Business travellers vote for favourite airlines, hotels

(Virgin America)

(Virgin America)


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The world's most discerning frequent flyers have voted for their favourite airlines and hotels and given top nods to Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines and the St. Regis Atlanta in the US for being the best airlines and hotels for business travellers.

In the 16th edition of the Condé Nast Business Travel Awards, more than 79,000 surveys from business travellers were tabulated to come up with a ranking of the best airlines and hotels around the world.

The Virgin brand emerged a recurring favorite, as Virgin America was voted the best airline for business travel in the US for the sixth consecutive year, while Virgin Atlantic took the same title for Europe.

Business travellers gave Virgin America top marks in categories like ticketing, website, cabin comfort, service, entertainment and food, for example.

In Asia, Singapore Airlines took the top spot for its superior customer service and comfortable seating with leg room to spare.

And with a top score of 99 out of a possible 100, luxury property the St. Regis Atlanta was voted the best hotel for business travel in the US, while the landmark hotel The Peninsula Hong Kong was named the best in Asia.

Here's a snapshot of the top airlines and hotels in Condé Nast's Business Travel Awards:

Best Airline in the US: Virgin America
Best Airline in Europe: Virgin Atlantic
Best Airline in Asia: Singapore Airlines
Best Airline in the Middle East/Africa: Etihad
Best Hotel in the US: St. Regis Atlanta
Best Hotel in Asia: The Peninsula Hong Kong
Best Hotel Brand: One&Only

For the full list visit The full story can be found in the October issue of Condé Nast Traveler US.