Delta Brings Home Six Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards
Travel Weekly has announced the winners of its 16th annual Readers Choice Awards, and Delta has topped the charts with wins in the Best Domestic, Best International, Best Sales & Service, and Best Overall airline categories. Additionally, Delta Vacations earned Best Tour Operator Packaged Overall and Best Education Program in the Tour Operators category.
"This is a tremendous honor that reflects the hard work of the more than 80,000 men and women who show the Delta Difference to our customers every single day," said Kristen Shovlin, V.P. — Sales Operations and Development, who accepted the award on behalf of the airline at a ceremony in New York last week.
It's been a winning year for the team: Delta Global Sales has received more than 25 prominent industry accolades and awards in 2018 – including several the airline has received every year for nearly a decade.
What's the secret to the team's success? "We have the best team in the business, and we never stop striving to better meet our customers' needs," Kristen said. "We listen to our customers, we take action based on their feedback, and then we listen again. We keep doing that until we get it right."
Here are a few of the other major awards the Delta Global Sales team brought home this year:
- Business Travel News: Annual Airline Survey Award (for the 8th consecutive year)
- The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: "Most Admired Airline" and "Supplier of the Year" for the 7th year in a row
- Recommend Readers' Choice Awards: Gold for Best Domestic Airline, Gold for Best Airline for International Travel, and Best Airline for Travel Agent Support for the 9th year in a row
- Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Delta and Delta Vacations recognized in 13 categories including Gold for Overall U.S. Carrier, Loyalty Program and Best Advertising/Marketing Campaign
- TravelAge West WAVE Awards: "Best Domestic Airline" for the 7th year running
- Stella Award: Best Airline (Global) in the Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Industry
- Business Traveler Best in Business Travel Awards: "Best North American Airline for Business Class Service," "Best Frequent Flyer Program" and "Airline with the Best Overall Customer Service"
- Global Traveler: Airline of the Year