Award honours suppliers’ committment to excellence and innovationAmerican Express Global Business Travel (GBT) announced today that it has been named Supplier of the Year by Cisco Systems Inc., a worldwide leader in Information Technology, for providing best-in-class travel services and innovation. In awarding GBT one of four global honours it distributes annually to its top suppliers, Cisco recognised GBT for its ongoing commitment to exceptional customer service and end-to-end travel management capabilities. The award was presented to GBT at the Sixth Annual Cisco Supplier Days event held in San Jose, California.
GBT works with Cisco to provide innovative online and mobile technologies and booking applications that improve the traveller experience, reduce operating costs and enhance talent acquisition through virtual and tactical solutions. Each year, the company supports Cisco’s travel needs by providing advanced travel services in more than 97 countries worldwide and fulfills the delivery of 400,000 tickets, 800,000 room nights and more than 300,000 telephone calls.
“It is an honour to be named Supplier of the Year by Cisco, a valued customer and key partner of GBT,” said Melissa Beauchamp, Vice President, Global Client Group, American Express Global Business Travel. “Over the past 20 years, our partnership with Cisco has exemplified our ongoing commitment to service excellence, traveller safety, cost efficiency and our ability to create cutting-edge solutions on behalf of our customers. We are excited to continue working with Cisco as we develop new technologies and expand our services to drive their business forward.”
“With more than 40,000 Cisco travellers worldwide, we are proud to honour American Express Global Business Travel, a company that is not only a strategic partner, but a valued asset across our entire organisation,” said Susan Lichtenstein, Director, Global Procurement Services, Cisco Systems Inc. “As a travel provider, GBT is always thinking one step ahead to anticipate our needs, drive greater savings and prioritise the utmost safety for each of our employees who travel for business. We look forward to further fostering this relationship while continuing to grow our business together in the years to come.”