Last year the airline and travel and hospitality industry was forced to adapt to new rules and regulations, putting a premium on the customer/guest experience. Ensuring travelers that health, safety, convenience and sustainability are top priorities became more important than ever.


The Innovation Awards for Business Travelers will serve to elevate and honor the technologies and solutions transforming the end-to-end guest experience - building traveler confidence and supporting the resurgence of business travel. 

Products will be evaluated by a panel of judges including SmartBrief editors and executives from well-known organizations that represent the industry. As a nominee and award winner, you will increase your visibility in the marketplace through exposure in relevant SmartBrief publications reaching 4M+ business travelers, including 100k+ aviation, travel and hospitality professionals and executives.

KEY DATES

WHY ENTER? 

Winners and nominees will be featured in the Awards Program Guide distributed in relevant SmartBrief publications reaching 4M+ business travelers, including 100k+ aviation, travel and hospitality executives. 

 

Check out the previous Innovation Awards Guide: Foodservice Awards 

Winning an award signifies that your product has, or will have, an incredible impact on the travel industry.

All products will gain exposure with a panel of judges comprised of SmartBrief editors and executives of well-known organizations and brands that represent the industry. 

Winning an award is a fantastic accomplishment for any organization, and the benefits go far beyond just a badge!

ABOUT SMARTBRIEF

SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief delivers the most relevant industry news – curated daily from thousands of sources – in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporations to nearly 7 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals.

As a leader in content curation, SmartBrief has witnessed a shift across industries which has led to advances in innovation in 2020. In 2021 and beyond, SmartBrief is determined to recognize the companies shaping the way that we do business, showcasing their products to our avid B2B readership. 

      

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SmartBrief is evaluating technologies and solutions that aim to improve the travel industry -- from how the traveler arrives at the airport to their in-flight and hotel experience. We want to showcase the technologies that ensure travelers that health, safety, convenience and sustainability are top priorities for airlines, hotels, and all travel services.

As business travel resumes, we want to help companies and services build awareness, elevate their ingenuity and remain  ahead of the curve in the travel and hospitality industry.

If your company has developed a product or service, new or existing, that benefits the travel sector then entering the awards is a great way to stand out! 

A panel of judges and editors will evaluate each product based on your nomination form consisting of the following: 

  • Product Description - 150 words or less    
  • How is this product unique in the market? (150 words max)
  • How does this product enhance the traveler experience? (200 words max)
  • What specific problem does this product solve for an airline, hotel, or business (reduced costs, increased efficiency, higher compliance)? (200 words max)

You will also have an opportunity to share a product landing page, product imagery and additional assets (testimonials, case studies, etc.)

The deadline to submit nominations is July 29, 2021.  We reserve the right to consider late applicants as circumstances dictate.

Winners will be announced in August 2021. 

Nominees: Entrants will receive a digital nominee logo for promotion on their owned channels. All nominees will be featured in the awards program guide distributed across SmartBrief’s reader network reaching decision makers within the aviation, travel and hospitality industries.
 
Winners:
Along with receiving a digital awards winner logo, winning companies will be announced editorially in a blog post promoted in Business Traveler SmartBrief, and highlighted in the awards program guide distributed to relevant SmartBrief publications reaching 4M+ business travelers, including 100k+ aviation, travel and hospitality executives.

Each product entry costs $595.

Click here to nominate a product and pay by credit card.

Yes. There is no limit to the number of products you may nominate. Each product requires a nomination form and entry fee(s).

Yes. It will not be published prior to the winners announcement or shared with anyone beyond the judges or editors.