The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: Delta Tops Airlines, BCD Leads TMCs

Dallas - 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 six consecutive years.

BCD Travel, meanwhile, unseated Carlson Wagonlit Travel as the Most Admired Travel Management Company. The Beat presented its annual Readers' Choice awards here this week at the 10th annual The Beat Live.

Other repeat winners included American Express as Most Admired Payment System, a category it has dominated for 10 years. Yet, this time, Conferma tied Amex in the category.

Readers chose Concur as the Most Admired Travel Technology Company, its sixth-consecutive win in that category.

Repeating performances from last year, Marriott International took the top spot in the hotel category, and National Car Rental was named 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 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.