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      App of the week: CWT To Go

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      Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we travel happy with CWT To Go.

      An intro to CWT To Go
      Carlson Wagonlit dates back to 1872 and has been providing a high level of travel management service for companies for decades. The firm has always kept on top of the latest technology and in 2011 launched CWT To Go, which won the Global Business Travel Association award for innovation of the year in 2012.

      The app works hand-in-hand with a corporate CWT account, giving business travellers on-the-go access to their trip itineraries. Users can check in for flights, receive automatic, real-time flights alerts and gate notifications, and get directions and other helpful destination info.

      It’s available on iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Android, including Kindle Fire tablets, so your whole team can stay on top of travel plans no matter what device they use.

      Our review
      When it comes to ease of use, CWT To Go is at the top of its game. If your itinerary was booked with CWT, it will appear on the app automatically. If not, you can simply email your confirmations to the company and they will manually add your itinerary to your account.

      You can also use the app to book hotels in case you get stuck and need a place to stay for the night. Because the app is connected to your company’s account, it follows your travel policy and will alert you if the property doesn’t match or is above your spending limit.

      Travel arrangers (most likely a wonderful and hard-working PA) will have access to all traveller itineraries so they can keep track of who is where and when. CWT To Go also integrates with the built-in calendar app on most devices so all of your trips are automatically added to your calendar.

      The verdict
      This app is reason enough alone to register for a CWT account. Staying connected when you’ve got several people on trips around the world is essential for PAs, and CWT To Go makes it incredibly easy.

      Do you have a favourite new app you’d like to review for us? Send it to Deputy Editor Molly Dyson at molly.dyson@palife.co.uk.

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      Molly Dyson

      Former Editor – PA Life

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