Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Rearden Commerce have announced the expansion of their partnership agreement to deliver CWT To Go, a feature-rich mobile application.
CWT To Go allows travellers to access their travel itineraries directly from their mobile devices through CWT’s secure and automated Message Distribution Facility.
Travellers can verify flight status, check in, research alternate flights, review and select dining options, find destination weather information, etc.
In addition, travellers can click to call a travel consultant directly to book or amend travel plans, thus making the busy traveller’s life easier while increasing productivity.
CWT To Go will be available to travellers regardless of how they book their travel, whether through any Global Distribution System (GDS) or online booking, on iPhone, BlackBerry or Android platforms.
Travellers 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.
“CWT To Go is designed to make the hectic life of the business traveller a bit easier. In fact, delivering innovative solutions while improving the traveller’s experience and productivity are both key priorities for CWT,” said Douglas Anderson, president of Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
“Building on the success of the recent launch of CWT Market, CWT will continue to broaden its range of applications for mobile services over the coming months.”
Starting in August, CWT To Go will be rolled out progressively on BlackBerry, iPhone and Android platforms in all countries.
“Rearden Commerce’s customisable mobile solution gives CWT the flexibility to expand its mobile offering, providing travellers with an efficient and information-rich experience in a secure environment for the business traveller to conduct transactions,” said Patrick Grady, chairman, 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.”