The Trazees And GBTA Recap

Nov 4, 2015
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The Global Traveler team took it back to The Roaring Twenties with friends and colleagues at our yearly reception to celebrate the annual Global Business Travel Association convention. Held at the brand-new, speakeasy-style Itta Bena in Orlando, Fla., GT hosted the event in conjunction with co-sponsor Meliá Hotels International.

There was more than one reason to celebrate this year, as we also honored the inaugural winners of The Trazees, the awards distributed by GT’s sister web publication, trazeetravel.com. Acceptees from a number of award-winning travel providers joined us on behalf of their companies and to celebrate another successful year in the industry.

Trazee Travel is dedicated to all things travel for travelers aged 18–35. Updated daily, the Web publication covers trends, products, tips and so much more in the world of travel. Nominations for the inaugural awards were accepted via online ballot and from trazeetravel.com’s intrepid contributors. A committee of select FX Express Publications, Inc., management selected the final winners.

“This year proved to be another successful GBTA convention,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “As we announced the launch of trazeetravel.com at last year’s show, we thought it only fitting to honor the inaugural The Trazees winners at this year’s event. We all had a great time celebrating the successes of our partners at the incredible, 1920s-themed Itta Bena, a must-visit in Orlando.”

This year marked the 47th annual Global Business Travel Association convention, with more than 6,000 attendees from hotels, airlines, travel companies and corporate travel departments. The 48th annual convention will be held in Denver in July 2016.

Winners’ Circle

Favorite International Airline
American Airlines

Favorite Aircraft Type
Boeing 787

Favorite Airline Website
JetBlue

Favorite Frequent-Flyer Program
United MileagePlus

Favorite Airline in North America
Favorite Budget Airline
Southwest Airlines

Favorite Airline to South America
LAN Airlines

Favorite Airline in Europe
Aer Lingus

Favorite Airline in Africa
South African Airways

Favorite Asian Airline
EVA Air

Favorite Overall Airport in the World
Munich Airport

Favorite Airport in North America
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Favorite Individual Hotel
The James Chicago

Favorite Hotel Chain
Kimpton Hotels

Favorite Lifestyle Hotel
Andaz

Favorite Hotel Website
Marriott

Favorite Hotel Rewards Program
IHG Rewards Club

Favorite Hotel Chain in Latin America
InterContinental Hotels Group

Favorite Hotel Chain in Mexico
Fiestamericana Hotels & Resorts

Favorite Hotel Chain in the Middle East
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Favorite Green Hotel
Element Hotels

Favorite Country
Spain

Favorite Worldwide City
Dublin

Favorite Wireless Service
Verizon

Favorite Event Around the Globe
Oktoberfest

Favorite Rental Car Company
National

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