NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Transaero Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hertz, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Singapore Airlines, and American Airlines have been named best in class by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler magazine, a publication written by and for the world's most experienced and savvy international travelers.
Marriott International was recognized as the Best Hotel Chain in the Americas and Asia/Pacific, as well as for having the Best Guest Loyalty Program. Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts won two GlobeRunner Awards, one for being the Best Hotel Chain in Europe/Middle East/Africa, the other for Best Hotel Chain Dining/Restaurant.
Transaero Airlines won two GlobeRunner Awards, one for being the Best Airline in Europe/Middle East/Africa, and one for having the Best Airline Food and Wine, giving the carrier its third and fourth GlobeRunner Awards in a three-year period.
For the second year in a row, readers recognized Delta Air Lines as the Best Airline in the Americas and, for the fourth consecutive year, Singapore Airlines won a GlobeRunner Award as the Best Airline in Asia/Pacific.
Honors for Best Airport in the Americas went to San Francisco International Airport, giving the airport its second GlobeRunner Award. Top recognition also went to Mercedes-Benz as the Best Car Manufacturer in the World and Hertz as Best Car Rental Chain in the World, with the latter continuing a four-year winning streak.
For the fourth year in a row, FlyerTalk won as the Best General Travel Site.
The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world's best airlines, hotels chains, automobile manufacturers, car rental agencies, luggage manufacturers, and travel websites.
Voting was conducted online from March 24 through June 19, 2015, and over 162,000 votes were cast by readers.
"Frequent Business Traveler magazine readers relentlessly crisscross the globe, patronizing the world's leading hotels, airlines, and travel-related services," said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of Frequent Business Traveler. "The GlobeRunner Awards are their awards. Their very selective preferences and extensive patronage of hotels, airlines and everything travel-related make their votes particularly meaningful."
In lieu of an awards ceremony, Accura Media Group, Frequent Business Traveler's parent company, is making a donation to the PKD Foundation, an organization dedicated to discovering treatments and a cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease, in memory of its co-founder, Greg Spira, and is encouraging winners and readers to do the same.
Coverage of the awards is available online at http://accura.cc/kilimg
Additional 2015 GlobeRunner Award winners include:
- Best First Class Lounges: Lufthansa German Airlines
- Best Business Class Lounges: Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Best Airport in Asia/Pacific: Singapore Changi Airport
- Best Airport in Europe/Middle East/Africa: London Heathrow Airport
- Best Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
- Best Frequent Flyer Program: American Airlines AAdvantage
- Best Credit/Charge Card Points Program: American Express Membership Rewards
- Best U.S. Mobile Phone Provider for Global Travel: T-Mobile
- Best Web Site for Booking Travel: Expedia
- Best Luggage Maker: Samsonite
- Best Travel Tool and App: Google Maps
- Best General Travel Blog: WendyPerrin.com
- Best Points and Miles Blog: The Points Guy
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