While kids are heading back to the classroom, we’re already planning for the New Year. We have some exciting changes on the books — new columns and tweaks on our destination articles and informative features. We’ll reveal most of the updates in January 2016, but we couldn’t wait to share a fun twist: We have replaced our Snapshot page with a monthly quiz. This month, we challenge you to identify currency from countries around the world. When you think you have it right, check your score via the answer link or pull out your smartphone and scan the handy QR code.
Trying to maintain a competitive edge in the evolving world of airline loyalty programs? Turn to page 34 for a comprehensive report on who wins and who loses as airlines switch from mileage-based to fare-based accrual formulas; then turn to page 38 for a pictorial review of our Leisure Travel Awards gala on the rooftop terrace at Hotel Shangri-La, Santa Monica.
And when it comes to around-the-world travel, we bring you destination reports from Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Tucson, Guangzhou, Berlin, Singapore, Seoul, Murcia (Spain) and Bermuda. Plus, be sure to check out GT Select Hotels & Resorts. Global Traveler’s new online hotel directory brings you one-click access to everything you need to know about the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts.
Whether traveling for business or leisure — or both — we’ve got you covered.
Villa specialist Maya Luxe offers guests curated and bespoke accommodations in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This local company works with companies in the region to provide unique itineraries for guests to enjoy, from tequila tastings to cooking classes to in-house spa services. Unlike other rental companies, Maya Luxe caters to a high-end market in which homeowners enjoy a concierge service to help them provide the best experience for guests.
Awareness about fair and sustainable travel continues to grow around the globe, with travelers everywhere considering a destination’s eco-friendly options before visiting. As public consciousness for this important aspect of tourism strengthens, tourists also look beyond just ecotourism and delve deeper into types of travel that allow them to respect the local culture, interact with locals and distribute benefits fairly.
Ah, the romance of train travel ... even commuters feel it. There’s something oh so Alfred Hitchcock, Agatha Christie and Harry Potter about chugging down a track on the way to some wonderful — perhaps even mysterious — destination, your bag neatly tucked above you, a book in your lap, your journey ahead. The scenery outside passes by like a film in fast motion. The seats (comfortable on most global trains, even in second class) feel like super-plush movie theater lounge chairs. Each train car, like a narrow living room, boasts its own mood depending on fellow travelers and the ministrations of attentive staff.
It’s time to start planning your next trip. Take a visual journey through these U.S. locations where historically significant moments in the Civil Rights movement occurred.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
For the first time ever, visitors and locals in Dublin, Ireland, can immerse themselves in a series of discovery trails through augmented reality. The Dublin Discovery Trails app, developed by Peel X and funded by Failté Ireland and Dublin City Council, brings Dublin’s Docklands to life in a new and unique way. Dublin’s Docklands served as one of the world’s largest docks in the 19th and 20th centuries, in which countless ships entered and exited the port every day. This hub of trade and industry meant many people worked the docklands and interacted with one another daily.
Australia's Whitsunday Islands are an unimaginable destination. As many screensavers or wanderlust-worthy documentaries as you may come across of the 74 continental islands off the central coast of Queensland, located within the Great Barrier Reef
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.