Global Traveler Names Airline and Hotel of the Year

Global Traveler, the only monthly magazine for frequent business and leisure luxury travelers, announces American Airlines as the 2017 Airline of the Year and Lotte Hotels as the 2017 Hotel of the Year. This marks the seventh year Global Traveler awarded Airline and Hotel of the Year nods.

“American Airlines and Lotte Hotels are wonderful choices — and personal favorites — for these 2017 nods as Airline and Hotel of the Year,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. “Both embody the service and quality standards others in the industry hope to emulate. I couldn’t be more honored to offer my 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 Sept. 28 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. 12, 2017, at The Peninsula Beverly

Hills. For more information on American Airlines and Lotte Hotels, check out the December issue of Global Traveler. For more information about Global Traveler, visit globaltravelerusa.com.

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.

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