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Business Traveller Awards 2018

15 Oct 2018 by BusinessTraveller
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The 2018 Business Traveller Awards were announced at a luncheon at London’s Royal Garden hotel on Monday, October 15, by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

Sponsored by Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. A fixture of the business travel and hospitality calendar for more than 30 years, this year’s hotly contested awards were attended by more than 250 industry leaders.

Singapore Airlines took an impressive four awards, being named Best Airline, as well as winning in the Best Asian Airline, Best Economy Class and Best Cabin Staff Class.

British Airways again took the awards for Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best Frequent Flyer Programme and Best Airport Lounge, for its Concorde Room at London Heathrow T5, while oneworld was named Best Airline Alliance.

Meanwhile Qatar Airways won three awards for Best Long-haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Middle East Airline, Emirates was named Best First Class, Virgin Atlantic Best Premium Economy Class, and Easyjet Best Low-Cost Airline.

Delta Air Lines was named Best North American Airline, South African Airways Best African Airline and Aeroflot Best Eastern European Airline.

For a phenomenal 31st year in a row, Singapore’s Changi airport won the Best Airport in the World award, while Amsterdam Schiphol took the Europe prize, and London Heathrow was named Best Airport for Tax-Free Shopping.

Avis was again named the Best Car Rental Company Worldwide and in Europe, while Virgin Trains retained the Best UK Domestic Train Service award.

In the hotel categories InterContinental Hotels & Resorts won Best Business Hotel Chain Worldwide and Best Business Hotel in the UK for the InterContinental London Park Lane, while Hilton took three awards for Best Business Hotel Chains in the UK and Europe, as well as Best Hotel Loyalty Scheme for Hilton Honors.

Mandarin Oriental bagged the award for Best Luxury Hotel Chain, while The Shangri-La Singapore won Best Business Hotel Worldwide.

Other winners included Rotana Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Langham Hotels & Resorts, Premier Inn, Marriott Hotels, Ascott the Residence and Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong.

More than 250 executives from across the travel industry attended the awards, which were voted for by readers of the leading UK magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company.

See pictures from the event here. 

Business Traveller UK Awards 2018 – Results

Airlines

Best Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Emirates
  4. Cathay Pacific
  5. British Airways

Best Short-Haul Carrier

  1. British Airways
  2. easyJet
  3. Swiss
  4. Aegean Airlines

Best Long-Haul Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. Etihad Airways

Best Frequent Flyer Programme

  1. British Airways Executive Club
  2. Lufthansa Miles & More
  3. Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  4. United Airlines MileagePlus

Best First Class

  1. Emirates
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. British Airways

Best Business Class

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates
  4. Virgin Atlantic
  5. Cathay Pacific

Best Premium Economy Class

  1. Virgin Atlantic
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Cathay Pacific
  4. British Airways

Best Economy Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Japan Airlines
  4. Qatar Airways

Best North American Airline

  1. Delta Air Lines
  2. American Airlines
  3. United Airlines
  4. Air Canada

Best Eastern European Airline

  1. Aeroflot
  2. LOT Polish Airlines
  3. Wizz Air
  4. Czech Airlines

Best Cabin Staff

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Virgin Atlantic
  3. Qatar Airways
  4. Cathay Pacific

Best Airline Alliance

  1. oneworld
  2. Star Alliance
  3. SkyTeam

Best Low-Cost Airline

  1. easyJet
  2. Norwegian
  3. AirAsia
  4. Jet2

Best Asian Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. All Nippon Airways
  4. Japan Airlines

Best Middle Eastern Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Etihad Airways
  4. El Al

 Best African Airline

  1. South African Airways
  2. Ethiopian Airlines
  3. Kenya Airways
  4. Comair (British Airways)

Best UK Domestic Train Service

  1. Virgin Trains
  2. Virgin Trains East Coast
  3. Great Western Railway
  4. Heathrow Express

Best Airport Lounge

  1. British Airways Concorde Room, London Heathrow T5
  2. Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow
  3. Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Hamad International Airport
  4. Cathay Pacific, 1st Class, The Pier, Hong Kong

Hotels

Best Business Hotel Chain Worldwide

  1. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  2. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  3. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  4. Marriott Hotels
  5. Sofitel

Best Business Hotel Chain in the UK

  1. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  2. Premier Inn
  3. Marriott Hotels
  4. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in Europe

  1. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  2. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
  3. NH Hotels
  4. Sofitel

Best Business Hotel Chain in North America

  1. Marriott Hotels
  2. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  3. Four Seasons and Resorts
  4. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in the Middle East

  1. Rotana Hotels & Resorts
  2. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
  3. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  4. Grand Hyatt

Best Business Hotel Chain in Asia-Pacific

  1. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  2. Mandarin Oriental
  3. The Peninsula Hotels
  4. Park Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

Best Business Hotel Chain in India

  1. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts
  2. Taj Hotels Resort & Palaces
  3. JW Marriott Hotels
  4. ITC Hotels

Best Budget Hotel Chain

  1. Premier Inn
  2. Ibis
  3. Ibis Styles
  4. Holiday Inn Express

Best Luxury Hotel Chain

  1. Mandarin Oriental
  2. The Peninsula Hotels
  3. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  4. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Loyalty Scheme

  1. Hilton Honors
  2. IHG Rewards Club
  3. Marriott Rewards
  4. Starwood Preferred Guest

Best Serviced Apartment Company

  1. Ascott The Residence
  2. Citadines Apart’hotel
  3. Frasers Hospitality
  4. Staybridge Suites

Best Smaller Hotel Company

  1. Langham Hotels & Resorts
  2. citizenM
  3. Aman Resorts International
  4. Firmdale Hotels

Best Business Hotel Worldwide

  1. Shangri-La, Singapore
  2. The Peninsula Hong Kong
  3. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  4. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Best Airport Hotel

  1. Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong
  2. Sofitel London Heathrow
  3. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
  4. Hilton London Heathrow Airport T4

Best Business Hotel in the UK

  1. InterContinental London Park Lane
  2. Sofitel London Heathrow
  3. The Dorchester, London
  4. Claridge’s, London

Airports

Best Airport in the World

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. London Heathrow Airport
  4. Dubai International Airport
  5. Hamad International Airport, Doha

Best Airport for Tax-Free Shopping

  1. London Heathrow Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Dubai International Airport
  4. Hong Kong International Airport

Best Airport in Europe

  1. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  2. London Heathrow Airport
  3. Munich Airport
  4. Zurich Airport

Car Rental

Best Car Rental Company Worldwide

  1. Avis
  2. Hertz
  3. Sixt
  4. Enterprise

Best Car Rental Company in Europe

  1. Avis
  2. Hertz
  3. Sixt
  4. Europcar
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