Coming up in August in Chicago, the Global Traveler team will take our annual trip to attend the Global Business Travel Association Convention. As the largest gathering of business travel professionals in the world, GBTA presents an incredible opportunity to see the recent progress and scheduled changes within the world of business travel. Each year roughly 7,000 attend, and more than 175 education sessions are featured.
Not only does this annual showing allow for important updates on the rapidly changing business travel landscape, it also allows us to reach attendees in two different and unique ways. The first is through our distribution of both the July and Global City Guidebook issues to every attendee at the convention. Upon entry, guests will be able to check out the issues, both released in July as a poly-bagged insert.
The second way is through The Trazees, Trazee Travel’s annual awards ceremony that honors the very best in millennial travel as voted by the readers. Held this year on Aug. 6 at The Claridge House from 6:30–9:30 p.m., industry leaders will gather to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss what is next on the horizon for the coveted and fast-growing millennial market.
Overall, GBTA presents the opportunity to experience what I have heard so much about within the travel industry. If you will be in attendance this year or would like to attend The Trazees, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]
— Chris Sager, account executive
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.