CWT has announced that the US General Services Administration (GSA) has renewed its lodging contract to CWTSatoTravel, the travel management platform’s military and government division, for another potential five years.

Under the government-wide temporary duty assignment (TDY) lodging contract, the specialist division will continue to provide negotiation and management services to all government agencies and military organisations through the FedRooms and DoD Preferred programmes.

CWTSatoTravel’s partnership with the GSA is now entering its 16th consecutive year, and the programme grew to more than 2.6 million room nights in the 2018 financial year.

Nick Vournakis, president, military and government markets at CWTSatoTravel, said: “We are honoured to continue our partnership with GSA and DTMO for the next generation of the FedRooms and DoD Preferred Commercial Lodging programmes. In 2018, FedRooms enabled a cost avoidance of US$30 million for federal agencies, which is a savings of 8.9 per cent off the allowable lodging per diem per night. We are excited to build upon the past success of this programme and continue to provide industry-leading savings and services to the US government.”

CWT’s CEO Kurt Ekert also sits on the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

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