Ericsson, which provides technology and services to telecom operators, has selected Carlson Wagonlit Travel to manage its travel program in 30 countries around the world. Following a six-month competitive bid, Ericsson chose to consolidate a significant portion of its global travel volume with CWT, who was already servicing the company in several key markets, including Germany, Ireland, Italy and the U.S. In addition to Sweden, where Ericsson has the country’s largest managed travel program, CWT will now manage Ericsson’s business travel in Canada, Brazil, India and the Middle East.
Håkan Ericsson, CWT President EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) & Latin America, expressed his company’s enthusiasm over the heightened role it will play in helping Ericsson optimize its travel program worldwide: “Consolidating a travel program brings significant advantages and we look forward to helping Ericsson drive savings and enhance service and security. With consistent data and reporting around the world; standardized tools, processes and procedures; consolidated CO2 reporting and streamlined day-to-day program management, Ericsson and its travellers will reap the benefits of working with a global travel management company. We look forward to a solid partnership built on shared values and a commitment to excellence.”