Sep 4, 2016
Aug 7, 2016
The Global Traveler team headed to Prince William and Manassas, Va., last month to attend our annual company conference. This was my first trip to Virginia, and I was quite impressed by all the hidden treasures PWM has to offer. Our first day of meetings was held at The Winery at La Grange. From the second we pulled up to the vineyard, I felt like we were in Tuscany. The rolling countryside of vineyards and the rustic winery made for a perfect setting. We set up shop to work for the day in the basement of the winery. I must say, this was a first for me as well . . . We sampled their delicious white and red wines; it was a great way to end the workday! Some of my personal favorites of the tastings included NV Generals Battlefield, 2013 Cabernet Franc, 2014 Pinot Gris and 2014 Rosé.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.