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.
Mövenpick, Accor’s premium Swiss-born hospitality brand, officially launched its first property in New Zealand. Situated in Auckland, Mövenpick Hotel Auckland sets a new standard in the world of hospitality with unique and exciting amenities and a warm, contemporary design found throughout the property.
Turkish Airlines offers premium travelers something new. After signing an agreement with fashion brands Coccinelle and Hackett, the carrier introduced redesigned premium amenity kits for its business-class passengers flying eight hours or more on long-distance flights. The new kits were introduced April 29.
Lisbon’s popularity has soared in recent years, but within an hour’s drive of Portugal’s capital city, lots of quiet towns and interesting regions that are still somewhat off-the-beaten path await.
Whether you prefer a villa on the beach or an ultra-luxe suite downtown, you’ll find everything you’re looking for in Los Cabos.
Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a bit of a transformation, repositioning itself as a tourism destination and debuting new developments and attractions. While perhaps not a “development” or “attraction” per se, NEOM is one of these new initiatives — but one beyond many of our wildest dreams. NEOM, a special economic zone within the country of Saudi Arabia, has been dubbed “a vision of what a new future might look like” and “a city of the future.”
California invites visitors and locals alike to experience some of Hilton’s newest hotel openings and renovations this year. Set to debut this fall, Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton lies between Malibu, and Santa Barbara, in Oxnard, California. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation and conversion, the resort will accept reservations beginning Oct. 1.
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City Experiences recently announced its first U.S. food tour offered exclusively by the award-winning, international tour provider Devour Tours. This addition sees City Experiences further expand its offerings in New York City.