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Global Traveler Celebrates the Winners of the 20th Annual GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

by Kimberly Inlander

Dec 12, 2023

PHOTO: © DESISLAVA VASILEVA | DREAMSTIME.COM

December 2023

As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that’s not the only cause for celebration here: We’ve hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!

The last 20 years of award winners would not have been possible without you, our reader. Intrepid, frequent, luxury travelers yourselves, you know the standouts and you vote for them in our annual survey, from airline and airports to hotels and credit cards. We look forward to another 20 years of these prestigious reader-voted awards.

Join us on the following pages to find out all the winners in our 20th annual survey, including several who’ve won their category for the entire duration of our survey, and see if your favorites made the cut.

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Let’s take flight and start with the winners that transport us around this great big world, starting with Singapore Airlines, once again taking top honors as Best Overall Airline in the World for the third consecutive year. It’s No. 14 for the Best Airline Alliance winner oneworld. Will the alliance take its 15th nod next year? American Airlines flies home with its seventh win for Best Airline Website (aa.com), the title of Best Airline for Domestic First Class, and Best Frequent-Flyer Customer Service for its AAdvantage program, while the Boeing 787 soared above the rest as Best Aircraft Type.

All Nippon Airways pops up on this year’s survey as Fastest-Growing Airline, Trans-Pacific. Air France scoops up three awards: Best Airline for International First Class, two years running; Best Flight Attendant Uniforms, second year in a row; and Best First-Class Seat Design, also for the second consecutive year. Other airlines winning multiple awards include Turkish Airlines, seven- time Best Airline for Business Class, its Corporate Club as Best Corporate Program for Business Travelers for the sixth consecutive year, and Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents for the eighth year in a row. Asiana Airlines is the 20-time winner for both Best Airline for Onboard Service and Best Airline for Flight Attendants; and Korean Air wins Best Airline Cuisine, Best Business-Class Seat Design and Best Frequent-Flyer Award Redemption for Korean Air SKYPASS. Delta Air Lines’ Delta Sky Club earns the title of Best Airline Lounges, while the airline wins Best Airline App.

Air Canada picks up its own duo: a fourth win as Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness and a five-time win as Best Airline in North America. United Airlines will need a jumbo jet to transport its awards home this year! Its MileagePlus program is a triple winner, including its 20th honor as Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program, an 11th win as Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program and its second win as Best Frequent-Flyer Elite-Level Program for the Premier 1K level. Overall, United Airlines is Best Trans-Atlantic Airline for the second consecutive year. The counterpart award, Best Trans-Pacific Airline, goes to Cathay Pacific Airways.

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Let’s take a look at the best airlines by region, starting with LATAM Airlines Group, Best Airline to South & Central America, three years running. Aeromexico wins Best Airline in Mexico for an impressive 14th consecutive year, while Air Tahiti Nui earns its sixth Best Airline in the South Pacific nod. TAP Air Portugal takes its lucky No. 13 win as Best Airline in Europe, and LOT Polish Airlines is Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the second consecutive year. Continuing around the world, Royal Air Maroc shines as Best Airline in Africa, Gulf Air takes its first nod as Best Airline in the Middle East, China Airlines grabs its Best Airline in North Asia win for the fifth consecutive year, and Air India is Best Airline in Central/South Asia & India for a milestone 10th year in a row. For the third year in a row, Japan Airlines earns the Best Airline to Japan honor. Best Airline in China goes to Xiamen Airlines, with Qantas taking its second Best Airline in Australia and New Zealand title.

There’s no coming or going without time spent in the airport, so let’s move on to those hubs delivering an incredible airport experience. That starts with Best Overall Airport in the World, going to iGA Istanbul Airport for the first time. The airport is also the big winner of Best Airport in Europe, Best Airport Dining, Best Airport Shopping for the second year, and Best Duty-Free Shopping in Europe two years in a row.

Taking the award every year of our survey, Chicago O’Hare International Airport is Best Airport in North America 20 times over! Impressive is spelled “ORD.”

Rounding out our airport winners, we have Hamad International Airport, seven-time Best Airport in the Middle East; Incheon International Airport, seven-time Best Airport in Asia and three-time Best Duty-Free Shopping in Asia; El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, six-time Best Airport in South America; O.R. Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, two- time Best Airport in Africa and two-time Best Duty-Free Shopping in Africa; Sarasota Bradenton SRQ, Fastest- Growing U.S. Airport; and Dubai International Airport’s Dubai Duty Free, 17-time Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World and two-time Best Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East.

