At the end of May, the team set up shop at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for Global Traveler’s fourth Leisure Lifestyle Awards. Each year we invite our readers to vote on their favorite leisure travel products and luxury items. Brands like Cadillac, TAG Heuer, Paul Gauguin Cruises and Cunard Line star among the favorites. Please pick up a copy of the May Leisure Lifestyle Edition to read about all the winners. The September issue of GT will feature a recap of the event with photographs of the winners proudly holding their trophies. Thank you for being a part of this special experience!
A high point of the event was awarding United Airlines PetSafe Best Pet-Friendly Airline with the help of Seven, an Australian shepherd who prepared for the presentation by making friends at the cocktail reception beforehand. Pet owners tell amazing stories about transporting their pets across the country or across the world. If you have any questions, check out the United Airlines PetSafe website. Trazeetravel.com, our sister publication, also offers a wealth of information about PetSafe and traveling with your best friend.
Our annual Global City Guidebook will arrive in your mailbox soon. The GCGB offers one-page reports on cities all over the world and provides a keepsake for future reference. Busy travelers find the recommendations indispensable.
Watch for more rising stars as we announce the winners of our annual Wines on the Wing airline wine competition in the August 2016 issue. We received a record number of entries from airlines this year and held the survey in May at the INNSIDE New York Nomad, the flagship lifestyle business hotel of Meliá Hotels International. The hotel features 313 modern rooms and suites with the latest technology and WiFi connectivity, offering a highly functional space for business and leisure travelers alike. The on-site restaurant, Impero Caffè by Scott Conant, makes a great place for dinner, and the hardworking GT team sampled the menu after the event — most impressive!
With all the trips we take, it is important for frequent travelers to sign up for TSA PreCheck, also known as IdentoGO. It does not take much time to be approved as a secured passenger. While you are at it, I suggest you also apply for Global Entry — unless you are a fan of long lines and removing your shoes and laptops.
Enjoy your travels the rest of the summer, and find time to add an exciting destination or two!
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.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
Deep Dive Dubai, home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world, opened in Dubai, in the Nad Al Sheba neighborhood. Guinness World Records verified the pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 meters, or almost 197 feet, holding 14 million liters of water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Family gatherings are extra special this year and we chose to celebrate a milestone birthday in New Orleans. The JW Marriott New Orleans, across the street from the historic French Quarter, is ideally situated for exploring the city. Streetcars roll in front of the property and are especially fun for first-time visitors. Within a ¾-mile radius, we could walk to the National WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Sazerac House, Harrah’s Casino, the Shops of Canal Place and numerous restaurants.
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.
For the third year in a row, Regent Seven Seas Cruises broke the company’s world cruise opening day booking record. The 2024 World Cruise sold out around 11 a.m. on July 14, after going on sale that morning at 8:30 a.m. Fares started at $73,499 per guest for a deluxe veranda suite, up to $199,999 per guest for a master suite.
Now is the time to get out of the house, soak in the sun and try something new. From bread making to learning the latest TikTok dance, Americans picked up new hobbies since the COVID-19 pandemic. As travel gets busier, keep the momentum going with paddle boarding that can travel with you anywhere in the world.
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.
As the vaccine rolls out and travel picks up, it’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Okinawa with us.