Business Traveler Innovation Awards

Fast Company and the Global Business Travel Association will deliver the Business Traveler Innovation Awards at the 2012 GBTA Convention, taking place in Boston, July 22-25. The innovation that garners the most votes will be named GBTA’s 2012 Business Traveler People’s Choice Innovation of the Year. Read more about the nominees.

Top submissions may be featured at the Convention on the Exposition floor. A panel of industry judges heard presentations from featured innovators. The judges determined GBTA’s 2012 Judges’ Choice Innovation of the Year. This session was presented at the GBTA Convention on Monday, July 23 from 9:00 - 11:15 am and is open to Convention attendees. Both the People's Choice Award and the Judges' Choice Award were announced at the GBTA Convention General Session on Tuesday, July 24. 


Congratulations to the Judges' Choice Award Winner

Triplingo helps travelers overcome the language barrier with an award-winning mobile language platform. Our special product for business travelers offers a crash course in the local language and culture to help them communicate effectively, adjust to local norms, avoid faux pas, and establish mutual trust. Named one of the "11 Groundbreaking inventions of 2011" by Business Insider.


Congratulations to the People's Choice Award Winner

ExpertFlyer - Seat Alerts
Seat Alerts allows travelers and agents to specify flights where they are currently sitting in an undesirable seat and ask our system to notify them when a more desirable seat becomes available. Travelers now have an opportunity to get a better seat automatically without hoping a better seat has become available.


Congratulations to the Category Winners

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and Fast Company have announced the category winners of the third annual Business Traveler Innovation Awards. Business travelers nominated services, products and ideas that help to make business trips easier and more productive. Submissions were categorized, and the public voted for their favorites. The winners in each of the categories are as follows: 


Sustainable Practice   
Hertz® - Green Traveler Collection
Traveler Comfort   
ExpertFlyer - Seat Alerts
Travel Personalization   

Hertz® - Gold Choice™


Outstanding Apps   
Carlson Wagonlit Travel - CWT To Go™
Travel Convenience & Efficiency -
Travel Management   
Sabre Travel Network - Sabre Virtual Meetings
Travel Productivity   
Hertz - Hertz NeverLost® Online Trip Planning