2018 marks Carlson’s 80th anniversary. This exciting milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on our history and celebrate our growth and evolution over the past eight decades. From our 1938 founding as the Gold Bond Stamp business to building a global, industry-leading hospitality and travel business, to the recent launch of Carlson Private Capital Partners, we remain a strong, family-owned private company committed to growth, job creation, and serving our stakeholders and communities into the future.
Over the course of our history, Carlson has reflected our entrepreneurial roots, transforming and changing our portfolio of businesses to respond to both risk and opportunity. Carlson has also consistently been guided by our core values, best embodied in the Carlson Credo:
WHATEVER YOU DO, DO WITH INTEGRITY.
WHEREVER YOU GO, GO AS A LEADER.
WHOMEVER YOU SERVE, SERVE WITH CARING.
WHENEVER YOU DREAM, DREAM WITH YOUR ALL.
AND NEVER, EVER GIVE UP.
Our anniversary provides a wonderful chance for me to express gratitude. Thank you to all the colleagues, partners, suppliers, and customers around the world who have helped make Carlson great for 80 years. We look forward to creating our future with you.
Blog author: Diana Nelson, Carlson Chair
About Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected. We provide their travelers with a consumer-grade travel experience, combining innovative technology with our vast experience. Every day we look after enough travelers to fill almost 200 Boeing 747s and around 100,000 hotel rooms, and handle 95 corporate events. We have more than 18,000 people in nearly 150 countries, and in 2016 posted a total transaction volume of US$ 23 billion.