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Yearly Archives: 2019

Health & wellbeing

Mindfulness tips for business travel

Mindfulness is a term you might not have even heard until a few years ago, but the seemingly modern therapy has its origins in ancient mediation practices. The days of associating mindfulness with rooms of cross-legged people with their eyes closed have also changed. Meditation can help to cultivate mindfulness, but it’s more about being […]

Airline news

Airline Business: the AA to VS of airline updates

Where you can get a good sleep at 38,000 feet, new non-stop routes and strategic agreements – this airline update brings you the latest industry news for business travellers. Stretch out with Singapore Airlines Great news for Singapore Airlines flyers who like a restful flight, with the introduction of the A350-900 on services to Australia. […]

Airport lounges

How to enjoy access to airport lounges

Ever felt envious of frequent flyers who can enjoy access to airport lounges before enduring a 7+ hours flight? The airport experience can be chaotic, so we’ve got some tips on how you can slip away to a lounge and relax in peace, even if you’re not a Platinum or Business class flyer. Qantas has […]

Airline news

Virgin Australia’s network changes

The Virgin Australia Group has announced a number of changes to its network in response to a review. Virgin Australia Group CEO and Managing Director Paul Scurrah said the changes highlight the Group’s focus on disciplined capacity management and putting the right product on the right route. “We maintain a strong network of destinations and […]

Hotels

Accor hotels on the rise in Asia and Australia

Accor’s strategy is to accelerate hotel development, through both organic growth and acquisition. We’re seeing this happen at a rapid rate in the Asia Pacific region. In the Philippines, Accor has signed off on nine new hotels this year. That increases the number of new properties in the pipeline to 14 and the introduction of six new brands to the […]

Airport lounges

Airport lounges helping to make time fly

We spend hours hanging around airports before flights and lounges go a long way towards helping us make the most of this time. Here’s an update on some of the recent airport lounge initiatives that are bound to increase your pre-boarding pleasure. American Express new Sydney Airport lounge Located near Gates 50-63 at Sydney Airport’s […]

Airline news

Broome to Darwin flights start now

The inaugural Broome to Darwin service commences today, operated by QantasLink’s 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft. Flights will operate three days per week, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays. The new service provides a direct link between the two cities for the first time and caters to holidaymakers exploring WA’s North West Coast or the Northern Territory’s Top End. […]

Airline news

Air New Zealand flyer news

There’s been a lot happening at Air New Zealand recently (don’t mention the rugby!), so here’s a quick run down on what will be happening on the runway. More long-haul leg room From late 2020, Air New Zealand will introduce Economy Stretch on its Boeing 777-200, 777-300 and 787-9 aircraft long haul routes. The Economy […]

Health & wellbeing, Travel tips

A new dawn for beating jet lag

Jet lag is always a hot topic with travellers, but particularly after the recent ground-breaking (or air-breaking) non-stop Qantas flight from New York to Sydney. We’ve seen Alan Joyce and David ‘Kochie’ Koch doing the Macarena in their flying kangaroo pj’s and heard about the special menu that was fed to the business class guinea […]