CWT has appointed Erik Magnuson as Vice
President of Air Distribution Capabilities.
Erik will work to further develop CWT’s existing
private channel distribution agreements, airline engagements
around the world, and strong working relationships with GDSs on
their specialist programs.
“Air distribution continues to change at a
dramatic pace, and not just with the introduction of IATA’s New
Distribution Capability (NDC) program, so we are looking to
solve for future complexity, now,” said Patrick Andersen, CWT’s
Chief Strategy & Commerce Officer, to whom Erik Magnuson will
report. “Erik’s 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
CWT’s 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.