CWT|SatoTravel Wins the Social Security Administration E-Gov Travel Services Task Order

Arlington | October 08, 2007

CWT|SatoTravel, the military and government division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, has been awarded the E-Gov Travel Services task order with the Social Security Administration to provide an end-to-end travel authorization and voucher system.

CWT|SatoTravel, a premier supplier of E-Gov Travel Services to the federal government, will implement its proprietary web-based E2 Solutions product for all of the Social Security Administration's travel needs, including online planning and authorization, approval, and fulfilment of vouchers, otherwise known as travel and expense reports in the corporate environment. CWT|SatoTravel will also provide comprehensive, nationwide travel management center services for domestic and international reservations and ticketing, group travel, meetings services and 24-hour emergency traveler assistance. The base period of the contract with CWT|SatoTravel runs through November 2008, with options to extend the agreement through November 2013. According to the publication Government Executive (Aug. 15, 2007), the Social Security Administration spends approximately $61 million in travel each year.

"We are excited to add the Social Security Administration to our roster of government clients. The administration's E-Gov Travel Services voucher business represents approximately 90,000 vouchers per year and we are confident we will provide the Social Security Administration the same quality service our government travelers have come to expect," said Scott Guerrero, executive vice president, North America, CWT.

In addition to the Social Security Administration, CWT|SatoTravel provides E-Gov Travel Services to the following U.S. government bodies: Department of Justice, Department of Education, Department of Labor, Department of State, General Services Administration, National Business Center, Holocaust Memorial Museum and a number of other federal agencies.

CWT|SatoTravel is one of three travel management providers chosen by the General Services Administration to support E-Gov Travel Services. The goal of the E-Gov Travel initiative is to streamline and automate the travel process for government employees. In three years, the service has been widely deployed and provides reduced costs, aggregated information, faster reimbursements, better security, improved access to government preferred programs, and guaranteed policy compliance.

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