On April 12 Spanish travel agency consortium GEBTA held the presentation ceremony for the GEBTA 2008 awards. IE Business School received the Award for Innovation in recognition of its specialized programs for tourism firms and travel agencies, with a marked focus on the capture and retention of talent and internationalization. Rafael Puyol, president of the IE Foundation and president of the board of directors of IE University, collected the award.

The GEBTA awards are presented on an annual basis to professionals and institutions in the corporate travel sector, the results being based on the votes of clients and associate agencies. This year IBERIA has received the award for the best supplier in the corporate travel sector, while CATAI was recognized as the best supplier in the holiday travel sector.

GEBTA (Guild of European Business Travel Agents) España comprises 17 travel agencies with an aggregate of 815 points of sale and turnover of almost 1,850 million Euros.