Carlson Wagonlit Travel named 'Best TMC' at Business Travel Awards

Minneapolis, MN | January 19, 2010

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) UK & Ireland, the leading business travel management company, was named 'Best Travel Management Company (more than 250,000 UK transactions annually)' last night at the Business Travel Awards in London.

The Business Travel Awards, the most valued and respected of all accolades in the UK corporate travel arena, were judged by an industry panel of corporate travel buyers and business travel journalists.

"We are absolutely delighted and very proud to start 2010 with this outstanding recognition of CWT's achievements" said Andrew Waller, Executive Vice President, CWT UK & Ireland.

In addition to 'Best TMC', CWT was shortlisted in three additional categories: Best Sales Account Management Team, Best Specialist Business Travel Product/Provider and Best Environmental Contribution by a Company.

Commenting on the shortlisted companies and winners, Mike Toynbee, chairman of the judging panel and managing editor of Buying Business Travel, said that "these companies have demonstrated not only their resilience, but also their ability to innovate to ensure they stay one step ahead of the competition, delivering the highest levels of service."

CWT also sponsored the David Brown Outstanding Achievement Award, which was awarded to Sir Michael Bishop, the long-serving UK airline executive who built bmi.

The Business Travel Awards were relaunched in 2010, combining the Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards and former Business Travel World Awards.

About Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) is a global leader specialising in business travel management. Present in more than 150 countries, CWT serves companies of all sizes, as well as government institutions and non-governmental organisations. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel programme in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travellers. CWT services and solutions comprise four lines of business: Traveller & Transaction Services, Programme Optimisation, Safety & Security, and Meetings & Events. In 2008, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totalled US$27.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.carlsonwagonlit.com.

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