Business Travel Show 2009: Innovation, Innovation, Innovation

HRG has achieved an unprecedented triple showing on the Business Travel Show Innovation Awards shortlist for 2009; and easyJet and Terminal 5 are among those making it on to the list 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, " comment 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."

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