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February 3, 2009

Business Travel Show announces Innovation Awards nominations

Corporate travel services company HRG has achieved an unprecedented triple showing on the Business Travel Show Innovation Awards shortlist for 2009, while easyJet and Terminal 5 are among those receiving nominations for the very first time.

The list of 14 shortlisted entries across seven categories is:

Accommodation: HRG – UK Hotel Service; Hotelzon – Hotelzon Mobile

Air Travel: easyJet – GDS distribution; BA Terminal 5

CSR: Sustainable Opportunity Solutions – FUSITRAMT; Travelport – Carbon Tracker

Ground Transportation: Thetrainline – Best Fare Finder; Business Transport Resource – Ride Share Module

Technology: Sabre – Traveller Security & Data Suite; HRG – Universal Super Platform

Travel Management: Carlson Wagonlit – Policy Messenger; Capita Business Travel

Traveller Services
: HRG – Travel Watch; WorldSIM – global roaming SIM card

This year for the very first time, the 14 shortlisted companies will showcase their innovations in the Innovations Arena at the Business Travel Show and also present the case for their products on the Centre Stage.

Visitors are invited to vote onsite throughout the show and these nominations will be added to online voting results to determine the final seven winners.

The seven winners of the fifth annual Innovation Awards will be announced on Thursday 12 February on the Centre Stage at the Business Travel Show, which runs from 10-12 February at Earls Court 2.

“The breadth of entries to this year’s Innovation Awards was fantastic and the calibre of those that made it to the last 14 proves, once again, that business travel is one of the most innovative, forward thinking and creative industries in the world,” said Business Travel Show event director David Chapple.

“Even when many companies are finding it difficult to survive the harshest trading environment for a decade, the industry still comes out fighting with the introduction of new products and services that both move the industry forward and enhance the experience of business travellers all over the world.”

For more information, visit www.businesstravelshow.com.

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