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Meet some of the win­ners of the Busi­ness Trav­eller Awards 2018 at Lon­don’s Royal Gar­den Ho­tel

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The win­ners of the 2018 Busi­ness Trav­eller Awards

The Busi­ness Trav­eller Awards 2018 were an­nounced at a lun­cheon at Lon­don’s Royal Gar­den Ho­tel on Oc­to­ber 15. The tro­phies were pre­sented by spe­cial guest Rt Hon Michael Por­tillo, who re­galed the au­di­ence with trav­ellers’ tales from be­hind the scenes of his pro­gram­mme Great Rail­way Jour­neys, as well as po­lit­i­cal anec­dotes from his time as Sec­re­tary of State for Em­ploy­ment and then for De­fence.

At­ten­dees in­cluded Alex Cruz, CEO and chair­man of Bri­tish Air­ways; Sub­has Menon, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines’ re­gional vice-pres­i­dent Eu­rope; and Delta Air Lines’ Corneel Koster, se­nior vi­cepres­i­dent EMEA, and Na­dia Clin­ton, coun­try man­ager UK and Ire­land.

Also at the awards were Busi­ness Trav­eller’s ed­i­tor Tom Ot­ley, pub­lisher Ra­nia Apthorpe and manag­ing di­rec­tor Ju­lian Gre­gory, as well as writ­ers in­clud­ing Derek Pi­cot, who has cho­sen his mo­ment to write a col­umn about hos­pi­tal­ity awards for this is­sue (page 75). The at­ten­dees were also en­cour­aged to donate gen­er­ously to pro­vide prizes for our on­line auc­tion for char­ity (see page 66), with all pro­ceeds go­ing to the Royal Hos­pi­tal for Neuro-dis­abil­ity, which pro­vides care for adults with brain in­juries and neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions.

Re­ceiv­ing awards pre­sented by the Rt Hon Michael Por­tillo here:1. Nina Bell for Avis (Best Car Rental Com­pany in Eu­rope) 2. Corneel Koster and Na­dia Clin­ton for Delta Air Lines (Best North Amer­i­can Air­line)3. Alex Cruz for Bri­tish Air­ways (Best Short-Haul Car­rier) 4. Sub­has Menon for Sin­ga­pore Air­lines (Best Air­line)5. Michael Blunt for Oneworld (Best Air­line Al­liance) 6. Tanya Clif­ford for Hil­ton Ho­tels & Re­sorts (Best Busi­ness Ho­tel Chain in Eu­rope)

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