For eight consecutive years, Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey awards have led the industry, and in 2011 the only magazine for business and luxury travelers upped the ante with the introduction of two new cutting-edge awards, the Airline of the Year and the Hotel of the Year. The inaugural winners of the prestigious awards are Asiana Airlines, Airline of the Year 2011, and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Hotel of the Year 2011.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Tokyo is a paradox. On the surface, it is the calmest and most ordered of all the world’s megacities. Everything works. The streets are meticulously clean. Its population is dutifully reserved. No fuss, no chaos. Then you consider its history.