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.
Hilton is partnering with companies around the world to find temporary work for displaced employees, and others in similar situations, in need of income. With the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, Hilton is just one of the many travel companies affected.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Seoul Convention Bureau is poised for a strong bounce back from the COVID-19 virus. The company rolled out a new PLUS SEOUL program to offer extra support to the meetings, incentive, conventions and exhibition industry in response to the virus.
Japan National Tourism Organization While would-be travelers around the world are self-isolating and putting travel plans on hold, Japan Nation Tourism Organization sends the fun home. While everyone’s wanderlust grows, JNTO offers virtual experiences showcasing the best of the island country.
oneworld is an alliance of 13 world-leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and connecting you to more than 1,100 destinations around the world.
Luxury Hotel Brand NH Collection to Make New York City Debut with NH Collection New York Madison Avenue
NH Collection is set to enter the New York City market and North America for the first time with the opening of NH Collection New York Madison Avenue. The hotel takes inspiration from 1920s Renaissance Revival architecture and channels New York’s Golden Age of Advertising to create an elegant, vintage vibe. The brand brings along its European flair for additional touches of eclectic elegance throughout the property.
The travel industry is among the hardest hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Business Travel Association conducted a poll of its members regarding COVID-19’s effect on business travel. The poll was conducted March 18–21 and more than 1,150 of its member companies responded.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Genting Cruise Line is just one of the many travel companies implementing ways for travelers to change plans easily to provide peace of mind.