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!
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
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.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Leovard skincare, formulated by Dr. Sheg Aranmolate, MD, uses natural ingredients to nourish skin, calm irritation, decrease wrinkles, hydrate and soothe — all while sanitizing skin of bacteria. Leovard’s 06 sanitizer is among a line a like-minded products, designed to ease the stress of environmental damage on our skin while cleansing.
Looking for an escape? Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia is a one-of-a-kind, 49-room resort with views of the Pitons. The property’s Escape Sale offers travelers who book four nights or more before Aug. 31 the chance to save 35 percent on the entire stay. Book by Aug. 31, but the sale is valid for travel through Dec. 19. Rates start at $513 per night.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
Beer lovers in particular will rejoice with this new offer from The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, and it all starts with a complimentary, icy cold pint upon arrival.