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13 September 2021

CTM wins Best Corporate Booking Platform at BTA Europe

CTM was the proud recipient of the award for Best Corporate Booking Platform at this year’s Business Travel Awards Europe, held on Thursday 9th September at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.

CTM logo and Business Travel Award OBT winner badge

Designed around the user, Lightning is CTM’s proprietary online booking tool that serves thousands of travellers around the world every day with a consumer-led approach. Lightning combines a deep focus on what travellers and travel bookers need with best-in-market regionalisation to suit the needs of diverse organisations no matter where they are.

The incredibly fast and easy-to-use experience of Lightning means it’s possible to complete a flight booking in under 60 seconds, with minimal user inputs and maximum choice.

Debbie Carling, CEO, CTM EMEA had this to say; “It’s wonderful to see our focus on building a great experience for our customers with Lightning recognised at the Business Travel Awards by winning Best Corporate Booking Platform. We’re adding new features and improvements every two weeks thanks to our agile methodology and we’re excited to be adding multiple great features on sustainability ahead of the Business Travel Show later this month.”

In the past 12 months, CTM has made several key additions to Lightning which were critical in CTM receiving the award. Our agile approach to software development meant that we were able to scope, design and implement new features within Lightning to help cater to the new requirements placed on travellers in 2020.

Universal Product Attributes with RouteHappy APIs

CTM was the first TMC in Europe to implement IATA’s Routehappy API for Unique Product Attributes, allowing us to provide customers with seamless, integrated travel insights and intelligence spanning government health and travel advice, quarantine measures, and sophisticated risk management tools

Integrating this extra layer of travel intelligence into our booking technology allows CTM customers to make more informed travel choices and feel more confident about their return to business travel.

This additional rich content displays health and safety features relevant to the services presented within the flight search results:

  • Airport and airline cabin cleaning
  • Health screening
  • Food and beverage hygiene
  • Passenger and crew wellbeing
  • Flexible booking conditions

What’s next for Lightning?

Our team is incredibly proud to be recognized for this prestigious reward. We won’t spend too long admiring it though as we’re already looking forward to releasing new features and capabilities to help travel managers more effectively support sustainability, risk and wellbeing in their business with our next release.

If you’re interested to see what we’ve got up our sleeve next with Lightning before anyone else, come and see us at the Business Travel Show Europe, at London’s ExCel Centre on Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st.

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