2019 BBT Award Winners have been announced!

The Buying Business Travel Awards Russia & CIS 2019 ceremony (in the Business Travel category) was held on December 6 at Hyatt Regency Moscow Petrovsky Park.

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Let us remind you, that winners were chosen in two stages. The first was a closed online vote, the result of which was a short list of BBT Awards 2019, the second one - a face-to-face meeting of expert commission members, at which they discussed the achievements of the participants. The names of 23 judges - business travel experts, whose task was to choose the best of the best, as before, were revealed only at the awarding ceremony itself.

This year there have been many changes in the Awarding ceremony. Thus, new nominations have appeared: “Best innovative solution for the Business Travel industry”, “Best operating service”, “Best joint customer – agency project”, “Best HR-brand”. In addition, awards in the “Business Travel” and “MICE” categories were handed in at different ceremonies - the names of the best MICE professionals were announced at IMG Show gala dinner on October 25. And the participants of the face-to-face interview with the members of the expert panel were not only agency representatives, but also the candidates for the “Travel Manager of the Year” nomination. A total of 63 participants, except 10 travel managers, competed in the “Business travel” category.

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“We are glad to have a full hall again, we have all the elite of the business travel industry: top agency officials, the largest corporate buyers, suppliers. I've seen a lot of happy smiles. Some guests admitted that they were impressed by the fact that we do not repeat ourselves, invent new formats and nominations and bring new heroes to the market. The award is growing, so you can expect new surprises next year!”, Elizaveta Panfilova, publisher of Buying Business Travel Russia said.

Buying Business Travel Awards Russia CIS has been held in our country since 2016. The organizer and founder is Buying Business Travel Russia, an online journal for corporate buyers of business travel and MICE services. The award continues the traditions of the British publication, Buying Business Travel - in January 2020 the awarding ceremony will be held in London for the 25th time.

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The task of the award is to find innovative, bright solutions and ideas in the field of business travel and MICE in Russia and the CIS, to encourage the leading companies and outstanding initiatives, to systematize technologies, services, marketing solutions that have made business trip planning and the business travel process itself more cost-efficient, faster, more affordable and easier.

The list of BBT Awards winners in the Business Travel category:

“Best mid-category hotel brand in Russia and the near abroad”: Azimut Hotels;

“Best top category hotel brand in the Business segment in Russia and the near abroad": Radisson Blu;

“Best top category hotel brand in the luxury segment in Russia and the near abroad”: Lotte Hotels & Resorts;

“Most customer-centric airline in the corporate segment”: Emirates;

“Best transfer company. Business and Premium class categories”: Z.Brotchers Chauffeur Service Worldwide;

“Best corporate social responsibility program”: Radisson Hotel Group;

“Best innovative solution for the business travel industry": Unifest;

“Best sales and customer service team at MICE”: Creative MICE Agency MaxMedium;

“Best operating service”: Unifest;

“Best joint customer – agency project”: Continent Express;

“Best HR-brand”: uts.group;

“Best educational program for customers”: Educational project MaxMedium by Tatiana Spurnova;

“Travel Manager of the Year”: Lydia Bgantsova.

Congratulations to all the prize-winners. See you at BBT Awards 2020!

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