It’s hard to believe, but we are getting close to the end of summer and gearing up for the fall travel season. Historically, marketers have felt business travel is heaviest in the spring and fall, while the winter and summer tend to be less traveled. At Global Traveler, however, nearly everyone is out traveling the globe to report back to you in a timely fashion.
One jaunt this summer was to Dulles International Airport, and although it was not very far or very exotic, it was a valuable and essential trip. Christopher Ottaunick, GT’s staff photographer; Tracey Cullen, art director; Kim Krol, managing editor; and I took over the lounge of Etihad Airways for a cover photo shoot with two models. It was great to see this beautiful new lounge and allow our team to unleash their artistic talents. Watch for the results in an upcoming issue.
We continue to enhance the digital offerings of Global Traveler since our website relaunch Dec. 12, 2012. Our daily exclusive online articles are now at the forefront of the homepage. At the same time, we are redesigning our e-newsletters — eFlyer USA and eFlyer Asia — and have added a preview newsletter to announce the monthly magazine articles the minute they hit the website. Keep an eye out for more exciting changes.
I do not want to take any thunder away from Lisa Matte, editor in chief, but we have a great number of new columns planned for Global Traveler. One is on cruising, which is a direct result of our recent Globility Board (subscribers) meeting. Their feedback, coupled with our recent Leisure Travel Awards, indicated cruising is a big part of your travel plans.
Silversea Cruises, a proud winner of one of these awards, focuses on entrepreneurs, who must remain fully connected so they can continue to run their businesses while at sea. Although the connectivity on ships is far superior to what it was years ago, I found it challenging to set up the service on Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, which both require passengers to register first at the main IT center. It was far easier on Cunard, which simply provides access from your browser in your laptop.
August is the last month you can vote for your favorite airlines, hotels and other travel-related companies in Global Traveler’s 10th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards. Log on to globaltravelerusa.com and get out the vote!
Two and a half hours beyond Ho Chi Minh City, via a newly constructed highway, Azerai Ke Ga Bay in Vietnam’s Binh Thuan province opens the gate to a corner of the country waiting to be discovered. The careful planning and sustainable development of Azerai Ke Ga Bay has already made a strong impression as an award-nominated and -winning pioneer of 5-star boutique hospitality in this emerging destination, drawing in an adventurous new generation of affluent international guests.
Set your sights on Australia this year as Queensland prepares to welcome some neat hotels and experiences in 2024. In fact, it’s easier than ever to reach the region thanks to a new, non-stop American Airlines flight from Dallas (DFW) to Brisbane (BNE) beginning this October.
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Ivrea is a town and comune of the City of Turino in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. In 2018, it was included in the buffer zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ivrea, the Industrial City of the 20th Century.
The resort offers several thoughtfully crafted artisanal cocktails to celebrate National Margarita Day or any day; however, if you can’t make it to Cancún this month, shake up two of Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe’s margaritas at home with these recipes.
Incentive travel has long been a way for organizations to drive sales and reward employees with opulent trips to exotic destinations. Today it encompasses even more.
In Europe, Asia and North America, rail travel for touristic purposes is becoming more popular than ever. Earlier this year, Railbookers, which offers a collection of independent rail vacation itineraries featuring sought-after destinations in the United States and around the world, announced its upscale Around the World by Luxury Train itinerary, which will take travelers across the globe to 13 countries, four continents and more than 20 cities as they enjoy the best accommodations, dining and sightseeing by train for 80 days, all onboard the finest rail accommodations on the world’s most luxurious trains.