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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition July - August 2016

The leading magazine for the corporate traveller. We aim to save you money and make your travelling life easier. Each edition has the latest news from airlines, airports, hotels and car hire companies, reviews of the latest gadgets, technology and accessories and destinations pieces - where to stay, what to eat, what to see, and how to behave, all delivered by our own writers and journalists around the world. In addition, loyalty programs are examined, deals and promotions collected and feature stories cover a wide range of issues such as health, security, technology, golf, automotive and finance. With editorial staff based in our offices around the globe we are uniquely placed to ensure that our different editions reflect the needs of our readers locally.

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in deze editie

11 min
inbox

Star letter STOP DAYDREAMING I recently took my first flight on a new B787 Dreamliner, and I’m wondering if that name was dreamt up because some airline operators want you to sleep/ dream through the whole flight, irrespective of your internal body clock. I boarded United flight UA804 in Singapore at 0600, landing in Tokyo Narita at 1400. Therefore, for the whole flight I was in daytime mode where, as most people would agree – and certainly my circadian rhythm concurred – you need to stay awake and alert by reading, eating, talking or enjoying the in-flight entertainment (IFE). The new 787 no longer has manual window shades; instead, they are controlled by a somewhat complicated switch on the cabin wall that, as I found out, can be overridden by the crew. Twenty minutes into…

1 min
hyatt place debuts in uk

HYATT PLACE HAS DEBUTED in the UK with the opening of the 170-room Hyatt Place London Heathrow/ Hayes. The select-service property is conveniently located just 16km from Heathrow airport, and guests can also connect to central London within 20 minutes via the Heathrow Express. All guestrooms come with the brand’s signature Hyatt Grand Bed and include a media centre with a 42-inch TV and sofa-sleeper. Complimentary wifi is available throughout the property. F&B options consist of the all-day dining Gallery Café, the grab-and-go Gallery Market (open 24/7), and the Coffee to Cocktails Bar. Other facilities include the Stay Fit Gym and more than 191 sqm of flexible meeting space. hyatt.com…

1 min
win free hotel stays

• Courtyard by Marriott Hangzhou Qianjiang is strategically located in Hangzhou’s Qianjiang New Town, next to the B1 Exit of Metro Line 4. It features 360 well-equipped, comfortable guestrooms, including suites, executive and deluxe rooms, plus a room for the physically challenged. Wifi is available throughout the property. The hotel is offering two lucky readers the chance to win a complimentary two-night stay in a deluxe room, inclusive of breakfast. MAY’S ONLINE COMPETITION WINNERS: Chun Kin Yau (Hong Kong), Jan Karen Ku (Philippines) and Sonia Khoo (Singapore) won two-night stays at Conrad Beijing, while Tian Chen (Hong Kong) and Poh Lin Lim (Malaysia) each won three nights at Aroma Garden Serviced Suites by Lanson Place, Shanghai.…

7 min
extra time in singapore

Singapore has so much more going for it than when I first came here 20 years ago, when there really wasn’t much to do beyond shopping on Orchard Road and eating in food courts. Since then, Singapore has invested heavily across a slew of sectors including retail, leisure, hospitality, dining and more recently, arts and culture. Walking down the main artery today, barely recognisable now with its vast malls disappearing beyond subterranean walkways or up cavernous escalators, you’re reminded of the enormous changes that have taken place and given a taste of the eclectic array of delights now accessible to visitors. So if you’re thinking of tagging on a break after business, or simply in town for some leisure time, here are some highlights worth exploring. New arts showcase Two of Singapore’s national monuments, the…

3 min
data mine

CHINA TOP PICK As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza is offering a Summer Welcome Accommodation promotion. For just RMB1,500 (US$228) guests can stay in a Grand Suite and enjoy the following benefits: breakfast for two adults (plus two children under 12) at the Grand Café, as well as access to the Club Oasis fitness centre with its indoor resort-style swimming pool. A stay of two or more nights is required, and the package is valid until August 31, 2016. beijing.grand.hyatt.com HONG KONG The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has an Essential Delights room package. The offer includes one night’s accommodation in an L600 signature guestroom with high-speed internet access and a pantry stocked with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks, as well as daily set breakfast at Amber or buffet…

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cathay pacific welcomes first a350

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS (CX) CELEBRATED the delivery of its first A350-900 aircraft – one of 22 on order for 2016 and 2017 – on May 29. The aircraft features all-new in-flight products and began its operational life on the Manila route on May 31. The Airbus A350 is packed with engineering and technological innovations that increase its operational efficiency by 25 per cent. Highlights include: • A quieter environment, both inside and outside the plane • Vertical sidewalls for more shoulder space • Larger panoramic windows due to stronger carbon fibre construction • LED mood lighting that can simulate sunset/sunrise and all phases in between • Lower cabin pressure that equates to a 6,000-foot (1,829-metre) altitude rather than most planes’ 8,000- foot (2,438-metre) atmospheric environment “From an engineering point of view, this is like going from…