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Update April 2017- CityTravelReview Winners

CTR Winners

Latest updates March 2017- 3 recent awards!!!

United Kingdom – 7th March 2017 – The awards team at Corporate LiveWire are pleased to announce the globally awaited Innovation and Excellence awards winners of 2017.

The Innovation and Excellence awards is by far the most celebrated category in the Corporate LiveWire awards recognising winners for their innovative ideas, global involvement, products, services and much more. 2016 was a huge year for Innovation with $680 billion spent on R&D with automotive industry leading for the most spend.  The Innovation and Excellence Awards are sponsored by The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), a global non-profit member network that serves a diverse group of 2,200+ entrepreneurship centers.  InBIA helps guide, mentor and develop sustainable entrepreneurial programs in every industry and demographic around the globe.

All winners in the awards have played an important part in major developments around the world, and Corporate LiveWire are delighted to have worked with some of the most innovative firms and individuals.

Elizabeth Moore, Awards Director of the 2017 Innovation & Excellence Awards commented on the stature of the winners: “I have seen a massive change in innovation going into 2017, billions have been spent in R&D and to work with the most influence people in the industry has been an experience to remember. Our winners have proven to overcome many economic changes and challenges including developments in legislation and politics. I would like to personally congratulate all of our winners and I look forward to seeing further success throughout 2017”.

The judging panel at Corporate LiveWire considered the strengths of each shortlisted candidate, setting its sights firmly on the most innovative, ground-breaking and client-focused firms, teams and individuals who have transformed the way in which they do business. Each winner was chosen on merit and has shown excellence, innovation and strong leadership throughout their various activities over the past calendar year.

This year’s winners include Bilal Al Attar for Best Media Production Company, Divina Law, PWC, Core Medical Imaging, Bridge Meadows, and Citra Health Solutions to name a few.

The full winners guide can be found at: http://www.corporatelivewire.com/innovation-and-excellence-awards.html 

About Corporate LiveWire

Corporate LiveWire is brought to you by Fenice Media Ltd., a publishing house with an international presence. Fenice Media aim to offer a number of platforms for connecting its clients with an exclusive, global audience.  The core products offer daily-updated content along with regular magazine publications that can be viewed on all digital platforms.

 

CityTravelReview was crowned for the second year running the title of Best for Educational Working Projects 2017 by the AI Business Excellence Awards. The award is due to be published in the first quarter of 2017.

CityTravelReview was first nominated and won under the same category in the AI Business Excellence Awards in 2016.

http://www.acquisition-intl.com/2016-the-2016-business-excellence-awards-press-release

CityTravelReview was named one of the Top Rated International Internships of 2016 via GoAbroad.

http://www.goabroad.com/articles/announcing-goabroad-s-top-rated-organizations-programs-of-2016

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**NEWSFLASH**

CityTravelReview has again been nominated for a 2nd year running in the AI Business Excellence Awards this time for 2017.

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AI Business Awards Excellence Winner 2016! 
(Motion Placements Ltd CTR Projects)

The judges have made their final decision and we are pleased
 to announce.....  

Motion Placements Ltd (CityTravelReview Projects) 
is a winner in the 2016 Business Excellence Awards!

We have been named: Best for Educational Working Projects 2016 

We are featured on Page 37 (Motion Placements Ltd CityTravelReview Projects)
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 CityTravelReview was recently shortlisted in the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2017 and we are pleased to already announce that we have won under the category of ‚Excellence in Work Experience Services‘.  We are to be featured in the CorporateLive Wire magazine in February 2017.
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We can confirm your success (Motion Placements Ltd CityTravelReview Projects) in winning: Excellence in Work Experience Services.

Over the past calendar year we have invited over 100,000 professionals working across the various corporate industries, the general public and our subscriber base to nominate associations, companies & individuals based on their achievements and strengths. Additionally Corporate Livewire’s extensive research team has put forward a selection of individuals who have excelled within their sector.

This year saw an unprecedented number of nominations, providing strong competition in every category and the judging panel had the unenviable task of selecting those firms & professionals most worthy of an award.

