Mon, 5 Aug 2019

CWT Appoints Erik Magnuson as Vice President of Air Distribution Capabilities

CWT has appointed Erik Magnuson as Vice President of Air Distribution Capabilities.

Erik will work to further develop CWTs existing private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements around the world, and strong working relationships with GDSs on their specialist programs.

Erik Magnuson. Click to enlarge.

Air distribution continues to change at a dramatic pace, and not just with the introduction of IATAs New Distribution Capability (NDC) program, so we are looking to solve for future complexity, now, said Patrick Andersen, CWTs Chief Strategy & Commerce Officer, to whom Erik Magnuson will report. Eriks role is specifically designed to maintain our competitive edge in this area, by building and leading a dedicated CWT team to deliver and support innovation and development in the future distribution of airfares and content to our customers travelers.

Immediately prior to this appointment, Erik was CWTs Senior Director of Revenue Management.

 He joined Carlson in 2006 working in the USA and Europe for Rezidor Hotel Group, Carlson Companies and Radisson Hotel Group (then known as Carlson Hotels Worldwide).

Erik holds an MBA from the Opus College of Business, University of St Thomas, and a BSB from the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

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