Business Traveller Middle East (BTME), part of Dubai-headquartered Motivate Media Group, has opened the nominations for the 2022 edition of its popular awards programme.

Nominations for the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022 cover some 41 categories, including 10 airline awards, four airport awards, 19 hotel awards and new for 2022, eight leisure and lifestyle awards.

Some of the most coveted awards include Best Airline in the World and Best Hotel Brand in the World, while the ‘Best Business Hotel category will be applied to every major Middle East destination, recognising the high quality of accommodation and services to business travellers provided in each, with locations covered including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Egypt, Israel, Jeddah, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Riyadh and Sharjah and the Northern Emirates.

The Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2022 celebrate the companies at the forefront of business travel and services, as well as the hard work of top-level industry executives.

The 2022 awards build on the momentum of the highly successful 2021 event, which took place virtually, recognising leading airlines, hotels, airports and other providers to the business travel sector across 33 categories.

Several travel companies were crowned with more than one title including Emirates Airline, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Dubai International Airport (DXB), Four Seasons and Hilton, all of which received at least three awards.

Notable achievements included Emirates being voted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ and partner carrier, flydubai, recognised as ‘Best Low-Cost Airline serving the Middle East’; Rotana scooping ‘Best Hotel Brand in the Middle East’ and for its Centro Hotels by Rotana concept, ‘Best Budget Hotel Brand in the Middle East’; The Ascott Limited being crowned ‘Best Serviced Apartments Brand in the Middle East; and Marriott Bonvoy being named ‘Best Hotel Loyalty Programme in the Middle East’. The coveted ‘Best Hotel Brand Worldwide’ title went to Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

In 2022 we give you, our valued readers, the chance to nominate the companies you consider the best in travel – those who have gone above and beyond during what has been another challenging year for the sector.

Now in its 20th year, the BTME awards programme will culminate with a gala event on May 9, 2022, at a five-star hotel in Dubai, with more than 200 guests set to attend.

Each year, the coveted ceremony attracts a high-profile crowd comprising industry heavyweights, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs), C-Suite executives and key decision makers spanning the hotel, aviation, tourism and transportation sectors, and this year will be no exception.

Don’t miss your chance to nominate the best of the best in travel. To do so, click here. The last date to submit nominations is March 7.