CWT adds web-based flight bookings to platform

Business Travel News Europe | March 12, 2020

CWT adds web-based flight bookings to platform
CWT has introduced web-based flight booking capabilities to its myCWT global travel management platform, allowing travellers to buy flights and hotels through the company’s chosen online booking provider. The new option adds to the existing ability to book through any of the company’s servicing and booking channels, including web, mobile, email, telephone and messaging. Niklas Andreen, CWT’s chief traveller experience officer, said: “We are excited about this new launch. It is yet another milestone in our quest to enrich the travel experience of our clients’ employees and fulfil our three core brand promises – simplify travel, unlock possibilities and move forward together. Our clients asked us for a complementary booking experience similar to the one offered by the OTAs but with the benefits of being in-policy. We’ve delivered this with a booking choice that is both fast and easy.”

Spotlight

Needless to say, a large number of travellers visit this beautiful country every year and hope to explore the myriad treasures owned by it. But before actually going ahead with your plans to discover the Malaysian charms, you are advised to learn as much as possible about this splendid nation which interestingly straddles both the Asian mainland and the Malay Archipelago.

Related News

HOSPITALITY TRENDS

PRISM HOTELS & RESORTS ACQUIRED BY AIMBRIDGE HOSPITALITY

Prism Hotels & Resorts | December 15, 2021

Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award-winning, full-service hotel management, investment and advisory services company representing more than 48 properties across the country, has been acquired by Aimbridge Hospitality, a leading global hospitality company. The terms of the deal will not be disclosed. The announcement was made by Steve Van, President & CEO of Prism Hotels & Resorts and Aimbridge President & CEO Michael J. Deitemeyer. In addition to a strong presence in traditional hotel management, Prism boasts the industry leading hotel receivership advisory and "turnaround" services involving the management and restructuring of properties that are economically distressed. In a year marked by immense change, it's fitting that we announce the biggest moves in our company's storied 38 year history," Van said. "Close relationships have become integral to our company's identity, and we place tremendous value in our people with whom we've grown together and the great properties we service. It's with those values in mind that we have selected Aimbridge Hospitality to carry the Prism legacy forward. Aimbridge's access to best-in-class resources and systems, coupled with their highly effective and experienced leadership team and deep understanding of our Most Satisfied Owner philosophy, makes them a perfect fit. The Prism Difference is alive and well, and we know the passion and dedication of our teams on the ground will continue to shine through this transition. We are inspired by this opportunity and excited to be part of Aimbridge Hospitality as we write the next chapter of history together. Our best is yet to come. "We are excited to continue Aimbridge's growth with the acquisition of Prism.,With our global resources and Prism's stellar reputation, this acquisition presents great opportunity for all of us. We look forward to welcoming their hotels, owners and talented team to Aimbridge and taking Prism's incredible Most Satisfied Owner approach and robust lender services arm to new heights together." -Michael J. Deitemeyer, President & CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality About Prism Hotels & Resorts As an award-winning, full-service hotel management company, Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts has developed a reputation for operational excellence by increasing hotel performance and delivering measurable results. Recently, Prism was selected as 2021 Strategic Partner by Hyatt. The company was also named Best Full-Service Operator in The Americas by Hyatt, received back-to-back Connie Pride Merit Awards from Hilton, and earned Franchise Hotel of the Year for the Hyatt Regency LAX. With 35 years of experience, Prism leverages top industry talent to produce a best-in-class experience that extends from the front desk to the bottom line. Prism manages a portfolio of over 30 hotels from multiple institutional and private owners including urban, suburban and resort destinations. The company has expertise managing all major brands as well as independent destination hotels. For more information, please visit www.prismhotels.com. About Aimbridge Hospitality Aimbridge Hospitality is a leading, global hospitality company offering best-in-class hotel management services across a broad spectrum of franchised branded full service, select service, luxury hotels, destination resorts, convention centers and lifestyle hotels. Aimbridge's premium portfolio represents approximately 1,500 properties in 49 states and 20 countries, inclusive of pipeline. With the most robust brand diversity in the industry, Aimbridge and its affiliates represent 84 lodging brands, in addition to more than 82 independent boutique/lifestyle hotels in the portfolio. As the world's largest third-party operator, Aimbridge is dedicated to its mission to leverage its scale to add value for owners and opportunities for associates better than any hospitality operator. Aligned with a concentrated focus, agility, and expertise for each vertical, Aimbridge drives market success for hotels and optimizes investment returns for owners. Aimbridge Hospitality's global headquarters is based in Plano, Texas, with additional corporate offices in Atlanta, Calgary, Fargo, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. Evolution Hospitality, Aimbridge's Lifestyle Division, is based in San Clemente, Calif. Aimbridge's International Division, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, has supporting offices across Europe in Amsterdam, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Moscow. The company's division in Mexico, Group Hotelero Prisma, has offices in Monterrey and Mexico City. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com and connect with Aimbridge on LinkedIn.

