Reader's Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, BCD Leads TMCs

Arlington, Va. - Readers of The Beat voted Delta Air Lines the Most Admired Airline and Supplier of the Year, two awards the carrier has brought home for four consecutive years.

BCD Travel, meanwhile, claimed its third consecutive win in the TMC category during the eighth annual Reader's Choice Awards presentation, made here today at The Beat Live conference.

Other repeat winners included American Express as Most Admired Payment System, a category it has dominated since the beginning, and Concur as Most Admired Travel Technology Company, its fourth-consecutive win.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts wrested the top spot in the hotel category from last year's winner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as Avis Budget Group overtook Enterprise Holdings as Most Admired Car Rental Firm.

The awards were based on a poll fielded this summer that asked readers to choose the company in each of the six supplier segments they "most admire for its policies, management style and service for business clients." Respondents who voted for their own companies were disqualified.