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Business travellers to see industry-wide fare rises in 2023

Global travel prices are predicted to continue to increase in Q3 and Q4 of 2022 and throughout 2023, according to the 2023 Global Business Travel Forecast. Published on 10 August by CWT, a B2B4E travel management platform, and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the Forecast covers the drivers behind the increasing prices. According to the report, these are rising fuel prices, labour sh...

CWT appoints new chief human resources officer

Travel management platform CWT has announced the appointment of Laura Watterson (pictured) as chief human resources officer, with effect from 5 July 2022. Watterson will report to Patrick Andersen, CWT’s president and chief executive officer, and be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. She takes over from Catherine Maguire-Vielle, who is stepping down and leaving the company to pur...

CWT expands its global sales organisation

International travel management platform CWT is expanding its global footprint with the recruitment of multiple specialist sales leaders. Doug Vincent joins as vice-president, enterprise sales defence and government; Patrick Burke is appointed as director, sales NORAM; Thomas Nicholson is confirmed as director of sales NORAM and Sergiu Les as director of sales EMEA; and both Uschi Koch and Joanna ...

CWT launches English-Mandarin bilingual service hub

International B2B travel management platform, CWT has launched a bilingual service centre that will offer companies travel assistance in English and Mandarin. This product is in response to a growing demand from Chinese multinationals that require a corporate travel experience for their employees based outside of China. The service centre, located in Singapore, consists of a team of travel counsel...

CWT implements subscription fee model

International B2B travel management platform, CWT has introduced a subscription fee model, aiming to offer its customers simple and transparent pricing and billing. Companies can receive a monthly invoice covering fees for all the products and services they procure globally, possibly saving customers time while also simplifying their travel cost budgeting. The subscription fee is based on several ...

CWT makes raft of key appointments to Executive Leadership Team

International B2B travel management platform CWT has announced several new appointments to its Executive Leadership Team, including Belinda Hindmarsh as chief growth officer and Brian Mogler as chief partnership officer. They, together with Julia Kou, CWT’s chief strategy officer, will report to Patrick Andersen, CWT’s president and CEO. They also become members of the company’s Executive Leadersh...

Changing of president/CEO at CWT

International travel management specialists CWT, has announced that Patrick Andersen (pictured) will take up the role of its president and chief executive officer from 1 May. He replaces Michelle McKinney Frymire, who has decided to step down from her roles at the company. Andersen will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors. “Leading CWT through such a critical phase in its evolution has ...

Relaxed rules reveal pent-up demand for business travel

The travel management platform, CWT has observed a significant increase in travel to and from several countries that have recently relaxed testing and quarantine requirements for international travel. In the UK, CWT data shows weekly bookings for outbound international travel have increased by 115% since the country announced, 24 January, that it would scrap testing for fully vaccinated travellers...

CWT appoints new senior vice-president of talent and rewards

The travel management platform, CWT, has appointed Karen Farrell (pictured) as senior vice-president of global talent and total rewards. In this role Farrell will aim to develop and lead talent acquisition and talent management strategies, while spearheading the company’s learning and development, compensation, and benefits efforts. Catherine Maguire-Vielle, executive vice-president and chief huma...

CWT announces $100m investment plans

The travel management platform, CWT has announced plans for a US$100m investment in the myCWT travel management platform and innovative product offering, as it moves forward with the implementation of its previously announced recapitalisation plan. The 2022 investment plan aims to optimise CWT’s digital-first proposition, achieving traveller experience excellence and providing integrated solutions...

CWT appoints Rachael Sullivan as VP of HR

The travel management platform, CWT has appointed Rachael Sullivan (pictured) as vice-president of human resources. Based in Minneapolis, US, and reporting to Consuelo Corridori, CWT’s senior vice-president of HR, Sullivan will be the global HR business partner for CWT’s finance and commercial teams, helping them to strengthen their organisational capabilities and implement effective people strate...

CWT and ZYTLYN Technologies align to forecast customer travel demand

The travel management platform, CWT, and an AI predictive analytics company, ZYTLYN Technologies, have embarked on a pilot initiative to predict forthcoming travel demand to and from specific routes. Overlaying CWT historical booking patterns onto ZYTLYN’s AI-driven Prediction Platform, the pilot aims to provide micro and macro level demand forecasting insights, allowing CWT to make decisions abou...

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