Travel heroes and villains of 2011

23rd Dec 2011
Written by: Macca Sherifi

Travel heroes and villains of 2011

It’s no major surprise but Ryanair has been named the villain of the year in a poll of business travel agents and travel management companies.

The bad news continued for Ryanair as the airline’s CEO Michael O’Leary was voted as the number four villain.

However, it was good news for British Airways and Easyjet, being voted first and third respectively in the business travel heroes of 2011. Boris Johnson was voted fourth. Absolute hero.

The survey, conducted by the Business Travel Show, shows a mixed picture as BA was voted in both the heroes and villains category.

The main question is, who are your travel heroes and villains of 2011? Post all comments below…

The full list was as follows:

Top five business travel heroes of 2011:

  1. British Airways
  2. Eurostar
  3. EasyJet
  4. Boris Johnson
  5. Emirates

Top five business travel villains of 2011:

  1. RyanAir
  2. British Airways
  3. EasyJet
  4. Michael O'Leary
  5. Heathrow Airport

Top five brands, people or places that inspire the most confidence in buyers:

  1. Virgin Atlantic
  2. British Airways
  3. Emirates
  4. Premier Inn
  5. Marriott

Top five brands, people or places that buyers would most like to erase:

  1. Ryanair
  2. EasyJet
  3. Charles de Gaulle airport
  4. British Airways
  5. London

Photo of the Ryanair plane taken by Andres Rueda (via Creative Commons)

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