” said Derek Sharp, CWT Meetin...

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,...

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