Global Traveler Names Airline and Hotel of the Year

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Leading Travel Magazine Announces Winners

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for business and luxury travelers, announces Etihad Airways as the 2013 Airline of the Year and Address Hotels + Resorts, Emaar Hospitality as the 2013 Hotel of the Year. This marks the third year Global Traveler awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.

“I’ve personally experienced the unbelievable quality and service of both of this year’s winners — Etihad Airways and Address Hotels,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “The Etihad experience, from beginning to end, is nothing short of exceptional; it can’t be beat. Address Hotels is making its name known throughout the Middle East; in a region where excellence is everywhere, Address Hotels exceeds even the highest of expectations.”

Members of the Global Traveler Advisory Board, a hand-picked committee of well-traveled business advisors, selected the Airline and Hotel of the Year winners at an event
Sept. 12 in Philadelphia. The winners were chosen from a list of nominees (selected by
GT staff) invited to complete an application form. Nominees submitted pertinent information, including financial data, occupancy rates, load factors, on-time figures, safety records and menus. Airlines and hotels that did not submit the required information were evaluated solely on independent research. Once an airline or hotel is selected, it is ineligible to participate for three years. This year, a total of 32 airlines and 20 hotels were asked to participate.

The winners will be feted at a gala reception Dec. 10, 2013, at The Peninsula Beverly
Hills. For more information on Etihad Airways and Address Hotels, check out the December issue of Global Traveler. For more information about Global Traveler, visit

Airline of the Year 2013
Winner: Etihad Airways

Honorable Mentions:
Delta Air Lines
China Airlines

Hotel of the Year 2013
Winner: Address Hotels

Honorable Mentions:
The Ritz-Carlton
Four Seasons
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Posadas Group

About Global Traveler/FXExpress Publications, Inc.
Global Traveler, the only AAM-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an AAM paid circulation of 109,000+. FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, eFlyer USA; eFlyer Asia and several annuals; and also operating, and

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