Corporate Traveller’s Production Sport & Creative team has been named as a finalist for Reservations Team of the Year in the prestigious 2019 Business Travel People Awards.
Organised by The Business Travel Magazine, The People Awards recognise individuals and teams within travel management companies and travel suppliers whose professionalism and business excellence make them stand out from their industry peers. The winners will be individuals and teams who are judged to be outstanding performers in their field.
The Reservations Team award recognises the team that has demonstrated excellent customer service, a can-do attitude and the ability to go the extra mile for their customers.
The Corporate Traveller Production, Sport & Creative Team provide high-touch travel management services and logistics to the entertainment, sports and creative industries. Clients include music and touring bands, orchestras and artists; film and TV production companies, performing arts and fashion clients, national and international sports teams. They specialise in handling the complex and distinctive needs of their clients, everything from pre-trip planning, logistics management, and exceptional excess baggage demands, to coach and aircraft charters, VIP travel, visas and carnets, on-site support and 24/7 emergency assistance.
The team’s submission for the People Awards highlighted the wealth of expertise among team members, the unique features of the service such as entertainment fares and media excess baggage rates, and case studies demonstrating how team members solve major logistical travel challenges for their clients on a day-to-day basis.
One such case study involved travel and logistics for a production company making a film about penguins in Antarctica – it was the Corporate Traveller team’s task to get the crew to Punta Arenas to join a ship that would take them to film location with 80 pieces of baggage for the shoot.
Another case study described the challenge of getting a 40-piece orchestra’s musicians and instruments to Warsaw for a concert. Some of the instruments were too valuable or fragile to be placed in the hold. The CT team therefore had to book seats for violins, cellos and trombones with the passenger named as ‘Ms Cello Gordon’ for example.
“We are absolutely delighted that the Corporate Traveller Production Sport & Creative Team has been named as a finalist for this award as it’s a real tribute to the team’s hard work and dedication,” said Andy Hegley, UK General Manager, Corporate Traveller. “They are passionate about what they do and thrive on solving their clients’ unique travel challenges, making the seemingly impossible possible. They definitely deserve to win.”