Best companies for business travel named

Best companies for business travel named

Business Traveler magazine announces the world's best airlines, hotels and other travel services that excelled in 2012
The Peninsula in Hong Kong was named the world's best business hotel by the U.S. edition of Business Traveler magazine.

Thread counts and 24-hour butler services are nice, but for most business travelers it's seamless convenience that makes the difference.

For its December 2012/January 2013 issue, the U.S. edition of Business Traveler magazine published its annual list of readers’ top picks for business travel services around the world.

Seoul was picked as the best international business meetings destination. In this photo: Seoul's COEX convention and exhibition center. The magazine’s 2012 Best in Business Travel Awards named 41 different companies across 64 categories, including 10 new categories that were added this year.

Despite a decreasing field due to consolidation in areas such as air travel and rental cars, the magazine said travelers were benefiting more than ever from the advances of highly competitive players.

Here are some of the highlights from this year’s list of award winners:

2012 Best in Business Travel Awards

Best Overall Airline in the World: Asiana Airlines

Best Airline In the World for International Travel: Qatar Airways

Best Overall Inflight Entertainment in the World: Korean Air

Best Airport Clubs/Lounges: Delta Sky Clubs

Best Frequent Flyer Program: Delta Air Lines

Best Business Hotel in the World: Peninsula Hong Kong

Best New Business Hotel in the World: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

Best Airport Hotel in the World: Frankfurt Hilton 

Best Car Rental Company in the World: Hertz

Best Credit Card Rewards Program: American Express Membership Rewards

Best Mobile Travel App: Flightstats

Best Airport in the World: Changi Airport

Best North America Business Meetings Destination: Chicago

Best International Business Meetings Destination: Seoul 

The full list of this year’s winners can be found here

Do you agree with these picks? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Frances Cha is a Digital Producer at CNN Travel. 


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