FX Excursions

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Back in Business in the Big Apple 

by Haley Fogarty

May 26, 2021

Yesterday was an exciting day for me as an account executive at Global Traveler. While it feels like I have been part of the team for longer than six months, it really has only been a half a year of countless Zoom calls and meeting people from all over the world from my home office. While I appreciate the accessibility we have to reach each end of the world via our computer screens, I think I speak for most when I say there is nothing like an in-person, collaborative conversation with like-minded people.

Long story short, Global Traveler’s publisher, Francis X. Gallagher, and I traveled to the Big Apple to have lunch with a long-time client at Gallagher’s Steakhouse (no familial connection there). We decided to drive in around 10 a.m. to beat the morning traffic and arrived in just an hour and 20 minutes! I haven’t been to New York City in more than 1.5 years, and the beautiful weather and traffic-free drive only added to the sense of freedom and delight I had as we made it through the Lincoln Tunnel.

A quick stop to check our emails before lunch, sponsored by Diet Coke from Shake Shack, was our first mission, followed by a lovely afternoon (and juicy filet mignon) with a friend from Turkish Airlines. While New York was quite low-key in terms of foot traffic and vehicles, I saw a great deal of hope from the Broadway signs that read “coming back soon” and from the pedestrians in business apparel, telling me some people are back in offices and out of their makeshift home offices. All in all, it was a wonderful day for business travel, and I can’t help but look forward to my next business lunch, and neither can my belly!

— Haley Fogarty, account executive

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