February 24, 2024

Advantage CEO wins accolade for industry contribution

Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO of the Advantage Travel Partnership, was voted winner of the prestigious Industry Contribution Award at this year’s Business Travel People Awards.

Lo Bue-Said was one of the most passionate and vocal supporters of the business travel and leisure travel sectors throughout the pandemic and continues to be a leading voice for the whole industry.

She has worked tirelessly to champion the industry, lobby government and policy makers and encourage industry-wide collaboration.

She was up against two other strong candidates for the award – Agiito CEO James Parkhouse and James Foice, CEO of the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP).

“This was a tough category, with some very strong entries, but the judges felt Julia’s was an outstanding submission, clearly documenting her contribution to the industry during and since the pandemic,” said Kirsty Hicks, Publisher of The Business Travel Magazine and organiser of the awards.

“The judges all agreed that Julia is fantastic leader, who not only talks the talk but also walks the walk. This award was truly deserved.”

Lo Bue-Said said she was “delighted and humbled” to receive the prestigious award “especially on the back of what has been an exceptionally challenging time for the business travel sector”.

“Business Travel plays a central role in our global business and is a sector that remains very important to us,” she said.

“Going forward we will remain laser-focused on continuing to offer our members the highest levels of service and support as we approach the headwinds before us. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their continued support and commitment to us as a business.”

The Industry Contribution Award was sponsored by FREE NOW For Business.