CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, the specialist division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today released its 2015 Energy, Resources and Marine Forecast. The report shows that optimizing travel programs and safety & security will remain top of mind for their clients.
Recent growing political unrest in some parts of the world will likely deepen this focus in 2015. With safety & security high on the agenda, the study advises those organizations looking at traveling to new destinations, which may be high risk destinations, to work with trusted supplier partners.
Monisa Cline, senior vice president, CWT Energy, Resources & Marine, commented, “The 2015 Energy, Resources and Marine Forecast is a key tool for our clients as they plan for next year. With traveler safety & security top of mind, we want to support our customers and their travelers every step of their journey. By combining our leading-edge technology, and our employees’ care and expertise, we are able to provide the best customer service no matter where they are in the world.”
The free-to-download study gives additional insight for companies within the sector. Other key trends CWT Energy, Resources & Marine expects for 2015 are: An increased focus on cost and driving efficiencies; a renewed concentration on compliance with centrally-managed spend and use of approved suppliers only; and a focus on virtual payment options, with end-to-end payment processes put in place to better capture data.