The New Year brings new and refreshed content to the pages of Global Traveler. We’ve honed our focus to zero in on the topics, ideas and information of interest to today’s luxury business travelers, many of the changes a direct result of feedback from our loyal readers.
Beginning in this issue, we bring you some brand-new columns — Cruising, a report on the latest ships and innovations; and Drives, a guide to scenic routes and racecar-worthy roadways around the world. We’ve also refreshed some of our most popular pages. Cuisine becomes Food, an up-close look at some of the world’s most iconic national dishes. Calendar becomes Events, a more in-depth preview of an upcoming happening. And with meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions business booming on a worldwide scale, we’ve added a regular MICE feature.
In our destination coverage, we’ve added Neighborhoods, an insider’s guide to a single community in some of the world’s busiest urban centers. We’ve also fine-tuned a couple of regular features, with Add-On offering suggestions for business travelers who choose to extend their experiences beyond the boardroom and Business Plus focusing on dual itineraries for business travelers accompanied by friends or family.
The overall result is a new and improved Global Traveler. Let us know what you think.
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.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
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.