The 2018 Business Traveller Awards were announced on Monday, October 15, by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media, and presented by special guest Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

Sponsored by Panasonic, the Business Traveller Awards are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results authenticated by an independent auditing company, and are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence. This year it was attended by more than 250 industry leaders.

Singapore Airlines took an impressive four awards, being named Best Airline, as well as winning in the Best Asian Airline, Best Economy Class and Best Cabin Staff Class.

British Airways again took the awards for Best Short-Haul Carrier, Best Frequent Flyer Programme and Best Airport Lounge, for its Concorde Room at London Heathrow T5, while oneworld was named Best Airline Alliance.

Qatar Airways won three awards for Best Long-haul Airline, Best Business Class and Best Middle East Airline.

Emirates was named Best First Class. Virgin Atlantic Best Premium Economy Class

For a phenomenal 31st year in a row, Singapore’s Changi airport won the Best Airport in the World award, while Amsterdam Schiphol took the Europe prize, and London Heathrow was named Best Airport for Tax-Free Shopping.

Avis was again named the Best Car Rental Company Worldwide and in Europe, while Virgin Trains retained the Best UK Domestic Train Service award.

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