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Australian Business Traveller Air New Zealand

Posted by on April 17, 2014 – 09:41 am

Australian Business Traveller Air New Zealand

Last week, we brought you detailed first reviews from Air New Zealand s brand new Business Premier and Premium Economy Spaceseat cabins, plus the top five little-known improvements for passengers on the new -300ER planes. The real question for business travellers and corporate travel departments is this: which class is most appropriate for me and for our staff, and why? Answers to this question depend largely on distance. The plane will be used on routes from NZ to Australia and the world, and a four-hour trans-Tasman hop and a twenty-six hour slog…

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Australian Business Traveller Awards

Posted by on April 26, 2014 – 02:36 pm

Australian Business Traveller Awards

Best Frequent Flyer Programme for Australian Business Travellers: Virgin Australia Velocity Virgin Australia gave airline loyalty programmes a much-needed shake-up with its mid-year relaunch of the Velocity rewards scheme. Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti nimbly out-maneuvered the muscle of Qantas Frequent Flyer with an array of features such as family pooling of points and status, free Gold and Platinum-level membership of hotel and hire car loyalty programs, ‘anytime lounge access’ for Gold & Platinum, partner Platinum membership, membership…

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Australian Business Traveller magazine

Posted by on October 13, 2013 – 05:34 am

Australian Business Traveller magazine

Dining at the new Qantas Hong Kong lounge includes a BBQ pork bar. Source: Supplied Antonia Kidman is a Celebrity Concierge for Singapore. Source: Supplied DID you know that you can buy frequent flyer points outright from US airlines and use them to book fights with partner airlines? Even better, these airlines often run promotions offering discounts of up to 50 per cent. Under a recent deal, American Airlines offered 30 per cent bonus miles on purchases of AAdvantage miles — American’s equivalent to Qantas points. You can bulk buy these miles and…

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Australian Business Traveller Competition

Posted by on April 5, 2014 – 12:11 pm

Australian Business Traveller Competition

alt= Qantas finds favour with business travellers while Virgin flies steady title= Qantas finds favour with business travellers while Virgin flies steady /> Qantas remains Australia s undisputed airline of choice for business travellers, with a clear lead over Virgin Australia. The latest report from Roy Morgan Research shows the percentage of business travellers who would consider using Qantas for their next domestic business trip now stands at 71% for the twelve months to March 2013, compared to 58% for Virgin Australia. While Virgin…

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APEC Business Travel Card Australian

Posted by on March 21, 2014 – 02:32 pm

APEC Business Travel Card Australian

alt= Government loosens the rules for APEC business travel cards title= Government loosens the rules for APEC business travel cards /> It s now easier to get an APEC card to streamline your business travel around Asia, with the Federal Government loosening the qualifications needed to pocket an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) card. The prized slip of plastic means travellers don t need to apply for an individual visas in 18 countries (and yes, that list includes China) and also lets you use fast-track arrival and departure lanes…

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Singapore Airlines Australian Business Traveller

Posted by on February 4, 2014 – 11:55 am

Singapore Airlines Australian Business Traveller

alt= Photos: Singapore Airlines new business class seats title= Photos: Singapore Airlines new business class seats /> Singapore Airlines’ new business class seats, set to debut on the airline s Boeing -300ER service between Singapore and London later this year, shares similar design DNA as its new first class mini-suites. Singapore Airlines has retained the forward-facing layout and 1-2-1 configuration as its current business class cabin, with a similar degree of ‘private space’. There are now two positions between the standard upright…

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Australian Business Traveller Etihad

Posted by on April 12, 2014 – 06:37 am

Australian Business Traveller Etihad

Check-in Etihad s Terminal 3 is the newest in Abu Dhabi, with older Terminal 1 (a 5-10 minute indoor walk away) used for a minority of the airline s flights. My taxi dropped me off at the first and business class entrance, which is fully separate from the economy doors. I understand there are supposed to be porters to assist with luggage, but none sprang to help me with my luggage this morning. Inside, business class sees a row of half a dozen modern, clean desks, where a courteous and efficient checkin agent had me all sorted (and my bag priority…

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Australian Business Traveller visa

Posted by on February 26, 2014 – 02:36 pm

Australian Business Traveller visa

I have recently successfully applied for a Chinese Tourist Visa (April 2013) and have to say that it was far easier than my research had me believe. Like any savvy traveller I went straight for the Chinese Embassy website to take a look at what is required to obtain a Chinese Visa. Just like every other foreign embassy website the information was outdated and the design is hard to use. But this is the only information that I looked at: I live in Adelaide which means I had to post my Passport and Visa application to Canberra to get approved. The…

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