The BTN Group established the Business Travel Hall of Fame in 2011 to recognize those executives who blazed trails and shaped what has become today’s business travel landscape.

 

Join over 300 of your travel industry colleagues at the 12th Annual Business Travel Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner as the BTN Group recognizes four of the travel industry's most influential executives who helped shape today's business travel landscape and created legacies of achievement. Each Business Travel Hall of Fame inductee will share their industry views; past, present and future.

 

The black-tie reception/dinner will be held at The Plaza in New York City on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30pm-11:30pm.


2022 Speeches:









Business Travel Hall of Fame Recipients:




2022:
BCD Travel former CEO and Co-Founder Jack Alexander
EY Travel, Meetings & Events Services Leader Karen Hutchings
Southwest Airlines Chairman of the Board and former CEO Gary Kelly
Holiday Inn Founder Kemmons Wilson

2021
BWH Hotel Group President and CEO David Kong
ARC President and CEO Michael Premo
Travel & Transport (now Corporate Travel Management North America) President and CEO and Chairman Emeritus Bill Tech
Oracle Director of Global Travel Sourcing and Global Process Officer Rita Visser

2019
Cvent CEO and President Reggie Aggarwal
SAP Concur Thought Leader - Travel and Expense Technology Solutions Ralph Colunga
Emirates Executive Vice Chairman Sir Maurice Flanagan
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Former Senior Vice President of Starwood Sales Organization Christie Hicks

2018
Omega World Travel Founder and CEO Gloria Bohan
ARROW212 Managing Director and WINiT for Women Founder Michelle (Mick) Lee
Hyatt Hotels Corp. Executive Chairman Tom Pritzker
Hewlett-Packard Corporate Travel Manager Fred Swaffer

2017
Carey International Founder James P. Carey
Cisco System Director of Operations Susan Lichtenstein
Hilton Hotels Corp.’s Barron Hilton
Hogg Robinson Group CEO David Radcliffe

2016
Anthem Director Travel and Events Cindy Heston
Diner’s Club founder Frank X. McNamara
Azul, JetBlue, Westjet and Morris Air founder David Neeleman
Pegasus, Room Key and TravelWeb founder John Davis III

2015
Mary Bastrentaz (Accenture)
Hertz founder John D. Hertz
pioneering hotelier Mike Leven
Jonathan Linen (American Express)
Leo van Wijk (KLM/SkyTeam)

2014
Andy Taylor (Enterprise Holdings), Marilyn Carlson Nelson (Carlson)
Jean-Cyril Spinetta (Air France/KLM)
Max Hopper (Sabre Group)
Andy Menkes (Partnership Travel Consulting)

2013
Danny Hood (BCD Travel)
Randy Smith (STR)
Jonathan Tisch (Loews Hotels)
Joe Vittoria (Avis)
late Lord Colin Marshall (British Airways),

2012
Herb Kelleher (Southwest)
Marriott's Bill Marriott
Harold Seligman (Management Alternatives)
John van Vlissingen (BCD Travel)
Carlson's Curt Carlson

2011
Gordon Bethune (Continental)
Bob Coggin (Delta Air Lines)
Bob Crandall (American Airlines)
Ed Gilligan (American Express)
Jeff Katz (Orbitz)
Frank Olson (Hertz)
Steve Singh (Concur), Michael Whitesage (Prism)
Dr. Alfred Kahn (Civil Aeronautics Board)

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