Global Traveler Hosts Gala Reception for Reader Survey Award Winners

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Francis X. Gallagher and guests of honor Nikki Boyer and Layla Kayleigh award the top in travel

Nikki Boyer and Layla Kayleigh brought a touch of Hollywood to the 2012 GT Tested Readr Survey Awards event. More than 200 guests gathered to congratulate the respected winners of GT's annual awards on their achievements. Guests of honor Boyer and Kayleigh appeared on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Boyer is an Emmy-winning TV host and can be seen daily as the host of Yahoo!’s Daytime in No Time. Kayleigh is the co-host of MTV’s Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew. Boyer and Kayleigh were magnetic hosts for the evening’s festivities and inspired the crowd to action with a speech on the importance of finding a cure for all cancers.

Boyer and Kayleigh 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., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. To learn more, visit

“We were honored to welcome Nikki Boyer and Layla Kayleigh to our event. Their enthusiasm brought an energy to the evening, which is dedicated to celebrating our award winners and kicking off our annual auction,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “A big thank-you to The Peninsula Beverly Hills for helping us host such a successful event. The turnout was superb, with executives worldwide attending. Congratulations once again to the winners.”

Award winners traveled from around the world to accept accolades on behalf of their companies. Nearly 50 awards were presented at the event, held in the hotel’s Verandah room. Guests sampled hotel specialties including Peking duck and enjoyed wines provided by the Wines on the Wing airline wine survey awards winners, also recognized that evening. American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines and South African Airways donated wines for the night’s event.

In addition to the GT Tested Reader Survey Award and Wines on the Wing winners, the 2012 Airline and Hotel of the Year winners were also honored. South African Airways and Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts celebrated the top achievements in 2012.

Dec. 12 marked the launch of GT’s refreshed website. For more information on Global Traveler, visit Check out a recap of the event in our March issue, available March 1.

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Global Traveler, the only ABC-audited U.S.-based magazine for the international business traveler, is a business travel and lifestyle publication with an ABC paid circulation of 107,140+. FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pa., is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, eFlyer; eFlyerAsia, and several annuals; and also operating, and

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