Business Traveller October 2019

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, financial and buying property. 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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Welcome to our October edition. We have a typically broad range of destinations and features this month, including the second half of our airline survey, this time focusing on business and first class. If you missed last month’s issue, then please visit where you can buy a digital edition of the September issue, and also subscribe. As we move into the busiest time of the year for business travel, the protests we have seen in Hong Kong in recent months are a reminder that even the most stable and peaceful of cities can suddenly change for the worse. Being a frequent visitor to Hong Kong myself (see page 90 for a recent flight review on the route), and someone who is planning to travel there next month, I believe that…

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ROB GOSS Rob is a British writer living in Tokyo. His most recent books include Japan Traveler’s Companion, and he has also written for National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel and The Economist’s 1843. Rob loves exploring the city he calls home, stumbling across old neighbourhoods, checking out the latest architecture and searching for new places for craft brews and cocktails. As rugby fans descend on Japan this month for the World Cup, he looks at what’s new in the capital; see page 26. JOHN STEPEK John is executive editor of MoneyWeek magazine, and author of The Sceptical Investor, a guide to contrarian investing. For this issue he looks at the apparently tempting returns on offer from peer-to-peer lending, which promise investors greater rewards by cutting out the middleman. Is it too good to…

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BILTMORE MAYFAIR NOW OPEN HILTON HAS LAUNCHED the first UK hotel under its luxury LXR brand. The Biltmore Mayfair is located on London’s Grosvenor Square and is a refurbishment of the former Millennium Mayfair. It has 257 rooms and 51 suites, an alfresco terrace, a cocktail bar, a 500 sqm ballroom and a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton called the Betterment. SOUND INVESTMENT Bang and Olufsen has launched its autumn range of speakers and headphones. The Classic and the Clash collection updates the Danish brand’s most popular products with a colour scheme of tan, chestnut or peony. The Beoplay H9 over-ear wireless headphones (£450) feature active noise cancellation, voice assistant controls and 25 hours of playtime. The lightweight Beoplay E6 in-ear wireless headphones (£275) feature a splash- and dust-resistant design. Alongside this,…

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wellness at work

45% of employees think their managers would be able to spot if they were having mental health problems 51% feel that their company’s culture makes it possible to speak openly about poor mental health 53% are affected by poor mental health in their current workplace 56% feel their organisation supports their mental health 66% of managers feel confident promoting wellbeing 71% have had mental health problems in their lives SOURCE: MIND’S WORKPLACE WELLBEING INDEX 2018-19 DANE_MARK/ISTOCK; CHRISTINA GANDOLFO…

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air miles

LORI BALTON is a location scout who has worked on blockbuster films including Inception and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. What locations have you passed off for others? Argo was shot primarily in Los Angeles [but set in Tehran]. One of my best finds was a southern home for Ghosts of Mississippi. No one believed that we shot so much of that movie in LA. Most remote location? I love scouting for plate shots – images that are digitally inserted into the film with visual effects. I scouted some pretty remote locations in the western US for the hyena’s lair and elephant graveyard in The Lion King. Is it difficult to travel with equipment? The worst is in a connecting puddle-jumper [a small aircraft for short distances] when I have to check in my carry-on…

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flight news

ASCENT WIZZ AIR and RYANAIR are set to launch the same two routes out of London Southend. The carriers will both commence flights to the Romanian capital Bucharest and the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in November. VIRGIN ATLANTIC has announced a codeshare partnership with Brazilian airline GOL, ahead of the March 29 launch of its London Heathrow-Sao Paulo service. LOGANAIR will launch several routes next year. Flights from Aberdeen to the East Midlands and Norway’s Haugesund will begin on February 24, a Glasgow-Cardiff service will start on February 27, and Newcastle to Bergen on April 26. It will add a summer service between Newcastle and Guernsey on May 23. DESCENT Lufthansa’s budget subsidiary EUROWINGS will cancel its twice-daily Berlin Tegel-London Heathrow route on October 27. South Korean airline ASIANA will suspend its Monday and Wednesday flights between…