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SmartBrief Innovation Awards for the Business Traveler

SmartBrief is excited to announce that nominations for the Innovation Awards for the Business Traveler are now open. This awards program will celebrate the innovative technologies and solutions that are shaping the future of the end-to-end guest experience - building traveler confidence and supporting the resurgence of business travel.

As a nominee or award winner, you’ll increase your visibility in the marketplace through exposure in the Awards Program Guide distributed across relevant SmartBrief publications reaching 4M+ business travelers, including 100k+ aviation, travel and hospitality professionals and executives. Winning an award signifies that your product has, or will have, an incredible impact on the travel industry. All products will gain exposure with a panel of judges comprised of SmartBrief editors and executives of well-known organizations and brands that represent the industry. 

Products improving the traveler experience can be nominated for consideration in the following categories:

  • In-flight guest experience: 
    • Connectivity and entertainment
    • Customer service solutions
    • Sustainability efforts and products
    • Airline loyalty reward program
  • Hotel guest experience: 
    • Customer/concierge service solutions
    • Check-in/check-out technologies
    • Meeting technologies/capabilities
    • Sustainability efforts and products
    • Hotel loyalty reward program
  • Safety & health solutions: 
    • Cleaning and sanitation technologies
    • Health monitoring technologies
    • Rideshare safety solutions (tech)
  • Travel Management:
    • Booking systems
    • Expense management systems
    • Travel insurance solutions
    • Car service and rental solutions

Visit the Innovation Awards for the Business Traveler webpage to nominate your product.

Here are a few tips on how to craft your product nomination:

  • Product descriptions: Make sure you effectively highlight what makes your product different. 
  • Product imagery: Upload images to portray a winning impression of your brand.
  • Recognition: Showcase your achievements and why your product is one of the best out there.
  • Results: Include supporting materials, such as customer testimonials, case studies or stats on your product’s impact. 

The deadline for nominations is July 29. For more information, visit the Innovation Awards for the Business Traveler webpage.