Award Categories

Buying Business Travel Awards 2018 - Entries close: September 12


A company can enter as many categories, subject to eligibility, as it wishes. For example, as well as the main category for TMCs, a company might also want to submit separate entries for the Self-Booking Tools and/or Corporate Social Responsibility categories. The format is designed to make the entry process straightforward and to elicit answers to specific questions. There is no constraint on the number or words for each response, although entrants are encouraged to be as succinct as possible.


The judges will be looking at the wide range of factors that contribute to an organisation’s overall success, from innovation to performance, and from client and staff retention rates to customer satisfaction ratings. Please note that all the judges will be asked to sign non-disclosure agreements, and that any information contained in your entry will remain confidential

Please note

  • You can enter multiple categories
  • The awards are free to enter
  • Feedback is available after the awards ceremony

Timeline

  • Entries Close: September 12, 2016
  • Shortlist Announced: October 24, 2017
  • Winners Announced: January 22, 2017

Useful information


Buying Business Travel Awards 2017 - Entries close: September 12, 2017

Award Categories 2018


1. Best Small Hotel Company Enter now Sponsored by Addison Lee
This category is open to any small hotel group with between 5 - 50 properties worldwide. Addison
2. Best Midscale Hotel Brand Enter now Sponsored by Addison Lee
This category includes both midscale and economy brands. A hotel group can submit entries in this category for separate hotel brands. There is no size or geographic restrictions. Addison
3. Best Upscale Hotel Brand Enter now Sponsored by Addison Lee
This category includes both upscale and upper upscale brands. There is no size or geographic restrictions Addison
4. Best Serviced Apartment Provider Enter now Sponsored by Corporate Travel Management
This category is open to small (minimum five locations) and large chains alike, as well as speciality agencies. There are no geographical restrictions. Ct
5. Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programme Enter now Sponsored by Corporate Travel Management
This award is open to all companies and / or organisations that have a business operation in the UK. Entrants should bear in mind that these are the Business Travel Awards so judges will be looking at travel-related elements in particular.
6. Best Ground Transportation Company Enter now Sponsored by Melia Hotels International
This category is open to all UK-based companies that offer ground transport, including taxi services, chauffeur-drive, airport links (including rail) and parking services Melina Hotels
7. Best Car Rental Company Enter now Sponsored by Melia Hotels International
This category is open to all companies that provide cars for hire. Melina Hotels
8. Best Corporate Payment Product Enter now Sponsored by Melia Hotels International
This category is open to any company that provides payment product or service. There are no geographic restrictions.
9. Best Rail Operator Enter now Sponsored by FCM Travel
This category is open to all rail operators, including those providing airport links, national rail services and international rail services. FCM Travel
10. Best Short-Haul Airline Enter now Sponsored by FCM Travel
This category is open to all short-haul airlines that provide services up to 2,000 miles (3,200 km). There are no geographic restrictions. This entry should ONLY focus on your short-haul network. FCM Travel
11. Best Long-Haul Airline Enter now Sponsored by Diners Club
This category is open to airlines that provide services of 2,000 miles (3,200 km) or more. There are no geographic restrictions. This entry should ONLY focus on your long-haul network Diners Club International
12. Business Airline of the Year Enter now Sponsored by Diners Club
This category is open to all airlines that provide services geared to the business traveller. Those that have entered either the Best Short-haul or Best Long-haul Airline categories will be automatically entered into this category. However, separate entries can be submitted here by those which have not been entered in either of the previous categories Diners Club International
13. Best Specialist Business Travel Service Enter now Sponsored by Barclaycard
This category is open to all services that enhance the travel management process or traveller experience; whether by increasing service or by reducing cost. Examples of services include, visa and passport services, foreign exchange, airport lounges and traveller support services. Barclaycard
14. Best Travel Technology Product Enter now Sponsored by Barclaycard
This category is open to all providers of travel technology products that enhance the travel management process or traveller experience. This may include expense management systems, payment tools, apps, websites and software (excluding self-booking tools for which there is a separate category)
15. Best Sales Account Management Team Enter now Sponsored by Travelport
This category is open to all suppliers and vendors of travel and travel-related products and services. Corporate buying teams are NOT eligible for this award. TravelPort
16. Best TMC (LESS than £50 million UK sales annually) Enter now Sponsored by Travelport
This category is open to those companies that offer a full travel booking and account management service. Travelport
17. Best TMC (£50 - £200 million UK sales annually) Enter now Sponsored by ANA
This category is open to those companies that offer a full travel booking and account management service. Ana Airways
18. Best TMC (MORE than £200 million UK sales annually) Enter now Sponsored by ANA
This category is open to those companies that offer a full travel booking and account management service.
19. Best Self Booking Tool Enter now Sponsored by The Apartment Service
This category is open to any organisation that provides its customers, or third parties, with an automated booking system. There are no geographical restrictions. The Appartment service
20. Rising Star Of The Year Enter now Sponsored by Grounscope
The Rising Star of the Year award is a great way to recognise the future leaders in our industry. In this category we are looking for individuals in all sectors and any job function who have demonstrated a strong professional work ethic, and shown great potential in their organisation.
21. Travel Buyer of the Year Enter now Sponsored by Marriott
Open to all travel buyers, travel managers and procurement officers individually responsible for the decision-making process. You can nominate yourself or a member of your team; alternatively companies are able to nominate their corporate clients Marriott
22. Travel Team of the Year Enter now Sponsored by Marriott
Open to all companies and organisations and their travel management specialists, working together as a team to deliver a successful travel programme. Members of the team might include a travel buyer or procurement professional, travel manager, and representatives of their travel management company, suppliers, consultants and other service providers. Marriott

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