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Yearly Archives: 2019

Airline news

New flight routes taking off in 2020

The start of a new year sees airlines introducing new flight routes. It’s good news for business travellers, with more direct services being added to make your next work trip easier. Brisbane to San Francisco Qantas will commence this new service on 9 February, 2020. The airline will operate three direct flights per week (Tuesday, […]

Airport lounges

Latest airport retreats for business travellers

Airport lounges often aren’t the retreats for business travellers that they used to be. But they are still more desirable than spending hours at the gate. Here’s an update on where you can head to get some peace and pampering before boarding. Plaza Premium’s elevated experience Plaza Premium Lounge lets travellers enjoy pre-flight time in comfort, […]

Airport updates

TSA PreCheck now available at US airports

Qantas customers enrolled in a US trusted traveller program are now able to utilise TSA PreCheck at US airports. TSA PreCheck is a US government program that allows travellers regarded as low risk by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a US Department of Homeland Security agency, to pass through expedited security screening at participating US airport locations. With TSA […]

Airport updates

What’s taking off at Sydney Airport

Sydney airport is investing over $1 million dollars a day in key facilities and services. And it’s all going towards enhancing the customer experience. Here are some of the differences you might notice next time you check in… Call me “SYD” Grab your smartphone! Sydney airport now has a 53-metre Tasmanian Oak curved wall and […]

Technology

Travel apps that help your business trips run smoothly

Where would we be without our smartphones? They are a pocket-sized extension of our office and a valuable piece of equipment for business travellers. But which travel apps should you install before your next work trip? CBT looks after all your travel itinerary issues, so that’s one worry you can check off the list. Google […]

Airline news

Airline Business: what’s faster, more frequent & more fancy

This business travel update brings you the latest industry news and let’s you know what’s happening mid-flight in coming months. Qatar is less salty & more speedy At the carrier’s recent event in Melbourne, Qatar Airways culinary development manager Decha Mingkwan admitted to previously being heavy-handed with the salt. But he says now it’s about […]

Airport updates

Are smart airports already here?

Smart airports sounds like a concept plucked from a sci-fi movie, but they are no longer a thing of the future. Progression towards airports that fully embrace technology and data opportunities has been painfully slow. But the debate over adopting new IT solutions has shifted. Airport management seem more willing to accept the economic advantages […]

Airline news

Qantas has listened to frequent flyers & climate change experts

Qantas frequent flyers have spoken and the airline appears to have listened. Premium boarding, new super suites and slashed carbon emissions are all on the horizon for the flying kangaroo! Introducing Premium Boarding Priority boarding on Qantas, or the lack thereof, has been a point of contention for years. Now the airline is addressing the […]

Hotels

TFE Hotels will have 5 new properties in 9 months

To say TFE Hotels portfolio is rapidly expanding in the next year would be an understatement! TFE Hotels (Toga Far East Hotels) is a leading hotel operator in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Their accommodation brands include Adina Apartments, Vibe Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, Rendezvous Hotels and TFE Hotels Collection. This month marks the opening of […]

Travel deals

Hurry, airfare deals for Asia & USA!

Now’s the time to book your flights and save on great airfare deals! Virgin Australia & Delta Airlines America sale ends 24 November, 2019 Fly to the United States with Virgin Australia and Delta Airlines to enjoy specially curated menus, wireless entertainment and spacious seating. Los Angeles: economy return from $1009, premium economy from $3479 […]