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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition March 2017

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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events 2.0 at grand hyatt macau

In today’s digital age, hotels and venues must join the technological boom to provide services fit for an online generation. Grand Hyatt Macau became an industry pioneer with the launch of its dedicated Events App. The user-friendly technology has paved the way for paperless events and better communication to all delegates. A plethora of digital solutions are available. The one-stop platform enables guests to register online and access specific information for their event, such as daily agendas or speaker profiles. Productive interaction during sessions can be achieved with live polls and real-time graph results, while valuable post-event information can also be easily disseminated. Recent upgrades to the app have embedded even more useful features: a new activity feed encourages further interaction between delegates allowing them to share photos and videos from the event across…

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It was only towards the end of our production schedule that I realised this issue has a general theme running through it: optimistic growth. First there’s the rapid escalation of airlines and their fleets – and airports to serve them – in China (“Ascent of the dragon”, page 22); then the continuing launch, by undeterred developers, of large-scale resorts in Macau (“If you build it…”, page 30). Meanwhile, the birth of a new business model for office space has“innovation nests”(aka co-working spaces) proliferating in cities around the region (“Office revolution”, page 38), as entrepreneurs second-guess millennials’ work preferences. In China’s far north, too, the city of Shenyang is emerging from its hard-luck story and readying itself for positive change (“Rust belt renaissance”, page 44), as new conference facilities and hotels are built on…

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HELEN DALLEY has been based in Hong Kong for 12 years and writes for publications such as the South China Morning Post, Travel + Leisure, Prestige and Tatler. During research for “Office revolution”(page 38) she visited co-working space Metta Hong Kong. “Working from home as a freelancer can be lonely sometimes,”she says. “I was impressed by its buzzy atmosphere and opportunity to network – so much so I’m now a member of the club!” KATE WHITEHEAD lived in Africa until she was eight before moving to Hong Kong. The author of two crime books, After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders, she has also been editor of CX’s in-flight magazine Discovery. She now contributes to publications such as BBC Travel, Forbes, Time, the SCMP and Travel + Leisure. “Going back to Zambia…

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Qatar Airways launches world’s longest flight QATAR AIRWAYS’ new service between Doha and Auckland has taken the crown as the world’s longest commercial flight following its inaugural service, supplanting Emirates’ Dubai-Auckland service. The flight takes approximately 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535 kilometres. The B777-200LR that Qatar Airways is deploying on the route has a two-class configuration with 42 business and 217 economy class seats. The aircraft offers fully flat business class seating – a welcome feature on the ultra-long-haul flight – with a 78-inch pitch. qatarairways.com Garuda Indonesia to cut first class to London GARUDA INDONESIA will stop offering first class seating to London from June 20 onwards, as it looks to switch from a three-class to two-class Boeing B777-300ER. The configuration change for flights GA086/87 on the carrier’s…

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airline news

AEROMEXICO is set to begin flying direct between Mexico City and Seoul using a B787 Dreamliner starting May 27 – the airline’s third destination in Asia. AIR CANADA has unveiled a new charcoal grey and black uniform, plus a new black-and-white livery for all 300 of its aircraft, which includes the return after 24 years of its red encircled maple leaf logo design. AIR INDIA has begun selling women-only rows of seats at no extra cost on its domestic services as part of a move to “enhance comfort levels” for its female customers. ANA will be doubling the flight frequency of its Tokyo Haneda-Jakarta service to twice daily in August, while equipment changes on a dozen routes are planned for this summer. BRITISH AIRWAYS will be introducing a new menu on its London-Hong Kong…

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win free apartment stays

• This month’s prize comes from The Ascott Limited. Guests staying at any of the group’s Ascott, Citadines and Somerset serviced residences are able to enjoy a myriad of personalised experiences through its Ascott Lifestyle programme, from cultural and wellness to gastronomic and community living. Customised itineraries include tours of the city’s sights as if you were a local, workshops offering the chance to learn local handicrafts, and even language classes. All these and more can be booked ahead of your stay by visiting the Ascott Lifestyle website, ascottlifestyle.com • This month, two vouchers are up for grabs, each entitling the winner to three nights’ stay in a Studio Apartment at any Ascott, Citadines or Somerset serviced residence in Asia-Pacific. The competition runs until March 31, 2017. DECEMBER’S ONLINE COMPETITION WINNERS: Eden Kong…