The Business Travel People Awards 2024 
 
How to nominate
 

First-time users should click on the 'Login-Register' link above and then 'New User? Click Here' in order to create a user profile. .

Once registered and logged in, click on the 'submissions' link or a category title to be taken to the nomination form and select 'add new'.    
 
Users can enter any number of nominations and leave them unfinished before returning to complete and submit them at a later date.    
 
Once a nomination is submitted it can no longer be amended. 
 

Self-nominations are welcomed.

 
Deadline for entries is midday on March 15th 2024.
 
Submissions guidance
 

Submissions should ideally come from someone else within the organisation – eg a line manager, colleague, director – or from an industry partner or client. However, we will also accept self-nominations.

 

Submissions will not be accepted from companies in categories they are sponsoring. 

 

Please remember the awards are about people – individuals or teams – so make sure it’s clear who is the nominee is. We cannot accept submissions for a product or initiative, nor for the whole company. In your entry, please make it clear which individual or team you are entering.    

 

In all categories, submissions must demonstrate how the nominee has gone ‘above and beyond’, so please don’t just describe their day-to-day responsibilities. We are looking for stand-out achievements. 

 

All entries must include supporting evidence, such as videos, client, partner or peer testimonials. These will account for 25% of the overall scores. .

 

Supporting evidence must be collated into one PDF document. Please keep the evidence clear and concise. Our judges have to review multiple entries in each category so don’t have the time to read 50 pages. If you are struggling to scale back your supporting evidence, put the most impressive first. 

 

Nominations are welcome for individuals/teams in multiple categories. For example, an individual could be entered as both a Shining Star and Account Manager of the Year. However, please make sure the submissions are tailored to the specific category and are not a ‘copy and paste’.  

 
Categories
 
There are 19 award categories representing a range of individual and team roles.  

Please ensure nominations are entered in the category with the description that is the most suitable and appropriate. Judges are aware that companies have many different job titles to illustrate core business responsibilities.  
 

Account Manager of the Year

Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry who has taken a proactive and consultative approach to their account management role and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s). 
 

Account Management Team of the Year

Recognising a team from any sector of business travel that has taken a proactive and consultative approach to account management and has gone above and beyond to provide unrivalled customer service, care and value to their client(s).

Meetings & Events Team of the Year

Recognising a team or department that has demonstrated the ability to provide excellent customer service – using an innovative, practical and strategic approach – to deliver meetings and/or events. 
 

Sales and Business Development Team of the Year 

Recognising a team or department in any sector of the industry – TMC, aviation, accommodation, ground transport, technology etc – that has worked together to consistently achieve or exceed targets by using innovative ways to drive sales and win new business. 
 

Sales and Business Development Manager of the Year  

Recognising a individual in any sector of the industry – TMC, aviation, accommodation, ground transport, technology etc – who has consistently achieved or exceeded targets by using innovative ways to drive sales and win new business.  
 

Business Travel Team of the Year 

Recognising a team from any part of a business – IT, reservations, HR, marketing, finance etc  – and from any sector within business travel that has worked diligently and collaboratively to make a significant, positive impact on the overall business and/or the wider industry. 
 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion 

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and the successful implementation of initiatives that make them an employer, supplier or partner of choice.
 

Duty of Care Champion 

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that has demonstrated an innovative, proactive, practical and strategic approach to ensure maximum duty of care to clients and/or colleagues. 
 

Travel Technology Innovator

Recognising an individual or team working in any sector of the industry that has introduced innovative and game-changing technology to make a significant positive impact on clients, colleagues and/or the wider industry.    
 

Sustainability Champion 

Recognising an individual or team from any sector of the industry that can demonstrate a firm commitment and accountability to sustainability and the successful implementation of initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint of their clients, their own business and/or the wider industry. 
 

People Manager of the Year 

Recognising an individual from any sector of the industry, working in any role (account management, reservations, IT, HR, finance, customer service, marketing etc) whose excellent people management skills have made a significant, positive impact on their organisation. 
 

Rising Star

Recognising an outstanding individual from any sector of business travel, under 35 years of age, who has demonstrated an aptitude and desire to become a business leader of the future.
 

Shining Star 

Recognising an individual, at any stage in their career, who is delivering excellence and pushing the boundaries to help their business, organisation, sector and/or the wider industry. 
 

Mentor of the Year  

Recognising an individual who has provided exemplary support and guidance within their organisation or in the wider industry to help develop future talent. 
 

TMC Above and Beyond - Individual   

Recognising an individual in any role/department within a TMC that has gone above and beyond and has made a significant, positive impact on their organisation, colleagues, clients, partners and/or the wider industry.  
 

TMC Above and Beyond - Team   

Recognising a team in any department within a TMC that has gone above and beyond and has made a significant, positive impact on their organisation, colleagues, clients, partners and/or the wider industry.      
 

Consultant of the Year   

Recognising a consultant at any stage of their career and in any business travel sector – TMC, accommodation, airline, wellbeing, technology, risk etc  –who has demonstrated dedication and passion for the role and has used their skills and initiative to support and meet the needs of their clients and/or their clients’ travellers. 
 

Buyer of the Year     

Recognising a buyer who excels in their role and has achieved significant, positive change within their organisation and/or the wider industry through dedication, innovation and strong leadership. 
 

Industry Contribution Award     

Recognising an outstanding leader, innovator and influencer whose contribution throughout their career has bought significant, positive change to the business travel industry.