Yapta, a provider of airfare and hotel price tracking services, announced an expanded relationship as the provider of price assurance technology for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Under the terms of a long-term agreement, Yapta’s solutions, FareIQ and RoomIQ, will be combined into CWT’s Price Tracking offer and rolled out to CWT customers. Those clients will be able to identify and rebook savings-eligible flights and hotel rooms directly within the GDS. Patrice Simon, CWT’s chief technology officer, said the tool can save clients up to 2 percent. Best of all, he said, it is largely automated, running in the background 24/7. Currently, CWT counselors manually rebook approximately one in 20 itineraries with the same flight or hotel at a lower rate. Fully automating the process will further improve that rate, according to the companies. CWT is committed to a global expansion of Price Tracking, targeting thousands of clients around the world over the next 18 months.