FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

On The Road Again

Sep 1, 2013
2013 / September 2013

It was a busy summer, with vacations and business trips all around the globe and locally as well. I ended the summer with a trip to San Diego to attend the Global Business Travel Association convention and, more importantly, check in on one of my favorite courses in Southern California, The Grand Golf Club at The Grand Del Mar Resort. I took along executives from Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines and my good pal Vlad Velasco, formerly of Malaysia Airlines, for the challenge.

I also made a swift trip to Hong Kong to address the continued expansion plans we have for the brand — and to do a little early Christmas shopping at Rio Pearl in Kowloon and see my friends at CEZARI tailors. The folks at Rio Pearl are longtime friends whom I met through the Hong Kong Tourist Association some 25 years ago. When I walk in, it is like a family reunion. I have bought many fine gifts there. My wife has a beautiful pearl pendant in a heart-shaped setting and receives compliments whenever she wears it. Experts say their jade is also of fine quality. The shop is just a stone’s throw from the Shangri-La, and you have a valuable gift for a lifetime.

A longtime friend and colleague, Lori Lincoln, has taken over public relations for the Shangri-La brand. Lori and I worked together in New York when we were inventing the proper reporting of business travel. She was globetrotting like no other in those years and experienced all sorts of travel, from business to adventure to luxury. She is a true professional with deep knowledge of the business.

The Langham expanded its footprint in North America this summer, opening The Langham Chicago, with top hotelier Joe Aguilera at the helm. Stop in and check out the property; Joe will make you pleased you selected the brand.

I also have a trip to Dallas planned and may stop in for dinner at Chuck’s near DFW. It always seems to be hopping with people out having a good time. The original Chuck’s near Highland Park is also a great watering hole at one of Dallas’ best addresses.

With the fall in full swing, there will be more travels and golf — join the adventure!

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