Business Traveller Awards 2015. Polish frequent travellers have chosen the most recommended brands!

Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air France, Accor, Sheraton, Hotel Krasicki, Avis, Dr Irena Eris, and – as for airports - Frankfurt am Main and Dubai International - these are just some of many well-known brands that have won the greatest recognition by the readers of the Polish edition of Business Traveller magazine.

All the big players were also present at the 2015 Business Traveller Poland Awards Gala that was held on 17 February in the winter garden of Villa Foksal, Warsaw. The event hosted by Business Traveller Poland gathered more than 120 guests, including heads of airlines that are present on the Polish market, CEOs of the largest hotel and car rental brands, as well as representatives of the banking sector and journalists.

On a yearly basis, our magazine along with the consultancy firm Deloitte organizes a survey among our readers and business travellers, who use the services of such giants as Carlson Wagonlit, Hogg Robinson Polska, Weco Travel or the Polish Business Roundtable Club. Based on their own experience they recommend the best products from the exciting business travel market.

“It is the third time when our readers voted to select the winners of the awards. Our recommendations are simply the best guidance for both business and leisure trips. This is an especially valuable award, because your products and services are appreciated not by us – the editors and the publisher – but our readers who are often ‘heavy users’ of your offer,” said at the event Robert Grzybowski, the publisher of the Polish edition of Business Traveller.
In the 2015 iteration of the Business Traveller Awards, Deloitte sent an electronic survey to tens of thousands of Polish businesspeople and received back exactly 1,005 answers.

Demographics speak for itself – 80 per cent of those that sent back the survey live in Poland’s largest cities, frequently use air travel and hotels around the world, are active and their hobbies include skiing, sailing and new technologies. According to the survey, almost half of the group are females. Also, the majority of them are managers, corporate executives, specialists, as well as the owners of small companies.

In the 2015 iteration of the Business Traveller Awards, Deloitte sent an electronic survey to tens of thousands of Polish businesspeople and received back exactly 1,005 answers.

Demographics speak for itself – 80 per cent of those that sent back the survey live in Poland’s largest cities, frequently use air travel and hotels around the world, are active and their hobbies include skiing, sailing and new technologies. According to the survey, almost half of the group are females. Also, the majority of them are managers, corporate executives, specialists, as well as the owners of small companies.

Se the demographic details!

The long and exciting 2015 proved to be especially favourable for such brands as Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. Among the most acclaimed hotel brands were Sheraton, Accor  and Dr Irena Eris. As for car rental services, Avis and Hertz have left all the competition far behind, similarly to Samsung and Dell in the area of consumer electronics. In the credit card category, the leading products are mBank Miles & Premium, Citibank Premiermiles, as well as Diners Club Miles & More LOT. Finally, Dr Irena Eris Spa Hotels is the lone leader of the hotel spa category. The top three travel agents are Neckermann, TUI and Rainbow Tours. Polish businesspeople are also fond of Polish brands. Vistula is highly-regarded in classy attire category, while Wittchen and Cholewiński are two of the best travel brands.

Business Traveller Poland presents three best recommendations in more than thirty categories. Here is the complete list of finalists:

AIRPORTS

BEST AIRPORT IN POLAND
Finalists: KATOWICE PYRZOWICE, WROCŁAW STRACHOWICE
Winner: WARSAW CHOPIN AIRPORT

BEST REGIONAL AIRPORT IN POLAND
Finalists: GDAŃSK LECH WAŁĘSA, KATOWICE PYRZOWICE
Winner: WROCŁAW STRACHOWICE

BEST AIRPORT IN EUROPE
Winner: FRANKFURT AM MAIN

BEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD
Winner: DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

BEST AIRPORT LOUNGE IN POLAND Finalists: EXECUTIVE LOUNGE (WROCŁAW AIRPORT), ELITE LOUNGE (CHOPIN AIRPORT)
Winner: LOUNGE POLONEZ (CHOPIN AIRPORT)

