BOSTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today congratulated Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, GBTA Vice President and Travel Manager for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, for receiving the Business Travel News Travel Manager of the Year Award.
The award recognizes the accomplishments of the travel management practitioners who have distinguished themselves in the past year by advancing innovation and best practices in the corporate travel industry.
"We are thrilled to congratulate Kevin on his success, grateful for his longtime contributions to GBTA, and proud of his hard work helping to elevate the profession of business travel and raise awareness of the value that business travel management creates for organizations," said Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of GBTA. "Kevin is an outstanding leader and innovator in sports business travel – a distinct segment of travel management with unique challenges that Kevin has consistently tackled with energy and passion."
The award honors the North American travel buyer who has exerted the most positive influence on travel management and for elevating individual travel management practices. Jay Campbell, editorial director, Business Travel News and The BTN Group, presented this year's coveted Travel Manager of the Year award yesterday at the Sheraton Boston during the GBTA Convention.
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world's premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA's 5,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 17,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org
SOURCE Global Business Travel Association