NO ONE WANTS THE drawn-out, unabridged version of any story. Time-saving, eco-friendly initiatives and minimization of clutter are characteristics that contribute to a lean executive style. Tuck grandfather’s briefcase safely away as a family heirloom or as office décor. Be precise with your handbag selection to ensure a powerful statement and send opposing counsel scrambling. We all want to be that laser-sharp and primped executive dashing through the airport in effortless style. Join the ranks of the chic concourse strollers with our spread of luggage to make your journey iconic. It’s time to trim the fat; space is limited. As the saying goes, “Travel light, travel far.”
Ladies first, please. Every successful businesswoman needs the proper accoutrements to seal the deal. Tumi’s Mariella Eva Satchel briefcase will certainly turn heads. Gray leather makes a graceful statement, and the durability of a timeless Tumi design makes this bag a beast in the boardroom. $1,200.
A classic is always relevant, hence the title of this finely crafted bag. The Neoclassico Document Case by Bruno Magli has you covered, with zippered closures and an inner pouch designed specifically to accommodate your smart tablet. You will be all set to conquer the world with your undeniable fashion presence and your documentation secured. This spoil will surely elevate the bottom line of your business. From $1,495.
Navy is such a royal color. Troubadour’s craftsmanship of vegetable-tanned leather goods will garner major attention from almost any onlooker. The decision wasn’t an easy task, however. We decided to pair the rucksack and the 24-hour bag, and now you are all set for globility. The versatility of these bags will ready you for running around town, an overnight or a weekend jaunt. Your pick, but you cannot go wrong with the smart lines and sophistication of Troubadour Goods. Tanned leather rucksack, from $1,725; nylon and tanned leather, from $695.
HOUSE OF SILLAGE
The content of your luggage is often priceless. We all have our secret sources and beauty regimens that make us feel sexy, and a delightful scent is a necessity while traveling. Add the romantic and fun elements of the Arabesque Travel Spray Collection by House of Sillage to your repertoire. Your pulse points will illuminate any room with mysterious notes and fragrant intrigue. Take your hand-painted custom enamel flacon in flight, but be sure not to blind the pilot with shimmering solid golds and Swarovski crystal finishes. Available at Neiman Marcus. From $370.
Once you close the deal with brevity and poise, artist Miles Regis will make your eyes marvel. Brilliant colors and movement by this unique painter will have you addicted and working to cover the walls of your dwelling. Not to brag, but music mogul Jay Z is among the countless celebrities clamoring for Regis’ artistic expression. Make the investment now — you will applaud yourself nightly as you arrive home, hand your briefcase over to your valet and indulge in your Scotch. Prices vary.
THE GLOBAL CREATOR
Weekends just got easier. Short, sweet and to the point, duffle bags make for an easy getaway. The Global Creator’s version of this essential travel bag makes packing a dream. Encouraged to roll tight and pack light, you’ll enjoy an effortless journey. The cognac Gypsy Weekender with shoulder strap fits the definition of perfection. Did we mention the subtle, 100 percent leather construction? $695.
Ink the deal. Any old writing instrument won’t suffice; make appending your signature epic. Your signature is worth its weight in gold, so make it effortless for your fingers to make your mark in daily documentation. Cross the perfect pen off the to-do list. $5,000.
Make the investment in the appropriate trunks for your travels. Only the best will do, precisely why we could not curate a travel spoil without Ghurka. The product of a brilliant collaboration with the Bertoni family in Varese, Italy, the wardrobe trunk exudes sophistication. French bull leather construction and trim make a durable, traveling work of art. Hand-painted stripes and cotton twill linings speak voluminous luxury. Hasten to place your order, as there is a waiting period. Believe us when we say it is well worth the 10-and-a-half weeks’ wait. You will be spoiled in time for autumn excursions. Trunk, $19,500; trolley, $7,500.
People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
The cruise industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic with updates on cancellations and rebooking policies. Here’s an update.
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.
One of Barcelona’s newest luxury hotels is located at the corner of modernity and tradition. As the name indicates, The Corner Hotel is situated on a flat corner in Barcelona’s L’Eixample neighborhood, a vast area of the city full of Modernist buildings and grid-like avenues.
Two Florida hotels boast reopening offers as Florida begins its phased reopening.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
MMGY Global Launches Travel Safety Barometer to Track U.S. Travelers’ Perception During Reopening Phase of Pandemic
MMGY Global launched its new Travel Safety Barometer, a sentiment tracking tool created for the travel and tourism industry to track American travelers’ perceptions of safety when it comes to specific travel behaviors as the country begins to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic. Designed by MMGY’s Travel Intelligence research and insights division, the barometer is an information resource for business and leisure travelers and the travel industry.