The winners of the BTTB-GBTA Travel Management Awards have been announced in a highlight of the BTTB 2017 Annual Conference at Royal Randwick Sydney.
There are two Awards, one for the Travel Programme of the Year (Buyer Award) and one for Travel Partner of The Year (Supplier Award).
In announcing the Awards, Nigel Wardropper, managing director at btTB read the following citations based on the comments from the judges.
About the WoAG submission: “WoAG is very complex with over 100 sub-accounts and many areas of higher risk, national security and special needs. They have nevertheless stretched their TMC – QBT – to beyond usual best TMC capability – with robotic tickets in credit, auto refunds that reduce costs, And dynamic discounted OTA rates and over 90% use of OBT for domestic and international flights booking.
The savings this programme has delivered are exceptional, for which as tax payers we should all be thankful, and the level of customer or stakeholder satisfaction is also extremely high. Given the scale, complexity and diversity of the programme this is no mean feat.”
And about the Lido submission: “They have created a process + system that is genuinely new and that caters to unmet needs in the market. They’ve built a large inventory of special and non-mainstream accommodation. It’s the only online accommodation “platform” of its type.”
The Awards were presented by Mike McCormick, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of GBTA.
A big thank you to the judges and to all of the other teams, both from the buy and supply sides, who submitted entries. Perhaps next year!
The finalists for the 2017 Travel Programme of the Year (Buyer Award) were:
And for the 2017 Travel Partner of the Year (Supplier Award) were:
Commenting on the entries and judging process, Nigel Wardropper, Managing Director at BTTB, said “ The quality of the submissions was excellent and produced extremely close results in both categories. I would like to thank our judges for their time in reading and evaluating the submissions and look forward to announcing the winners next Wednesday at BTTB”.
Thanks to our Judges:
Thanks to our Awards Sponsor
Business Travel Quarterly issue 2 is out now.
BTTB has been the premier provider of information, education and networking opportunities to the business travel community in the ANZ region for 17 years. BTTB launched the regions longest running dedicated travel management magazine, Business Travel Monthly, in 1999 and in 2000 staged the first BTTB Conferences and exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand. While publication of Business Travel Monthly ceased in 2013, the BTTB Australia Annual Conference continued through to 2016 as the leading event for buyers, suppliers and managers of corporate travel. The BTTB Australia event will now be replaced by the combined BTTB-GBTA Annual Conference.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 7,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts.