/ CORRECTION - JARP Publishing

/ CORRECTION - JARP Publishing 
NEW YORK, NY   -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 --  In the news release
issued earlier today by JARP Publishing, we are advised by the
company that the headline should read "Dallas/Fort Worth Airport,
National Car Rental and Travelpro Among the Big Winners Hand-Picked
by the Readers of Premier Traveler in the Magazine's Best of 2013
Survey." Complete corrected text follows.  
Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, National Car Rental and Travelpro Among
the Big Winners Hand-Picked by the Readers of Premier Traveler in the
Magazine's Best of 2013 Survey 
NEW YORK, NY -- December 12, 2013 -- In a vibrant celebration held at
the luxurious Sofitel L.A. on December 5, Premier Traveler magazine
(PT) released its perennially popular December/January awards issue,
which features the publication's special report on the
reader-selected Best of 2013. 
Hosted by Publisher Linda Vaughan, Executive Director Adam Rodriguez
and Editor-in-Chief Ally Miola, the festive red-carpet event
celebrated the upper crust of the global travel industry, with senior
representatives from many of the winning companies journeying from
around the world to receive their awards in person.  
Of course, traveling from place to place requires landing at some
point, and PT readers singled out Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport (DFW) as one of the high spots on the ground, naming it the
Best Airport in North America. The hub was praised for its
imaginative use of space and design; fine dining options; connections
eased by the Skylink high-speed train; and the luxurious American
Express Centurion Lounge. Of particular interest to readers was DFW's
innovative security checkpoint in Terminal E18 (created in a
partnership between Marriott's SpringHill Suites, SecurityPoint Media
and the Transportation Safety Administration) which aims to make
clearing security a seamless, user-friendly experience for travelers. 
"Our entire team has done an outstanding job of capturing the best of
what our passengers will want when they travel," said Ken Buchanan,
executive vice president for revenue management at DFW. "And these
enhancements are going to make DFW even more attractive for air
travelers." 
Another way to hit the ground running is by renting an automobile,
and in this category, PT readers voted National Car Rental the Best
Car Rental Company in the World -- no mean feat, when the number of
rental cars in the U.S. alone reaches nearly two million. The company
received kudos for its new National mobile app, which puts the power
of choice into the hands of customers, giving these road warriors the
control they desire as they cruise the road to success.  
"It is an honor to be selected by the readers of Premier Traveler,"
offered Rob Connors, who leads National's brand marketing efforts.
"This year we challenged ourselves to enhance National's service --
and met that challenge by putting more technology into the hands of
our customers. Moving forward, we will continue to focus on and
invest in new innovations, programs and technologies to ensure that
we provide our customers with the premium experience they've come to
expect from National." 
Across the world, Singapore landed wide approval from PT readers, who
applauded Changi Airport as the Best Airport in the World out of the
over 40,000 commercial airports from which to choose. Readers touted
Changi's civilized customer-centric initiatives, wide array of
facilities, free Wi-Fi and numerous indoor gardens among the
airport's most welcome features. 
"We are delighted and honored to be bestowed Premier Traveler's Best
Airport in the World for a second consecutive year, and we are
heartened that our efforts are recognized," said Kwan Shu Qin of
corporate communications. "Passengers are at the heart of what we do,
and our efforts are geared single-mindedly towards enhancing their
experience at Changi." 
The country's flag carrier, Singapore Airlines (SIA), took home three
times the gold -- first, as the Best Overall Airline in the World for
its innovation, attention to detail, luxurious amenities and complete
redesign of all three cabins. Additionally, the airline earned awards
for Best Economy-Class Service in the World and Best International
Airport Lounges, proving that Singapore Airlines is out to conquer
not only the cabins in the sky but the lounges on the ground, as
well.  
"It's truly a privilege to be recognized by the readers of Premier
Traveler magazine for this outstanding honor," said VP Ken Bright
proudly. "Singapore Airlines is committed to a continuous pursuit of
innovation. We believe that our ongoing enhancements, based on
continual research among our customers, will assist in our goal of
maintaining SIA's position at the forefront of our industry -- and as
a Premier Traveler reader favorite." 
Another triple winner was Delta Air Lines, which business-traveling
PT readers named the Best North American Airline for Business-Class
Service as well as the Best Airline for North American Travel, both
reflecting Delta's focus on providing top-notch travel services for
domestic passengers, regardless of cabin. The carrier landed its
third award -- the airline with the Best Domestic Airport Lounges --
for creating high-quality spaces on the ground equaling those
provided in the air. 
"Delta is committed to finding creative ways to provide today's
traveler with an exceptional experience," said Tim Mapes, Delta's
senior vice president for marketing. "For customers, this means more
onboard comfort like full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite, the most
First-Class seats, Economy Comfort, world-class lounges, digital
technology and facilities like the new international terminals at New
York-JFK and Atlanta -- all delivered expertly by the world's best
employees." 
Now that most airlines are charging for extra baggage, carry-ons are
the preferred choice of frequent travelers. And the luggage PT
travelers favor the most is the one developed for and by airline
crews the world over: Travelpro, whose spectacular Platinum Magna
luggage collection solves for once and all time the age-old problem
of argumentative spinner wheels. Readers responded with a resounding
round of applause and rewarded Travelpro for its ingenuity by
bestowing upon the company the title of World's Best Luggage. 
After receiving the award from PT readers, Scott Applebee,
Travelpro's VP of marketing, waxed understandably proud of his
company's award-winning product, saying: "We want to thank our
customers, retail partners and the media for all their comments on
our products. By listening to these, we were able to develop
innovative, problem-solving products that meet the unarticulated
needs of the customer." 
Travel to and from the Indian subcontinent was in the spotlight when
PT readers dubbed Jet Airways the Best Airline to India. Throughout
the recent economic climate, the carrier has maintained its standing
as a primary player in world travel, garnering code-share agreements
with 11 major airlines and positioning India as a strategic
connection point for global travel destinations.  
Proclaiming Jet Airways "proud and honored" to be included amongst
the world's best by readers of PT, CEO Gary Toomey said, "We are
committed to delivering a truly world-class service and have worked
tirelessly to innovate and enhance our in-flight service product.
This award bears testimony to our commitment and focus on the needs
of our guests and our ability to enhance the Jet Airways experience
for our customers." 
With connectivity a key requirement for business travelers, Verizon,
one of the world's largest communications companies, was selected by
PT readers as top-notch in its field and named it the Best Wireless
Data Service Provider in the World.  
And since global travel is so much more pleasurable when a little
peace and quiet can be obtained in flight, globe-trotting PT readers
chose the MDR-10 Headphones from Sony Electronics as the Best
Noise-Canceling Headphones for their superior comfort, sound quality
and noise reduction. 
"Our Best of 2013 awards crown those companies that have proved to be
paying attention to the wants and needs of today's business
traveler," said Ally Miola, PT's editor-in-chief. "We were delighted
with the number of respondents this year -- all of them insightful
readers with experience in and knowledge about the world of travel.
We congratulate the winning companies on a job well done!" 
About Premier Traveler:
Premier Traveler was designed with its readers in mind: frequent
travelers who are perpetually on-the-go (both domestically and
abroad), who have high expectations and a taste for luxury. With a
focus on excellence in writing and response to reader requests,
Premier Traveler provides valuable and relevant insights in an
intelligent, energetic style. The magazine is noted for responding to
its readers, providing them detailed informational surveys, insider
reviews and in-depth answers to issues concerning frequent travelers. 
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