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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition October 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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Last month I received a gratifying email from a regular reader who, as well as giving us high praise, attached a scan of an old issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific from July 1988, to show how long he had been reading (and collecting) our magazine. (Thank you Mr Patel.) We live in times when levels of risk and personal safety are much discussed – but as you can see from the image below, we were doing the same almost 30 years ago. The idea that terrorism today is“worse”than it ever was is highly debatable, with many claiming it is only the IT boom that makes it appear so, given the supreme ease of access to global information today, and the incredible speed with which news (as well as rumour, misinformation and…

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CHRIS PRITCHARD , who writes on Asia’s great rivers in this issue (page 62), is a former BBC contributor and Wall Street Journal correspondent based in Sydney, from where he files to newspapers and magazines around the world. His favourite Asian river is Myanmar’s Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), “because it flows so beautifully and lazily through a vast hinterland”, but he’s fond of China’sYangtze too, though “you have to expect to see plenty of other vessels – it’s hugely popular”. SALLY BROWN has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She is also a BACP-registered therapist working in private practice (therapythatworks.co.uk). In this issue she combines these skills to review a selection of the best self-help books on the market (page 72).“So many respected academics now write for the market that it’s…

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World’s first all-suite business class DELTA AIRLINES will launch a new all-suite business class product when it takes delivery of its first A350 next year. Each Delta One (business class) seat will feature a sliding door that delivers total privacy and transforms the space into a fully enclosed suite – something typically reserved for first class. The new Delta One suite will include dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops; a universal power outlet and USB port; and an 18-inch in-flight monitor – the largest among all US carriers. delta.com Starwood’s The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio to debut in Singapore STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS has signed two new hotels in Singapore to debut The Luxury Collection and Tribute Portfolio brands in the Lion City. The group has partnered with boutique developers Harpreet and Satinder…

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Star letter LONG-TERM LOYALTY I have been a very frequent flyer for well over 20 years, but as my flying has shifted from being business oriented to more leisure travel in my twilight years, I am seeing my status slowly slip away. For 20 years I was a Platinum member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer programme (Emerald in Oneworld), attaining Platinum One as soon as they introduced it and keeping that status until I retired three years ago. Qantas (QF) were kind enough to give me a three-year extension on Platinum, but I lose that at the end of this year when I will slip to Lifetime Gold. I was also a member of Singapore Airline’s (SQ) Solitaire PPS club for 15 years (Gold in Star Alliance) but am about to lose that status…

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jet airways a330-200 première class singapore–new delhi

CHECK-IN Jet Airways flies out of Terminal 3 at Changi airport. There were two desks for Première ticket holders; I was checked in quickly for my flight – 9W17, the 1940 flight to New Delhi – and given a voucher for the SATS Premier Lounge. Immigration was smooth and I was soon airside. LOUNGE The SATS Premier Lounge is up an escalator 50 metres to the left after immigration. It’s not a very large space (seating for around 160), with rows of comfortable chairs divided by head-high partitions, each with its own electric socket plus a USB port shared between two chairs. On the right is a small food section with Western, Indian and Chinese-Malay offerings, a small cheese and salad bar and a choice of two juices. The best F&B…

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gateway apartments hong kong

BACKGROUND These serviced apartments were established in 1999 as part of The Gateway integrated complex of office towers and shopping arcade. The entrance lobby within the shopping mall is pleasant but low key, giving little indication of the luxury above WHERE IS IT? Located above the labyrinthine Harbour City shopping mall and commercial complex that stretches from the Kowloon Star Ferry terminal up Canton Road to the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal. Arriving by taxi the main ground floor entrances are on the waterfront side of the building. The Star Ferry and Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station are both five minutes’ walk away. WHAT’S IT LIKE? There’s an entrance lobby within the shopping mall on the ground floor. It’s pleasant but low key, giving little indication of the luxury above. There are 499 apartments…