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Global Traveler's annual charity auction kicks off

Global Traveler magazine is preparing to kick off its annual online charity auction. The auction benefits Pencils For Kids, Inc.; 100 percent of the proceeds go directly toward supplying school supplies to children in third-world countries. Bidding begins Sunday, March 15.

Items up for bid include airline tickets, hotel stays, rounds of golf and other products. Both international and domestic airlines and hotels have generously donated prizes. Hot ticket items include round-trip business-class tickets on Singapore Airlines, golf at Trump National, stays at three Corinthia properties, a stay at the Beverly Hilton, a stay at the Kerry Centre Hotel in Beijing, business-class tickets on TAP Portugal, business-class tickets on Swiss International Airlines and much more.

"We are honored to help support Pencils For Kids, Inc. I serve on the board of directors for the charity. Pencils For Kids is dedicated to helping children in third-world countries attend school. Many of these children would never have the opportunity to do so without the help of Pencils For Kids. The donations this year are really fantastic and I am very pleased to be associated with those who donated to this worthy cause," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO of Global Traveler.

To participate in Global Traveler's online auction visit http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/auction. The auction ends on May 15, 2009. For more details on some of the wonderful items up for grabs, see the March 2009 issue of Global Traveler.

About Global Traveler
Global Traveler is a business travel publication that takes into account the sophisticated lifestyle interests of today's executive travelers. Global Traveler is the publication of choice among seasoned business travelers. Global Traveler is the only ABC-audited American magazine for the international business traveler, with ABC paid circulation of 107,140+. The magazine is also the only ABC-audited magazine independently measured by MediaMark Research (MRI). No other monthly magazine in its category boasts a higher audited circulation or page count. Ninety percent of its readership has average household income in excess of $100,000; 96 percent attended or graduated from college; and 98 percent of its readers are either top management or professionals.

About FXExpress Publications
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company that publishes Global Traveler magazine; eFlyer, a weekly electronic travel newsletter sent to subscribers and accessible online at http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/eflyer; and eFlyer-Asia, http://www.globaltravellerasia.com/eflyer. The company also operates the Web sites http://www.globaltravelerusa.com, http://www.globaltravellerasia.com and blog.globaltravelerusa.com. The company also produces several annuals including the Class Act Book, Global City Guidebook, Luxury Book, Globility book series and custom publishing for various entities.

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