The next part of the travel process is a traveler’s home away from home. Our award-winning hotels start with Address Hotel Downtown, Dubai winning Best Individual Hotel in the World.

Best International Hotel Chain honors go to InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. The brand also picks up the Best Domestic Hotel Chain award, while its website, ihg.com, wins its second award as Best Hotel Website. The brand’s IHG One Rewards earns its 19th Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World and Best Frequent-Stay Elite-Level Program for its Diamond Elite level. IHG Business Edge wins an impressive fifth Best Small- to Mid- Sized Business Program honor. Aloft reclaims its Best Lifestyle Hotel title for the second year in a row. LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL takes its ninth Best MICE Hotel honor and its 12th Best Hotel in South Korea nod.

Hilton Honors wins Best Frequent-Stay Bonus Program. Marriott Bonvoy takes home two with its fourth Best Frequent-Stay Award Redemption and second Best Frequent-Stay Customer Service. Marriott Bonvoy is also this year’s Best Hotel App winner.

Going around the globe, our winners’ list includes The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 13-time winner of Best Hotel in the United States; Mandarin Oriental, Taipei as Best Hotel in Asia; Iraph Sui Hotel, Miyako Okinawa, Best Hotel in Japan; Raffles Hotel Singapore, Best Hotel in Singapore; Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Best Hotel Chain in Asia; Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal, Best Hotel in Europe; The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, eight- time Best Hotel Chain in Europe; Emirates Palace Hotel as Best Hotel in the Middle East; Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East for the sixth year in a row; and two-time winner Fiesta Americana Travelty, a 13-time winner for Best Hotel Chain in Mexico and Best Hotel Chain in Latin America for the first time.

We all know there’s more to travel than just airlines, airports and hotels, so here’s a look at the winning brands that ensure the rest of the journey is seamless. For the eighth year in a row, Volvo drives away with the Best Overseas Delivery Program win. Also in the automotive sector, Hertz wins the prize of Best Rental Car Company, three years running, and The Parking Spot takes its fifth consecutive Best Airport Parking nod.

Greece makes a three-peat appearance as Best Tourism Destination for the third year in a row, and Seoul becomes Best MICE City for the ninth year in a row, looking toward next year for a landmark 10th win. Cayman Islands was named Best Offshore Business Location. Intelsat (Gogo Commercial Aviation) takes the Best WiFi Service nod, while Briggs & Riley returns as Best Luggage Brand. Best Travel Insurance Company is once again Allianz Travel, two years in a row, and Best Rail Service/ Provider goes to Alaska Railroad.

Co-branded credit cards ensure everyday purchases help achieve travel dreams. These are the very best to get you where you want to go: United Club Infinite Card from Chase, winning Best Overall Credit Card, Best Credit Card Rewards Program and Best Frequent- Flyer Affinity Credit Card Promotions, all for the fourth time; and the United Explorer Card from Chase celebrates its 11th Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Redemptions win. United Card Event for Chase Cardmembers receives Best Credit Card Special Events accolades for the fourth year in a row.

Best Small Business Credit Card goes to CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select Mastercard. Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard wins for Best Credit Card Design, and My GM Rewards Card by Goldman Sachs Mastercard earns the Best New Credit Card Launch title.

Two Marriott Bonvoy cards continue to earn top nods: Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase wins Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Benefits for the third year in a row, while the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card is Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Redemptions, four years in a row. IHG One Rewards Traveler Card appears for the first time on the list as Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card. The IHG One Rewards Premier Card, meanwhile, wins Best Frequent- Stay Affinity Credit Card Promotions.

Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America takes its 12th win as Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card and fifth win for Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Benefits. For Best Cruise Line Affinity Credit Card, Royal Caribbean Visa Signature Credit Card from Bank of America upset a long-time winner.

We commend this year’s winners for their accomplishments. Congratulations to all the winners!

THE VOTING PROCESS
Open-ended ballots ran in subscriber copies of Global Traveler and online at globaltravelerusa.com/gt-tested-awards-ballot from Dec. 6, 2022, to Aug. 31, 2023. Ballots were distributed via direct mail and email during the same period. Ballots returned with less than 50 percent of the fields completed were disqualified. Employees of FX Express Publications, Inc., and affiliated members of the travel industry were not allowed to participate.

