I just returned from a wonderful trip to Tahiti, taking in Bora Bora and enjoying the island’s St. Regis and Four Seasons resorts — two properties I recommend for your list of places to visit. There is nothing like the overwater villas and the ability to dive just off your room into the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Air Tahiti Nui is celebrating its 15th anniversary this fall with a reconfiguration of business and economy cabins, adding new seats and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. All this will make a visit to Tahiti even more enjoyable. It amazes me how airlines open up destinations and become the true catalyst to attract visitors to their home country.
On the way back from the South Pacific, I had a wonderful stay in one of the villas at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. It was like a home away from home with a large living room, a fireplace and a beautiful bedroom and bath. The villas offer discreet private entrances, a feature many of the hotel’s VIPs appreciate. For dinner, we took the elevator to the rooftop and enjoyed their fantastic menu and a lovely Frank Napa Valley Zinfandel.
I am pleased Star Alliance customers agree with the readers of Global Traveler, rating Brussels Airlines No. 1 in the last quarter of 2012 for overall customer experience; customers also rated the airline the best for cabins and in-flight entertainment in the first quarter of 2013. The carrier adds service between Washington, D.C., and Brussels June 18, leaving Dulles at 10:35 p.m. and offering the ability to sleep on the way to the Continent and make connections all over Europe and Africa.
As you read this June issue, summer is in full swing. If you do not have a scheduled trip, it is not too late — there are so many opportunities. I planned a golf trip to Porto, Portugal, and a trip to Korea and China this month. I am looking forward to a firsthand experience on Asiana Airlines’ new first-class suite, flying Chicago to Incheon. I will surely report on this new service.
I know many of you are leading the way and represent Global Traveler as you travel the world!
WhereverFamily, a web publication, a trusted travel source for the modern family and part of the FXExpress Publications, Inc., family of publications, which includes Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com, announces the winners of its Wherever Awards for the fourth year.
You probably didn’t know you needed to visit the Dominican Republic until you learned about the new, beautiful, modern, all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana.
Trazee Travel, a web publication and part of the FXExpress Publications, Inc., family of publications, which includes Global Traveler and whereverfamily.com, announces the annual winners of The Trazees. This is the seventh year for the web publication’s awards.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
With more companies around the world becoming more environmentally friendly, American Airlines recently announced it committed to set a science-based target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This move will sharpen the company’s strategy for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and aligns its path with the global imperative of limiting temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Baros Maldives, situated on one of the only natural private islands in the Maldives, created a three-day detox program for guests. On day one, guests enjoy a scrub and detox massage, with day two including a private yoga session and full-body detox wrap. Day three brings a detox bath followed by a lymphatic drainage massage.
As more travelers return to the skies, American is here every step of the way to ensure an elevated and seamless journey. Experience flying freedom with AirPass, American’s all-inclusive, pre-paid travel membership program.