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The Business Traveler U.S. Award Winners 2022

by Business Traveler

December 5, 2022

Airplane wing / Photo: Tomasz Kubis/Shutterstock

Business Traveler is thrilled to announce its U.S. Travel Awards winners! This year, The Business Traveler U.S. Awards celebrate the best in travel, from the world’s top airlines and airports to hotels and other travel essentials.

A short list of nominees was chosen by a select panel of aviation writers, hospitality professionals and editors, with the winners named by our readers and experts. We have redesigned this year’s awards, with comprehensive items describing the strengths of the victorious brands.

All of us at Business Traveler are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s awards. Read on for the complete list.

Airlines & Cabins

Photo: Tomasz Kubis/Shutterstock

These domestic and international airline carriers provided exceptional service for flyers this year. Delta Air Lines leads the pack with eight awards, including Best North American Business Class, Best Frequent Flyer Program, and Best Airline App. Find out which airlines’ business, first and premium economy cabins received top marks, and whose cuisine and wine programs satisfied in the sky. Plus, the winners for Best Private Fleet, Best Airline Alliance and more. See the complete winners list for Airlines & Cabins.


Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow / Photo: Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic

This award category recognizes the best airports around the world, focusing on North American and international hubs. We considered factors that enhance the overall travel experience before take-off and landing, including airport lounges. We also recognized airport amenities that made layovers more enjoyable. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Singapore Changi are this year’s winners for their nominated regions. See the complete list of winners for Airports.

Credit Cards, Luggage, Land and Ocean Transit

Viking in Budapest / Photo: Courtesy of Viking

How you pay for travel has become invaluable for business and vacation needs, from hotel perks to flight points. American Express Platinum wins in each of its nominated categories, while Rimowa’s stylish and durable luggage collections earn the award for Best Luggage Brand. We also looked at all areas of transportation to determine who excelled in travel and transit, including car services, trains and cruises. See the complete list of winners for Credit Cards, Luggage, and Land and Ocean Transit.


Hotel lobby / Photo: Drobot Dean/Adobe Stock

The hotel industry achieved record numbers in bookings this year, as they welcomed business and leisure travelers back. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts came out on top in three categories, including Best Wellness Resort. What are the Best Business Hotel Brands around the world, and who has the Best Loyalty Program? Before you book your next stay, see our complete list of winners for Hotels.


Las Vegas / Photo: Stephen Leonardi/Unsplash

London won this year’s award for Best International Meeting and Convention Destination, while Las Vegas remains North America’s bright star; winning Best U.S. Meeting and Convention Destination. From the U.K. capital’s bustling attractions for tourism and leisure to Las Vegas’ hot appeal as a prime location for large conventions, these cities were Business Traveler’s best. Plus, find out which restaurants are best for closing a deal. See our complete list of winners for Destinations.