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Business Traveler magazine Awards 2012: Best in Business Travel Awards Announced

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Dec 14, 2012 04:27 PM EST

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The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong
The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong won best Business Hotel in Business Traveler's 2012 awards.(Photo : Reuters)

Business Traveler magazine has published its annual readers tops picks for best business travel services around the globe. Featured in its December 2012/January 2013 issue it features a number of different categories including best overall airline and best frequent flyer program to name a few.

CNN reported that in the 2012 Best in Business Travel Awards there are 41 companies named in 64 different categories. They also noted that 10 new categories were added this year.

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Business Traveler's website states, "Once again this year, our Business Traveler readers, have had the opportunity to voice their preferences for the top products and services from the entire spectrum of travel - the best from different regions of the world, different types of travel providers, different classes of service. All based on your own experience."

The awards are broken down in categories according to industry, geographics and area of focus, reported Business Traveler. The 10 groups featured this year are: "Best Airlines by Region, Best Air Travel Experience, Best in Rental Car, Best Global Hotel Experience, Best Hotels by Region, Best Marketing and Customer Connection, Best Loyalty Programs, Best Places to Connect, Best Traveler Tools and Productivity Boosters, and the Best in Global Travel."

Some of the highlights include Asiana Airlines winning the Best Overall Airline in the World. Peninsula Hong Kong took Best Business Hotel in the World and Best Airport Hotel in the World went to Frankfurt Hilton.

Here is a full list of the winners:

Best in Global Travel

Best Overall Airline In The World Asiana Airlines

Best Airline In the World for International Travel Qatar Airways

Best Airline Alliance Star Alliance

Best First Class Service in the World Singapore Airlines

Best Business Class Service In the World Singapore Airlines

Best Premium Economy Class Service in the World Virgin Atlantic

Best Economy Class Service in the World Singapore Airlines

Best Airline Cuisine/Meals in Business Class Korean Air

Best Overall Inflight Experience in the World Asiana Airlines

Best Airport Clubs/Lounges Delta Sky Clubs

Best Business Hotel Chain in the World Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel in the World Peninsula Hong Kong

Best Car Rental Company in the World Hertz

Best Aircraft Type Boeing 777

Best Business Class Configuration Delta 777-200 (1-2-1)

Best Overall Inflight Entertainment in the World Korean Air

Best Airlines by Region

Best North American Airline for International Travel Air Canada 

Best Airline for North American Travel United 

Best Low-Cost Airline in North America Virgin America 

Best Airline in South/Latin America Avianca

Best Airline in Western Europe British Airways

Best Airline in Africa South African Airways

Best Airline in Central & Eastern Europe LOT Polish Airlines

Best Airline in the Middle East Emirates

Best Airline in Asia Korean Air

Best Air Travel Experience

Best North American Airline for First Class Service Delta Air Lines

Best North American Airline for Business Class Service Delta Air Lines 

Best North American Airline Inflight Experience Air Canada

Best Trans-Atlantic Business Class Lufthansa

Best Trans-Pacific Business Class Singapore Airlines

Best Business Class to Latin America/South America LAN Airlines

Best Business Class to the Middle East Qatar Airways

Best Business Class to Africa South African Airways

Best Business Class to Asia Singapore Airlines

Best Business Class to Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific Qantas

Best in Rental Car

Best Car Rental Company in North American National

Best Global Hotel Experience

Hotel Chain with Best Overall Customer Service Four Seasons

Best New Business Hotel in the World Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Best Airport Hotel in the World Frankfurt Hilton 

Best Budget Hotel Chain Holiday Inn

Best Extended Stay Hotel Chain Marriott Residence Inn

Best Luxury Hotel Chain Ritz Carlton

Best Boutique Hotel Chain Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Best Hotels by Region

Best Business Hotel Chain in North America Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in Latin America Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in Europe Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in Asia Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel in North America St. Regis San Francisco

Best Marketing & Customer Connection

Best Airline Advertising Campaign Korean Air

Best Airline Web Site Delta Air Lines

Best Hotel Web Site Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Overall Customer Service Airline - Ground /Call Center Asiana Airlines

Best Loyalty Programs

Best Frequent Flyer Program Delta Air Lines

Best Hotel Loyalty Program Marriott Rewards

Best Credit Card Rewards Program American Express Membership Rewards

Best Places to Connect

Best Airport in North America Hartsfield-Jackson Altanta International Airport

Best Airport in the World Changi Airport

Airport with Best Duty-Free Shopping Incheon International Airport

Best North America Business Meetings Destination Chicago

Best International Business Meetings Destination Seoul 

Best Traveler Tools & Productivity Boosters

Best Global Phone/ Data Provider AT&T

Best Mobile Travel App Flightstats

Best Luggage Brand Tumi


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