I attended a hip, happening cocktail party in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, last month, and the subject of travel came up with just about every person I spoke with. Of course, they all wanted to know the top destinations I visited and wanted to share stories of their journeys to Rome, Russia, Sweden, Panama, Japan, Fiji and many other locations. I am often asked my favorite destination, and I reply, “The next place I go.” Honestly, I seldom dislike a destination; I think we can all find areas of interest in nearly every place.
This is what sets Global Traveler apart from other publications: We truly have readers who embrace travel and make it part of their total lives. They discuss travel when they can, decorate their homes with masks from Borneo and other artifacts from their global jaunts and look forward to their next trip — whether it is near or far. Every issue of GT can inspire you to find your next destination or help you relive one from the past.
We are gearing up for the end of a year in which Global Traveler saw many improvements in the products you regularly use. The redesign of the print magazine has been a great success and portrays our goal to reach the business/luxury traveler. The website will be undergoing great changes in coming months and will be much more user-friendly, with original articles and daily content.
Our next issue will feature the results of Global Traveler’s annual reader survey and the Airline and Hotel of the Year selections. This is a much-read and anticipated issue; the survey is your opportunity to rate the industry’s products and services — and the companies do listen to your comments.
Until next month, enjoy the next great place Global Traveler takes you — near or far — and recall your best trips!
Francis X. Gallagher, Publisher/CEO
Manchester, a city already buzzing with energy, welcomes some exciting new additions, from boutique hotels to highly anticipated culinary destinations to historic venues. Plan a trip to Manchester to not only indulge in your favorite soccer team but also to enjoy delicious food, both charming and luxury accommodations, and lively events and venues.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Porvoo, Finland, only an hour from Helsinki, is a medieval coastal town and a cultural haven, well known for its exciting culinary scene, colorful wooden houses and cafés. Here, you will discover the new Runo Porvoo Hotel, a family-owned landmark building and business blending Finnish traditions with contemporary Nordic design, world-class artwork and the rustic-meets-modern allure of American Shaker-style furnishings.
August is National Golf Month. Our three-part round-up will highlight the best courses around the world to tee off in celebration. Today, we highlight three international courses for your consideration.
United Airlines remains firmly committed toward sustainability in aviation. The latest development in its eco-conscious goals includes working with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures to commercialize the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with biotech firm Cemvita Factory. Cemvita looks to develop a revolutionary new way to produce SAF by using carbon dioxide and synthetic microbes. Additionally, United Airlines Ventures (UAV) recently announced an equity investment in Fulcrum, and United has invested more in SAF production than any other airline in the world.
Salmon Falls Resort in Ketchikan, Alaska, spoils guests with a new immersive luxury offer. The VIP fishing trip offer, called Hooked on Salmon Falls, starts at $15,000 for two guests and includes a four-night stay in a presidential king ocean view suite. In addition to round-trip airport transfers, the offer also comes with complimentary dining and $250 in fish shipping credit.
The Hotel Bel-Air hosts a new end-of-summer BBQ with Master Chef Wolfgang Puck on the lawn of the hotel. The event is back after a three-year hiatus, set to take place Sept. 6. Guests will be able to enjoy an evening featuring backyard-style barbeque and seasonal summer favorites.
From 24-Hour Butler Service to a Sky Pool: Boutique Luxury Awaits at Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences in Los Cabos
Set on a seaside bluff overlooking Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, Vista Encantada Spa Resort & Residences is a Baja paradise specializing in serene vistas and impeccable hospitality, offering a Pacific coast lifestyle with authentic Mexican touches. Guests can now earn a fourth night free at the stunning resort, plus a $100 resort credit, when booking through March 20, for travel through June 15.
The Oberoi, Marrakech introduces its new holistic wellness program, SAHA. Meaning health in Arabic, SAHA aims to help guests reach their full wellbeing potential. The program operates on four key cornerstones: soul & spirit, active body, holistic treatments and a better plate.