Business Traveller November 2021

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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in deze editie

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It’s been a long time coming, but we are now moving into a post-Covid world of travel. Restrictions remain, vaccinations are necessary, masks are obligatory on most forms of transport, and there are some testing requirements (literally) on some routes, but it’s a start. I hope you have already been on a trip or two, but if not, Smart Traveller provides a checklist for the latest challenges and obstacles you may encounter on your journeys. This issue, we look forward to the reopening of the United States to European travellers by checking out what services are on offer on transatlantic routes from the UK. We also provide a round-up of new and upcoming hotels in Rome, answer some questions about electric cars, and get active with a selection of exciting golf…

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ALEX MCWHIRTER Alex has more than 50 years’ experience in the business travel industry, including over 40 years as Business Traveller’s consumer champion. During the European Year of Rail, Alex explores high-speed trains on the Continent, and discusses why more competition is needed to stimulate growth; turn to page 48. NAT BARNES Nat has been driving cars and writing about them for more than 25 years. A member of the World Car of the Year jury, for this issue he offers answers to questions regarding electric and hybrid cars, and rounds up five to watch, including the Peugeot 308 Hybrid and Audi Q4 E-Tron. See what else caught his eye on page 64. PAUL J DEVRIES Paul has been following the latest developments in the hotel industry for the past decade, and was previously contributing…

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BA and Qatar Airways to resume A380 flights BRITISH AIRWAYS AND QATAR AIRWAYS are both set to resume services with the A380 superjumbo in the coming weeks. BA will bring back four of its A380 aircraft, with short-haul familiarisation flights this month, followed by long-haul services to Miami, LA and Dubai from December. At the time of writing it was understood that the short-haul A380 routes would include Frankfurt and Madrid, although this had not been confirmed by the carrier. Meanwhile, Qatar Airways is to operate A380 flights to Heathrow and Paris CDG in December. The airline had previously stated that it was “not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market”, but it has been forced into the move due to issues with its A350 fleet which…

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sustainable traveller

Considerate hotels SMALL LUXURY HOTELS OF THE WORLD (SLH) has launched ‘Considerate Collection’, a sub-set of 26 of its 520 hotels which meet sustainability criteria. The three pillars for the new collection are ‘Community Minded’, ‘Cultural Custodians’ and ‘Environmentally Conscious’, and each hotel has either been certified by a Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Accredited Certification Body or certified to a GSTC Recognised Standard, or has passed an assessment by the SLH Sustainability Advisory Panel with review by the GSTC. Hotels in the Collection include Keemala, Phuket, the Grove of Narberth, Wales, and The Dylan in Amsterdam. FUEL OF THE FUTURE LUFTHANSA HAS MADE AN INVESTMENT in the production of industrially produced, carbon-neutral, electricity-based kerosene. The Lufthansa Group is the partner and pilot customer of the world’s first production plant for power-to-liquid aviation…

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air miles

ADRIEN MEYER is the Head of Private Sales at Christie’s. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE PROFESSION? It is animated by passion and unpredictability, and no day is the same. FAVOURITE ARTIST? Picasso. WHICH PIECE HAS LEFT A LASTING IMPRESSION? Peter Paul Rubens’ The Massacre of the Innocents (1612). DO YOU COLLECT ART YOURSELF? I buy sporadically. One of my most treasured pieces is a small sculpture by Jules de Balincourt when he was exhibiting with other students at Hunter College in New York 20 years ago. I fought in a silent bidding auction up to US$145 (£105). IS IT CHALLENGING TO MOVE FRAGILE WORKS OF ART ACROSS THE WORLD? We’re used to it and have amazing teams who make it happen seamlessly, but I do get nervous if we have to move things in a rush. That’s when you…

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breathe easy

following percentages represent those who agreed strongly or somewhat with IATA's statements about aspects of air travel. 69% it was a hassle to arrange required Covid-19 testing 73% wait times for document checks by authorities were too long; understanding what rules applied to my trip was a real challenge 85% queuing in the airport was well-managed 86% the Covid-19 measures made me feel safe while on board 87% the Covid-19 measures were well-implemented Source: IATA’s Air Traveler Response to Covid-19 survey, September 2021…