Global Traveler Celebrates Airline, Hotel Of The Year 2017

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Leading travel magazine introduces Cruise Line of the Year in 2018

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for frequent business and leisure luxury travelers, announced American Airlines as the 2017 Airline of the Year and Lotte Hotels as the 2017 Hotel of the Year. Global Traveler has awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods for the past seven years.

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. 28, 2017, 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 and personal experience. Once an airline or hotel is selected, it is ineligible to participate for three years. The winners were honored at a gala reception in December.

Past Airline and Hotel of the Year winners include China Airlines and Meliá Hotels International, 2016; Turkish Airlines and The Ritz-Carlton, 2015; United Airlines and Marriott Hotels, 2014; Etihad Airways and The Address Hotels + Resorts, 2013; South African Airways and Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, 2012; and Asiana Airlines and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, 2011.

In 2018, Global Traveler will add a new award to its repertoire and will name the Cruise Line of the Year. Cruise lines are invited to apply for the honor. Please email kim.krol(at)globaltravelerusa(dot)com for a copy of the application. Cruise lines must provide the required information by Feb. 28, 2018, in order to be considered. Completed applications, as well as independent research and personal experience, will factor into the final decision. Members of the Global Traveler Advisory Board will select the winner, announced in May 2018 alongside the Leisure Lifestyle Awards.

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About Global Traveler
With nearly 300,000 readers, Global Traveler connects with U.S.-based frequent, affluent, international travelers. According to MediaMark Research (MRI), GT readers have an average net worth of $2 million and 50 percent are CEOs and owners of companies. Our readers average nine domestic flights per year and 93 percent travel internationally on a regular basis, mostly in first and business class. More than 55 percent stay in 4- and 5-star hotels, at an average 60 nights per year. Four special editions — Leisure Lifestyle Edition, Global City Guidebook, Class Act Guide and The Trazee Book — complement 12 monthly issues. Each year, Global Traveler awards the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the Leisure Lifestyle Awards and the Wines on the Wing awards.

About FXExpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, eFlyer USA, eFlyer Asia, Trazee Travel, WhereverFamily and several annuals; and also operating globaltravelerusa.com, globaltravelerusa.com/blog, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.

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