Business Traveller December 2019/January 2020

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.

United Kingdom
Perry Publications Limited
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Welcome to our double issue, and one that takes us over the holiday period (well, in many parts of the world) and into the beginning of a new year. It’s always a bit of a challenge to provide pieces that will encompass both the party atmosphere of December and the back-to-work austerity of January. Still, we’ve had a go. This issue we have suggestions for ways to spend your money, from our festive gift guide (page 76) to features on island-hopping in the Caribbean (page 36), a luxury Irish break (page 52) and skiing in a high-altitude French resort (page 48). Yet we are also mindful of our responsibilities, with further articles on sustainability – an interesting piece on the watch industry (page 82) plus a look at what airports are…

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DAVID O’BYRNE A seasoned reporter based in Istanbul, David has worked all around south-east Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. He has been published in the Financial Times, The Independent and The Sunday Times, and has been a regular reporter for the BBC, France 24 and RTE. He has also written travel articles and guidebooks, including much of the Time Out guide to Istanbul. For our cover feature he explores the Turkish city’s large-scale upgrades to its transport and accommodation infrastructure; page 28. NIGEL TISDALL Nigel is an award-winning London-based travel writer who contributes frequently to titles such as the Telegraph, Financial Times and Daily Mail. He specialises in the Caribbean and is the founder of The Coconut Times, an independent expert website devoted to the region. In this issue he looks…

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AIR NEW ZEALAND AXES LA-LONDON LINK AFTER ALMOST 40 YEARS OF SERVICE, Air New Zealand’s Los Angeles-London route will cease in October 2020. It is currently New Zealand’s only direct link to Europe, with passengers able to fly Auckland-Heathrow via the US west coast. Acting airline head Jeff McDowall said that in 2018 less than 7 per cent of passengers flying between London and Auckland travelled via LA. In its place, the carrier will begin a nonstop three-times weekly service between Auckland and New York Newark, which will be operated alongside its Star Alliance partner United, potentially providing onward connections to the UK and mainland Europe. Meanwhile, American Airlines will launch Los Angeles-Christchurch and Dallas Fort Worth-Auckland routes in October 2020. BA revamps lounges BRITISH AIRWAYS HAS COMPLETED two lounge refurbishments. The former…

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air miles

What attracted you to the profession? The prospect of being in daily contact with world-class artworks. Have your travels inspired exhibitions? Absolutely. When your work is quintessentially visual, galleries, museums, exhibitions but also public spaces and shops can be an inspiration. Most rewarding experience? When Impressionists in London: French Artists in Exile 1870-1904 travelled to Paris. I planned it for more than three years and felt very invested in it. It was special to bring the experience of refugee artists home, so to speak, in the Petit Palais. When an exhibition travels it gives it a new lease of life. Favourite gallery abroad? It’s impossible to choose one, but, being French, and a 19th-century specialist, the Musée d’Orsay played an important part in my art education. Which exhibition has required the most extensive research? Aubrey Beardsley springs to mind,…

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in-flight entertainment

LISTEN: Tunnel 29 This ten-episode podcast presented by broadcaster Helena Merriman explores the true story of Joachim Rudolph, who helped 29 refugees to flee from East to West Berlin through an escape tunnel in 1962. The series is based on interviews with the tunnellers and documents sourced from Stasi archives. Free to download on BBC Sounds. READ: Twas the Nightshift before Christmas, Adam Kay The author of bestseller This is Going to Hurt has released more of his tragicomic diaries of life as a junior doctor. This time, Kay pays tribute to the NHS heroes who spend the festive season caring for others. £9.99; Pan Macmillan WATCH: The Report This new film directed by Scott Z Burns explores FBI agent Daniel Jones’ investigation into the CIA’s use of torture on suspected terrorists in the wake…

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flight news

ASCENT LUFTHANSA will launch a year-round, twice-daily service between Bristol and Frankfurt on March 30. The route was previously operated by regional carrier Flybmi until its collapse in February 2019. VIRGIN ATLANTIC will increase the frequency of some leisure-oriented Manchester routes next summer. Barbados will increase from twice to three times a week, Las Vegas from four to six times and Orlando from 12 to 14 times weekly. AIR TRANSAT will boost its UK services next summer. Gatwick-Toronto increases from daily to twice daily, Gatwick-Montréal from three- to five-times weekly, and new A321LR aircraft will operate routes from Glasgow and Dublin to Toronto. DESCENT Airlines are making Hong Kong route cuts as political protests continue. CATHAY PACIFIC has suspended Dublin flights, HONG KONG AIRLINES will cancel its Los Angeles service from February 2020, and VIRGIN…