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SpotHero for Business walked away with The BTN Group's 2017 Business Travel Innovator Award during the fourth annual Innovate conference, produced by the publishers of Business Travel News, Travel Procurement
and The Beat.
Active in the consumer market for seven years, SpotHero for Business entered
the corporate travel space a year ago with business travel features like
dashboards for travel program managers and integrations with Concur, Expensify
and Certify. Via the mobile app, SpotHero offers business travelers access to
parking spaces in garages located in more than 75 major cities across the
U.S. Travelers reserve and pay for parking spaces via the app. SpotHero
for Business negotiates rates with its providers.
"Being able to demonstrate the efficiency and ease of SpotHero for
Business to this audience was rewarding in itself," said strategic
initiatives manager Becca Rabinowitz, who presented at the event.
"SpotHero saves travelers time and streamlines costs for businesses, and
we are so proud to be recognized as an innovator in this industry."
Microsoft travel technology manager Steve Clagg, Anthem director of travel
and events Cindy Heston, Travel Tech Consulting president Norm Rose and Conichi
CEO Maximilian Waldmann judged 14 competitors at the event. Conference
attendees voted for a separate People's Choice award winner, which
went to DVI, the business intelligence company that spun off from Travel and
Transport two years ago and came out of beta with its data normalization
services and visualization tools this year.
Other participants in the Business Travel Innovator Lab
included Blacklane, Breather, Deem, Dinova, FCM Travel Solutions, Flightsayer,
Groundlink, Groups360, HRS, Mezi, Travelport Locomote and Tripism.
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