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 China Airlines as the 2016 Airline of the Year and Meliá Hotels International as the 2016 Hotel of the Year. This marks the sixth year Global Traveler awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.

“China Airlines and Meliá Hotels International are wonderful choices for our highest accolades in 2016, Airline and Hotel of the Year,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “Favorites of our readers, staffers and travelers worldwide, both exemplify service and quality standards in the industry, and are truly deserving of these titles. Congratulations.”

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 on Sept. 22 in Philadelphia. The winners were chosen from a list of nominees selected by GT staff. Pertinent information considered included financial data, occupancy rates, load factors, on-time figures, safety records and menus, as well as independent research. Once an airline or hotel is selected, it is ineligible to participate for three years.

The winners will be feted at a gala reception Dec. 13, 2016, at The Peninsula Beverly
Hills. For more information on China Airlines and Meliá Hotels International, check out the December issue of Global Traveler. For more information about Global Traveler, visit

Airline of the Year 2016
1.    China Airlines
2.    Aer Lingus
3.    Alitalia

Hotel of the Year 2016
1.    Meliá Hotels International
2.    Sheraton Latin America
3.    InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

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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