WINNERS’ CIRCLE

Best Overall Airline in the World
1. Singapore Airlines
2. United Airlines
3. Delta Air Lines
4. Emirates
5. Air France

Best Airline Alliance
1. oneworld
2. Star Alliance
3. SkyTeam

Best Aircraft Type Best Aircraft Type
1. Boeing 787
2. Boeing 777
3. Airbus A350
4. Airbus A330
5. Airbus A380

Best Airline Website
1. aa.com
2. united.com
3. delta.com
4. jetblue.com
5. turkishairlines.com

Fastest-Growing Airline, Trans-Pacific
1. All Nippon Airways
2. United Airlines
3. Japan Airlines
4. China Southern Airlines
5. American Airlines

Best Airline for Business Class
1. Turkish Airlines
2. Singapore Airlines
3. United Airlines
4. Lufthansa
5. Etihad Airways

Best Airline for International First Class
1. Air France
2. Korean Air
3. Cathay Pacific Airways
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Etihad Airways

Best Airline for Domestic First Class
1. American Airlines
2. United Airlines
3. Delta Air Lines
4. Alaska Airlines
5. Hawaiian Airlines

Best Airline Lounges
1. Delta Sky Club
2. American Airlines Admirals Club
3. United Club
4. Alaska Airlines Alaska Board Room
5. United Polaris Club

Best Airline for Onboard Service
1. Asiana Airlines
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Cathay Pacific Airways
4. Air France
5. Korean Air

Best Airline for Flight Attendants
1. Asiana Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific Airways
3. Korean Air
4. Singapore Airlines
5. Qatar Airways

Best Flight Attendant Uniforms
1. Air France
2. Emirates
3. Singapore Airlines
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
5. Korean Air

Best Airline Cuisine
1. Korean Air
2. Air France
3. Turkish Airlines
4. Swiss International Air Lines
5. Singapore Airlines

Best First-Class Seat Design
1. Air France
2. Korean Air
3. Emirates
4. Cathay Pacific Airways
5. Etihad Airways

Best Business-Class Seat Design
1. Korean Air
2. United Airlines
3. Cathay Pacific Airways
4. Etihad Airways
5. Turkish Airlines

Best Corporate Program for Business Travelers
1. Turkish Airlines Corporate Club
2. Air Canada Corporate Rewards
3. American Express Platinum Card
4. United PerksPlus
5. Korean Air KAL BIZ

Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness
1. Air Canada
2. United Airlines
3. Delta Air Lines
4. Turkish Airlines
5. Korean Air

Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program
1. United MileagePlus
2. Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
3. Air Canada Aeroplan
4. American Airlines AAdvantage
5. JetBlue TrueBlue

Best Frequent-Flyer Elite-Level Program
1. United Airlines, MileagePlus – Premier 1K
2. American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum
3. Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Diamond Medallion
4. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold
5. Korean Air SKYPASS

Best Frequent-Flyer Bonus Program
1. United MileagePlus
2. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
3. Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
4. Air Canada Aeroplan
5. American Airlines AAdvantage

Best Frequent-Flyer Award Redemption
1. Korean Air SKYPASS
2. American Airlines AAdvantage
3. Air Canada Aeroplan
4. Delta SkyMiles
5. United MileagePlus

Best Frequent-Flyer Customer Service
1. American Airlines AAdvantage
2. United MileagePlus
3. Air Canada Aeroplan
4. Delta SkyMiles
5. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Best Airline in North America
1. Air Canada
2. United Airlines
3. Delta Air Lines
4. American Airlines
5. JetBlue

Best Airline to South America & Central America
1. LATAM Airlines Group
2. Aerolineas Argentinas
3. Copa Airlines
4. Avianca

Best Airline in Mexico
1. Aeromexico
2. Viva Aerobus
3. Volaris

Best Airline in the South Pacific
1. Air Tahiti Nui
2. Air New Zealand
3. Qantas
4. Fiji Airways
5. Virgin Australia

Best Airline in Europe
1. TAP Air Portugal
2. Lufthansa
3. Air France
4. British Airways
5. Swiss International Air Lines

Best Airline in Eastern Europe
1. LOT Polish Airlines
2. Air Serbia
3. CSA Czech Airlines
4. Wizz Air
5. Rossiya Airlines

Best Airline in Africa
1. Royal Air Maroc
2. Ethiopian Airlines
3. Kenya Airways
4. Air Seychelles
5. Air Mauritius

Best Airline in Australia and New Zealand
1. Qantas
2. Air New Zealand
3. Air Tahiti Nui
4. Fiji Airways
5. Virgin Australia

Best Airline in the Middle East
1. Gulf Air
2. Emirates
3. Etihad Airways
4. Qatar Airways
5. Saudi Arabian Airlines

