Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Edition

November-December 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 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.

País:
Hong Kong SAR China
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Perry Publications Limited
Periodicitat:
Monthly
4,90 €(IVA inc.)

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1 min.
welcome

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 Asia-Pacific, with an overview of the countries starting to give international travel the green light. We also provide a round-up of new and upcoming bars and restaurants in the region, answer some questions about electric cars, and reveal the winners of our annual travel awards, as voted for…

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contributors

CHRIS DWYER Hong Kong-based freelance food and travel writer Chris Dwyer contributes regularly to publications including CNN.com, BBC Travel and the South China Morning Post. With a particular interest in plant-based options, Chris casts his eye across the region to select the most exciting new restaurants and bars – turn to page 32. 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 highlights five desirable models, including the Peugeot 308 Hybrid and Audi Q4 E-Tron. See what else piques his interest on page 46. TAMSIN COCKS A former editor of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, Tamsin has been writing about travel around the Asia-Pacific region for…

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11 min.
upfront

Oakwood opens in Kyoto OAKWOOD has launched in Japan’s famed UNESCO World Heritage destination. Oakwood Hotel Oike Kyoto features 104 guest rooms and 16 studio apartments in the heart of the historic district. All 104 elegant guest rooms come with quality beds and the latest in-room technology, including an air purifier, 55-inch flat screen smart TV, tablet, press readers and wifi. The 16 studio apartments feature kitchens with a refrigerator, microwave oven, cooking utensils, washing machine and dryer. Local breakfast specialties will be served at the onsite Café O, while other facilities include a coworking space, smoking room, laundromat, housekeeping and friendly guest relations service. The property is a two-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (15-minute train ride from Kyoto Station), and close to several popular tourist attractions, including Nijo Castle, Kyoto Imperial Palace and…

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1 min.
in-flight entertainment

READ: Taste: My Life Through Food, Stanley Tucci The award-winning actor has followed up his recipe books The Tucci Cookbook and The Tucci Table with this humourous culinary-packed memoir. The book explores the actor’s Italian-American upbringing in Westchester, New York, with tales from filming foodie movies Big Night and Julie and Julia, and tips on crafting the perfect Negroni. Penguin; £20 (US$28) LISTEN: You’re Dead to Me Historian and comedian Greg Jenner presents this light-hearted podcast for BBC Sounds, focusing on a different historical period or figure every week in hour-long episodes. Topics include the history and mystery of Stonehenge, prohibition in the US, and the life of a young Napoleon. Free to download. WATCH: Tick Tick… Boom! Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson,…

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2 min.
air miles

ADRIEN MEYER is Head of Private Sales at Christie’s. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO ART? It is animated by passion and unpredictability; no day is the same. FAVOURITE ARTIST? Picasso. DO YOU COLLECT ART YOURSELF? I buy sporadically. One of my most treasured pieces is a small sculpture by Jules de Balincourt which I bought 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. 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. You need a professional team. HAS THE PANDEMIC AFFECTED THE AUCTION WORLD? Hugely – we had to move much of our…

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7 min.
join the debate

ITEM LEFT BEHIND ON LUFTHANSA FLIGHT LUGANOPIRATE Arriving in Frankfurt from Johannesburg with Lufthansa, and in Mrs LP’s hurry to get off the plane (as we expected long queues at immigration while we showed our Covid forms), I managed to leave my Samsung tablet in the seat pocket. I only realised at security but by then it was too late to go back. I asked in the lounge and was directed to a website where I had to fill in a form. To cut a long story short I just received an email saying it was found and giving me the option to collect it in person or have it couriered to me. I was astounded to see it will cost me €138.59 (US$160) with sending costs, admin fee, credit card fee and…