Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) closed 2017 with a sales volume of 23,200 million dollars (19,000 million euros), which is 3.6% more, said the company specializes in corporate travel.
During 2017, the volume of sales for new deposits was 1,700 million dollars (1,393 million euros). The number of transactions managed by CWT increased 1.5% to 60 million dollars (49.2 million euros).
Last year it closed with a 61% increase in investment. As a consequence of that, it launched its new technological platform, myCWT, as well as RoomIt by CWT, its hotel bet. His ‘app’, CWT To Go, also exceeded one million downloads.
The president and CEO, Kurt Ekert, explained that last year was the first of his “digital transformation strategy”. And he stressed that the results of 2017 “demonstrate” that this strategy is working.
In terms of business divisions, CWT Solutions Group, the group’s consulting arm, accelerated its growth with an 11.9% increase in turnover and a strong increase in the Asian market with the release of the Mandarin Chinese version. of your product ‘CWT AnalytlQs’.
The division specialized in services for the oil and gas, marine and drilling sectors, called CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, remained unchanged with respect to 2016.
Third, CWT Meetings & Events organized more than 38,500 meetings and events, 10% more than in 2016. This increase boosted the turnover of this segment, which rebounded by 6%.