New awards launched to recognize innovative business travel


“Those of us who travel frequently have long discovered the technologies and services that make our trips more practical and productive, and I continue to be amazed at the innovations that help me to save time and money or provide peace of mind, said Craig Banikowski, CCTE, CPM, CMM, NBTA president and CEO. “I’m looking forward to seeing which of my favorites make the list.”

The National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and The Wall Street Journal have launched the 2010 Business Traveler Innovation Awards aimed at honoring innovative ideas, products, or services that make life on the road easier for business travelers. Following a public nomination and voting period, the awards will be presented at the 2010 NBTA International Convention and Exposition in Houston, Texas, August 8 to 11.

To submit innovations that have made business trips easier, visit .

Following the submission deadline of May 7, The Wall Street Journal will run four half-page advertisements to direct readers to the NBTA website where submissions will be displayed and the public will be invited to vote for their favorites. The top submissions will be featured at the NBTA Convention in the Business Traveler Innovations Pavilion where celebrity judges will determine the winner. For more information, visit .