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People who travel for work are tasked with a unique set of duties, including finding hotels that are well-located yet affordable and shopping car rental companies for the best deals. That's why trade publications often use their expertise to create lists of the top companies in the industry. Each year, the U.K. magazine Buying Business Travel selects the best of the best for the Business Travel Awards.
The 2014 awards installment took place on Jan. 20 in London, bringing together some of the biggest names in air travel, hotels and other services. While some of the winners were specific to the region - for example, Gatwick Airport won best hub in the U.K. - others were geared toward international travelers.
Qatar Airlines did very well, taking the title for both the top long-haul carrier and top business airline of the year. Carlson Wagonlit Travel, which is based in Illinois, also won multiple awards, including "Best Business Travel Management Company" and "Best CSR Programme." Business travelers may also be interested to learn that the best tool for booking airfare and hotels was KDS. Additionally, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts won for the world's best upscale hotel.