CWT Program Management Center Wins Innovation Award at Business Travel Show in London

Paris | February 11, 2008

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), the world's leading travel management company, announced today that the CWT Program Management Center, a Web-based central gateway providing travel managers and buyers with easy access to the information and performance metrics they need to optimize their travel program, won a 2008 Innovation Award at the Business Travel Show held in London last week. The distinction was made in the Travel Services Category.

Developed exclusively by CWT, the CWT Program Manager Center has enabled more than 10,000 travel management professionals in nearly 100 countries to simplify and prioritize their activities and more effectively manage their travel program since its launch in April 2007.

Customizable dashboards, zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities by geography and by organizational hierarchy, carbon emissions reporting, traveler health and safety alerts, and an interactive map for locating travelers in the event of an emergency are among the key functionalities of this multi-lingual, multi-currency program management tool.

Commenting on the award, Loren Brown, CWT executive vice president, Technology and Product Management, said, "We are particularly honored to receive this award, since the voting was done by travel management professionals. When you see the CWT Program Management Center, you can't help but be impressed by the depth and flexibility of its content and its functionality."

About Carlson Wagonlit TravelCarlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specializing in business travel management. Present in more than 150 countries, CWT serves companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organizations. 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 and security, and provides best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. CWT services and solutions comprise four lines of business: Traveler & Transaction Services, Program Optimization, Safety & Security, and Meetings & Events. CWT has 22,000 employees worldwide. In 2006, pro-forma sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$20.5 billion. For more information, please visit

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