The BTN Group

September 11, 2012 17:00 ET

The Beat Readers' Choice Awards Recognizing Most Admired Business Travel Companies

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - The Beat's 5th Annual Readers' Choice Awards were presented September 11th during The Beat Live conference in Nashville. The awards were based on a poll conducted this summer that asked readers of The Beat to choose the company in each of the six supplier segments (Airline, Hotel, Car Rental, Travel Management Company, Tech Provider, Payment System) they "most admire for its policies, management style and service for business clients" plus for the Supplier of the Year.

This year's winning companies are:

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired Airline
Delta Air Lines

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired TMC
Carlson Wagonlit Travel

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired Car Rental Firm
Enterprise Holdings

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired Hotel
Marriott International

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired Tech Provider

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Most Admired Payment System
American Express

The Beat Readers' Choice
2012 Supplier Of The Year
Delta Air Lines

Readers of The Beat include top executives in travel management, corporate travel buyers, travel suppliers, consultants, analysts and media.

About The Beat
The Beat is The BTN Group's irreverent e-newsletter publishing news, views and interviews on travel distribution, business travel and business travel technology.

About Northstar Travel Media, LLC
The Beat and The BTN Group are part of Northstar Travel Media, LLC, the leading business information and marketing solutions provider to the $300 billion U.S. travel, tourism and meetings industries. Through our award-winning media brands, proprietary content, research and customized marketing solutions, Northstar offers unparalleled depth of information and services to clients in every vertical segment of the travel industry.

As the market leader, Northstar delivers unmatched reach and scale across the travel and meetings industries, engaging with more than 1.7 million monthly unique visitors online and managing over 1.1 million subscriptions to its distributed content. No other content and marketing services provider serving the travel and meetings industry approaches Northstar's scale, reach, or market share.

Our market segments & brands include:
Retail Travel Agents: Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Family Getaways, Hotel&Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide, The World of Luxury, and Travel42
Meeting & Incentive Planners: Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meetings News, Incentive, and M&C Facilities Search
Professional Travel Managers: Business Travel News, The Beat, Travel Procurement, Intelliguide Corporate, BTP24, and STAR Service Online
Research & Online Distribution: PhoCusWright

Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, the company also has offices in New York City; Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Sherman, Connecticut; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Northstar Travel Media, LLC is a portfolio company of The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC, a private equity firm in the media, education and information industries.

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