Yes, it’s very easy for the integrity of the selection process to be abused in that as some of you have suggested, people can be biased towards certain airlines and chains.
Perhaps one selection criteria might be to ask voters to provide us with copies of boarding card stubs to prove that they actually used an airline that they are commenting on/voting for. This would rule out people who like/don’t like a certain airline from voting for/against it. The same principle would, of course, apply to hotels and airports.
Not sure what other BT readers think but there is always a whiff of favouritism and, dare I say, corruption in the annual surveys carried out by ST Travel Magazine and Conde Nast Traveller.Big Media and Big Travel (not to mention Big Tobacco) are natural bed fellows.Wait…does that mean we have a three-way going?! :o)