The results are in! For the seventh consecutive year, Global Traveler conducted its GT Tested Reader Survey, asking frequent business and luxury travelers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories. More than 25,000 people responded. Over the past seven years, Global Traveler’s consistent, unbiased reporting has placed the GT Tested Reader Survey among the most highly regarded in the industry.
This year, Global Traveler‘s distinguished readers recognized airlines, hotels, loyalty programs and travel-related products in 62 categories. The results of the survey are announced in the December 2010 issue.
Highlights from this year’s roster of highly regarded winners include: (the complete list may be found here).
Best Tour Operator: Boundless Journeys
Best Airline in the World: Singapore Airlines
Best Airline for First Class: Cathay Pacific Airways
Best Airline for Premium-Economy Class: Virgin Atlantic
Best Airline in Central/South America: Avianca
Best Airline in Central/South Asia and India: Jet Airways
Best International Hotel Chain: Park Hyatt
Best Domestic Hotel Chain: Marriott Hotels and Resorts
Best Hotel Chain in Asia: Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Best International Business City: Bangkok
Best Frequent-Flyer Program: United Mileage Plus
“The success of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards has been staggering,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler. “Each year, more and more responses are received. Our readers certainly value the airlines, hotels and products they honor year after year. Big congratulations to the 2010 winners, a truly impressive list of travel providers and, without a doubt, some of the best in the industry.”
About Boundless Journeys
Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator. With a diverse collection of locally guided, small group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking in remote regions ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.