The eighth edition of IMA has ended – Italian Mission Awardsthe prize of Newsteca dedicated to business travel, which he saw Qualitytravel as media partner: 220 protagonists of the business travel supply chain, including travel managers and suppliers, took part in the event organized at theAlcatraz from Milan. The temple of rock music proved to be the ideal setting for the awaited awarding of the best projects, in an atmosphere of great energy and desire for a definitive recovery.
During the gala dinner they were delivered 30 prizesof which the winners are listed below: among the most awarded companies we point out UVET with three awards, ahead of Gattinoni and Egencia (Expedia group) with 2.
This year the patronage of GBTA Europe, the most important professional association of the business travel industry, which has chosen the stage of IMA 2021 and its community of loyal participants to introduce the first edition of the award “Best idea out of the box for business travel “. It was handed over by the president of GBTA Italy, Roberta Billè, together with the vice president of Europe, Catherine Logan.
But the most awaited moment of the eighth edition of the Italian Mission Awards was the announcement of the EMA – European Mission Awards by Paola Mighetto, editorial director of Newsteca, a new continental event that will be held next summer in Amsterdam while the next edition of the Italian Mission Awards will be held in Milan on April 4, 2022.
«EMA was created to celebrate excellence in European business travel and will have a jury of international travel managers – argues Mighetto -. The venue of the event will be Amsterdam in the summer of 2022. Even in that case, we will hold an exclusive gala evening while the nominations of companies, travel providers, travel operators who will compete will be drawn up by the jurors “.
Returning instead to IMA 2021, of the nominations it is necessary to highlight the leitmotifs of the themes of safety and sustainability that emerged during the presentations of the candidate projects, translated into the awards assigned. Corporate travel policies focus on employee protection while traveling like never before: authorization processes are becoming more stringent and attention to travel requirements dictated by the pandemic create a much more complicated need for information retrieval. The other keywords at the fore in this edition of the Award are digitalization and quality of business travel. If the simplification of processes is the first result of the adoption of more advanced tools, payment, booking of services and intelligence, the offer of services and products of value rather than focusing on the price seems to announce itself as the imminent demand of companies at the return of the trips.
Finally, the Italian Mission Awards 2021 celebrated I Corti di Viaggio, a literary award supported by the ITALO railway company.
For the second year, the following were awarded: Best travel photography and two short stories: Best business travel short film and Best holiday travel short film. Read and represented on the stage of the event by the actress Claudia Gambino, the unpublished works will be published in the on-board magazine I sensi del viaggio.
ALL IMA 2021 WINNERS
BEST AIRLINE FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL
Delta Air Lines
MIGLIOR BUSINESS CLASS
Business Class di Emirates
HOTEL CHAIN OF THE YEAR
BEST BUSINESS HOTEL FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Vertical Milan | ONE Experiences
BEST OFFER OF APARTMENTS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
MICASAS – Serviced Apartments
BEST LUXURY HOTEL FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Rosa Grand Milano – Starhotels Collection
MEETINGS AND EVENTS
BEST SPACE FOR MEETING
Mercure Villa Romanazzi Carducci Bari
BEST SPACE FOR EVENTS – HOTEL
B&B Hotel Passo Tre Croci Cortina
BEST SPACE FOR EVENTS – RESORT
Santo Stefano Resort & Spa
BEST RELOCATION COMPANY
Santa Fe Relocation
CAR RENTAL COMPANY
BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
BEST OFFER OF TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BUSINESS TRAVEL
MIGLIOR SELF BOOKING TOOL
Egencia Travel Management
BETTER EXPENSE REPORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
SAP Concur Expense
BEST REPORTING SYSTEM
Uvet GBT – Biz Report
BEST MOBILE SOLUTION FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Uvet GBT – Biz Travel Evo
TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY
BEST TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH BT TURNOVER OVER € 40M
BEST TRAVEL MANAGEMENT COMPANY WITH BT TURNOVER UNDER € 40M
BEST CALL CENTER / BTC
BEST ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT SERVICE
BEST BUSINESS DESTINATION
TRAVEL MANAGER OF THE YEAR – VOLUME OF TRAVEL EXPENSES UP TO 5 MILLION EUROS
Marco Gruppioni [Crif]
TRAVEL MANAGER OF THE YEAR – VOLUME OF TRAVEL EXPENSES BETWEEN 5 AND 50 MILLION EUROS
Daniele Marchesan [Fincantieri]
TRAVEL MANAGER OF THE YEAR – TRAVEL EXPENSES OVER € 50 MILLION
Arianna Filacchione [Enel]
BEST TOOL / APP IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS
Martina Parati [Saipem]
BEST DUTY OF CARE SERVICE FOR TRAVELERS
William Cocco [Campari]
GBTA AWARD – BEST IDEA “OUT OF THE BOX”
Avis Budget Group
THE WINNERS OF “THE TRAVEL SHORTS” 2021
BEST SHORT BUSINESS TRIP
Ginevra Talocci with “Next stop”
BEST SHORT HOLIDAY TRIP / LEISURE
Laura Vicari with “A Moment”
BEST TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Marta Dall’Arche with “Jaipur, palace of the winds”