With Black Friday affected by the global pandemic, holiday shopping isn’t going to be what it used to be. You won’t have to fight crowds to find the best deals or wait in long check-out lines. With everything different this year, it’s the perfect time to switch it up and buy gifts from small businesses.
This year has been rough for businesses everywhere, especially small ones who might not have a large online presence and rely on being open to keep their shop afloat.
Small Business Saturday falls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year — this year is Nov. 28. Whether your favorite small business is an online shop or a place where you go to shop, it is important to support them this year as they are going through a rough patch.
I love supporting and shopping on Small Business Saturday. I go to my local town, Newtown, and wander through all my favorite shops looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for my family and friends.
Although I am a big fan of Small Business Saturday, I just found out this year American Express created it. American Express cares deeply about thriving communities and believes small businesses are the core of every successful neighborhood. In 2010 it created Small Business Saturday. American Express wanted to encourage people to shop small and bring holiday shopping to small businesses.
With that being said, go out there and support local and small businesses this weekend!
— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator
Red Savannah launched a new series called In the Footsteps of…, which debuts itineraries of well-known figures, the first being Coco Chanel. As Chanel No. 5 celebrates its 102nd anniversary this year, the travel company invites fashion lovers, history enthusiasts and admirers of Coco Chanel to experience the new itinerary, In the Footsteps of Coco Chanel. The experience allows travelers to step into the remarkable life of one of most iconic figures in the fashion world.
Mazatlán, Mexico, has long been an attractive home destination for Canadian and American retirees, but, in recent years, young, digital nomads have also discovered the charms of this coastal city, finding inexpensive accommodations, beautiful weather and plenty of bandwidth for working remotely. The laid-back beach scene definitely eases the transition of relocating to Mexico’s West Coast.
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.
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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.
Rocco Forte Hotels all over Europe welcome travelers to celebrate the holidays in luxury.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
Next summer, Denver, Colorado, becomes home to the country’s first carbon-positive hotel. The 13-story Populus features 265 modern guestrooms, a ground-floor restaurant, café, flexible meeting spaces, and signature rooftop restaurant and bar. Architecture is designed by Studio Gang, with interiors envisioned by Wildman Chalmers Design.