23 July 2018
ETM awarded top industry accolade
Corporate Travel Management (CTM) specialist events division Event Travel Management (ETM) has won the Best Business Events Travel Agency category for the sixth time, at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) annual awards on Saturday, July 21.
CTM was also recognised as Australia’s leading travel management company for the 12th time at the industry’s premier awards event.
AFTA, the official industry body, named CTM the Best National Travel Management Company at their annual awards night on Saturday, July 21.
This category recognised the travel management company which demonstrates best practice in agency management and service delivery.
CTM also collected three other prestigious awards at the event, which acknowledged exceptional contributions made to the travel industry by businesses, suppliers and their employees.
flybuys travel, an online loyalty travel solution powered by CTM’s proprietary technology, took home the Best Online Travel Agency category.
High performing CTM individuals were also honoured for their achievements, with Chief Operating Officer Andre Moten winning Best Travel Agency Manager, Corporate Multi-location. NSW-based consultant Baris Celik was a finalist in the Best Travel Consultant, Corporate category.
Platinum Travel Corporation, who joined CTM as part of an acquisition, was also well represented at the AFTA awards. It was a finalist in the Best Travel Agency Corporate, Single Location category, while its events division, Platinum Events Solutions, was a finalist for Best Business Events Travel Agency. Both award-winning businesses have been fully integrated into CTM and ETM since July 1, 2018.
CTM Global COO Laura Ruffles said the awards highlighted the great work of CTM staff and their unwavering commitment to delivering value and support for customers.
“We are delighted to have received these awards at CTM as they are a testament to our highly skilled teams who bring a wealth of creativity and experience to the business,” she said. “As CTM has expanded globally, our exceptional staff have continued to provide superior service, innovative technology and savings to customers.”
Finalists for the AFTA awards are selected by industry vote before the winners are chosen by an industry judging panel.
“Every day, CTM strives to raise the industry benchmark and to be rewarded by our industry peers is a great honour,” Ms Ruffles said. “I would like thank all of our customers and suppliers for their ongoing support. The partnerships we have developed over the years makes what we do even more enjoyable and we look forward to continuing these great relationships in the years to come.”
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