Letter From The Publisher
AS I WROTE THIS LETTER, I WAS PREPARING for a ping-pong trip from Philadelphia to Seattle to San Diego to Sarasota and back, with lots of connections required. This combination business-and-leisure trip included a round of golf for this month’s review of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort outside San Diego. This Tom Fazio course is a favorite of mine and GT readers since it opened 10 years ago. I trash talked my opponents regarding their games in several emails. They reminded me every stroke counts. See how it all turned out on page 28.
I am thrilled to announce the Airline of the Year and the Hotel of the Year nominations for 2018. Last year the winners were American Airlines and Lotte Hotels & Resorts. Nominations have been gathered from the team here at Global Traveler and our subscriber Globility Board. Final voting will take place at the annual Advisory Board meeting, scheduled for Sept. 27. The nominations are
Aeromexico Alaska Airlines All Nippon Airways Cathay Pacific Delta Air Lines JetBlue LATAM Singapore Airlines Southwest Airlines TAP Air Portugal Virgin Atlantic
Belmond Fiesta Americana Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Four Seasons Hilton Hotels InterContinental Hotels Park Hyatt The Peninsula Hotels Kimpton Langham Hotels & Resorts Meliá Hotels Oberoi Hotels and Resorts One&Only Rosewood Hotels Taj Hotels