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IMA Award for KDS Neo Confirms CWT and KDS Solutions’ Quality

March 24, 2015

MILAN – March 24th 2015 – The award for best Self Booking Tool, assigned to KDS Neo at IMA Awards 2015, confirms its quality and its innovative nature as a tool, something KDS and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) propose on an international level as well as in the Italian market.

Starting from the traveller’s point of view and her travelling needs, KDS Neo is a tool allowing to plan the business trip in a door-to-door perspective, that is, outlining exact time and total costs of the entire trip, from beginning to the very end (including meals, taxi and all ground transportations, in addition to airplane, train and car rental.)

Thanks to the strong worldwide cooperative bond between CWT and KDS – with joint investments for the development of solutions even further advanced, integrated and available on all strategic markets, – CWT is the preferred worldwide reseller for KDS online solutions. It offers its customers also an innovative product, CWT online powered by KDS, that combines KDS Corporate self booking tool, the door-to-door KDS Neo and the expense tool KDS Expense Management.

“CWT online powered by KDS is our top product that we offer to customers looking for a complete and advanced solution for online travel booking and expense management,” said Loretta Bartolucci, Senior Director Sales, Marketing & Advanced Client Solutions from CWT Italia. The prize IMA Awards 2015 given to KDS Neo confirms our strong belief to propose excellent products to companies, to make the overall travellers’ experience more and more simple and efficient. This further motivates us to carry on with determination in this cooperation.”

“By providing our door-to-door KDS Neo solution to their clients, CWT shows how forward looking and innovative they are,” said Caroline Bailly, KDS Channel Director for Northern Europe. “As a travel management company, CWT understands that Neo saves hours compared to the usual process of researching and booking individual elements of their trip. And because these apps estimate costs for transfers, meals and other extras, managers can understand and make approval decisions based on the predicted total cost of an entire trip. True demand management of this kind can lead to significant savings”.

Notes to editors: IMA – Italian Mission Awards – is the first Italian Award dedicated to business travel to recognise the best-in–class companies in the Italian market and promoted by Newsteca (editor of Mission magazine).

KDS ( is a global provider of door-to-door Travel & Expense (T&E) management solutions. The cloud based technology addresses all T&E requirements, from policy enforcement, and online travel booking, to automated expense processing and invoice reconciliation. With each stage handled efficiently, clients achieve significant cost-savings. KDS offers extensive connectivity to financial service and travel providers (airline, car, rail and hotel), ensuring optimised availability and pricing. KDS creates software that users love, believing that user experience is key to maximising return on investment and increasing companies control on T&E spend. Twitter: @KDS_Innovates

About CWT
CWT is a global leader specialized in managing business travel and meetings and events. CWT serves companies, government institutions and non-governmental organisations of all sizes in more than 150 countries and territories. By leveraging both the expertise of its people and leading-edge technology, CWT helps clients derive the greatest value from their travel program in terms of savings, service, security and sustainability. The company is also committed to providing best-in-class service and assistance to travellers. In 2014, sales volume for wholly owned operations and joint ventures totaled US$27.3 billion. As part of its commitment to responsible business, CWT is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. For more information about CWT, please visit our global website Follow us on Twitter @CarlsonWagonlit.