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We are extending the SmartBrief Innovation Awards for Business Travelers deadline until Friday, Sept. 22. 

This awards program aims to recognize and celebrate the groundbreaking technologies and solutions that are revolutionizing the end-to-end guest experience. By embracing innovation, these advancements are not only instilling traveler confidence but also fueling the resurgence of business travel.

What sets our awards program apart is that SmartBrief’s readership audience selects the winners. Even if you don’t win, being nominated brings substantial benefits as our extensive audience will read and acknowledge your entry. As a nominee or award recipient, you will gain significant visibility in the marketplace through exposure in the Awards Program Guide distributed across relevant SmartBrief publications that reach over 4 million business travelers, including more than 100,000 aviation, travel, and hospitality professionals and executives. Winning an award signifies that your product has had or will have a remarkable impact on the travel industry. Winners receive a full suite of licensed marketing assets to promote their success, such as a press release, social media posts, and winners’ badge in various formats.

Products can be nominated for consideration in the following categories:

Business Intelligence Solutions:

  • CX analytics platforms
  • Marketing and sales automation
  • Omnichannel technologies
  • Internet of things

In-Flight Guest Experience:

  • Connectivity and entertainment
  • Customer service solutions
  • Sustainability efforts and products
  • Unique dining experiences (e.g., on-demand snack bars or Michelin-starred meals)
  •  Novel in-flight amenities (e.g., sleeping pods)
  • Business traveler support at airports

Travel Management:

  • Booking systems
  • Expense management systems
  • Travel insurance solutions
  • Car service and rental solutions
  • AI-powered booking systems

Hotel Guest Experience:

  • Customer/concierge service solutions
  •  Check-in/check-out technologies
  •  Meeting technologies/capabilities
  •  Sustainability efforts and products
  •  Virtual or augmented reality
  •   Smart home technology (e.g., climate control and voice-activated lighting and television controls)

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 22. For more information, visit the SmartBrief Innovation Awards for Business Traveler webpage.


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