Best Airline in North Asia (excluding China)
1. China Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific Airways
3. EVA Air
4. Japan Airlines
5. Korean Air

Best Airline in Central/South Asia & India
1. Air India
2. Indigo
3. SpiceJet
4. SriLankan Airlines
5. Air Astana

Best Airline in China
1. Xiamen Airlines
2. Air China
3. China Southern Airlines
4. China Eastern Airlines
5. Hainan Airlines

Best Airline to Japan
1. Japan Airlines
2. United Airlines
3. Delta Air Lines
4. All Nippon Airways
5.American Airlines

Best Trans-Atlantic Airline
1. United Airlines
2. TAP Air Portugal
3. Air France
4. Brussels Airlines
5. American Airlines

Best Trans-Pacific Airline
1. Cathay Pacific Airways
2. Singapore Airlines
3. Japan Airlines
4. United Airlines
5. Korean Air

Best Overall Airport in the World
1. iGA Istanbul Airport
2. Hamad International Airport
3. Singapore Changi Airport
4. Incheon International Airport
5. Munich Airport

Best Airport in North America
1. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
2. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
3. Miami International Airport
4. Denver International Airport
5. San Francisco International Airport

Best Airport in Asia
1. Incheon International Airport
2. Singapore Changi Airport
3. Taipei Taoyuan International Airport
4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
5. Osaka Kansai International Airport

Best Airport in Africa
1. O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
3. Cape Town International Airport
4. Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
5. Port Elizabeth International Airport

Best Airport in Europe
1. iGA Istanbul Airport
2. Munich Airport
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4. Frankfurt am Main Airport
5. Hamburg Airport

Best Airport in the Middle East
1. Hamad International Airport
2. Dubai International Airport
3. Abu Dhabi International Airport
4. Bahrain International Airport
5. Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport, Medina

Best Airport in South America
1. El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá
2. Jorge Chávez International Airport
3. Quito International Airport
4. José Joaquín de Olmedo Guayaquil International Airport
5. São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport

Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents
1. Turkish Airlines
2. United Airlines
3. Korean Air
4. Qatar Airways
5. Emirates

Best Airport Dining
1. iGA Istanbul Airport
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
3. Hamad International Airport
4. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
5. Miami International Airport

Best Airport Shopping
1. iGA Istanbul Airport
2. Miami International Airport
3. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
4. Hamad International Airport
5. Dubai International Airport

Fastest-Growing U.S. Airport
1. Sarasota Bradenton SRQ
2. Los Angeles International Airport
3. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
4. Dallas Love Field Airport
5. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Best Duty-Free Shopping in the World
1. Dubai Duty Free
2. Incheon International Airport
3. Hamad International Airport
4. iGA Istanbul Airport
5. Singapore Changi Airport

Best Duty-Free Shopping in Asia
1. Incheon International Airport
2. Singapore Changi Airport
3. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
4. Tokyo Haneda International Airport
5. Osaka Kansai International Airport

Best Duty-Free Shopping in Africa
1. O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
2. Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
3. Seychelles International Airport
4. Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria
5. Port Elizabeth International Airport

Best Duty-Free Shopping in Europe
1. iGA Istanbul Airport
2. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
3. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
4. Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
5. Munich Airport

Best Duty-Free Shopping in the Middle East
1. Dubai Duty Free
2. Hamad International Airport
3. Bahrain Duty Free
4. Muscat International Airport
5. Amman Queen Alia International Airport

Best Individual Hotel in the World
1. Address Hotel Downtown, Dubai
2. The St. Regis Singapore
3. Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
4. Hotel de Crillon, Paris
5. The Peninsula Hong Kong

Best International Hotel Chain
1. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
2. The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
3. Marriott Hotels
4. Park Hyatt
5. The Peninsula Hotels

Best Domestic Hotel Chain
1. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
2. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
3. The Ritz-Carlton
4. The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
5. Four Seasons

Best Lifestyle Hotel
1. Aloft Hotels
2. Andaz
3. Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
4. Moxy Hotels
5. Element Hotels & Resorts

Best MICE Hotel
1. LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL
2. Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
3. Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
4. Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center
5. Hilton London Metropole

Best Hotel Website
1. ihg.com
2. peninsula.com
3. hilton.com
4. marriott.com
5. sonesta.com

Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World
1. IHG One Rewards
2. Marriott Bonvoy
3. Hilton Honors
4. World of Hyatt
5. Le Club AccorHotels