BEST AIRPORT LOUNGE IN THE WORLD
Winner: TURKISH AIRLINES, ISTANBUL

AIRLINES

BEST AIRLINE
Finalists: QATAR AIRWAYS, EMIRATES
Winner: LUFTHANSA

BEST SHORT HAUL AIRLINE
Finalists: AIRBERLIN, LUFTHANSA
Winner: LOT

BEST LONG HAUL AIRLINE
Finalists: QATAR AIRWAYS, EMIRATES
Winner: LUFTHANSA

BEST LOW COST AIRLINE
Winner: NORWEGIAN

BEST ECONOMY CLASS
Finalists: AIRBERLIN, LUFTHANSA
Winner:QATAR AIRWAYS

BEST PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS
Finalists: LUFTHANSA, TURKISH AIRLINES
Winner: AIR FRANCE

BEST BUSINESS CLASS
Finalists: LUFTHANSA, TURKISH AIRLINES
Winner: SINGAPORE AIRLINES

BEST AIRLINE ALLIANCE
Winner: STAR ALLIANCE

BEST FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMME
Finalists: EXECUTIVE CLUB, FLYING BLUE
Winner: MILES AND MORE

BEST INFLIGHT SERVICE
Finalists:
QATAR AIRWAYS, SINGAPORE AIRLINES
Winner: EMIRATES

HOTELS

BEST HOTEL BRAND IN THE WORLD
Finalists: HILTON, RADISSON BLU
Winner: SHERATON

BEST BUSINESS HOTEL CHAIN IN POLAND
Finalists: STARWOOD, MARRIOTT
Winner: ACCOR

BEST BUSINESS HOTEL IN POLAND
Finalists: SOFITEL GRAND SOPOT , SOFITEL VICTORIA WARSZAWA
Winner: RADISSON BLU GDAŃSK

BEST HOTEL LOYALTY SCHEME
Finalists: BEST WESTERN REWARDS, STARWOOD PREFERRED GUEST
Winner: LE CLUB ACCORHOTELS

BEST HOTEL SPA BRAND IN POLAND
Winner: DR IRENA ERIS SPA HOTELS

BEST HOTEL SPA IN POLAND
Finalists: DR IRENA ERIS HOTEL SPA WZGÓRZA DYLEWSKIE, DR IRENA ERIS HOTEL SPA KRYNICA ZDRÓJ
Winner: GŁĘBOCZEK VINE RESORT & SPA

BEST AIRPORT HOTEL IN POLAND
Finalists: SOUND GARDEN HOTEL AIRPORT OKĘCIE, HAMPTON BY HILTON GDAŃSK AIRPORT
Winner: COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT WARSAW AIRPORT

BEST AIRPORT HOTEL IN EUROPE
Winner: SOFITEL  HEATHROW AIRPORT

BEST BOUTIQE HOTEL IN POLAND
Winner: LE REGINA WARSAW

BEST HISTORICAL HOTEL IN POLAND
Finalists: HOTEL POLONIA PALACE (WARSZAWA), HOTEL ZAMEK RYN
Winner: HOTEL KRASICKI (LIDZBARK WARMIŃSKI)

CAR RENTALS, CARS AND ELECTRONICS

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY IN POLAND
Finalists: EUROP CAR, HERTZ
Winner: AVIS

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY IN EUROPE
Finalists: EUROPCAR, AVIS
Winner: HERTZ

BEST CAR RENTAL COMPANY IN THE WORLD
Finalists: EUROPCAR, AVIS
Winner: HERTZ

BEST FLEET CAR
Finalists:
SKODA OCTAVIA, FORD MONDEO
Winner: TOYOTA AVENSIS

BEST EXECUTIVE CAR
Finalists: BMW7 SERIES, AUDI A8
Winner: SKODA SUPERB

BEST CARD FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL
Finalists: CITIBANK PREMIERMILES, DINERS CLUB MILES & MORE LOT
Winner: MBANK MILES & MORE PREMIUM

BEST SMARTPHONE FOR BUSINESS
Finalists: Blackberry, HTC
Winner: SAMSUNG

BEST LAPTOP FOR BUSINESS
Finalists: SAMSUNG, LENOVO
Winner: DELL

FAVOURITE LUGGAGE BRAND
Finalists: CHOLEWIŃSKI, SAMSONITE
Winner: WITTCHEN

BEST CLOTHING BRAND FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL
Finalists: Hugo Boss, Bytom
Winner: VISTULA

BEST LEISURE TOUR OPERATOR
Finalists: RAINBOW TOURS, TUI
Winner: NECKERMANN