Best companies for business travel named
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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.
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.
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