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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition October 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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2 min

I remember the first time I stumbled across the blog of a “digital nomad” – let’s call him Jake. Jake was a 30-year-old copywriter, living in Bali at the time, who ran his business from wifi-connected cafés in the morning, with surf lessons in the afternoon. “Doesn’t this sound great!” I exclaimed to my then editor, after greedily reading about the other fabulous locations he’d been simultaneously working in and exploring. “Pah”, he replied cynically. “That’s just code for ‘someone else is bankrolling me while I pretend to make a living’.” I refused to be swayed. Even if “Jake” was a fake, was it really that implausible to run a business from a dreamy exotic location? After all, as long as you have a power source, internet and coffee, does it make a…

2 min

DAVID O’BYRNE David O’Byrne, a seasoned reporter based in Istanbul, has travelled all around southeast Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the Independent and The Sunday Times, and he has been a regular reporter for the BBC, France 24 and RTE. He has also written travel articles and guide books, including a large portion of the Time Out guide to Istanbul. A new contributor to Business Traveller, his feature on Istanbul’s soon-to-open airport is on page 50. DANIEL SCHEFFLER Born in Africa, raised in Europe and now based in New York, writer Daniel Scheffler contributes to various publications including The New York Times, GQ and Wanderlust Travel. He is currently working on a coffee-table book on hotels, to be published in early 2019. For…

6 min

GO PRIVATE Hospitality brand Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas is moving into the aviation business with the launch of its new Anantara Private Jet Experience, combining accommodation and private jet transportation into a single trip that takes customers around the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Developed in partnership with bespoke aviation company MJets, larger groups will jet about in a Gulfstream V featuring three zones for working, dining and resting, plus shower facilities, fully reclining beds, entertainment systems and service from two flight attendants. For smaller groups of up to eight passengers, there’s the Cessna Citation X, which offers fully reclining body club seats, entertainment systems and service delivered by one flight attendant. On the ground, customers will stay at the company’s signature properties including the Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle in Sri Lanka…

1 min
travel tales

CRIME SCENE AVIATION A Hawaiian Airlines flight from Oakland to Maui had to return to its departure gate after a 15-year-old girl accidentally “airdropped” a photo of a fake crime scene featuring a murdered mannequin to other passengers. The girl had intended to send the photo to her mother as a joke, but mistakenly shared it with 15 people, who thought they were being threatened. TIED DOWN A drunk passenger on board a Garuda Indonesia flight from Bali to Perth had to be physically strapped to his seat after getting into a massive row with his similarly intoxicated girlfriend, resulting in the flight being diverted to Port Headland in Western Australia. EXPLOSIVE CHARGE A woman was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport after she caused a ruckus when asked to remove a power bank from…

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route news

ASCENT Air Belgium is set to launch three new routes to China by November, including Taiyuan, Zhengzhou and Wuhan. Cathay Dragon is opening a new route to Japan on December 19, with a twice-weekly service to Tokushima on Shikoku Island. China Eastern began flying non-stop between Shanghai and Dubai last month, adding to its existing services via Kunming. Qatar Airways will fly non-stop to Danang starting December 19. This is its third destination in Vietnam, joining current services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Turkish Airlines has separated its Ho Chi Minh City/Hanoi service into two individual services, each flying non-stop to and from Istanbul. DESCENT American Airlines is saying goodbye to non-stop flights between Chicago and Shanghai on October 26, its second China service to get the axe this month following the cessation of Chicago-Beijing…

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discover buriram

Despite its enticingly cheerful moniker, Buriram Province "The City of Happiness" is still one of Thailand's best kept secrets, with a wealth of hidden gems to discover. However, the secret is about to get out. Next month around 400 million people worldwide will be tuning in to Buriram’s Chang International Circuit to watch the thrilling performance of motorcycle racers in the MotoGP championship. Opened in 2014, this world-class racing track is Thailand's first FIA Grade 1 and FIM Grade A circuit, and has already attracted international attention hosting events such as the World Superbike Championships and the Japanese Super GT, with whispers that it will also be hosting Formula One in the near future... When this premium 50,000-spectator grandstand hosts the Moto GP in October – Buriram will be firmly on the international…