Best Frequent-Stay Elite-Level Program
1. IHG One Rewards – Diamond Elite
2. Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite
3. The Ritz-Carlton Rewards
4. Le Club AccorHotels Platinum
5. Sonesta Travel Pass Elite

Best Frequent-Stay Bonus Program
1. Hilton Honors
2. Marriott Bonvoy
3. IHG One Rewards
4. Sonesta Travel Pass
5. Le Club AccorHotels

Best Frequent-Stay Award Redemption
1. Marriott Bonvoy
2. Hilton Honors
3. IHG One Rewards
4. Sonesta Travel Pass
5. Radisson Rewards

Best Frequent-Stay Customer Service
1. Marriott Bonvoy
2. World of Hyatt
3. IHG One Rewards
4. MeliáRewards
5. Le Club AccorHotels

Best Hotel in the United States
1. The Peninsula Beverly Hills
2. The Broadmoor
3. Terranea Resort
4. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
5. Four Seasons Lanai

Best Hotel in Asia
1. Mandarin Oriental, Taipei
2. The Peninsula Bangkok
3. SIGNIEL SEOUL Lotte Tower
4. Four Seasons Seoul
5. The Peninsula Hong Kong

Best Hotel in South Korea
1. LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL
2. Four Seasons Seoul
3. SIGNIEL SEOUL
4. Grand Hyatt Seoul
5. The Shilla Seoul

Best Hotel in Europe
1. Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
2. Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Venice
3. Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
4. Le Meurice, Paris
5. Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich

Best Hotel in the Middle East
1. Emirates Palace Hotel
2. One&Only Royal Mirage
3. Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel
4. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
5. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Best Hotel in Japan
1. Iraph Sui Hotel, Miyako Okinawa
2. Tokyo Station Hotel
3. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo
4. Park Hyatt Tokyo
5. Conrad Tokyo

Best Hotel in Singapore
1. Raffles Hotel Singapore
2. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
3. The Fullerton Hotel
4. The Fullerton Bay Hotel
5. Capella Singapore

Best Hotel Chain in Asia
1. Anantara Hotels & Resorts
2. The Langham Hotels & Resorts
3. Taj Hotels
4. Oberoi Hotels
5. Mandarin Oriental

Best Hotel Chain in Europe
1. The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
2. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
3. The Ritz-Carlton
4. Luxury Collection
5. Westin Hotels

Best Hotel Chain in Latin America
1. Fiesta Americana Travelty
2. Sol Meliá
3. Westin Hotels
4. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
5. Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Chain in Mexico
1. Fiesta Americana Travelty
2. Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
3. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
4. Westin Hotels
5. W Hotels

Best Hotel Chain in the Middle East
1. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
2. The Ritz-Carlton
3. Four Seasons
4. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
5. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Best Overseas Delivery Program
1. Volvo
2. Porsche

Best Rental Car Company
1. Hertz
2. Avis
3. Sixt
4. Enterprise
5. Dollar

Best Airport Parking
1. The Parking Spot
2. Wally Park
3. ParkRideFly
4. AirportParking
5. ParkingConnection

Best Tourism Destination
1. Greece
2. Ireland
3. Spain
4. Mexico
5. Italy

Best MICE City
1. Seoul
2. Abu Dhabi
3. Doha
4. London
5. Singapore

Best WiFi Service
1. Intelsat (Gogo Commercial Aviation)>
2. T-Mobile
3. Verizon Wireless
4. AT&T Wireless
5.Boingo Wireless

Best Luggage Brand
1. Briggs & Riley
2. Away
3. Tumi
4. Samsonite
5. Yeti

Best Hotel App
1. Marriott Bonvoy
2. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
3. Hilton
4. Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
5. Hyatt Hotels

Best Airline App
1. Delta Air Lines
2. United Airlines
3. Alaska Airlines
4. American Airlines
5. Singapore Airlines

Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program
1. IHG Business Edge
2. United PerksPlus
3. Hilton Hotels
4. Delta SkyMiles for Business
5. American Express Platinum

Best Offshore Business Location
1. Cayman Islands
2. U.S. Virgin Islands
3. British Virgin Islands
4. Hong Kong
5. Ireland

Best Travel Insurance Company
1. Allianz Travel
2. AGI Travel
3. Travel Guard
4. MedJet
5. Travel Insured International

Best Rail Service/Provider
1. Alaska Railroad
2. Rocky Mountaineer
3. Amtrak Vacations
4. Railbookers
5. VIA Rail Canada

