Readers of Business Travel Magazine had the opportunity to vote for their favorite products and services, in line with their most efficient, productive and enjoyable travel experiences.
The business travelers participating in Best in Business Travel Awards selected the best travel service companies, including airlines, airports, hotels, conference and convention destinations, car rental companies, and aircraft manufacturers.
Through the 2014 survey, the Best in Business Travel Awards recognized the excellence of 47 service companies in 62 categories around the globe. Based on criteria combining best value and service, as well as the route structure, convenience, proximity, and service culture, world travelers chose Colombian air carrier Avianca as the Best Airline in South and Latin America in 2014.
According to the Business Traveler survey, all details are important for business travelers, with higher value assigned to route network coverage, in-flight comfort, as well as the availability of the latest technology throughout the service chain and, of course, the quality and comprehensiveness of service.
Some Other Winners:
Best Airline Alliance Star Alliance
Best Premium Economy Class Service In the World Virgin Atlantic
Best Airport Clubs/Lounges Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Best Business Hotel Chain in the World Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Best Aircraft Type Boeing 777
Best Business Class to Latin America/South America LAN Airlines
Best Airline Website JetBlue
Best Hotel Website hotels.com
Best Budget Hotel Chain Holiday Inn
Best Business Hotel Chain in South/Latin America Starwood Hotels & Resorts
On receiving the news of the award, Fabio Villegas Ramirez, CEO Avianca, noted: “We are honored to receive this recognition from business travelers around the world. It is the result of constant and dedicated work of more than 20,000 employees, striving to provide a warm and effective assistance to those who choose Avianca for their business and/or leisure travel. We are very pleased to receive this award in a highly competitive environment where Avianca has earned a place of honor as a result of its innovations throughout the service chain. This recognition encourages us to continue to work even harder on the quality of our offering.”
The Best in Business Travel Awards Survey covers seven major world regions: North America, South/Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It also includes the best airline in North America for international travel (Air Canada), and the favorite North American low-cost carrier (Southwest Airlines).