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Strike action by the RMT union for Sunday 19th November

Written on November 17th, 2017

The RMT union has called a strike for Sunday 19th November that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. If the strike goes ahead, CrossCountry will operate a reduced service between 09:00 and 19:00. Please check the dedicated page for full details of the service alterations. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive for any further information regarding this…

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Qantas rewards small businesses for recycling coffee cups

Written on November 16th, 2017

As National Recycling Week gets underway, Qantas is encouraging small businesses to lead the way and help Australia solve the challenge of recycling coffee cups by rewarding them with Qantas Points. Qantas Business Rewards is partnering with Simply Cups to give members the opportunity to earn points when they purchase and collect coffee cups to…

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Cathay Pacific to roll out inflight Wi-Fi across its wide-body fleet from mid-2018

Written on November 16th, 2017

The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce high-speed Wi-Fi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018, in response to its customers’ growing demand for inflight connectivity. This follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Cathay Pacific Chief Customer and Commercial Officer Paul Loo said: “We envisage that by…

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American Airlines announces new Service to Reykjavik, Iceland

Written on November 16th, 2017

American Airlines is adding another new destination to its seasonal European footprint when service begins to Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) next summer. Service to Iceland’s capital and largest city begins June 7th from American’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub. The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full…

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SkyTeam’s lounge takes customers to new heights at Vancouver airport

Written on November 16th, 2017

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has officially opened its latest branded lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This marks SkyTeam’s first lounge in the Americas and seventh worldwide. The new lounge is designed to offer SkyTeam customers a high-end, pre-flight experience and features a wide range of amenities, including locally sourced food and beverages. The…

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Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Written on November 16th, 2017

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has been the 3D…

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Etihad Airways marks opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi with spectacular A380 fly-by

Written on November 16th, 2017

Hundreds of visitors from around the world, attending the official public opening celebrations of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, were treated to a low-level fly-by of the Jean Nouvel designed museum by one of Etihad Airways’ flagship Airbus A380 aircraft. Sporting the airline’s ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery, the aircraft chosen for the display now also…

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French unions to stage general strike – 15th & 16th November

Written on November 14th, 2017

French unions plan to stage a nationwide general strike on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November 2017. If the strikes go ahead, it is likely that there will be disruption to transport across the country, including flight delays. We advise all travellers to check their itinerary and flight status before travel. Please contact your dedicated Travel Executive…

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Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour opens

Written on November 10th, 2017

The Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour has opened its doors, making it the first new-build, international luxury hotel to open in Sydney’s CBD this millennium. Centrally located opposite the International Convention Centre, the $500M Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will play a major role in the ongoing revitalisation of the vibrant Darling Harbour precinct. Stylish guestrooms and…

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Marriott International expands its resort portfolio in 2017 across the Asia Pacific Region

Written on November 9th, 2017

Marriott International is on track to open 16 new resorts in Asia Pacific across seven brands in 10 countries and territories this year, giving travelers more choices when booking holidays, business events or special occasions. Marriott currently has 130 upper-upscale and luxury resorts in the Asia Pacific region in countries including China, Malaysia, Vietnam and…

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American Airlines launches new, daily flight between Los Angeles and Beijing

Written on November 9th, 2017

American Airlines launched daily nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), marking the carrier’s third nonstop route to the Chinese capital and 15th route between the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2010, American has served Beijing from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and in 2015 added service…

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Delta, Aeromexico launch Seattle-Mexico City service

Written on November 9th, 2017

Delta Air Lines and its partner Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, have launched nonstop service between Seattle and Mexico City. This new route will connect these two cities enabling bilateral exchange to increase business and investment opportunities in both destinations. Delta is the largest global carrier at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and has more than tripled flights…

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Emirates’ new Boeing 777 First Class product to debut in Europe

Written on November 9th, 2017

Emirates confirmed that its first two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its soon-to-launch First Class product will operate from Dubai to the airline’s Belgian and Swiss destinations starting from 1st December 2017. Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature six private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the eight private suites in…

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British Airways revamps flagship Concorde Room

Written on November 9th, 2017

British Airways has revamped its flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5, taking inspiration from the very best of British Design. The refurbishment to the airline’s exclusive lounge included re-upholstering iconic pieces of furniture, and adding new feature pieces to the room, all of which are illuminated by hand-blown glass lighting with bone linen shades…

