Happy anniversary, Global Traveler. Over the past 12 years, the publication has firmly established itself as the leading magazine for frequent, savvy travelers, and the ultimate source for travel information. That’s why it is so important for us to reach the GT reader, and why it’s the ultimate testament and honor for two of our Chase cards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card and the Marriott Rewards Credit Card, to be continually recognized in the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Our partnership with the magazine is a valuable one, and we look forward to many continued years working together.
Vibhat Nair, general manager, Chase Bank Credit Cards
Congratulations to Global Traveler on its 12th anniversary. I enjoyed the evolution of the magazine over the years, which now includes an online edition. I particularly like the destination articles that feature great photography combined with practical travel tips. It is a truly international publication featuring destinations from all over the world, and this global perspective is highlighted in the scope of the annual reader survey awards. Keep up the good work!
Sinead El Sibai, vice president, Marketing, Dubai Duty Free
We have been working with Global Traveler for a long time and are happy to see GT has constantly improved itself during these years, becoming an even stronger voice in the travel industry.
Cenk Ocal, general manager, Turkish Airlines
Over the past 12 years, EVA Air has worked with and gotten to know Global Traveler and its staff. We congratulate Publisher and CEO Francis X. Gallagher for charting the right course through sometimes choppy markets. We also applaud him for having the wisdom to assemble an awesome staff. These smart, capable people are both a pleasure to work with and the secret sauce to Global Traveler’s success.
K.W. Nieh, spokesperson, EVA Air, and executive officer, Public Relations, Evergreen Group
The Chicago Department of Aviation offers its congratulations to Global Traveler and CEO Francis X. Gallagher on 12 successful years as the premier publication for international travelers. We also are grateful to Global Traveler readers for selecting O’Hare International Airport as the Best Airport in North America for the past 12 years, and for O’Hare’s induction in the Hall of Fame.
Ginger S. Evans, commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
For 12 years, Global Traveler has provided readers insight into the world of luxury and business travel. Like Global Traveler, from check-in to landing, Alitalia is committed to providing the best travel experience for our customers. We are proud to celebrate this milestone with a publication that shares our values. Happy anniversary!
Maria Sacconi, vice president, regional manager, North America, Alitalia
Happy 12th birthday, Global Traveler! We at oneworld are just a few years older than you. Our airline alliance was a 5-year-old toddler when Global Traveler came into being. My, how we’ve both grown! Back then, oneworld brought together eight airlines collectively serving slightly more than 500 destinations with 7,900 daily departures by a combined fleet of 1,940 carrying 220 million passengers a year. Today we feature 15 great carriers who can take you to more than 1,000 cities in 150-plus countries on 14,500 daily departures by 3,400 aircraft used by 512 million customers a year. Like Global Traveler, we are in the business to make life easier for frequent international travelers by understanding, recognizing and caring for their travel needs. We are proud they, your readers, voted oneworld their favorite airline alliance for the past six years in Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey awards — that’s half your Global Traveler lifetime! Here’s to them! Here’s to Global Traveler! And here’s to another 12 great years and more ahead!
Stephen Usery, vice president, Commercial, oneworld
Global Traveler is a significant publication that provides valuable information to travelers worldwide. In addition, the magazine is a useful resource for providing trends in the travel industry.
Danny Saadon, vice president/general manager, EL AL Israel Airlines, North and Central America
Arriving early afternoon in Puerto Rico, we jumped in an Uber and took a short, 15-minute drive from the airport to La Concha. As it was Tuesday, the streets were not too busy and the hotel lobby was calm. During the weekend, the scene likely would have been more bustling. We were greeted by a staff member who requested proof of vaccination and government-issued ID, and were given a wristband to indicate we were fully vaccinated. All guests are required to be vaccinated and wear masks at all times while moving around the hotel. Hand sanitizer stations were placed around the lobby, in elevators and in each common area.
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.
The Rittenhouse has long stood out as one of Philadelphia’s finest hotels, centrally located in one of the city’s poshest neighborhoods. Needless to say, I knew I was in for an afternoon of luxurious pampering when I hopped in my car and headed down I-95 from my suburban home to the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. As I drove through the seemingly endless roadwork on the highway, I realized just how long it had been since I’d driven this once-familiar route into the city as a result of the pandemic. Of course I was eager for the relaxation and bliss that was in my future, but it was also a welcome feeling to head back into Philadelphia for a moment of normalcy.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Nice, France, with us.
GBTA’s Convention 2021 will bring the business travel industry together for the first time in a long time. Once again, you’ll learn and connect with experts and each other, along with discussions with leading thinkers, entrepreneurs and change makers addressing the issues that matter most.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.