FinanceAsia business travel poll results

FinanceAsia is pleased to announce the results from our annual travel poll, conducted between November 19 and December 19.

FinanceAsia is pleased to announce the results from our annual travel poll, conducted between November 19 and December 19, 2014.  A total of 546 online responses were collected from frequent business travellers during the polling period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best hotels around the region

Grand Hyatt is awarded the best hotel in a number of cities like Bangkok, Beijing, Jarkata and Shanghai.

Rank Bangkok
1 Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
2 Mandarin Oriental
3 Peninsula
   
Rank Beijing
1 Grand Hyatt Beijing
2 Park Hyatt Beijing
3 The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
   
Rank Ho Chi Minh City
1 Park Hyatt Saigon
2 Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
3 Sofitel Saigon Plaza
   
Rank Hong Kong
1 Mandarin Oriental
2 Four Seasons
3 Island Shangri-La
   
Rank Jarkata
1 Grand Hyatt Jakarta
2 Mandarin Oriental
3 Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
   
Rank Kuala Lumpur
1 Mandarin Oriental
2 Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
3 Shangri-La
   
Rank Macau
1 Four Seasons
2 The Venetian Macao
3 Grand Hyatt Macau
   
Rank Manila
1 Shangri-La Makati
2 Peninsula
3 Fairmont Makati
   
Rank Mumbai
1 Taj Mahal
2 The Oberoi
=3 Four Seasons
=3 Grand Hyatt Mumbai
   
Rank New Delhi
1 The Oberoi
2 The Leela Palace
3 Taj Mahal
   
Rank Seoul
1 The Westin Chosun
2 Grand Hyatt Seoul
3 Conrad
   
Rank Shanghai
1 Grand Hyatt Shanghai
2 Ritz-Carlton Pudong
3 Peninsula
   
Rank Singapore
1 Ritz-Carlton Millenia
2 Fullerton Hotel
3 Marina Bay Sands
   
Rank Sydney
1 Park Hyatt Sydney
2 The Westin Sydney
3 Four Seasons
   
Rank Taipei
1 W Taipei
2 Grand Hyatt Taipei
3 Le Méridien
   
Rank Tokyo
1 Peninsula
2 Park Hyatt Tokyo
3 Grand Hyatt Tokyo

 

Best in category

Asia’s best new hotel
Mandarin Oriental, Taipei, Taiwan
 
Best boutique hotel in Asia
Upper House, Hong Kong
 
Best serviced-apartment chain in Asia
The Ascott Limited
 
Asia’s best spa resort
Banyan Tree Spa, Thailand
 
Asia’s best golf course
Mission Hills, China
 
Best hotel chain in Asia
Shangri-La

 

Nights spent in hotel:

1-5 6.7%
6-20 28.7%
21-50 38.2%
51-100 19.5%
100-200 6.3%
200+ 0.6%

 

Air travel

Hong Kong International Airport is awarded as Asia's best airport this year, followed by Singapore's Changi Airport.

Rank Best business-class service
1 Singapore Airlines
2 Cathay Pacific Airways
3 Emirates
4 Korean Air
=5 Malaysia Airlines
=5 Qatar Airways
   
Rank Best first-class service
1 Singapore Airlines
2 Cathay Pacific Airways
3 Emirates
4 British Airways
5 Korean Air
   
Rank Preferred airline to New York from Asia
1 Cathay Pacific Airways
2 Singapore Airlines
3 United Airlines
=4 ANA All Nippon Airways
=4 Emirates
   
Rank Preferred airline to London from Asia
1 Cathay Pacific Airways
2 Singapore Airlines
3 British Airways
4 Emirates
5 Virgin Atlantic
   
Rank Asia’s best airport
1 Hong Kong International Airport
2 Singapore Changi Airport
3 Incheon (ICN) International Airport
4 KL International Airport
5 Tokyo International Airport Haneda
   
Rank Asia’s best airport lounge
1 Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class, Hong Kong International Airport
2 Qantas International First Lounge, Sydney Airport
3 SilverKris Lounge, Singapore Changi Airport

 

Air travel is becoming:

More pleasant 25.0%
Less pleasant 30.8%
The same 44.2%

Expect to fly economy this year:

About the same 56.7%
More 28.5%
Less 9.6%
I don’t fly economy class 5.2%

Fly business or first class:

Yes              58.7%
No 41.3

Corporate travel budget reduced due to economy:

Yes 42.3%
No 30.3%
No change 27.4%

 

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