The Beat Announces 2018 Readers' Choice Winners

Readers of The Beat chose Delta Air Lines as the Most Admired Airline, as well as Supplier of the Year, two honors the carrier has been awarded for seven consecutive years.

For the second year in a row, BCD Travel was named Most Admired Travel Management Company. The Beat presented its annual Readers' Choice awards here at the 11th annual The Beat Live.

Other repeat winners included American Express as Most Admired Payment System, a category it has dominated for 11 years. Readers yet again chose SAP Concur as Most Admired Travel Technology Company, its seventh-consecutive win in that category.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts took the top honor in the hotel category, unseating last year's winner, Marriott International. National Car Rental, meanwhile, drove home with the Most Admired Car Rental Brand honor.

The awards were based on a poll fielded this summer that asked readers to choose the company in each of 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.