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Centaur Exhibitions has announced the 20 companies short-listed for the 2008 Business Travel Show (BTS) Awards.
With newly launched categories this year competition is fierce, and just one company is in the running for two awards.
The short-list was chosen by a panel of leading business travel journalists following an initial nomination stage that was open to all.
The nominations are split into seven different categories:
1. Accommodation: City Inn, Galileo, Supranational. 2. Air Travel: British Airways, Galileo, Singapore Airlines. 3. CSR: Air Travel, Flybe, Get There. 4. Ground Transportation: Business Taxis, Deutsche Bahn, HRG. 5. Technology: Concur Expense Management, Hilton Hotels, HRG. 6. Traveller Service: Baggage Pin, Sabre Virtually There, Turbo Dial. 7. TMC: Barclaycard Business, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Travelex.
The BTS Innovation Award is to recognise and reward business travel suppliers for the innovative products, services and processes they bring to market each year.
Due to its popularity over the years Centaur Exhibitions, the organiser of the event expanded the single category to seven for 2008 and even added a special Gold Innovation Award for the winner which receives the most votes overall.
”The panel and I are beyond impressed with the quantity and quality of submissions we received for this year's Innovation Awards - proof that the show really is a hotbed of innovation, ”said BTS event director, David Chapple. ”Every single company on the short list is a worthy winner and I'm looking forward to seeing who will be doing the winner's walk next month.”
It is now up to you to vote for your favourite company and you can do this by simply clicking on www.innovation-awards.com to register your pick.
Voting closes on 23 January and category winners will be revealed during the BTS, where this year around 250 suppliers of business products will exhibit, 60 of them for the first time. The Gold Innovation Award will be presented at the exclusive BTS party being held at the Madame Tussauds on 6 February.
BTS is on 5-7 February, Earls Court London.