PONANT will collaborate with Smithsonian Journeys again in 2023 for a series of 21 co-branded sailings, with each led by two Smithsonian Journeys Experts, like art historians, solar astrophysicists and a North African international relations expert.
Among those new sailings is a nine-day itinerary along the Arabian coast, Jan. 6–14, 2023. The sailing visits Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi and more. The Smithsonian Experts include Karl Eikenberry, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, to lead discussions on Middle East affairs.
Begin the sailing in Dubai, where cruise-goers can visit Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, the souks, Dubai Museum and more. Stop two is Sir Bani Yas Island, a wildlife reserve home to oryxes, cheetahs and gazelles. Doha, next up on the itinerary, offers travelers the lively Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and more. In Abu Dhabi, the fourth stop, cruisers can visit Louvre Abi Dhabi and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The ship next drops anchor in Khasab, a fishing village surrounded by the fjord-like khors of Musandam Peninsula. Here, travelers can navigate the narrow inlets on traditional dhow boats. As the ship sails south along Oman’s eastern coast, it stops in Fujairah, home to Al Bidiyah Mosque, one of the oldest in the United Arab Emirates, and Fujairah Fort, the largest castle in the region. The cruise ends in Muscat, Oman, with its mountain houses, coastal forts and mud huts.
Learn more about the Cruising the Arabian Coast – with Smithsonian Journeys itinerary here.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2022 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
Global Traveler first launched awards to honor the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing and supporting diversity and inclusion within the travel industry last year. Now, continuing the awards for the second year, Global Traveler looked at many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to see which companies enacted the most changes toward promoting diversity and inclusion.
Sweet tea. Soul food. Y'all. Sound familiar? Though these words and phrases are commonly associated with the South, it's understood in any language. If you're seeking a city abroad that will enchant you, capture your attention from start to finish and welcome everyone as family, we cordially invite you to visit Savannah.
For the 12th consecutive year, Global Traveler recognizes the best of the best in the industry, naming 2022’s Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year.
What a year 2022 has been for travel! It’s not an understatement to say travel rebounded and surged following the pandemic, and airlines, hotels, travel providers and more are ready and waiting to serve the masses returning to the beautiful art of traveling. As such, we celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2022 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, our 19th year honoring the best of the best in the world of travel. Our countdown to year No. 20 begins now.
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.
Global Traveler, the only magazine for frequent luxury travelers, announces Singapore Airlines as the 2022 Airline of the Year and Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts as the 2022 Hotel of the Year. This marks the 12th year Global Traveler has awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.
Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin recently announced plans to open in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2023. Boasting 246 guestrooms, including five suites, the hotel serves as the perfect hub for travelers.
Discover why Global Traveler readers named Cunard® the Best Large-Ship Cruise Line for seven consecutive years. For a limited time, book your voyage during Cunard’s Black Friday Sale promotion and take advantage of Reduced Fares*, up to $600 Onboard Credit^ per stateroom, and a 50% Reduced Deposit‡. Choose from an array of exciting journeys, including Transatlantic Crossings and voyages to Alaska, the Caribbean and Canada & New England.
After successfully launching a direct route from Pittsburgh International Airport to London Heathrow three years ago, British Airways now increases the route from four to six flights a week. Currently, British Airways operate services on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.