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Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition Sep-1-16

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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Hong Kong SAR China
Perry Publications Limited
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in deze editie

2 min

It’s taken quite some time, but the new Business Traveller global website is finally up and running. Combining our International, India and Asia-Pacific sites into a single go-to address - businesstraveller.com - that geolocates you on your travels to different regions, allows us to provide you with news and information that's relevant to your location at all times. The new site is streamlined, user-friendly, interactive and optimised for both tablets and mobiles - and you can easily switch between sites to keep up on"home"news when you're away. It hasn't all gone smoothly, and there are still a number of wrinkles to iron out, but that's par for the course with these things. The difficulties and complexities of launching a website on a new platform have, at times, left us either flustered, frustrated,…

1 min

ALI NICOL is the general manager of Red Mill Limited and the founder of Wine Times Hong Kong. He has worked in the F&B industry since 1992, at the same time writing about wine for Time Out Hong Kong, Wine Enthusiast China and Wine Times Hong Kong’s website. A passionate wine lover and collector, he recently opened Beta Wine Studio, showcasing the city’s best wines for students of the grape... Champagne will no doubt be on the drinks list (see page 78). JENNY SOUTHAN is features editor of the UK edition of Business Traveller. Her recent trip to Munich was enlightening – alongside it being one of Germany’s leading business cities and the home of BMW, she found locals with a passion for river surfing, lederhosen, and beer served in glasses…

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china eastern to introduce premium economy class

CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES is set to introduce a premium economy class on its future aircraft. The Shanghai-based Skyteam carrier will offer the new cabin class on aircraft due to be delivered between 2018 and 2021, comprising 15 B787-9 Dreamliners and 20 A350-900s. The Boeing aircraft will offer a four-class configuration, with four seats in first, 26 in business, 32 in premium economy and 227 in economy. The A350 will also sport a four-class layout, with four seats in first, 36 in business, 32 in premium economy and 216 in economy class. en.ceair.com Clement Huang compiles the latest news from www.businesstraveller.com/asia-pacific…

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changes to hyatt gold passport award categories

HYATT GOLD PASSPORT is the loyalty programme of Hyatt Hotels, which allows members to earn and redeem points for stays based on a seven-tier category system. The hospitality group has recently made changes to the Hyatt Gold Passport award chart, which now sees 56 hotels move to lower categories and 50 hotels bumped up. Notable hotels to have been downgraded include the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Grand Hyatt Mumbai and Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort. Meanwhile, hotels that have been upgraded include Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Grand Hyatt Incheon and Grand Hyatt Chengdu. hyatt.com…

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accorhotels acquires frhi

ACCORHOTELS HAS completed its acquisition of Canadian-based hotel management company FRHI Hotels and Resorts. The vast majority of the newly acquired 154 hotels and resorts, of which 40 are under development, are operated under longterm management contracts. They now fall under the management of Accorhotels and include properties such as The Savoy in London, Raffles Singapore, Fairmont San Francisco, New York’s The Plaza, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris. The acquisition has helped the group increase its footprint in North America, which Accorhotels considers “the world’s largest and most influential consumer market”. accorhotels.com and frhi.com…

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singapore and us launch easier immigration programme

SINGAPORE AND the US have launched a bilateral initiative to give eligible citizens access to an expedited immigration process at airports of both countries. The United States of America–Singapore Trusted Traveller Programme (TTP) allows eligible Singaporeans to apply for the US’s “Global Entry Programme”. Reciprocally, eligible US passport holders who are already part of Global Entry can apply online to use Singapore’s enhanced-immigration Automated Clearance System (eIACS). ica.gov.sg and cbp.gov…