Singapore Airlines, Emirates Come Out Tops in Global Traveler Awards


Global Traveler, a U.S.-based magazine for international business travelers, has announced this year’s winners of its annual reader survey in 70 travel-related categories.

More than 28,000 frequent business and luxury travelers responded to this year’s survey.

The awards range from the expected (Best Airport in the World: Incheon; Best Airport Lounges: Emirates) to the debatable (Best Airline for Flight Attendant Uniforms: Etihad) to the downright odd (Best Airport Gate Agents: Qatar Airways; Best Hotel Club Floor: The Ritz-Carlton Club Level).

Below is a small sampling of this year’s winners.

Global Traveler magazine 2012 Annual Reader Survey Awards

Best Airline in the World: Singapore Airlines

Best Airline for International First Class: Emirates

Best Airline for Business Class: British Airways

Best Airline for Flight Attendants: Asiana Airlines

Best Airline for Flight Attendant Uniforms: Etihad Airways

Best Airline Cuisine: Alitalia

Best Airline in Africa: South African Airways
Best Airline in the Middle East: Emirates

Best Airline for Cargo: Lufthansa

Best Airport Lounges: Emirates

Best Airport in the World: Incheon Airport (Seoul)

Best Hotel in the World: The Address Downtown Dubai

Best Tourism Destination: Ireland

Best Golf Resort: Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore. (United States)

Best Frequent-Flyer Program: United MileagePlus

Best Airport Hotel: Hyatt Regency Incheon

Best Duty-Free Shops: Dubai Duty Free

Best Noise-Canceling Headset: Sony Noise-Canceling Headset


For the complete list, click here.

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