Hilton, Lufthansa, Swiss, Singapore and American Voted World's Top Travel Companies by Frequent Business Traveler Readers

  Hilton, Lufthansa, Swiss, Singapore and American Voted World's Top Travel
               Companies by Frequent Business Traveler Readers

GlobeRunner Awards Honor the World's Best Hotels, Airlines, Car Rental
Agencies, Travel Websites and Other Providers

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013

NEW YORK, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa,
American Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Transaero Airlines, and
Emirates Airline have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business
Traveler (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com), an online publication written for
and by affluent frequent business travelers.

The Hilton chain was recognized as favorite in the Americas, Asia/Pacific
(APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). American Airlines took top
honors as best airline in the Americas; Transaero won its award for service in
Europe/Middle East/Africa; while Singapore Airlines scored tops for the
Asia/Pacific region. The publication's readers bestowed two awards to
Lufthansa - best first class lounge as well as best frequent flyer program.
Honors for Best Airport in the Americas went to John F. Kennedy International
Airport. Top recognition also went to BMW as the Best Automobile Manufacturer
and Hertz as Best Car Rental Chain.

The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world's best
airlines, hotel chains, automobile manufacturers, car rental agencies, luggage
manufacturers and travel websites.

Voting was conducted online from January 9 through March 15, and over 110,000
votes were cast by readers.

"Every day, our readers 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 knowledge and desire for the best are reflected in the list of
winners we are recognizing."

The awards were presented at a ceremony at The Penn Club in New York City.
Coverage of the awards is available online at

The complete list of GlobeRunner award winners is:

  oBest Airline in Asia/Pacific: Singapore Airlines
  oBest Airline in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Transaero Airlines
  oBest Airline in the Americas: American Airlines
  oBest First Class Lounges: Lufthansa
  oBest Business Class Lounges: Swiss International Air Lines
  oBest Airport in Asia/Pacific: Singapore Changi Airport
  oBest Airport in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Dubai International Airport
  oBest Airport in the Americas: John F. Kennedy International Airport
  oBest Airline Alliance: Star Alliance
  oBest Frequent Flyer Program: Lufthansa Miles & More
  oBest Airline Food and Wine: Emirates Airline
  oBest Hotel Chain in Asia/Pacific: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Hotel Chain in Europe/Middle East/Africa: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Hotel Chain in The Americas: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Hotel Chain/Group Loyalty Program: Hilton HHonors
  oBest Hotel Chain Dining/Restaurant: Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  oBest Credit/Charge Card Points Program: American Express Membership
  oBest Mobile Phone Coverage in North America: AT&T
  oBest Web Site for Booking Travel: Expedia
  oBest General Travel Site: FlyerTalk
  oBest Car Rental Chain in the World: Hertz
  oBest Car Manufacturer in the World: BMW
  oBest Luggage Maker: Samsonite

Frequent Business Traveler (http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com) is an
online publication that brings must-read travel tips and insights, news,
reviews, and local knowledge to globetrotting executives in order to ensure
seamless, productive, and successful travel. It is published by Accura Media
Group, a publisher of online content for the new class of consumers who prefer
luxury, eco-friendliness and smart design.

SOURCE Frequent Business Traveler

Website: http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com
Contact: Henry Feintuch, henry@feintuchpr.com, +1-212 808-4901; or Emily
Simmons, emily@feintuchpr.com, +1-212-808-4904
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