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.
Once an abandoned 1923 constructed warehouse in Asheville, North Carolina, it took a creative group of designers, artists, musicians, chefs and business folks to transform a neglected, 100-year-old structure into one of Asheville’s most interesting and daring hotel projects.
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.
Early on, pickleball had something to do with pickles. Pickles the dog, that is. In one story, the game was named for a family dog that ran off with the ball between sets.
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco recently completed renovations of its entrances, lobby, culinary concepts and meeting space. This marks the final stage of the renovation, which began in 2021 with the revitalization of its 269 guestrooms and 45 suites.
Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.