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.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
One of Washington, D.C.’s most luxurious urban retreats, Rosewood Washington D.C., recently reopened with new and revamped experiences.
In response to climate change, Germany’s Christian Democrats proposed doubling taxes on domestic flights to reduce CO2 emissions. The plan would exempt connecting flights (part of long-haul trips) so the impact would only be on the current tax of $8.10 per ticket for domestic flights.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
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