Zürich is a wonderful destination any time of the year — but for nature enthusiasts and food lovers, there’s no better season than fall. There are around 70 parks and green spaces in the city, ranging from botanical gardens to landscaped museum parks, each providing its own unique kind of haven. Consider an afternoon visit to the Baroque Rechberg, located between Kunsthaus and Zurich University; the Old Botanical Garden and its medieval herb garden, an oasis dating back to 1837; or the expansive Rieterpark and its villa-turned-art museum. In fact, some of the older beech trees in Rieterpark are more than 150 years old.
Enjoy the cityscape and surrounding areas with activities including the Sauna Boat on Lake Zürich. The boat accommodates two–six people for four hours. Bring your own robes, slippers and drinks, or reserve them with the craft. No skipper’s license is required, and you can do as many sauna-lake-dip circuits as you want, all while savoring splendid views of both the city and the Alps reaching into the heavens across the water.
Satisfy your appetite with fall’s bounty of mushrooms, harvested from nearby urban forests. Delicacies such as porcini, puffball, Burgundy and parasol varieties can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, including everyone’s favorite melted indulgence: fondue. And while fondue is served up in beloved local venues including the cozy, wood-beamed Walliser Kanne and Swiss Chuchi in elegant Hotel Adler, diners also have the option of experiencing a meal and city tour in the Fondue eTuk Tuk. Up to four passengers can share a bottle of white wine and a traditional Swiss cheese fondue service as drivers shows them the city’s landmarks.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.