All winners of the 2017 Corporate LiveWire Awards are subject to the same rigorous assessment criteria, carried out by our experienced in-house professionals. This ensures that only the most deserving teams, practices and individuals walk away with one of these prestigious accolades. Award winners will gain a place in our soon-to-be published awards winners’ guide, which will be distributed to over 500,000 businesses and professionals, as well as in Aspire Airport Lounges around the world.  

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CTR STAFF NTERVIEWS BELOW
#citytravelreview Isabel
#citytravelreview Isabel
Isabel – CTR Project Member and CTR Member of staff (Project Activities)
Locations- CTR Lyon (Project Member)  and CTR Barcelona (Staff Member)
Nationality – Spanish
Isabel was a CTR Project member in CTR Lyon and then became a Member of Staff in CTR Barcelona.
Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?
Answer-  My name is Isabel and I was in charge of the cultural activities at the CTR project in Barcelona.
Question ?- How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?
Answer- I think that the main benefit of the CTR projects is that you get a better insight of a foreign country by getting a local perspective more than a tourist one. You also get engaged into different activities that allow you to develop your skills (writing, languages) and understand better a culture rather than just scratching the surface, as one usually does when travelling abroad for a short period of time. Other benefits are the connections/friends you make during your stay, being in a foreign country with other people that are also foreigners usually results in a bonding experience for all of you.
Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?
Answer- I had the chance to experience the CTR projects both as a student/participant and as a teacher/coordinator and both were really positives. As a student your only worries are having fun exploring the new city you are in with your new friends, and finding out what are your interests towards the guide. As a coordinator you have to find the best way of make the activities interesting and entertaining as possible.
Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?
Answer- Just being able to show my culture and country to other people that want to have a good time was the best part of it.
Question? – What do you do currently?
Answer- Currently I’m studying a masters programme in Sweden, studying Japanese language and engaged with different voluntary associations here in Malmö.
#citytravelreview Sofia
#citytravelreview Sofia
Sofia –  CTR Member of staff (Language Trainer)
Locations- CTR Berlin
Nationality – Greek/German
Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?
Answer-  My name is Sofia Kleftaki and I worked for CTR as a german teacher in Berlin.
Question? – How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?
Answer- I liked the „blended learning“ character of this programme. The participants got the chance to learn on several levels. Theoretical and practical knowledge on journalism but also communicational basis knowledge in German and creative events and visits also.
Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?
Answer- In my opinion the CTR Projects have much potential because they provide young journalists with valuable knowledge and give them the chance for an unforgettable experience in a european city at the same time.
Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?
Answer- I had the freedom to organize my lessons myself and to show initiative which I appreciated a lot. The goal was to communicate in German and not to do grammar exercises. This is what a language is about.
Question?- What do you do currently?
Answer- I work as a german teacher in private education.
#citytravelreview Selene
#citytravelreview Selene
Selene – CTR Project Member (CTR Madrid) and CTR Member of staff (Project Manager Lyon)
Locations- CTR Madrid  (as Project Member) and CTR Lyon (as Project Manager)
Nationality – Italian
Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?
Answer-  Selene Verri. Lyon Project Manager
Question?- How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?
Answer- CTR gives the Project Members the opportunity to learn while teaching, to get in touch with young, stimulating people who have great potential, and also to test their own skills: it’s not an easy job, but this is what makes it interesting, always finding new challenges.
Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?
Answer- My view is certainly different from someone in Berlin or Edinburgh. What was quite relevant in Lyon was the language part: students chose France because they wanted to practice the language, learn more about it and make friends among the locals. I think in some cities like Lyon this should be taken into account, and maybe try to work more in the language of the country the students are traveling, selecting only people with advanced knowledge of that language.
In general, students, who are mostly used to writing either academic articles or blog posts, learn how to write in a more professional way, which is quite useful in our information society, even if they don’t want to become journalists or writers.
Another important part is the layout part: nowadays, learning how to do a layout for a PDF file is paramount.
Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?
Answer- The interaction with the students. Sometimes it may be difficult, but most of them are amazing, and being with them and teaching them is very rewarding and gratifying.
Question?- What do you do currently?
Answer- I’m a freelance journalist. Right now I’m working on a series of documentaries on Kurds in Syria.
#citytravelreview Teresa
#citytravelreview Teresa
Teresa –  CTR Member of staff (Language Trainer Madrid)
Locations- CTR Madrid
Nationality – Spanish
Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?
Answer-  My name is Teresa Collazo Lugo and I am a language trainer in Madrid.
Question? – How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?
Answer- Because it gives the students the possibility of studying abroad and learning many new things, not only in a professional way, but also about the country. So it means that you can have fun, try the food, and enjoy the culture while studying!
Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?
Answer? – Who doesn’t love to get lost in a city and discover the true and authentic spirit of the place? So, sharing all this information it not only benefits the students but everyone else.
Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?
Answer- For me, the best is to share my time with an international and motivated group of students. I am always happy to see how my students are mostly clever and sensitive people with a positive attitude and willingness to learn.
Question – What do you do currently?
Answer- I’m teaching Spanish in Prague at Instituto Cervantes.
#citytravelreview Maria
#citytravelreview Maria
Maria –  CTR Member of staff (Language Trainer Barcelona)
Locations- CTR Barcelona
Nationality – Spanish
Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?
Answer-  My name is María J. Nadal. I was the Spanish instructor for CTR-Barcelona in summer 2015.
Question? – How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?
Answer-The project adapted perfectly to my needs at that time. The whole team was willing to accommodate to working preferences when possible. I felt CTR supported and valued my work.  Being part of CTR also allowed me to discover a new Barcelona.
Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?
Answer  – I think it is great opportunity for students to improve their travel writing skills. At the same time they get to know the city and make friends for life.
Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?
Answer-  I have no doubt. The best of this experience was to meet the BCN team, Celia and Patri. They made me feel very welcome. It was fun to work with them and also being part of the crazy ideas. I also wont forget the amazing atmosphere in the class. The students were very motivated and eager to learn and to laugh.
Question? – What do you do currently?
Answer- I am working in Prague as a Spanish teacher in Instituto Cervantes and working on my PhD.
 

