CWT To Go℠ Makes the Busy Traveler’s Life EasierCarlson Wagonlit Travel and Rearden Commerce Join Forces to Launch Global Mobile Application for Business Travelers
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global leader specialized in business travel management, and Rearden Commerce, a next-generation eCommerce platform company, today announced the expansion of their partnership agreement to deliver CWT To Go, a feature-rich mobile application available for CWT's customers worldwide.
CWT To Go℠ allows travelers to access their travel itineraries directly from their mobile devices through CWT's secure and automated Message Distribution Facility. Travelers can verify flight status, check in, research alternate flights, review and select dining options, and find destination weather information, etc. In addition, travelers can click to call a traveler counselor directly to book or amend travel plans, thus making the busy traveler's life easier while increasing productivity.
CWT To Go℠ will be available to travelers regardless of how they book their travel, whether through any Global Distribution System (GDS) or online booking, on iPhone®, BlackBerry® or Android® platforms. Travelers simply download the app from iTunes, App World or Android Market sites for immediate use; no setup is required. CWT To Go℠ will be available in June in the United States as a pilot on BlackBerry. Starting in August, CWT To Go℠ will be rolled out progressively on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android platforms in all countries.
"CWT To Go℠ is designed to make the hectic life of the business traveler a bit easier. In fact, delivering innovative solutions while improving the traveler's experience and productivity are both key priorities for CWT," said Douglas Anderson, President and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel. "Building on the success of the recent launch of CWT Market, CWT will continue to broaden the range of application of mobile services over the coming months."
"Rearden Commerce's customizable mobile solution gives CWT the flexibility to expand its mobile offering, providing travelers with an efficient and information-rich experience in a secure environment for the business traveler to conduct transactions," said Patrick Grady, Chairman and CEO, Rearden Commerce. "The mobile offering is an extension of the Rearden Commerce platform which is designed to empower our partners to increase the overall value they deliver to their end users."
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. CWT services and solutions comprise Traveler & Transaction Services, Program Optimization, Safety & Security, Meetings & Events and Energy Services. In 2010, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$24.3 billion. Carlson Wagonlit Travel supports the global healthcare initiative known as MASSIVEGOOD, which enables travelers to make a "micro-contribution" when they purchase travel services. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website at carlsonwagonlit.com. Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit