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Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and Global Traveler Magazine Honor EL AL.
Plus, Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler Magazines Recognize EL AL In-Flight Service and Comfort.

NEW YORK – February 20, 2013 – EL AL Israel Airlines secured top awards and honors for achieving excellence in cabin comfort and in-flight service, serving superior authentic Israeli food, providing the best airline security and developing an original upgrade bidding program. The airline also received a platinum award for sponsoring the first-ever hamantaschen eating contest.  Accolades include:

Platinum HSMAI Adrian Award
EL AL received a coveted Platinum Award at the 2013 HSMAI awards gala, a yearly event that honors outstanding achievements in advertising, public relations and digital marketing in the travel industry. The airline snagged the top Platinum spot in the “Feature Placement Print – Consumer Newspaper” category for the 2012 Wall Street Journal feature article, “Taking a Bite Out of Purim,” which highlighted the first-ever EL AL National Purim Hamantaschen Eating Championship, that took place in NYC.

World’s Best Airlines by Travel + Leisure Magazine
EL AL earned high marks in Travel + Leisure’s 2012 World’s Best Airlines readers’ survey, making the top 20 list, out of dozens of airlines. Readers’ noted the airline’s improved cabin comfort and excellent in-flight service as key factors, along with its authentic Israeli cuisine and the innovative upgrade bidding program.

Business Travel Awards by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine
In Condé Nast Traveler’s 15th annual Business Travel Awards, EL AL scored second place by providing the best cabin comfort and best service in the Africa/Middle East airline category. EL AL was also recognized as the third overall best airline for business travel. Conde Nast readers were asked to rate airlines and hotels based on a variety of criteria, with more than 46,000 surveys tabulated.

GT Tested Reader Survey Awards by Global Traveler Magazine
28,000 of Global Traveler’s business traveler readers selected their favorite travel-related products and services in the GT Tested: Reader Survey Awards. In 2012, EL AL ranked number one in the “Best Airline for Security” category for the sixth consecutive year (for as long as this award has been presented)! The airline was also voted in the top five “Best Airlines in the Middle East” category.
Also in 2012, readers recognized EL AL for serving some of the finest red wines in First Class, which are all Israeli.

For more information on EL AL Israel Airlines, click here or visit the airline on Facebook (EL AL Israel Airlines USA) and Twitter (@ELALUSA).
Publish Date 24/02/2013