Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for frequent business and leisure luxury travelers, announces United Airlines as the 2020 Airline of the Year and Hilton Hotels as the 2020 Hotel of the Year. This marks the 10th year Global Traveler has awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.
“It’s always challenging to name Airline and Hotel of the Year winners, as many airlines and hotels continually up the ante, but, for 2020, it was clear United Airlines and Hilton Hotels deserve the recognition as they went above and beyond to keep travelers safe and secure,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “Congratulations to these two powerhouses in the travel industry — your wins are hard won and well-deserved.”
Members of the Global Traveler Advisory Board, a hand-picked committee of well-traveled business advisors, selected the Airline and Hotel of the Year winners. The winners were chosen from a list of nominees selected by GT staff. Pertinent information considered included financial data, occupancy rates, load factors, on-time figures, safety records and menus, as well as independent research. Once an airline or hotel is selected, it is ineligible to participate for three years.
The winners will be feted at a virtual presentation Dec. 14, at globaltravelerusa.com. For more information on United Airlines and Hilton Hotels, check out the December issue of Global Traveler. For more information about Global Traveler, 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. Special editions — Leisure Lifestyle Edition, Global City Guidebook and Class Act Guide — complement 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 and several annuals. WhereverFamily LLC publishes whereverfamily.com and its related brands, and Trazee Travel, LLC publishes trazeetravel.com.
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