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
Mazatlán, Mexico, has long been an attractive home destination for Canadian and American retirees, but, in recent years, young, digital nomads have also discovered the charms of this coastal city, finding inexpensive accommodations, beautiful weather and plenty of bandwidth for working remotely. The laid-back beach scene definitely eases the transition of relocating to Mexico’s West Coast.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) believes business travel is a fundamental force for good and brings the industry together to connect, innovate and set new standards. With members from across the globe, GBTA engages the many voices of business travel to build a collective future, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers to come together, connect with peers, grow their network and shape the future of the industry.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
Next summer, Denver, Colorado, becomes home to the country’s first carbon-positive hotel. The 13-story Populus features 265 modern guestrooms, a ground-floor restaurant, café, flexible meeting spaces, and signature rooftop restaurant and bar. Architecture is designed by Studio Gang, with interiors envisioned by Wildman Chalmers Design.
Private jet charter service Jettly recently conducted an extensive study to find the most and least reliable U.S. airports in 2023. Analyzing the total number of delays, cancellations and diversions from more than 390 U.S. airports provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the results saw the least reliable airports span all corners of the country.