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Work and Unwind

by Francis X. Gallagher

Jun 1, 2017
June 2017

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED Global Traveler’s Green Issue in April. I neglected to mention that not only was the paper we used environmentally friendly with less weight, offsetting transportation and fuel usage, but it also met standards promoting and supporting the use of certified forests, supply chain management, reforestation and more. And with that, we’re off on our Wellness Issue.

As we move squarely into summer, the team at GT covers the world’s must-travel destinations, some locally and some overseas. I will attend the annual Global Traveler Leisure Lifestyle Awards celebration at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, and The Trazees Awards for our sister publication trazeetravel.com will take place in July at the historic Lenox Hotel in Boston during the annual Global Business Travel Association conference. The Lenox is a member of the Stash Hotel Rewards loyalty program; a great friend at Stash, Danielle Pitonyak, facilitated the booking of the Lenox. The event will offer an opportunity for various brands with similar goals (serving top customers like you) to get together and celebrate The Trazees winners.

Before GBTA, I’ll make a trip to Africa, flying South African Airways business class from Dulles and staying at properties represented by KAI, run by lifelong friends Henry Kartagener and his son, David. I will stay at the Royal Zambezi Lodge, Zambia, for five nights, then move on to Elephant Hills Resort for a peek at Victoria Falls, ending in Kruger National Park in the Sabi Sands region at the Lion Sands River Lodge. It has been about six years since my last visit to the region, and I look forward to reporting my experiences.

Before the next issue of Global Traveler arrives, I will be on my summer vacation to Kitty Hawk, N.C., where I plan to relax, play golf and take in the sun. A beach restoration project is planned in the area at that time, and everyone is pleased more beach will be added along the eroding shoreline to prevent further storm damage to beaches and cottages. Some think this will be a distraction for beachcombers, but the equipment moves fast and will be off any segment of beach in one day. How often do you get to see a massive set of machines running a beach ballet to make life better? I am sure it will be a big show!

Until next month, remember to unwind and enjoy yourself — and make the most of wherever you visit on business.


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