Rosenbluth International Chairman and CEO Hal F. Rosenbluth has received the Marco Polo Award from the U.S.-China Foundation for International Exchanges during a ceremony in Beijing, China.
The award, given annually since 1987 and named for the 13th-century Venetian traveler, honors American corporate leaders who have helped build stronger Sino-American business relations.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award and I wish to thank the People`s Republic of China, the U.S.-China Foundation for International Exchanges and Volunteers of America,” Rosenbluth said. “The increase in globalization and rapid economic growth of the Asia-Pacific market has mirrored the demand for greater business travel and travel management guidance in China. As a global company, Rosenbluth International recognizes China`s emergence as a vital and vibrant market.”
In December, Rosenbluth International
signed a joint venture agreement with China Comfort, the largest business travel corporation in China, to create Rosenbluth-Comfort Business Travel Service Co. Ltd. This new, jointly managed business was the first of its kind in China; only local booking services had been previously available.
Past winners of the Marco Polo Award have included former U.S. President George H.W. Bush as well as leaders of corporations such as Ford, Motorola and Eastman Kodak.
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