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Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Two at a Time: Buyers Embrace Longer Hotel Contracts

Blog posts   •   Aug 14, 2019 03:38 GMT

Corporate travel programs are increasingly ditching the annual hotel sourcing ritual in favor of longer-term commitments. Why? Multi-year contracts mean less time spent sourcing, and more time optimizing and building strategic relationships with suppliers.

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Brexit – A question of hospitality

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2018 10:17 GMT

It has been a week since our post about the potential impact of Brexit on air travel, and media coverage and feelings of uncertainty have escalated, in particular for citizens on either side of the divide.

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Build it, They'll Come - Why offering choice is critical

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:49 GMT

The percentage of business travelers who book hotels within their corporate travel programs has hovered around 50% - 60% for years. Travel managers told GBTA one reason is that their travelers want to stay at a different type of property than what’s available in their program. Another big reason? They can get better rates on their own.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints David Falter as President of RoomIt

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints David Falter as President of RoomIt

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 17:45 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the global travel management company, has appointed David Falter as President of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division, effective December 18. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT. Scott Brennan, who led the launch phase of the business, will become Chief Growth Officer of RoomIt.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches new division dedicated to hotels – RoomIt by CWT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel launches new division dedicated to hotels – RoomIt by CWT

Press releases   •   Jul 17, 2017 19:14 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the leading global travel management company, today announced the formal launch of its new business division wholly dedicated to hotel distribution – RoomIt by CWT. The new division is completely focused on creating and delivering a new and innovative experience to expanding access and providing greater variety to customer accommodations around the world.

CWT says many companies overspend by up to 5% of their hotel cost on Last Room Availability rates

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 19:18 GMT

CWT Solutions Group, the consulting division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, today published research that shows a 5% gap between the perceived and actual value of Last Room Availability rates. For a company that spends US$ 20 million with their preferred hotels, that could amount to US $1 million.

CWT adds new leadership talent to accelerate hotel growth

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 19:12 GMT

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today announced that Matt O'Keefe has joined as Chief Technology Officer of Hotel Distribution and Matt Brennan as Vice President of Hotel Operations.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel expands beyond fare tracking services to hotel rate tracking

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 19:40 GMT

​Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global travel management company, today revealed that its U.S.-based customers are now saving an average of $305 per trip by tracking airfare and hotel price fluctuations and rebooking when a lower available rate becomes available.

CWT Research: Marriott Acquisition of Starwood Set to Change Travel Buying Forever

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2016 19:55 GMT

​Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood is set to change the hotel industry significantly. Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) latest white paper, launched today, shows corporate travel buyers need to start thinking about the implications now and start planning how it will change their travel programs.

Mobile hotel bookings take off with CWT To Go Bookings increasing by over 20% every month

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 20:03 GMT

​In the first year of the mobile hotel booking functionality on CWT To Go, Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s (CWT) travel app, bookings have grown in excess of 20 per cent each month*. CWT’s launch of mobile hotel booking has been heralded a major success by clients.