Best Overall Credit Card
1. United Club Infinite Card from Chase
2. United Explorer Card from Chase
3. American Express Platinum
4. Delta SkyMiles Gold Card from American Express
5. Escape by Discover

Best Small-Business Credit Card
1. CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard
2. Capital One Spark Miles for Business Card
3. American Express Business Platinum
4. United Explorer Business Card
5. Chase Hyatt for Business Card

Best Credit Card Special Events
1. United Card Event for Chase Cardmembers
2. Citi Entertainment
3. Mastercard Priceless Cities
4. Chase Sapphire
5. Barclays The Uber Visa Card

Best Credit Cards Rewards Program
1. United Club Infinite Card from Chase
2. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Visa Card from Chase
3. Membership Rewards Program from American Express
4. Capital One Venture Rewards
5. Sonesta Stay Rewarded Bank of America Mastercard

Best Credit Card Design
1. Hawaiian Airlines World Elite Mastercard
2. Chase Sapphire Reserve
3. Capital One Venture X
4. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase
5. United Quest Card from Chase

Best New Credit Card Launch
1. My GM Rewards Card by Goldman Sachs Mastercard
2. Marriott Bonvoy Bevy by American Express
3. LATAM World Elite Mastercard
4. IHG Rewards Premier Business Credit Card by Chase

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card
1. IHG One Rewards Traveler Card
2. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
3. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase
4. IHG One Rewards Premier Card
5. Choice Privileges Visa Signature

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Promotions
1. IHG One Rewards Premier Card
2. Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express
3. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
4. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase
5. Sonesta Stay Rewarded Bank of America Mastercard

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Benefits
1. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase
2. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card from American Express
3. IHG One Rewards Premier Card
4. Hilton Honors Card from American Express
5. The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase

Best Frequent-Stay Affinity Credit Card Redemptions
1. Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
2. Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase
3. Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
4. IHG One Rewards Premier Card
5. The World of Hyatt Credit Card from Chase

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card
1. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America
2. Delta SkyMiles Card from American Express
3. United Club Infinite Card from Chase
4. British Airways Visa Signature Card
5. United Explorer Card from Chase

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Promotions
1. United Club Infinite Card from Chase
2. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America
3. American Airlines Aviator Barclays Card
4. CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard
5. British Airways Visa Signature Card

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Benefits
1. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America
2. CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard
3. American Airlines Aviator Barclays Card
4. United Explorer Card from Chase
5. Aeromexico Club Premier La Tarjeta American Express

Best Frequent-Flyer Affinity Credit Card Redemptions
1. United Explorer Card from Chase
2. CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard
3. Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card from Bank of America
4. United Club Infinite Card from Chase
5. Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

Best Cruise Line Affinity Credit Card
1. Royal Caribbean Visa Signature Card from Bank of America
2. Princess Cruises Visa Signature Card from Barclays
3. The Carnival Mastercard from Barclaycard
4. Norwegian Cruise Line Bank of America Mastercard
5. Celebrity Cruises Visa Signature Card

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Located in northern Italy, the Emilia Romagna region offers travelers exciting experiences for 2024.

eFlyer Deals
Feb 21, 2024

Leap Day Savings at The Marker San Francisco, Hotel Dena

This Leap Year, save 29 percent off the best available rate at The Marker San Francisco. This limited-time deal is available for booking only on Feb. 29, for travel between Feb. 29 and Dec. 31.

Why Buy Annual Travel Insurance?

One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.

Daily
Feb 21, 2024

Make Alberta, Canada, Your Next Wellness Getaway

Rich in mountains, prairies, forests and hot springs, Alberta, Canada, takes nature and wellness travel to a whole new level. Combine the beauty of this western Canadian province with relaxation and you’re in for a treat.

eFlyer Deals
Feb 21, 2024

Sail Away and Save with American Queen Voyages

Take advantage of American Queen Voyages’ biggest offer yet with the Sail Away & Save event. These savings apply to more than 200 voyages through 2025, including Alaska expedition trips.

Experience Luxury and Tranquility at Hamad International Airport’s Hotel

Known as one of the best airports in the world and voted Best Airport in the Middle East by Global Traveler readers, Hamad International Airport aims to set new standards for the airport industry that exceed the expectations of travelers through its facility.

eFlyer Lead
Feb 21, 2024

Amalfi Coast, Italy, Opens Airport This Summer

In time for peak travel season to Italy’s picturesque Amalfi Coast, the region will welcome its own airport as early as this July. Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is not only undergoing renovations but it also plans to open as a commercial airport.