Your team at Global Traveler is heading westward to attend our second annual Globility Board meeting; subscribers will gather at The Westin La Paloma for two days of meetings and a little time off to enjoy the resort’s amenities. I will be hitting the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course — the Hill, Canyon and Ridge courses (three nines) that make up this fantastic golfing experience. Other GT staffers will review the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. When you go to Tucson, you can be sure that business is a pleasure.
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.
Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that causes more deaths than any other infectious disease, infecting about 2 billion people worldwide and 15 million in the United States. TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which spreads when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, sings or talks. The bacterium can float in the air for several hours and can infect anyone who breathes in the contamination. TB is not spread by shaking someone’s hand, sharing food or drink, touching bed linens or toilet seats, sharing toothbrushes or kissing.