Boston played host to the 2012 Global Business Travel Association convention. The travel industry descended upon the northeastern city in August, and to celebrate the industry-leading conference, Global Traveler hosted its seventh annual GBTA cocktail reception.
More than 100 guests soaked in striking views of Boston’s skyline from the 38th floor at the Downtown Harvard Club. Guests mingled with GT staff and enjoyed an eclectic cuisine of Asian, Italian and American specialties. A jazz duo and a spread of desserts were sweet complements to the celebration.
“The 2012 GBTA convention was, once again, a huge success, not only for the association but also for Global Traveler,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO. “We could not have asked for a better venue with more unbelievable views than the Downtown Harvard Club. The company, of course, was wonderful; it is always an honor to celebrate a year of travel successes with our valued clients, partners and friends.”
August marked the 44th annual Global Business Travel Association convention, with more than 5,000 attendees from hotels, airlines, travel companies, travel publications and corporate travel departments. The 45th annual convention will be held in San Diego in August 2013.
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
For the third year in a row, Regent Seven Seas Cruises broke the company’s world cruise opening day booking record. The 2024 World Cruise sold out around 11 a.m. on July 14, after going on sale that morning at 8:30 a.m. Fares started at $73,499 per guest for a deluxe veranda suite, up to $199,999 per guest for a master suite.
Now is the time to get out of the house, soak in the sun and try something new. From bread making to learning the latest TikTok dance, Americans picked up new hobbies since the COVID-19 pandemic. As travel gets busier, keep the momentum going with paddle boarding that can travel with you anywhere in the world.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel picks up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Okinawa with us.