Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the winners of its fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards. The winners will be feted at a cocktail reception tonight, May 19, 2016, on the rooftop of Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Global Traveler’s elite Globility Board and the highly experienced magazine staff made nominations in each category. Global Traveler’s Globility Board consists of well-traveled subscribers who act as a direct link between the magazine and our readers. From these nominations, Global Traveler’s esteemed Advisory Board selected the final winners. The Advisory Board is comprised of well-traveled executives across a broad range of industries. The awards are announced in Global Traveler’s fourth annual Leisure Lifestyle Edition, available now. The issue also includes articles on heritage travel, airline vacation companies, hotel collections, LGBT tours and solo travel. For the third year, Global Traveler named Special Achievement Awards. For their Hello Kitty-themed airplanes, EVA Air was recognized for Outstanding Customized Service. Airbus’ eco-efficiency and environmentally friendly strides earned them the Outstanding Environmental Initiatives recognition. The Outstanding Innovations honor went to Royal Caribbean International’s unique Robotic Bartender. Air Canada received the Outstanding Social Awareness accolade for the 2012 creation of its Air Canada Foundation. A complete list of winners is as follows: Best Beaches Turks and Caicos Best Caribbean Island US Virgin Islands Best Island in Europe Santorini Best Island Pacific Rim Cook Islands Best Adventure Travel Destination India Best Historical Attractions Spain Best Shopping in the World The Dubai Mall Best Small-Ship Cruise Line Paul Gauguin Cruises Best Large-Ship Cruise Line Cunard Line Best Cruise Line Entertainment Royal Caribbean International Best Cruise Line Dining Azamara Club Cruises Best Luxury Cruise Line Silversea Cruises Best Adventure Cruise Line Lindblad Expeditions Best Family Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises Best River Cruise Line Viking River Cruises Best Cruise Line Suites The Haven by Norwegian Best Cruise Ship Excursions Princess Cruises Best Cruise Line Rewards Program Mariner Society, Holland America Line Best Luxury Leisure Hotel Group in the World Meliá Hotels International Best Hotel Chain Resorts Westin Hotels & Resorts Best Pet-Friendly Hotel Loews Hotels & Resorts Best Leisure Lifestyle Hotel Group in the World Vida Hotels and Resorts Best Family Resort Chain in the World Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Best Family Resort in North America Mohonk Mountain House Best Family Resort in the Gulf Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai Best Hotel Restaurant Al Mahara at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Best Leisure Airline Hawaiian Airlines Best Premium-Economy Class China Airlines Best Pet-Friendly Airline United Airlines Best Luxury Tour Company Abercrombie & Kent Best Luxury Train The Royal Canadian Pacific Best Car Rental for Leisure Hertz Best Luxury Vehicle Cadillac Favorite Luxury Fashion Brand Louis Vuitton Favorite Luxury Watch Brand TAG Heuer Favorite Luxury Jewelry Brand Tiffany & Co. Outstanding Customized Services EVA Air Outstanding Environmental Initiatives Airbus Outstanding Innovations Royal Caribbean International Outstanding Social Awareness Air Canada For more information about Global Traveler, visit globaltravelerusa.com. About Global Traveler Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM-audited paid circulation of 111,000+. About FXEXpress Publications, Inc. FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, China Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee Travel and several annuals; and also operating globaltravelerusa.com, globaltravelerusa.com/blog, china-globaltraveler.com and trazeetravel.com.
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is opening its acclaimed doors Oct. 22 to celebrate its fifth and most exciting season. The resort will introduce new programming including culinary, fitness and music.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Seabourn recently announced the name of its second new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship: Seabourn Pursuit. The name reflects the passion of expedition travelers to seek out and explore natural wonders and destinations through activities around the globe.
Though the Chicago area has been my home for decades, the view from the Water Tower Suite on the 26th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago made me gasp. I had admired Chicago’s dramatic skyline many times, but never from this angle. Through expansive windows, the skyscrapers of 900 N. Michigan Ave. and the John Hancock Center, now named 875 North Michigan Avenue, rose to my right. Far below, the landmark Chicago Water Tower nestled in a ring of trees. One of the few survivors of the Great Chicago Fire, a turning point in the city’s history being remembered on its 150th anniversary in 2021, the Gothic Revival relic resembled a fairy-tale castle in a children’s playset.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
President Biden signed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate a September 11th National Memorial Trail. The trail route will link the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York; the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia; and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
In April 2021, I was skimming Facebook when an ad for a blind-folded dining experience popped up on my newsfeed. The event was hosted through a company called Fever that offers fun, interactive events in major cities and virtually for people to enjoy. Intrigued, I clicked the link to learn more. The description made the event sound exciting and mysterious. When I give someone a present for their birthday, the holidays or a wedding, I like to give the gift of an experience that the recipient can learn something from. My boyfriend’s 30th birthday was in June, when the event was to be hosted, so I thought this would be a great surprise for him.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Austin, Texas, with us.