JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING the inaugural winners of the 2018 Wherever Awards, the awards for the best in travel as decided by the readers of WhereverFamily, our sister web publication aimed at the modern traveling family. The ballot ran on whereverfamily.com from September 2017 to March 2018, with the winners announced in September 2018. Here we recap the winners as they proudly display their new awards.
Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airline
Best Family-Friendly International Airline
TAP Air Portugal
Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Flyer Program
Best Family-Friendly Hotel Chain
Best Family-Friendly Resort Chain
Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Portugal
Best Family-Friendly Individual Hotel
Martinhal Sagres, Algarve
Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Stay Program
Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Hotel
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, Mexico
Best Family-Friendly Pet Hotel
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Best Family-Friendly Hotel Kids Club
Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Best Family-Friendly Vacation Company
Best Family-Friendly Domestic Tour Company
Adventures by Disney
Best Family-Friendly International Tour Company
Thomson Family Adventures
Best Family-Friendly Cruise Line
Best Family-Friendly MultiGen Cruise Line
Best Family-Friendly Credit Card
Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express
Best Family-Friendly Credit Card Rewards Program
Marriott Rewards Visa Card from Chase
Best Family-Friendly International Destination
Best Family-Friendly Domestic Destination
Best Family-Friendly Caribbean Island
Best Family-Friendly MultiGen Destination of the Year
Best Family-Friendly Amusement Park
Legoland California, Carlsbad
Best Family-Friendly Waterpark
Aquatica by SeaWorld
Best Family-Friendly Rental Car Company
Best Family-Friendly Travel Provider of the Year
Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airport
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Best Family-Friendly International Airport
Singapore Changi Airport
Best Family-Friendly Airport Dining
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Best Family-Friendly Airport Shopping
Dubai International Airport
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Legendary Hotel del Coronado reached another milestone in its $400 million Master Plan reimagination, with the completion of an extensive, historic restoration of the hotel’s front porch and lobby; a redesigned main entry and drive experience; new guestrooms in The Views area; and refreshed retail concepts.
As a native of the Philadelphia region, I’m quite familiar with the drive in and out of the City of Brotherly Love. Even as the city’s skyline continually transforms, my favorite views of Philadelphia have always been along Boathouse Row, with the Philadelphia Museum of Art rising in the background, before looping around the museum to the flag-lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Home to many of Philadelphia’s incredible and world-renowned museums, the Fairmount neighborhood is fittingly aesthetically pleasing and practically synonymous with fine art.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Set to open in 2026, Rosewood San Francisco will be the last skyscraper developed in the downtown region for the foreseeable future. The projected 800-foot-tall property will host a hotel, residences, office and rental spaces. The brand’s third property in California will join Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, and Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
Tuscany’s Lucca is home to Grand Universe Lucca, which brings the region’s best wines front and center to its guests. The hotel features three immersive Tuscan Wine tasting experiences: Montalcino, Montecarlo, and Super Tuscan and Chianti Classico.