Business Travel Awards 2023: these are the winners

The approximately 150 guests at the party evening were served an extensive dinner, and the winners were revealed between courses. ABBA tribute band A-Fever provided a musical intermezzo and TV personality Reverend Gremdaat came to encourage those present in a playful way and made those present think about making their own choices.

Rob Somsen from publisher Reismedia, which includes titles such as Reisbizz, Aviation News and Business Travel News, called on those present in his opening speech to be especially proud of the work they do. “The business travel industry contributes to prosperity and provides solutions to emergencies and disasters.” According to Somsen, the industry allows itself to be pushed into a corner too much by politics and unfounded public opinion formation.

KLM was named Business Airline Europe & Africa, the prize for Business Airlines Middle East went to Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines was chosen Business Airline Asia-Pacific. Delta Air Lines can call itself Business Airline North & South America.

Airplus was chosen as Tech & Payment Provider. Eurostar was the most popular train operator. Car rental company Hertz received the award for the best car rental company early in the evening, according to the Dutch business travel industry. Hilton was the most popular hotel chain of 2023.

New this year was the Business Travel Consultant of the Year category. Terence Hijnen from Egencia, Suzan Meyer from BCD Travel and Marlies Appels from e-Business Travel were asked to come forward as nominees and received a souvenir from the ANVR. The same ANVR assessed the entry and chose Marlies Appels.

Business Travel Personality of the Year
At the end of the evening, Raymond Reedijk, Sales Director Business at KLM Netherlands, was honored as Business Travel Personality of the Year.

In the November issue van Aviation News Magazine The Business Travel Awards will be discussed in detail through background information on the elections and extensive photo coverage.