Last week Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced their having launched their online booking tool CWT Online for China based business travelers. According to the company, the launch is an industry first OBT available in China. Powered by TravelSky, the tool is designed to make booking easier for pros in the region.
Recognizing the high demand for such products in the growing China market, CWT has efforted making solutions that make sense including; international air bookings, including market fares, client corporate fares and promotional fares. An array of search filtering features, on top of trusted CWT core value, makes the new China offering the more appealing. Albert Zhong, general manager CWT China, had this to say about the new offering:
“Business travel is continuing to grow and currently Beijing Capital International is the second busiest airport in the world. With the continued growth of air traffic in China, providing our clients with this type of tool and giving them easy access to international online booking facilities sets us apart from the rest. Clients can reduce their average ticket price, increase policy compliance, and reduce transaction costs and the internal cost of processing travel. The simplicity of CWT Online really encourages travelers to adopt self-booking.”
The news of CWT’s strategic alliance with TravelSky in developing OBT, is as big news as the offering itself really. For those who do not know, TravelSky is a decades old development of IT services for China’s air travel and tourism industry. Oriented toward airlines primarily, the company deploys a rather massive set of enterprise tools aimed at all segments of the airline industry niche. From booking to final settlement, state owned TravelSky combined with CWT is a powerful combination both technically and PR wise.