Award Honors Suppliers’ Committment to Excellence and Innovation

New York, NY, November 3, 2015 – American 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 honors it distributes annually to its top suppliers, Cisco recognized 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 traveler 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 honor 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, traveler 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 travelers worldwide, we are proud to honor American Express Global Business Travel, a company that is not only a strategic partner, but a valued asset across our entire organization,” 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 prioritize 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.”

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About American Express Global Business Travel

American Express Global Business Travel enables corporations and empowers business travelers with insights, connections and exceptional customer service on a global scale. Through technology and information, American Express Global Business Travel provides leading travel solutions, integrated consulting services, proprietary research, and end-to-end meetings and events capabilities. These innovative offerings enable clients to optimize the return on their travel and meetings investments.

American Express Global Business Travel has operations and network partners in nearly 140 countries worldwide with approximately 12,000 employees. American Express Global Business Travel ranked first among corporate travel providers in the 2015 Corporate Travel 100 (“CT100”), an annual listing compiled by Business Travel News which ranks companies with the largest volume of U.S. air bookings. Learn more about how American Express Global Business Travel connects the world at

American Express Global Business Travel (“GBT”) is a joint venture that is not wholly-owned by American Express Company or any of its subsidiaries (“American Express”). “American Express Global Business Travel”, “American Express” and the American Express logo are trademarks of American Express, and are used under limited license.

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