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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition June 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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I had half a mind to make this month’s cover line“City, or not City?”in celebration of – but with apologies to – William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death… before groaning inwardly at such an excruciatingly glib pun and casting it aside. Shame though, because it sums up this month’s cover story perfectly: in“Far from the madding crowd”, we deliberately skirt the downtown density of central Hong Kong to highlight alternative accommodation in the SAR’s lesser known urban areas, surrounded as they are by mountains covered in subtropical jungle. Many visitors to Hong Kong see only the forests of skyscrapers on the Kowloon Peninsula or Hong Kong Island’s north shoreline, but there’s so much more to the territory than that… turn to page 28 to find out. Another of this…

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HELEN DALLEY is a Hong Kong-based writer who contributes to publications such as the South China Morning Post, Travel + Leisure, Prestige and Tatler. Whilst exploring the outer districts of Hong Kong for this issue’s feature “Far from the madding crowd”(page 28), she made an interesting discovery. “These properties are better connected than you might think, and offer a more localised perspective on a city known mainly for its gleaming skyscrapers and glossy shopping malls.” JACK SOUTHAN is a London-based travel journalist who has written for National Geographic Traveller , Lonely Planet Traveller and ABTA Magazine . He has spent most of his adult life travelling, from biking in India to wandering the streets of Florence. A keen adventure “experientialist”, he is always looking for opportunities to explore far-flung destinations… especially…

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world’s largest lcc alliance is born

THE NEWLY FORMED VALUE ALLIANCE consists of eight LCC airlines from the Asia-Pacific region: Scoot (Singapore), Tigerair Singapore, Tigerair Australia, Nok Air (Thailand), NokScoot (Thailand), Cebu Pacific (Philippines), Jeju Air (South Korea) and Vanilla Air (Japan). Customers will be able to view, select and book the best-available airfares on flights from any of the airlines in a single transaction, directly from each member’s website. Passengers will also be able to select a full suite of ancillary choices from each LCC, including seat and meal selection, variable baggage allowances and other in-flight features. Together, the members of Value Alliance cover a third of the planet and serve more than 160 destinations with a collective fleet of 176 aircraft across Asia-Pacific. valuealliance.com…

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carlson hotels in buyout by chinese conglomerate

HNA TOURISM GROUP, a division of HNA Group that part-owns Hainan Airlines, is to acquire Carlson Hotels. The deal, expected to close towards the end of the year, will include the transfer of Carlson Hotel’s 1,400 hotels under seven global brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by CarlsonSM. HNA Tourism Group will also acquire a 51.3 per cent majority stake in the Rezidor Hotel Group. Under Swedish law, this means the group will be required to either launch a full takeover bid for the remaining 48.7 per cent of shares, or sell part of its majority stake. hnagroup.com…

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china airlines reveals a350 seat design

CHINA AIRLINES HAS OFFICIALLY unveiled the cabin designs of its A350, ahead of the delivery in July. Similarly to the B777-300ER, the A350’s Premium Business seat will feature the Super Diamond product by B/E Aerospace, complete with 1-2-1 layout, 18-inch IFE screen and personal table lamp. Premium economy on the A350 will be the same Zodiac AIRgo FX premium seats found on the B777-300ER, but will feature only seven seats (2-3-2) instead of eight (2-4-2) in each row. Economy class will feature a 3-3-3 seating layout. Seat width will be a comfortable 18 inches, while each seat will also offer 116 degrees of recline and a 32-inch pitch. china-airlines.com…

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malaysia airlines revamps airport lounges

MALAYSIA AIRLINES HAS ANNOUNCED an “extensive redesign” of its Golden Lounges at Kuala Lumpur International (KLIA) and London Heathrow airports. The revamped regional and domestic lounges at KLIA will be unveiled later this year, with business and first class lounges at KLIA’s Satellite terminal and at London Heathrow scheduled for completion by the middle of next year. New features will include a demonstration kitchen “allowing guests to interact with chefs”, with bistro and “snack-on-the-go” options, and fine dining in first class lounges. Wifi services will also be upgraded, and universal power sockets introduced. malaysiaairlines.com…