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Appliances Of Science
Every year in January, some 175,000 gadget geeks from across the globe descend on Las Vegas for the Consumer (CES), the world’s biggest tech gathering. Some 4,500 companies use the exhibition to show off their newest creations – here are some of the
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Live Long And Prosper
How long do business travellers live in comparison with Sardinian shepherds? Perhaps not a question that pops into your head that often, but an enlightening one nonetheless that National Geographic fellow and author Dan Buettner addressed when speaki
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Air France A350-900 Business Class
BACKGROUND Air France received its first A350-900 in September 2019 and is set to take delivery of five more by the end of 2020. The first routes to be served were Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Bamako (Mali), Toronto and, from December 9, Cairo and Seoul. I
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Fairmont Singapore
BACKGROUND Fairmont Singapore’s recently renovated South Tower reopened in November 2019. The hotel partnered with interior design company Hirsch Bedner Associates, and the refurbishment of the 403-room tower involved introducing new amenities, redes
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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
BACKGROUND Located in Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay, this luxury hotel opened in 1996, offering panoramic city views and housing an impressive 4,200-piece art collection with works from Dale Chihuly, Andy Warhol and other icons. Designed by Pritzker
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Welcome
Welcome to the joint March and April 2020 issue of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific. Firstly, apologies for the joint nature of this issue. As you know, the travel industry has been badly affected by the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, and many airlin
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The St Regis Hong Kong
BACKGROUND The St Regis Hong Kong, which opened in April 2019 as Marriott’s 7,000th property worldwide, is the first St Regis-branded hotel in Hong Kong. It’s also the fourth St Regis in the Greater Bay Area, joining properties in Macau, Shenzhen and
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Contributors
A seasoned reporter based in Istanbul, David has worked all around southeast 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, Fr
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LN Garden Hotel, Nansha
BACKGROUND LN Garden Hotel, Nansha, which opened in August 2018, is the sister hotel of the older LN Garden Hotel located in nearby Guangzhou’s city centre. In April 2019, the hotel became a member of the “Worldhotels Elite” collection of the indepen
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Air Miles
is an international dealer in rare books, and is founder and chief executive of Shapero Rare Books in London’s Mayfair The excitement of owning and handling something from the past, touching a piece of history. The Strand Bookstore in New York’s East
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How To... Donate Miles To Charity
Miles (or points) are a perk of frequent travel and can be redeemed on future flights, upgrades, experiences, merchandise, car hire, accommodation and so on. But sometimes it’s hard to spend them – air tickets may be restricted by time and destinatio
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Star Letter
In December, I sat on a Cathay Pacific CX 500 flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo. Before take-off, I was bothered by a faint smell similar to rotten cheese. Maybe it could have been the smell of preparing the in-flight meal? I was wrong. Imagine my surpr
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Join The Debate
What is the craziest day trip you have ever done? Many of us will have gone from Europe to the east coast of the USA and back in a day (or vice versa) so that hardly counts as crazy. However, I have just been to Bishkek and back for less than a day a
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Building Bridges
The past year has been a watershed one for Istanbul. The city’s tourism sector is recovering from the troubles of 2016, with arrivals for 2019 expected to top 15.5 million (according to Istanbul chamber of commerce president Sekib Avdagic), up from 1
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When In Paris
The Parisian hotel industry has not had an easy ride over the past couple of years. It has been rocked by a drop in occupancy rates caused by the gilets jaunes protests and seemingly never-ending rail and metro strikes. Competition from Airbnb hasn’t
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Rodeo Ride
Calgary has been given a few monikers in its time, with Cowtown and Stampede City among the most common. For much of the year, walking the Alberta city’s neat grid of streets between skyscrapers in shades of beige and grey, the Rocky Mountains just a
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New York Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards is the name given to a new US$25 billion real-estate project on the west side of Manhattan, between 30th and 34th Streets. There are many ways you can approach it, depending on where you are staying. One possibility is via the High Line,
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Healthy Demand
We all know that life on the road can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Disrupted sleep, fast food and a fair bit of stress thrown in for good measure can affect everything from job performance to our personal wellbeing. Meanwhile, wellness has become
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Right Of Passage
We all put up with inconveniences to jet around the world – hurried walks across labyrinthine airports, onerous security checks and being crammed with hundreds of others into a small metal tube for several hours. Few of us, however, will have deliber
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Win A Free Hotel Stay In Hong Kong
SITUATED in the historic yet fashionable Western District of Hong Kong Island, One-Eight-One Hotel & Serviced Residences boasts spectacular views of Victoria Harbour. Just steps away from the MTR’s HKU Station, airport bus and tram stops, the hotel o
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Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 Upper Class
BACKGROUND Virgin Atlantic will receive four new A350-1000s this year, and eight more by 2021. These will replace its B747-400s and will initially be on the New York JFK route, with other destinations gradually being introduced, including Los Angeles
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Air Miles
How many flights do you typically take per year? I am usually on at least six to eight flights a month, so that’s about 70 or so flights a year. Mostly long haul. I film in Africa, South America, the Middle East and Asia, so I am always moving. Any
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The St Regis Macao
BACKGROUND The St Regis Macao, Cotai Central opened in December 2015. WHERE IS IT? In the heart of the Cotai district on the main drag, facing the Venetian hotel. Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal are both between five and ten
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Star Letter
For more than 30 years I have been flying KLM to Asia. Especially on the flights back to Amsterdam, I always looked forward to having a Dutch newspaper. In combination with the KLM blue, it made me feel like I was on the way home. Suddenly, early thi
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White Swan Hotel Guangzhou
BACKGROUND The White Swan Hotel opened in 1983. Over the years, the property has hosted many heads of state, including Queen Elizabeth II and former US President George W. Bush. The hotel was closed for a three-year renovation before reopening to the
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Join The Debate
With more and more people adopting plant-based diets, I’m always surprised at how the airlines just don’t get it right. Air China (CA) managed to serve me the same identical hot dish four times in three flights (yes, twice on one flight). But as vege
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Four Seasons Shanghai
BACKGROUND Four Seasons Shanghai is a 37-storey high-rise in the centre of Puxi, within walking distance of a major shopping mall and a number of cafés, including most notably the world’s biggest Starbucks. It opened in October 2002 and was revamped
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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 corpo
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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Francisco Airport West
BACKGROUND In January 2018, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced that it was acquiring La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses for US$1.95 billion. During a layover in San Francisco I was booked to stay in La Quinta Inn & Suites by
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New Properties
This 81-villa property opened in September close to Baa Atoll, classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which means more opportunity to enjoy the incredibly rich marine life. Facilities include a six-room over-water spa and six restaurants and bars,
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