Amadeus, CWT ink reseller deal

Amadeus and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) are signing an agreement certifying CWT as a global reseller of Amadeus e-Travel Management.

Reflecting the longstanding relationship between the two companies in servicing mutual clients, such as NestlĂ© and Thales, this global reseller agreement also demonstrates CWT’s commitment to offer clients worldwide flexibility when selecting an online booking system.  In addition, it reinforces CWT’s pledge to be a leading-edge systems integrator for a range of best-in-class technology solutions. To that end, Amadeus e-Travel Management will complement CWT’s proprietary online booking tool CWT Horizon, which is available in the United States and Canada.

Amadeus e-Travel Management claims that it can help drive online adoption, increase program compliance and reduce total travel spend. Available in 12 languages, the global platform is easily adapted to local needs and connects to multiple global distribution systems for air, car and hotel reservations, while linking to key national railway systems and low-cost carriers. Its low fare search capabilities ensure corporate travellers have a wide choice of travel options.

CWT clients benefit from the seamless integration of Amadeus e-Travel Management with proprietary CWT applications, including the CWT Travel Portal; CWT Portrait, the company’s profile management tool; and CWT Harp, CWT’s centralized hotel database. By dealing directly with CWT, clients who choose Amadeus e-Travel Management will also enjoy the benefits of working with a single contact, as well as preferential pricing.

Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer of CWT, said, “Companies can save up to 10 percent of their total travel budget by adopting online booking. Teaming up with Amadeus reflects our commitment to deliver great value to our clients by being the most effective travel management consulting company and integrator of leading-edge technology solutions. To that end, CWT’s expertise in online implementation and optimization, coupled with the reliability and ease of use of an online booking tool like Amadeus e-Travel Management, allow us to drive rapid online adoption on behalf of our clients.” Mr. Joly also highlighted the importance of providing complementary online and full-service capabilities.  “Amadeus’ global technology offering allows us to do just that,” he said.

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“As a leading player in the business travel world, CWT has driven the online booking trend in a most significant way,” said Ian Wheeler, Vice President of Marketing for Amadeus. The benefits of online business travel management are most clearly felt when the technology is closely integrated with professional travel management services. With this new agreement, CWT can continue to offer seamless travel management programs on top of Amadeus’ online booking technology.”
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