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Business Traveller Novembre 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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United Kingdom
Perry Publications Limited

in this issue

1 min
fears of flying

9% have missed their flight 19% have had to sprint to the gate to catch their flight 57% worry about misplacing their passport 61% worry about lost luggage 63% worry about traffic on the way to the airport 1hr 14mins The average time UK travellers spend in the departure lounge TOP 10 MOST STRESSFUL MOMENTS AT THE AIRPORT Baggage collection (49%) Passing security (47%) Transfers (47%) Check-in (44%) Packing (43%) Travelling to the airport (42%) Getting to the gate (39%) Arriving at the airport (38%) Flight landing (35%) Storing hand luggage (34%) SOURCE: PRIORITY PASS, JUNE 2019…

1 min
fun & game

Last month we held a readers’ evening at critically acclaimed restaurant the Game Bird, located in the Stafford London on St James’s Place. Guests enjoyed seasonal game dishes and British classics while exchanging stories of their recent adventures. The well-attended event was hosted by Business Traveller editorial director Tom Otley, who was joined by Panacea Media managing director Julian Gregory. At a pre-dinner reception, travellers mingled over champagne and nibbles, discussing business trips and sharing tips on bucket-list destinations. Readers were then welcomed into the Sutherland Room, an elegant private dining space sectioned off from the main restaurant, featuring original marble fireplaces and floral-upholstered leather chairs. The three-course dinner started with a choice between smoked salmon tartare and a fittingly autumnal baked squash custard with Brighton Blue cheese, walnuts and apple. Mains…

1 min

Recent protests by Extinction Rebellion have once again focused attention on the environment and sustainability. Airports are a frequent target, with the latest action being aimed at London City because of its predominance of business travellers, according to the group. At the same time, last month saw a widely reported proposal for an “escalating air miles levy” on frequent flyers and to ban airline loyalty schemes. The recommendations came in a report commissioned by the government’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC). It also suggested that people reduce the amount of meat and dairy they consume, make more journeys by bikes and change their gas boilers for electric ones, but those proposals weren’t as newsworthy. It pointed out that while aviation made up 12 per cent of a UK household’s carbon footprint,…

4 min

Twenty years ago, you would never have believed that Dublin Docklands – a wasteland of derelict brick factories and disused gasworks – could become home to the European HQ for one of the world’s most valuable tech brands. Today, Silicon Docks, as it has been dubbed, twinkles with glassy architecture, with the Daniel Libeskind-designed Facebook building taking centre stage. Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn and Airbnb have moved in, too, and the Irish capital’s status as a global tech hub has been cemented. Silicon Docks is considered not only a pivotal part of Ireland’s dramatic economic recovery, but in the continued investment in its capital. According to the FDI Global Cities of the Future 2018/2019 report, Dublin received more foreign direct investment than any other city in the world last year, almost half…

1 min
start-up success stories

DOCTOLIB Set up five years ago, Doctolib is the largest digital health start-up in Europe and recently became one of France’s unicorns after securing an additional €150 million funding in a round led by General Atlantic. The medical appointment service connects patients and healthcare professionals, with 30 million monthly online visits. doctolib.fr MEERO Founded in 2016, this is a platform for freelance photographers to offer their services. Companies can source photographers and get professional images within 24 hours. The platform has 58,000 members and joined the unicorn community earlier this year. meero.com ALAN This start-up is the first licensed digital health insurance company in France since 1986. It aims to provide more transparent services and help its user base of 27,000 to find and book doctors. alan.com DEEZER France’s music streaming service allows people to listen to…

6 min
islands of plenty

When it comes to sheer escapism, it’s hard to beat the Maldives. But with so many resorts to choose from, how do you decide the right one for you? Here are some suggestions, whether you are planning a family holiday, a pampering break or even a corporate gathering. BEST FOR… SPA LOVERS In terms of wellness, it’s hard to match Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru (fourseasons.com), set in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Landaa’s Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat is one of the most comprehensive spas in the country and offers Anti Gravity yoga, a Yoga Energy Trail, and Panchakarma, an ayurvedic cleansing programme. Request one of the redesigned and extended over-water villas, each with a 12-metre private pool, and sign up to Manta on Call so the resort team can contact…