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!
Think of Tokyo and your mind may wander to the neon signs and bustling crowds of Shibuya and Shinjuku, or the tranquility of the Meiji Jingu shrine, but this huge city offers much to those who explore away from the main tourist areas.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Automotive museums of all sizes will always capture the imaginations of car and racing aficionados. However, the best deliver a lot of substance beyond the machine itself. Some place an emphasis on science and technology or history, while others display iconic cars from film and television. Museums established and operated by the world’s top automakers (think Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche in Germany, and Toyota, Honda and Nissan in Japan) have built-in followings.
Accor hotel group’s new 153-room Pullman Sydney Penrith property, part of Western Sydney Conference Centre, opened in August 2023, and features Penrith's first 5-star hotel; a spacious conference and events space; a wellness and fitness center; and the upscale, European-inspired Marcel Bar and Bistro.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
A country already renowned for its rich cultural heritage and ever-growing culinary scene, Denmark holds much in store for travelers and locals alike in 2024. From new flights further connecting the country with the United States to culinary events to the unveiling of iconic buildings, here’s what to expect in 2024:
From the moment you step onboard Air Tahiti Nui’s Tahitian Dreamliner, you will be transported to The Islands of Tahiti. The French Polynesian carrier considered every detail to awaken its passengers’ senses, creating the feeling you are already on the Islands while 30,000 feet in the air.