By Don Douloff, October 30, 2008
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has bought Viajes Lepanto, a 40-year-old Spanish travel agency that handles business travel and meetings and events.
As a result of the acquisition, CWT Spain will reinforce its market-leading position in meetings and events and enhance its status as a leader in business-travel management for companies of all sizes. The company will incorporate eight new locations into its network in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia and have nearly 170 offices in Spain.
In other news, CWT has signed a global agreement with The CarbonNeutral Company to provide emissions-management services to CWT clients. CarbonNeutral’s services include greenhouse-gas assessment, independently verified carbon-footprint analysis, internal emissions reduction programmes, continuously audited carbon offsetting projects on six continents and certification of corporate travel programmes.