Global Traveler Hosts Gala Reception for Award Winners

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Francis X. Gallagher and guest of honor Cat Cora award the top in travel

Global Traveler hosted its 12th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards reception Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, marking the fifth consecutive year the event has been held at luxury hotel, named Best Individual Hotel in the United States in this year’s survey. In celebration, the event moved to the hotel’s rooftop, offering views of the city.

More than 200 guests gathered to congratulate the respected winners on their achievements. Guest of honor Cat Cora appeared on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Cora is a celebrity chef and restaurateur, and her new book, Cooking As Fast As I Can, is a New York Times bestseller.

Cora urged attendees to donate travel-related prizes to Global Traveler’s charity auction, benefitting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The auction kicks off March 1. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., LLS is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. To learn more, visit

Award winners traveled from around the world to accept accolades on behalf of their companies. Nearly 50 awards were presented at the event. Airbus, the lead sponsor, raffled a timepiece, a scale model of an Airbus A380 (voted Best Aircraft Type in this year’s survey) and a trip for two, with business-class airfare, to Toulouse, France. China Airlines, also a sponsor, raffled five bottles of Dom Perignon.

In addition to the GT Tested Reader Survey awards and the Wines on the Wing winners, the 2015 Airline of the Year, Turkish Airlines, and Hotel of the Year, The Ritz-Carlton, winners were honored.

For more information on Global Traveler, visit Check out a recap of the event in our March issue, available March 1.

About the Survey
Global Traveler conducted an open-ended survey of its readers to determine the best in more than 80 travel-related categories. The survey was conducted from Jan. 1, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2015. Questionnaires were available in subscriber copies of the magazine, online at and through direct mail and email. Only questionnaires with more than 50 percent of the questions answered were considered. An outside accounting firm, Citrin Cooperman LLP, tabulated the results. Employees of the magazine and members of the travel industry were barred from participation.

About Global Traveler
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-audited paid
circulation of 111,000+.

About FXEXpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company
publishing Global Traveler, China Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee
Travel and several annuals; and also operating,, and

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