GBTA Announce 2019 Luoma Winner

Luoma Award to Recognize Efforts of Individuals Who Go That Extra Mile for the Industry and GBTA

Munich, Germany – (November 20, 2019) The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) — the voice of the global business travel industry – honoured Gehan Colliander, as the recipient of the prestigious Luoma Award at the GBTA Conference 2019 in Munich.

The GBTA Luoma Award was established in 2011 in honour of Jutta Luoma, the retired Executive Director of the Finnish Business Travel Association who supported the creation of a European, buyer-led association. The award reflects the attributes of Luoma, recognising a volunteer who supports the development of GBTA and its local market partners in Europe and who works in the best interests of GBTA Europe’s members and the business travel industry.

Mark Cuschieri, Executive Director for Global Travel at UBS and European Advisory Board Chair presented the award during the Arena lunch at GBTA Conference 2019 in Munich.

“Gehan is a worthy winner of this award, having been a long-standing member of the Aviation Committee and Chair of the Europe Advisory Board. Gehan has selflessly shared her knowledge and expertise numerous times at GBTA conferences in Europe as well as with her peers as part of the Strategic Benchmarking Group. She is without question, world class in her field,” commented Mark Cuscheri, European Advisory Board Chair.

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About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA delivers world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, visit


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