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Travel Management

 August 21, 2012
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) Announces Growth In Sales Volume; Transactions For First Half 2012

 Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has announced that its sales volume for the first half of 2012 was US$15 billion (1), representing a 1 percent increase compared to the same period in 2011. Transactions also rose 1 percent to 32.2 million (2) in the first six months of 2012.

Commenting on these results, Douglas Anderson, CWT President and CEO, said: "our first half performance for 2012 is solid given current economic uncertainty. Our customers are continuing to travel and are looking to manage their travel in a more cost-effective way by getting even greater value for what they spend."

2012 Business Highlights

Since the beginning of 2012, CWT has continued to introduce innovative products, services and research to help companies better manage their travel programs while achieving savings and driving compliance.

CWT published its Travel Management Priorities for 2012 report, which highlights the main changes likely to affect travel programs and looks at global trends and differences between regions.

CWT strengthened its partnership with iJET International and expanded its safety and security offering to help companies better protect their business travelers.

CWT Meeting Optimizer was developed to help individual organizers and professional meeting planners easily find the best location for a meeting of any size.

The CWT Travel Stress Index is being developed to help companies quantify the cost of the stress that employees may incur from traveling and use it to help companies make better travel policy decisions.

CWT Travel Management Institute published " Mastering the Maze: A Practical Guide to Air and Ground Savings," which details how customers can achieve further savings in their travel programs.

CWT To Go, CWT's exclusive mobile app, won this year's Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) award for innovation of the year in the category of "Outstanding apps" -- voted for by business travelers.

CWT issued its 2013 Forecast providing price projections for every region of the world, as well as country- and local-level expectations for those markets to which CWT clients most frequently travel.

(1) Actual sales volume at current exchange rates; includes air, hotel and ground transportation for wholly-owned operations and joint ventures

(2) Includes air, hotel and ground transportation for wholly-owned operations and joint ventures

Carlson Wagonlit Travel

CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travelers. CWT services and solutions comprise Traveler & Transaction Services, Program Optimization, Safety & Security, Meetings & Events and Energy Services. In 2011, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$28.0 billion.