When you receive this issue, we may or may not have the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, but we feel we are progressing toward re-opening with full force. Travelers can only stand so much confinement before they figure out a way to spread their wings.
Over the past nine months I connected often with our subscribers and travel clients. Many readers are planning trips for 2021 and are leapfrogging out of the COVID world and back to the real world. Our friends at GOWAY Travel report most of the trips planned for this year have been rescheduled for 2021, thus making Europe crowded and difficult to book.
In this issue I am proposing a trip to Portugal that was in the planning stages for 2020. Reality means this trip might not make the 2021 schedule due to all those postponed bookings. If this trip holds interest, please email me directly — see the details in the Golf article on page 32. If we see enough interest and availability for fall 2021, we might get lucky and secure this trip.
For now, please enjoy our North America Issue. I know from our conversations you have taken many domestic trips and road trips. Some of you have been creative and held face-to-face meetings (requiring a negative COVID test). I joined you — through many trips to North Carolina (driving) and to Florida (flying three times).
Our next issue will feature the results of all the FXExpress-branded awards. As I write this letter, I am looking forward to attending the Wines on the Wing survey and after-party. Your votes counted, even during these less-traveled days — who better to select the best of the best than you?
Thanks for reading, and keep traveling!
Manchester, a city already buzzing with energy, welcomes some exciting new additions, from boutique hotels to highly anticipated culinary destinations to historic venues. Plan a trip to Manchester to not only indulge in your favorite soccer team but also to enjoy delicious food, both charming and luxury accommodations, and lively events and venues.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
Porvoo, Finland, only an hour from Helsinki, is a medieval coastal town and a cultural haven, well known for its exciting culinary scene, colorful wooden houses and cafés. Here, you will discover the new Runo Porvoo Hotel, a family-owned landmark building and business blending Finnish traditions with contemporary Nordic design, world-class artwork and the rustic-meets-modern allure of American Shaker-style furnishings.
August is National Golf Month. Our three-part round-up will highlight the best courses around the world to tee off in celebration. Today, we highlight three international courses for your consideration.
ISN’T IT TIME? It's time to treat yourself to the vacation you deserve, and Celebrity Cruises® offers the perfect escapes. With an award-winning fleet of ships that sail to more than 300 destinations around the world, Celebrity will take you almost anywhere you want to go in style. Enjoy stunning staterooms and suites, culinary experiences imagined by Michelin-starred chefs and intuitive service. Celebrity makes sure your vacation is effortless from the start, which is why drinks, WiFi and tips are Always IncludedSM on every sailing.
Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska, spoils guests with a new immersive luxury offer. The VIP fishing trip offer, called Hooked on Salmon Falls, starts at $15,000 for two guests and includes a four-night stay in a presidential king ocean view suite. In addition to round-trip airport transfers, the offer also comes with complimentary dining and $250 in fish shipping credit.
The Hotel Bel-Air hosts a new end-of-summer BBQ with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck on the lawn of the hotel. The event is back after a three-year hiatus, set to take place Sept. 6. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening featuring backyard-style barbeque and seasonal summer favorites.
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The Oberoi, Marrakech introduces its new holistic wellness program, SAHA. Meaning health in Arabic, SAHA aims to help guests reach their full wellbeing potential. The program operates on four key cornerstones: soul & spirit, active body, holistic treatments and a better plate.