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CWT Promotes CFO McKinney Frymire To Replace Ekert As CEO

CWT on May 1 will hand the reins to Michelle McKinney Frymire, CFO of the travel management company since 2019. She’ll replace CEO Kurt Ekert,…

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CWT Chief Executive Ekert Expects More ‘Big Brother’ Travel Management (Audio)

Liability risks will force some companies to use strict pre-trip approval and booking channel policies for the foreseeable future, according to CWT president and CEO…

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Posted in Distribution Negotiating Suppliers

Op Ed: Derek Sharp On The Annual Hotel RFP’s Diminished Role

Complicated in the best of times, hotel sourcing is particularly tricky right now. Derek Sharp, SVP and COO for CWT’s RoomIt, makes the case for…

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CWT’s Ekert: Demand Is Tricky But Investment Priorities Must Include Innovation

Like all travel management companies, CWT has had a grueling year. It’s expecting more of the same until there’s a vaccine or an appreciable return…

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Results Are In: Corporates Held The Line On Negotiated 2019 Hotel Rates, Tripbam Clients Did Better

With another annual contracting season mostly in the rear view, the three largest travel management companies reported modest increases in their clients’ negotiated corporate hotel…

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Some Clients Find Use Of HRS Can Be At Odds With Travel Management Companies

HRS is expanding its reach, adding services and picking up big-name clients. As it does, it steps on the toes of some travel management companies,…

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Hotel Content Aggregators Find A Place In Corporate Programs

San Diego – It wasn’t always this way, but the current thinking is that consumer-originating hotel content aggregators have a role in managed travel. Look…

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