Leaders from around the travel industry extend congratulations as Global Traveler celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Greek National Tourism Organization North America congratulates Global Traveler on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. May your magazine continue to inform and connect with luxury and frequent business travelers.
GRETA KAMATEROU, director, North America, Greek National Tourism Organization
Congratulations to Global Traveler on its 15th anniversary. JP Morgan Chase applauds your dedication to travelers, and we thank the readers for their preference for the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus card. Here’s to many more years to come.
VIBHAT NAIR, general manager, JP Morgan Chase
Air India extends its congratulations to Global Traveler on its 15th anniversary and best wishes for the next 15!
JOHN MASSEY, manager, marketing programs and industry affairs, Air India
Congratulations on providing great information to support the frequent traveler community, especially the United Chase cardmembers. Happy 15th anniversary.
KRISTEN BOWDOIN, managing director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Congratulations to GT on its 15th anniversary; what a milestone! It’s an honor to be recognized by the magazine for the award we won in the 15th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, honoring our continuous commitment to treat our increasing number of guests across the Atlantic with the best Belgium has to offer, which goes well beyond our delicious chocolates. I would like to thank Global Traveler readers for placing Brussels Airlines among the best travel options in the important North Atlantic sector.
CHRISTOPHE ALLARD, general manager business development, The Americas, Brussels Airlines
It is an honor United’s MileagePlus loyalty program is consistently recognized by Global Traveler as the Best Frequent-Flyer Program. It represents our continued commitment to our MileagePlus members and credit card holders. Congratulations, Global Traveler, on 15 exceptional years!
LUC BONDAR, vice president of loyalty, president of MileagePlus, United Airlines
It’s hard to believe 15 years have gone by so fast, but quality transcends time. Great to see how Global Traveler has grown and reinvented itself. Best wishes, Fran and gang, for at least another 15 years!
JOEL CHUSID, executive director, USA, Hainan Airlines
Congratulations on your 15th anniversary! Whenever we reflect on our own journey here at Asiana Airlines, one thing’s clear: Global Traveler has been a constant source of inspiration for us, helping us to think about what it truly means to be a global airline. Looking ahead, we know GT will continue to play that vital role as the travel magazine that encourages the entire international airline industry to be the best we can be.
ASIANA AIRLINES TEAM
On behalf of the entire organization at All Nippon Airways, we extend our sincerest congratulations to your company for completing 15 glorious years of success. With your commitment to provide appealing content to your readers, you remain a bridge that allows companies such as ours to reveal relevant information to U.S.-based international travelers. We hope to continue our wonderful relationship for years to come. Thank you!
KEIJI OMAE, vice president, marketing and sales, the Americas, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Briggs & Riley has appreciated the connection Global Traveler has provided over the last 15 years. Our quality collection is showcased to a valued audience of leisure and business travelers, many of whom are loyal Briggs & Riley customers. We congratulate Global Traveler on this achievement and wish many more years of success!
RICHARD KRULIK, CEO, Briggs & Riley
IHG congratulates Fran and the entire Global Traveler team on 15 years of connecting and informing world travelers. At IHG, we share a passion for the very best travel has to offer. Here’s to many more years of sharing the joys of world travel experiences with your readers!
DEREK DECROSS, senior vice president, global sales, IHG
LATAM Airlines would like to congratulate Global Traveler on an amazing 15 years! Two industry leaders have built a relationship since the early beginnings of the Global Traveler and new LATAM Airlines brands. We look forward to many more successful years and a continued, valued partnership with our friends at Global Traveler!
PABLO CHIOZZA, vice president, USA, Canada, Caribbean, LATAM Airlines Group
All of us at Avianca have enjoyed the content over the years of this wonderful publication. We would like to send our best wishes and congratulate the staff of Global Traveler on its 15th anniversary!
MARIO JIMENEZ, corporate sales manager, Avianca
South African Airways would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Global Traveler on 15 years of success. Over the years we have watched this publication continue to grow and develop. We look forward to reading more issues and continuing to participate in the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, in which we have won 15 years straight! Cheers to 15 more years of GT!
DAMION ROSE, manager, marketing promotions, South African Airways
2019 is a great year for landmark anniversaries — oneworld turned 20 on Feb. 1; one of our founding member airlines, British Airways, celebrates its centenary; and Global Traveler is 15 years old! Congratulations! As oneworld enters our third decade, we are rolling out a series of initiatives to make traveling with us even brighter. We’ve been honored to be Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey Best Airline Alliance for the past nine years. We hope all the great changes we are making now will enable us to retain the title for a 10th year running in this, your 15th anniversary year and oneworld’s 20th!
ROB GURNEY, CEO, oneworld
The Franklin London Launches Afternoon Tea Inspired by Victoria & Albert Museum’s “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser”
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, located in the heart of Knightsbridge, launched a new afternoon tea inspired by the “Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser” exhibit at the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum. Diners booking the tea also have the option to book an offer including a pre-reserved ticket to the in-demand exhibition.
Pride Month is in full swing and to celebrate the community, make a colorful cocktail everyone will enjoy. These colorful ingredients will get the party started during Pride or any time of the year. Start this recipe the night before to create the rainbow ice cubes.
Up Norway, Norway’s travel curator, partners with sustainability experts to offer travelers a new tour. The Discovery Route, called the “world’s most sustainable journey,” combines personal wellness with the wellness of the environment.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Driving into Dallas during a rainstorm, we were eager to arrive at our destination. The valet parking at Marriott Dallas Uptown is underground and ideal for inclement weather. We took the elevator to the lobby and made our way to the registration desk. The staff wore masks, but still managed to convey a warm greeting. On the wall behind them hung a colorful piece of art made partially from reclaimed wood that depicts neighborhood scenes. The new hotel covers an entire block in a residential area and opened earlier this year.
Business travel is on the brink of returning, according to three new reports. The latest monthly Traveler Confidence Index developed by Travel Again shows business traveler confidence soared in May, with 42 percent now fully ready to travel, up from just 20 percent in April. An additional 31 percent are planning some type of business travel for summer, with 74 percent willing to travel domestically for business in the next 90 days. However, employers may not be as ready, with only 22 percent of business travel respondents with current business travel plans.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Although travel restrictions are beginning to lift, many Americans aren’t ready to travel yet, but still want to get out and explore something new. WalletHub, a personal-finance website, recently conducted a study to find out the best cities for a staycation this summer.