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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition June 2018

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 happened to be in Seoul last month during the third inter-Korean summit. This was a momentous occasion for many reasons: it was the first time a North Korean leader had ventured to the South in half a century; the signing of the Panmunjom Declaration promises to usher in an era of peace (technically, the two Koreas are still at war since a peace treaty was never signed); and, perhaps most importantly, it heralded a commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. The meeting was bolstered by Kim Jong Un’s meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, and a summit with US President Donald Trump scheduled to take place this month. The international community breathed a collective sigh of relief. After months of escalating “fire and fury” rhetoric between the US and…

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GUY DIMOND Guy Dimond started his career editing and writing travel guide books for Dorling Kindersley, Cadogan, Time Out and others. But winning an award as the best food and drink journalist in the UK took him in a different direction, and he became Time Out’s restaurant critic in London. He recently switched back to full-time travel journalism, based at Business Traveller’s offices in London. His observations of food culture extend to airline and airport lounge food. In this issue he collates the 100 best lounges in the world; page 38 KATE FARR Kate Farr and writing partner Rachel Read are freelance writers, editors and bloggers based in Hong Kong, and co-founders of boutique writing and editing agency Editors’ Ink. When not busy writing for their print and online media clients, they can…

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pal goes fully flat on a321neo

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES has unveiled the new business class seat product for its single-aisle A321neo aircraft. Laid out in a 2-2 configuration, with a small divider to separate passengers, all 12 seats will be angled towards the windows. The new seats will recline into a fully flat bed position, though with the 2-2 layout this does mean window-seat passengers will need to climb over their neighbours to exit their seat. Passengers will have access to in-seat power and USB outlets, seat-back screens and wifi. The new seats will be available on Philippine Airlines’ Manila-Brisbane route from July 2, 2018 onwards, making it the only narrow-body flight to Australia to offer fully flat seating in business class. philippineairlines.com…

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four new hotels in… bangkok

AKYRA SUKHUMVIT BANGKOK Opened in May on Sukhumvit Soi 20, this 46-room hotel is committed to no single-use plastic in its rooms or F&B outlets. Instead, biodegradable bin bags and glass bottles are used, reusable shopping bags are available, and guests are given stainless-steel water bottles on arrival with self-service drinking water stations on every floor. theakyra.com HOLIDAY INN BANGKOK The hotel unveiled its new look in April following a multimillion-dollar facelift. The most notable change is in the lobby, where the front desk, restaurant, bar, lounge and business centre are combined into a single space. All-day-dining restaurant Ginger and the 1920s-inspired bar Beer Republic have also been refreshed. The 379 guestrooms also feature a new “nature-inspired” design. ihg.com BANGKOK MARRIOTT HOTEL THE SURAWONGSE This 32-storey hotel opened in April and comprises 197 guestrooms (including…

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hainan’s watery wonderland

IN APRIL, the giant Atlantis water park and resort opened in Sanya in the south of China’s Hainan Island. Following this, the Haikou Wet’n’Wild Water Park opened in May, located in the Mission Hills tourism development in Hainan’s north. The park offers more than 30 slides and pools, including the Vortex, Half-Pipe, Water Rocket, 360 Rush, Super 8 Aqua Racer and Wave Pool. For less adrenaline-inducing pursuits, visitors can chill out in a tube on the lazy Rainforest River. The 240,000 sqm precinct houses a range of retail and dining outlets, with luxury hotels The Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance close by. Adult ticket prices start from RMB218 (US$34); children RMB168 (US$26). wetnwildhaikou.cn…

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touch of luxury

THE Sukhothai Shanghai opened recently, unveiling its exclusive new spa offering. Located on the lower ground level, The Retreat is comprised of two private treatment suites – one with a whirlpool – and three single treatment suites. Four treatment categories include The Retreat Signature, Discover Lava Shells, Full Body Massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Curated by expert therapists, the menu combines Southeast Asian therapeutic treatments with blended essential oils such as jasmine, lemongrass, patchouli and bergamot. sukhothai.com/shanghai…