Earning a Super Bowl win (finally) and being named GQ’s City of the Year, Philadelphia had a pretty successful 2018. Looking ahead, 2019 isn’t going to be too shabby, either. With a long list of events, festivals and attractions, the City of Brotherly Love kicks off 2019 with a bang, foodie style.
Restaurant Week in Philadelphia has been a long tradition of those sought-after restaurants becoming a bit more accessible to novice foodies, but Center City District Restaurant Week has come a long way. Now hosted twice a year, boasting 13 days of fine dining, foodies head to the city for those $35 dinner and $20 lunch deals, Jan. 13–25, 2019, or in September.
Each year, editors of Philadelphia Magazine choose the city’s 50 best restaurants to be featured in the print issue. The highly anticipated list is brought to life through Philly Cooks, a Philadelphia Magazine event showcasing local talent from chefs and mixologists paired with live music and entertainment, Feb. 6, 2019.
For craft-brew fans, Big Philly Beerfest is a dream festival. Check out more than 125 breweries from near and far on tap, Feb. 15–16, 2019.
A local favorite, East Passyunk Restaurant Week offers the best of the best diners can find in South Philly. The foodie neighborhood has some of the best restaurants in the city, all lined up on one street. With more than 24 restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue alone, you’re bound to find a few for every palate.
Four Seasons now offers a full-service, online shopping experience. Travelers can purchase Four Seasons beds, linens, towels, robes and more. Each product receives premium packaging and door-to-door delivery, with the shopping experience assisted by unique chat options — shoppers enjoy the Four Seasons standard of service from home.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
The Hyatt Regency brand returns to Cairo with the anticipated 2020 opening of Hyatt Regency Cairo West. The property is aimed at both business and leisure travelers with its close proximity to Pyramids Heights Business Park, diverse corporations and landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza.
Wild Women Expeditions is bringing women to the forefront of the tourism industry as it becomes more socially acceptable for Peruvian women to serve as porters and guides on mountain treks on the Inca Trail. Previous culturally held stereotypes assumed the strenuous work was too difficult for female professionals.
United Airlines’ environmentally friendly efforts lessen the impact on local U.S. communities.
Six Senses Galapagos plans to provide travelers with unique experiences that embrace the destination’s one-of-a-kind natural environment. The resort, which opens in 2021, is situated in Cerro Verde on the coast of San Cristobal Island. The island is known as the quietest of the main Galapagos Islands. Resort plans focus heavily on doing its part to restore the original endemic ecosystem, eradicate invasive species and maintain native plants.
EVA Air continues to expand its fleet with the introduction of a fourth Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.