Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for frequent business and leisure luxury travelers, announces the 5-Year Quint Status winners, 10-year Hall of Fame winners and the 15-year Crystal Status winners. The special statuses commemorate consecutive winners in the magazine’s GT Tested Reader Survey awards, now in its 16th year. Global Traveler’s readers voted on the awards; more than 22,000 voted in 2019.
Quint inductees include winners who have won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for five consecutive years. The Hall of Fame designates those who’ve taken the respective category for 10 straight years. In 2018, as the magazine celebrated the 15th year of its awards, it introduced the Crystal Status honor, now in its second year, for those who’ve won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for 15 years in a row.
The 2019 winners of Quint Status are:
Best Overall Airline in the World
Best International Hotel Chain
Best Domestic Hotel Chain
Best MICE Hotel
Lotte Hotel Seoul
Best MICE City
The 2019 winners of Hall of Fame are:
Best Airline Alliance
Best Airline Cuisine
Best Airline in Mexico
Best Luggage Brand
Briggs & Riley
The 2019 winners of Hall of Fame are:
Best Hotel Rewards Program in the World
IHG Rewards Club
Quint, Hall of Fame and Crystal Status winners will be feted at an event Dec. 11, 2019, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
To learn more about this year’s Quint, Hall of Fame and Crystal Status inductees, pick up the December issue of Global Traveler, available now, or visit globaltravelerusa.com.
About Global Traveler
With nearly 550,000 readers, Global Traveler connects brands with U.S.-based frequent, affluent travelers. According to MediaMark Research (Gfk MRI), GT readers have an average net worth of $2 million and 50 percent are CEOs and owners of companies. Our readers average nine domestic flights per year and 93 percent travel internationally on a regular basis (11 round-trips in the last three years), mostly in first and business class. More than 55 percent stay in 4- and 5-star hotels, at an average 60 nights per year. Four special editions — Leisure Lifestyle Edition, Global City Guidebook, Class Act Guide and The Trazee Book — complement 12 monthly issues. Each year, Global Traveler awards the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and the Wines on the Wing awards (business- and first-class wine survey).
About FXExpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, globaltravelerusa.com, FX Excursions, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia and several annuals. WhereverFamily LLC publishes whereverfamily.com and its related brands, and Trazee Travel, LLC publishes trazeetravel.com.
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