21 OCTOBER 2013
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Kensington's Royal Garden Hotel was once again the setting for the Business Traveller Awards 2013 presented by the magazine of the same name. The ceremony was hosted by newsreader, presenter and journalist Fiona Bruce.
British Airways once again proved popular, winning Best Airline, Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best First Class, Best Frequent Flyer Programme for its Executive Club, and Best Airport Lounge for its facility at Heathrow's T5.
Singapore Airlines won four awards, collecting trophies for Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Economy Class, Best Cabin Staff and Best Asian Airline.
Quite incredibly, Singapore Changi Airport was voted Best Airport in the World for a 26th successive year.
In the hotel categories, Best Airport Hotel went to Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong, while Intercontinental London Westminster collected the Best New Business Hotel award.
Hertz was voted the Best Car Rental Company in North America, while Avis was named Best Car Rental Company in Europe and also Worldwide.
There were in fact 44 awards in total with Heathrow winning the Duty Free category (presumably the cheapest); easyJet, Low Cost; Delta, the North American airline; and Ascott, for Serviced Apartments. oneworld took the Airline Alliance prize and the Four Seasons Hong Kong was considered the Best Business Hotel Worldwide. www.panaceapublishing.co.uk
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