Leading Edge Awards 2012 Winners

The best in executive travel

The winners of the 10th annual Leading Edge Awards, organised by Executive Travel magazine, have been announced. The winners were divided into 30 categories, ranging from the top hotel group for people travelling on business to the best airlines.

Jumeirah Hotels, which in Mallorca opened the Jumeirah Port Sóller Hotel & Spa this year, ranked first in numerous categories such as in Best Hotel for Business Travel and Best Hotel Chain. Virgin America was voted the Best Domestic Airline, while the Best International Airline was Emirates, with London Heathrow ranking as best International Airport worldwide. Delta Private Jets offers the Best Private Jet Service and the Best Car Rental was provided Hertz.

The Mandarin Oriental was able to stay ahead in terms of meeting facilities, while the Marriott Rewards was the Best Hotel with a Frequent Guest Programme.

The Best Airport Lounges are found with Delta Air Lines and Emirates, with the latter also offering the Best International Customer Service.

The following list shows the winning airlines offering the best flight experience according to destination.

Canada: Air Canada

Carribbean, Central/South America or Europe: American Airlines

Mexico: Delta Airlines

Asia: Singapore Airlines

Africa: Qantas Airways

The Middle East: Delta Air Lines

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific: Qantas Airways