Read More

ARC Travel Demand Offers Enhanced Air Travel Insights

ARC Travel Demand | August 12, 2020

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today unveiled ARC Travel Demand, a data product that provides expanded visibility into airline sales and future air traffic trends. With data updated daily, this new solution helps companies navigate COVID-19 volatility and anticipate future demand. ARC Travel Demand includes global airline sales data, customizable dataset options and new delivery methods for faster access to intelligence. In addition to gaining a comprehensive view of air travel transactions, sourced from travel agency and airline direct sales, customers will get insight into travel industry performance with access to five years of historical data and 12 months of future travel data.

Read More

TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY

Amadeus Redesigns Business Incubator to Discover Next-Generation Travel Tech Products

Amadeus | May 12, 2021

Amadeus, a Madrid-based firm aims to diversify its revenue streams. According to Skift, the organization has quietly launched Nexwave, a startup incubator that identifies promising projects and nurtures the company's next generation of products. “The pandemic has shown how Amadeus can help the travel industry by linking the dots and ensuring that our industry can collaborate more effectively and efficiently,” said Marion Mesnage, Nexwave's CEO. Nexwave, a unit of just more than 100 staff, is in the process of incubating product features and functionalities. The aim is to pursue new companies that can diversify the travel tech giant's revenue streams beyond retail and operating tools. The team's thematic interests have been intensified as a result of the pandemic. The team is now focusing on brands that keep travelers updated, assist shoppers in traveling safely, and assist travelers in connecting to the most meaningful aspects of local destinations. It also started testing new tools for travelers, such as automating the process of exchanging travelers' health-related details and assisting hoteliers in surfacing relevant events for guests at a destination. Traveler ID is a service that automates the task of verifying one's identity. Airlines and airports are now unable to keep up with long lines of travelers as agents manually check health status certifications. Air Europa, a Spanish airline, became the first to test Traveler ID in late April. Passengers may use the technology to confirm they have the required health documents at check-in while being on an airline's website or app. It eliminates manual labor for both the passenger and the airline. The capability is integrated into the airline's IT scheme, allowing for self-service check-in. During the testing period, Air Europa passengers flying to Spain will use an online form to confirm they hold the required health documentation. Travelers will be able to search and submit records for automated verification, such as shared QR codes from labs, national health services, and health platform providers, in the future. The aim is to sync with wireless health wallets like CommonPass. Feasy is another Nexwave project. This is a consumer-facing "digital concierge" that deals with travelers via chat apps like WhatsApp or Messenger. Mesnage concluded that the digital message would be more important than today's random emails from suppliers. The organization will be aware of a customer's address, the airport terminal from which they will leave, the distance to travel, and traffic updates. It will also have a clear idea of how open a customer will be to thinking about booking any particular add-on, taking into account the stage of a traveler's journey. Amadeus is now incorporating the ideas into CheckMyTrip, a remote travel assistant mostly used for business travelers.

Read More

Spotlight

Needless to say, a large number of travellers visit this beautiful country every year and hope to explore the myriad treasures owned by it. But before actually going ahead with your plans to discover the Malaysian charms, you are advised to learn as much as possible about this splendid nation which interestingly straddles both the Asian mainland and the Malay Archipelago.