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Air France-KLM’s new Flying Blue programme

Written on November 9th, 2017

Flying Blue, Air France-KLM’s loyalty programme, is changing from 1st April 2018 and will offer more simplicity and flexibility in the use of the programme, a clearer reward scale and more choice in the use of Miles. Earn Miles for each euro spent For each euro spent, Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum members will receive…

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EasyJet are launching a new hold luggage proposition on Tuesday 15th November

Written on November 9th, 2017

From 15th November 2017, easyJet will be offering the choice of adding either 15kg or 23kg of hold luggage. This means the airline is replacing their current 20kg hold bag option with a lower-priced choice for those who need to travel with a bit more than a cabin bag, and a higher weight option if…

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Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji – Custom made for families

Written on November 7th, 2017

The perfect venue for families looking to truly reconnect while on holiday in the ‘land of smiles’, Nanuku Auberge Resort is truly a destination ‘within a  destination’ providing luxurious and authentic experiences for every family member. The resort’s residences are easily large enough for families holidaying together, and, designed to keep the kids active and…

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Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel – Autumn events

Written on November 7th, 2017

Autumn is around the corner and Basel is looking forward to the upcoming exciting events: Tickets are still available for the long established music series, the BALOISE SESSION. Taking place from 21st October to 9th November 2017, music aficionados will enjoy world famous artists including a.o. Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado and Chris Rea. The Swissôtel…

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Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris – An artistic escapade

Written on November 7th, 2017

The only French palace to offer its clients the services of an Art Concierge, Le Royal Monceau offers you this fall a complete immersion into the world of contemporary art.  From September 28th 2017 until November 20th, French artist Fred Allard will exhibit a dozen paintings through the hotel and about forty of his iconic…

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Belmond Grand Hotel Europe – Discover collection of the most distinctive suites in St Petersburg

Written on November 7th, 2017

A cultural and culinary landmark, Belmond Grand Hotel Europe dates back to the 19th century and has played a central role in the life of St Petersburg for over 140 years. Hotel enjoys an ideal location on the famous Nevsky Prospekt, the primary avenue of St Petersburg, and is within walking distance to the Church of…

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Qantas and Emirates extend partnership

Written on November 7th, 2017

Qantas and Emirates will apply to extend their cornerstone partnership for another five years [1], making changes to reflect customer demand, new aircraft technology and each airline’s respective network strengths. These changes will deliver additional benefits to the eight million passengers who have travelled more than 65 billion kilometres on the combined network since 2013, increasing…

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Abu Dhabi Stopovers with Etihad Airways

Written on November 7th, 2017

Its more than a stopover it’s a holiday. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a holiday within your holiday? Or a relaxing break after a tiring business trip? Stopover in Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and let us show you a great time with our range of stopover options including 2-for-1 deals on stays and…

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Air New Zealand’s refurbished B777-300ER fleet, flying London to LA

Written on November 7th, 2017

Air New Zealand have recently completed an exciting refurbishment of their Boeing 777-300ER aircrafts, investing over $100 million New Zealand Dollars into enhancing the customer experience. The 777-300ER fleet flies direct daily from London Heathrow to Los Angeles. The entire aircraft has been completely stripped out and replaced with a refreshed Business Premier, new Economy seats…

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Singapore Airlines’ new A380s to feature wide range of in-flight offerings

Written on November 2nd, 2017

Customers travelling on Singapore Airlines’ latest Airbus A380 aircraft, featuring the Airline’s newly launched cabin products, can look forward to a wide range of in-flight offerings including soft furnishings, amenities, an exquisite dining experience and highly advanced in-flight entertainment system. The Finer Touches Created for a distinguished few, each of Singapore Airlines’ Suites will feature…

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United Airlines resumes seasonal service to New Zealand

Written on November 2nd, 2017

United Airlines’ (UAL) seasonal service between San Francisco (SFO) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) resumed on Sunday 29th October. United Airlines and Star Alliance partner Air New Zealand have launched a new microsite, available at united.com/airnz, that provides information on both carriers as well as destination inspiration and tips related to travel to New Zealand…

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