• Latest CWT To Go feature: Booking hotels


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    CWT Savvy Traveler
    CWT To Go users in the U.S. should have received an update to their mobile app recently. If you haven’t, or if you’re not sure, you should check, because it delivers an important new feature: booking a hotel directly from the app.

    The CWT To Go app, a free download for travelers using CWT, makes it quite simple to book a hotel — in part because the app already knows where you’re going and what days you’ll be there. You can skip a good amount of the usual process and go straight to looking at hotels at your destination.

    Also, you’ll make your travel manager happy, because you’ll be choosing from hotels that are within your company’s travel policy.

    A hotel's details are provided in a compact, easy-to-read interface.

    A hotel’s details are provided in a compact, easy-to-read interface.

    The process is easy. Open the app and select your trip. If you booked a business trip through CWT, your trip will already be in the app, but you can add a personal trip to CWT To Go by simply forward the itinerary email to plans@cwttogo.com and get flight alerts for free, plus have access to hotel booking in the app.

    Tap on the button at the bottom to add a hotel to your trip. You’ll get a list of hotels in the area for your dates, which you can search for by name, filter by price or star rating, view on the map or sort by distance. Tap on a hotel to view more details, see the types of rooms and more. Plus, if you’ve stayed there before, or if a colleague recommended it, you can find that out as well.

    The entire process of booking hotels for two separate trips took me all of five minutes. I highly recommend it for your next trip.

    If you’re not based in the U.S., this feature is still coming your way. We’ll be rolling it out to new groups of travelers on a regular basis. Follow @CWTToGo on Twitter or like the app on Facebook for the latest information on updates.