FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Autumn Adventures

by Francis X. Gallagher

Sep 1, 2016
September 2016

It has been a busy summer for me, with vacations and business trips around the globe and locally, ending the season with a Labor Day trip to Cape San Blas, Fla., for a few restful beach days. Prior to this, the GTteam attended the Global Business Travel Association convention in Denver to meet and mingle with airline and hotel executives and see their latest products and services.

At the convention, United Airlines displayed its new Polaris business-class product. I received an overview of the service and seat from a United flight attendant who served on the research panel alongside many top United customers. Polaris represents a big change for the airline, offering completely lie-flat bed/seats, each with aisle access. The design rethinks everything from the meals served to the entertainment — a big step to making United more competitive on overseas routes.

As we get down to business this fall, our subscriber Globility Board will meet at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in October to present ideas in focus group sessions. It is a wonderful way to get inside the heads of entrepreneur travelers who make their own decisions about which airline to fly and which hotel to book. Any subscribers interested in joining the board can reach out to me directly at [email protected] to receive an application and take part in the vetting process.

In addition, we are well into planning for the GT Tested Reader Survey awards gala, to be held in December at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. This marks the 13th year of our reader-voted awards and the sixth year celebrating them at this grand hotel. Last year we moved the event up to the pool level for a beautiful night under the stars and a splashing success.

I am thinking about an autumn adventure around the date of my birthday, Oct. 10. At this stage, I’m still considering many options, and I welcome your suggestions.

With the fall in full swing, we’re headed for more events, travels and golf — join the adventure!

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