Carlson Wagonlit Travel plans to roll out flight booking capabilities on its CWT To Go mobile app in the second half of the year, CEO Kurt Ekert said. Already, mobile flight booking is testing with clients in what Ekert called an "aggressive pilot phase."
Each year, we ask readers to help us build The Beat Live. Your feedback will determine one keynote speaker, identify the recipients of our annual Readers' Choice awards and formulate questions for industry executives taking the stage at the Dallas-area Omni Frisco Hotel Oct. 2-4. An array of industry pundits submitted pitches on what each would discuss in a keynote address at The Beat Live. Only the top vote getter lands a solo stint on stage, but a few runners-up will participate in The Views panel discussion.
Last April, Carlson Wagonlit Travel appointed Travelport vet Kurt Ekert as CEO. After nine months on the job, he has retooled the organization, including a revamped executive team, and embarked on a refreshed strategy.