Business Travel Awards for 2011

Readers of Business Traveler magazine have once again weighed in with their picks for the best in business travel. The annual competition, now in its 23rd year, rates domestic and international airlines, hotels and travel tools. Readers named their choices for the companies they believe offer the best product or service in several categories.

The full list of winners can be found here. Here are some highlights:

The best overall airline was Singapore Airlines, which was also honored for its service. The best North American airline for international travel was Air Canada. The best North American airline for domestic travel was American Airlines, according to the survey. And the best low-cost carrier in North America was JetBlue. Delta received kudos for its first-class and business-class service.

The best business hotel chain in the world was Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Hertz was named best car rental company. And, in terms of destinations for conventions and conferences, Las Vegas came in at number one. Why are we not surprised?

What do you think of these rankings? Which airlines and hotel chains do you prefer when you travel for business? Let us know in the Comments section.