Carlson is revamping its Radisson Hotels & Resorts brand in North America and increasing its international pipeline for the Park Inns & Suites brand, according to president and CEO Hubert Joly.
Following a three-month search, Carlson Wagonlit Travel tapped CFO and executive vice president Douglas Anderson as its new president and chief executive officer to succeed Hubert Joly. As of March 1, Joly was promoted to president and chief executive officer of Carlson Companies, majority owner of CWT, to become the first non-family member to hold that position.
This week's announcements of the departures of Egencia's and Orbitz For Business' leaders made me wonder how much at-the-top change each of the biggest-brand travel management companies has endured in recent years. As it turns out, Egencia and Orbitz For Business win in the category of turbulence. Here's a glimpse ...
Carlson Wagonlit Travel North America president Robin Schleien will step down August 31 after nearly four years in the role and 12 years with the company, CWT informed customers on Friday. CWT Worldwide president and CEO Hubert Joly was named chairman and CEO of CWT North America, and will jointly run the region with COO Jack O'Neill, who takes on responsibility for Canada as well as a spot on CWT's global management committee. Schleien's position will not be replaced.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel under new president and CEO Hubert Joly is favoring its consulting and systems integration capabilities over the previously aggressive marketing of its own corporate self-booking tool, Horizon. While the company still believes the Horizon product to be the best there is, Joly said, "We have a much broader role than just selling a product, and we should not confuse our role as a travel management partner with a product-based strategy."
More than sixteen months into the job, Carlson Wagonlit Travel worldwide president and CEO Hubert Joly 'feels strongly that the travel management company business model is very relevant and very competitive, and beyond just talking about it, he wants to illustrate it with concrete results.' This is a major reason why, according to a CWT spokesperson, the company has suddenly decided to break out detailed financial results.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel co-owner Accor today said its travel agencies division during the first half improved margins by 3.2 points and contributed 4 percent of Accor's overall earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel last year grew revenues 6 percent to $1.2 billion, partly driven by acquisitions of Maritz Corporate Travel in St. Louis, ONboard in Germany and Protravel in France. Revenues rose in Europe by 7 percent to $772 million, fell in Canada and the United States by 1 percent to $314million and grew 13 percent in other countries to $118 million, based on financial figures issued last week by CWT half-owner Accor.