Links to More  interviews from GO Overseas below:
Our Spanish CTR Barcelona staff provided this short clip for the project members‘ of all the private jokes they shared during their period in sunny Spain.
#CityTravelReview Maggie
#CityTravelReview Maggie

Maggie –  CTR Member of staff (Intern)

Locations- CTR Berlin

Nationality – Chinese

Question? – What is your name? The position you have or had in CTR?

Answer-  My name is Maggie Lan and I worked for CTR as an intern in Berlin.

Question? – How do you think CTR Benefits the Project Members?

Answer- In my opinion, CTR Projects are really potential and worth the money. What they provide is not only a period of time travelling abroad, experiencing local life with considerate guidance but also a chance to know different cultures and expand networks. They have a good mix of the students’ nationalities in each project. And after the project, the students have lots of things to present to their friends, school, family members and potential employers. They know how to deal with the interpersonal issues with different backgrounds’ people which lay a solid foundation for their future international career path.

Question? – What is your view of the CTR Projects?

Answer- I think CTR projects will have more exciting development in future to be expected. Not only providing projects destinations in European countries, but also launching other interesting, attractive and popular project destinations and organizing projects with different local specialties and characteristics rather in one mode. This international expansion not only means the upgrade of CTR Projects but also mean the students will have more opportunities to explore the amazing world and groom themselves with international insights with CTR Projects under a fair budget fee.

Question? – What is/or was the best part of the position at CTR?

Answer- I was trusted by my boss and colleagues, and was given lots of opportunities to deal with tasks independently and show my initiatives. They really took what I proposed seriously even though I just graduated from the university. The boss and staff here, they have a sense of responsibilities, sincere and kindness and devote to their career with enthusiasm and passion. That’s what I was taught to be by my family. I am willing to devote to the job I love with a group of right people with the same faith.

Question? – What do you do currently?

Answer- Now I just finish my internship and decide to set my lifelong career with CTR. We are going to launch more attractive project destinations next year like Shanghai China. Hope the new progress will help our students get more international insights and help us groom the students with a better and more productive future.

 

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