Springtime was in bloom on a recent visit to Chicago. I traveled to the Windy City in May with senior vice president Richard T. Evans for three days of meetings, and it was such a pleasant sight to walk along Michigan Avenue and see these beautiful, colorful tulips. After a long day of meetings, the well-manicured scene put an extra pep in our step as we made our way to our hotel.
Like many of you, I combined my business travel with a personal visit, opting to spend the weekend in Chicago and inviting my mom to join me for the Mother’s Day holiday. We also enjoyed ambling along the Magnificent Mile, this time filling up shopping bags. Take a closer look at family travel in Bilbao on page 66.
But now, with this July issue, summer is in full swing, which, of course, means summer travel. While you probably already have your 2016 vacation plans in order, perhaps consider adding a touch of über luxury to next summer’s travel with one of the high-roller tours featured on page 40. Learn more about the award-winning Posadas brand of hotels in our Hotel Update on page 44.
Also kicking into high gear next month are the 2016 Summer Olympics. For more on Rio de Janeiro, turn to page 70. Continue around the globe with Global Traveler to Delhi, Osaka, Denver, Hong Kong, Berlin, Cardiff, Turks & Caicos and London.
I cannot wait to announce the winners of our Wines on the Wing airline wine survey in our August issue. Just think: You could be sipping one of the winning wines as you read this note. Until then, happy jetting!
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Leovard skincare, formulated by Dr. Sheg Aranmolate, MD, uses natural ingredients to nourish skin, calm irritation, decrease wrinkles, hydrate and soothe — all while sanitizing skin of bacteria. Leovard’s 06 sanitizer is among a line a like-minded products, designed to ease the stress of environmental damage on our skin while cleansing.
Looking for an escape? Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia is a one-of-a-kind, 49-room resort with views of the Pitons. The property’s Escape Sale offers travelers who book four nights or more before Aug. 31 the chance to save 35 percent on the entire stay. Book by Aug. 31, but the sale is valid for travel through Dec. 19. Rates start at $513 per night.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Beer lovers in particular will rejoice with this new offer from The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, and it all starts with a complimentary, icy cold pint upon arrival.