It’s game, set, match in the Maldives at Soneva Fushi this fall when tennis legend Daniil Medvedev takes up residence. The 2021 U.S. Open Champion player will be available for private coaching sessions and informal matches. Medvedev’s ever-growing list of awards include wins this year at the Rotterdam Open, Qatar Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, Miami Open and Italian Open. He also reached the semifinals at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
The setting couldn’t be more ideal: This sustainable luxury resort in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve has both open-air and covered Olympic-sized tennis courts, as well as plenty of relaxing downtime options. Guests can swim in the glittering waters of Hanifaru Bay with manta rays, enjoy a sunset dolphin-watching cruise, indulge in a chef-prepared picnic on a desert island, zip line through the rain forest, or explore the resort’s sustainability philosophy on a SLOW LIFE Journey tour of the Eco Centro and organic gardens.
There’s even more coming up — all part of the resort’s stellar Soneva Stars programming. From Nov. 23 to Dec. 1, guests have the opportunity to sign up for sailing lessons aboard the Soneva in Aqua to learn the ropes from legendary British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. And, Dec. 10 to 26, world-renowned football freestyler and current German champion Marcel Gurk will be on hand to conduct freestyling workshops for young players.
More than 22 million visitors pour into Bangkok each year, adding to the roughly 11 million residents of the Thai capital famous for its bustling streets. Packed with food carts, markets and cultural spectacles, life in Bangkok is unusually defined by its vibrant street scene, both day and night. That means you don’t necessarily need a solid plan when heading out on any given evening.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Tampa EDITION recently launched two new offerings this festive season. Book the Holiday in the Sun promotion and receive complimentary valet, $50 in food and beverage credit, $50 in spa credit, and a signature EDITION Le Labo amenity. This offer runs through Jan. 5. Book here.
The Islands of Tahiti offer a range of captivating activities for travelers with diverse interests, from hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, riding horses on secluded beaches; swimming with sharks; or immersing in Polynesian culture through traditional dance, music and art. For watersports enthusiasts, the crystal-clear lagoons offer exhilarating experiences like surfing, kiteboarding and paddleboarding. And if you’re looking to relax, the pristine beaches, overwater bungalows and tropical sun offer the perfect setting. With 118 islands and atolls to explore, island hopping is an excellent way to experience the full diversity of The Islands of Tahiti. With its blend of adventure, culture and relaxation, The Islands of Tahiti offer a truly unique travel experience.
Going to Austin, Texas, soon? Hotel Van Zandt celebrates the season with a special deal. The To All a Free Night offer allows guests to extend their stay and receive a third night free when booking two nights. Running through Jan. 29, 2024, book this offer using promo code BONUSNT.