Teleconference 28: CWT President And CEO Kurt Ekert
January 10, 2019
Having reorganized the management and hired many of his former Travelport colleagues, Kurt Ekert has made his mark as president and CEO at Carlson Wagonlit Travel since joining the company in spring 2016.
Ekert is a longtime corporate travel industry leader, with deep knowledge about travel distribution and technology. It’s a heady time in that business, with airlines looking to change the model, tech companies pushing alternative processes and travel buyers struggling to prioritize both traveler freedoms and company goals.
On this recording, you’ll hear Ekert’s take on what’s going on with airline and hotel distribution, how corporate online booking tools need to evolve, the impact of tech like artificial intelligence and the upward trend on hotel attachment.
With co-moderator Paul Tilstone of Festive Road.
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