Travel management firm Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has increased the scope of its myCWT app by introducing the mobile air booking tech to key global markets. These include the US, Germany, France, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Australia, Poland, Brazil, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands.
A typical domestic booking on the platform can take as little as 60 seconds from start to finish.
The expansion of the business travel platform’s booking tool, which comes less than a year after the company first began trials of the service, gives users a round-the-clock search function featuring a complete list of options, including cheaper flights outside a specified window, as well as the opportunity to seek out bargains with a “best time to book” alert. Which the company believes will simplify the booking experience for travellers, while saving costs for their employers.
“The process is simple, fast and easy”
CWT’s mobile air booking supports global distribution system (GDS) and low-cost carrier content, as well as client rates and preferred airlines.
“Travellers can now do everything they need to do right on their smartphone,” said Amir Kirshenboim (below), CWT’s chief technology officer, for digital. “The process is simple, fast and easy, and clients have full control over what their travellers can book – so travellers save time, and companies save money.”
The myCWT app (formerly know as CWT To Go) already features check-in functionality for most major airlines, as well as notifications for flight delays, cancellations, gate changes, and safety and security travel alerts. It also offers mobile hotel bookings for 850,000 hotels worldwide, calendar synching, traveller profile integration with loyalty programmes, and advanced sharing functionality.