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Fran Gallagher

Francis X. Gallagher decided to pursue his lifelong dream in 2004 when he launched Global Traveler. A graduate of St. Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he began his career at Knight Ridder Newspapers, followed by a brief tenure with Cresmer, Woodward, O’Mara & Ormsbee (represented more than 150 daily U.S. newspapers across the country).

He launched Business Traveler and served as the publisher for 17 years (a British-owned, monthly publication), growing the circulation and revenue year after year and taking it from a British rewrite to a true American voice for travelers.

In February 2004, he settled into his true calling — owning and running Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited monthly magazine for the business and luxury traveler. Yardley, Pennsylvania, nestled between New York City and Philadelphia, is home to Global Traveler’s world headquarters. Since its inception in 2004, FXExpress Publications Inc.’s growth has included globaltravelerusa.com, digital newsletters, respected annual surveys and awards, and two sister web publications, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.

Francis and his wife, Michele, also reside in Yardley, and have two adult children, Nathan and Laura.

He is an avid golfer, playing rounds wherever he touches down worldwide and shares these experiences in Global Traveler’s monthly golf column, often teeing up with key global clients.

Opening an office in Sarasota in 2020 was a challenge but offered the company a footprint further south to closer to even more clients. Gallagher splits his time between these two offices, frequently flying back and forth based on need.

Gallagher frequently travels around the world — from Korea to Los Angeles and from India to Europe. He often settles in the Outer Banks, North Carolina, where he has a second home. He enjoys traveling, playing golf, gardening and spending time with his family.

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May 20, 2024

Viking Discovers Penguin Discovery

Cruising is always an adventure and, in addition to uncovering new culinary traditions and cultural experiences, lucky guests sometimes get to witness actual scientific discoveries. During a recent sailing of Viking Octantis to the waters of the Antarctic, Viking’s onboard expedition team participated in the discovery of a new colony of chinstrap penguins, identifiable partly by a distinctive facial marking that resembles a strap running beneath their beak from one side of their face to the other, as though holding down a hat.

Tips to Plan a Destination Event Worth the Trip

It's time to shake things up and inject some serious excitement into your next gathering. Whether  planning a corporate conference, black-tie gala or milestone celebration, choosing the right venue can make all the difference. City Winery shares some tips to make your next gathering a rockin' success.

Leisure Lifestyle 2024
May 20, 2024

Blending Business with Leisure Gives Rise to New Travel Opportunities

In short, bleisure travel is on the rise. A blend of business and leisure travel, this modern mode of travel transforms how people explore the world, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. From tacking on a few days before or after a business trip to requesting to work remotely for an allocated amount of time, bleisure is flexible, dynamic and exciting.

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May 20, 2024

Summer Meetings and Events Offers from Thompson Hotels, Dream Hotels

Two of Hyatt’s signature lifestyle brands, Thompson Hotels and Dream Hotels, offer special meetings and events promotions this summer.

Travel Tips to Help Protect Your Health and Your Trip

Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems

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May 20, 2024

7 Reasons to Put Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Your Travel List

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with us.

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May 16, 2024

Croatia Makes it Easy to Turn a Business Trip into a Family Vacation

Croatian tourism took off in the early 2000s and shows no signs of slowing, thanks in part to its starring role as the unmistakable setting in popular franchises like Game of Thrones and Below Deck Mediterranean. But there’s good reason both Hollywood and tourists keep returning to this small Balkan nation along the Adriatic Sea. Up and down the coast, it’s truly as stunning as it appears on camera, and moments here consistently feel elaborately staged ... but they’re not.

Reconnecting the World: GBTA Convention 2023 Spotlights the Vital Role of Business Travel and In-Person Connection

In an increasingly digital and interconnected world, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention remains an indispensable platform for business travel industry professionals seeking to make the most of the power of face-to-face connections. Taking place August 13–15 in Dallas, the 2023 GBTA Convention provides the unique opportunity for professionals and companies to join visionaries, thought leaders and industry experts for meaningful networking, cutting-edge insights and inspiring innovation.

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May 16, 2024

This Anguilla Resort Announces New, Exclusive Wine Labels to Mark 40th Anniversary

Later this year, Malliouhana in Anguilla celebrates its 40th anniversary. To commemorate, Malliouhana partnered with Tansy Wines, James Beard award-winning Sommelier Shelley Lindgren and marketing specialist Kitty Oestlien to produce an exclusive private label Vermentino and Rosé. Both sustainably grown and harvested in Northern California, these bottles embody Malliouhana’s newly launched wine program led by Lindgren and Anguilla’s first sommelier, Albert Lake.