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Premier Traveler Magazine Names the Top Travel Companies of the Year by Announcing Its Prestigious Magazine Choice Awards for 2013: DFW, Etihad Airways, Sofitel L.A. and Audio-Technica Win Kudos for Excellence in the Air and on the Ground

NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - February 04, 2014) - Following up its Best of 2013 Awards-presented at a festive gala in December to the top travel companies chosen by the publication's readers-Premier Traveler (PT) has now named its Magazine Choice Awards. Chosen by senior-level staff and an elite panel of travel professionals, the awards name one travel-industry company as a clear winner in each of four crucial categories:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) won the title of Airport of the Year for its excellence in serving travelers through the highest levels of innovation and technology while providing top-quality amenities and cultural enhancements.

DFW's efforts to stay on top of the ever-changing world of travel, along with its focus on safety and security-as evidenced by the Fire Training Research Center, new security checkpoints and Skylink high-speed train-have drawn rave reviews from PT's travel-savvy readers as well as from the publication's staff and travel professionals.

"DFW has continually surprised us this past year," said Adam Rodriguez, PT's executive director. "The hub's efforts toward radically improving the airport experience-such as the new customer rewards program, the 'You Shop… We'll Ship!' holiday initiative and the luxe new lounge at the Terminal E18 security checkpoint-drive home the point that DFW is a world-class global gateway that treats travelers like world-class citizens. We congratulate DFW on its well-deserved win."

"Clearly, it's a great honor for Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be named Airport of the Year by Premier Traveler," remarked Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW, "and while we are grateful for the recognition, our work is not done. [We] will continue to be an innovator in providing outstanding customer service for passengers, while striving toward our vision of being a truly successful global hub."

The Airline of the Year award was presented to Etihad Airways, whose momentous developments in 2013 included the addition of DFW, Los Angeles International (LAX) and Washington Dulles (IAD) to the carrier's network. Moreover, the Dubai-based carrier is also positioning itself as the preferred connection to the African continent, forging code-share agreements with both Kenya Airways and South African Airways. 

In the air, Etihad has not only continued to improve its focus on the highest-quality services for travelers, the airline has also displayed a willingness to think radically, introducing the revolutionary "Flying Nanny" service to assist families traveling with young children.

PT Publisher Linda Vaughan offered her congratulations to the carrier, saying, "We collectively thank Etihad for its continued insistence on providing top-quality service for frequent travelers."

The stunning Sofitel Los Angeles was named Hotel of the Year for turning its attention to the finest details at its Beverly Hills property, providing high-end luxury smoothed by a staff always highly attuned to the needs of the hotel's guests. The Sofitel L.A. also earned kudos for its on-site restaurant, Estérel, which serves sublime contemporary French cuisine in an elegantly redesigned atmosphere.

"We are thrilled to once again receive this prestigious award from Premier Traveler," said Bill Hanley, the hotel's director of Sales and Marketing. "This acknowledgement shows that our efforts in 2013 to make the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills the best of the best have not gone unnoticed."

"The Sofitel L.A. is one of our perennial favorites," acknowledged Ally Miola, editor-in-chief at PT. "Having hosted a number of events over the years-including our Best of 2013 gala in December-in each of the stylish venues it offers, the hotel and its remarkable staff have, in our opinion, achieved the pinnacle in luxurious accommodations and services, not only for meetings and events, but for those travelers looking for luxury on-the-go."

The winner of the Innovation of the Year award goes to Audio-Technica for its ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones, which the PT staff found to offer the ultimate both in sound quality and in noise reduction for travelers seeking a little peace and quiet in the air.

"As a frequent worldwide traveler, I can attest that there's nothing like a good set of noise-cancelling headphones to block the sounds of the outside environment and let you enjoy your favorite music or movies," confirmed Greg Pinto, VP of Marketing and Consumer Sales at Audio-Technica., adding, "We are proud and honored to receive one of Premier Traveler's Magazine Choice awards."

"A long-haul journey without top-quality noise-cancelling earphones can make the flight feel like it's almost endless," offered the globe-trotting Miola. "We applaud Audio-Technica's efforts to create the perfect personal ambiance with these earphones, which include adjustable settings for different environments and comfortable over-the-ear fit. It might seem like such a simple thing, but headphones like these can really make travel not only more bearable, but much more enjoyable for road warriors."

Congratulating all of the award winners, Rodriguez added: "Our readers picked the Best of 2013 winners; the Magazine Choice awards is our chance to speak up about companies that we believe have shined the brightest throughout the year. These companies have kept their eye on the prize by offering enhanced services for frequent travelers. A round of applause for all of our winners! We thank you for your attention to detail and urge you to keep up the good work!"

About  Premier Traveler: 
Premier Traveler was designed with its readers in mind: frequent travelers who are perpetually on-the-go (both domestically and abroad), who have high expectations and a taste for luxury. With a focus on excellence in writing and response to reader requests, Premier Traveler provides valuable and relevant insights in an intelligent, energetic style. The magazine is noted for responding to its readers, providing them detailed informational surveys, insider reviews and in-depth answers to issues concerning frequent travelers.

Premier Traveler  AWARD WINNING JOURNALISM 
2013 "Best Magazine Article: U.S. Travel"
2013 "Best Magazine Article: Foreign Travel"
2013 "Best Business Travel Media Award"

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