Business Traveller magazine: December 2006 stories

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  1. QF WP

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    1 December stories:

    Going green
    Travellers anxious to display their green credentials can now do so when booking flights across the globe.
    Full story...

    Qatar unveils new premium terminal at Doha
    Premium fare passengers now have a better reason to book indirect flights via the Gulf.
    Full story...

    Air Berlin introduces corporate fares
    German carrier Air Berlin has extended its corporate rates to the UK market, increasing the probability of UK companies using the carrier.
    Full story...

    Swiss expands at London City
    Swiss continues to consolidate its Geneva flights at London's City airport (LCY) in favour of Heathrow.
    Full story...

    SIA doubles loyalty redemption miles for new premium products
    Members of SIA's loyalty programme must redeem twice as many miles for the carrier's new first and business classes.
    Full story...

    BT 2006 China Travel Awards
    Business Traveller China (Business Traveller's Chinese language publication) presented the Business Traveller China Awards 2006 on November 15, 2006 at the JW Marriott Tomorrow Square in Shanghai in front of an audience of over 300 travel industry attendees.
    Full story...

    Underwater resort on the horizon
    Construction on the world's first underwater resort will begin in January in Fiji.
    Full story...
     

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    8 December 2006 stories

    Air Passenger Duty to double next year
    As widely predicted Gordon Brown has increased the rate of air passenger duty (APD) across all classes of air travel
    Full story...

    Air Canada's new business class will debut on Toronto-London route
    London will be the first European city to experience Air Canada's new flat bed business seating
    Full story...

    Silverjet to offer private jet-style check-in facilities
    Silverjet has upped the ante in the business-class airline stakes, by announcing details of its private terminal at London Luton airport
    Full story...

    Virgin Atlantic to serve Chicago
    Fans of Virgin Atlantic will be able to fly the carrier to Chicago from next April
    Full story...

    Gatwick rail services to and from London disrupted over Christmas
    Travellers using Gatwick Airport over the Christmas period will face severe disruption on trains to and from the airport, including the Gatwick Express
    Full story...

    Accor opens second Mercure hotel in UK
    Hotel brand Accor continues its expansion in the UK, with the opening of a four-star Mercure hotel in Bristol
    Full story...
     
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    15 December 2006 stories


    BA to introduce new checked baggage allowance after all
    BA's new checked baggage allowance policy is being reintroduced
    Full story...

    Peninsula Hong Kong rolls out new fleet of Phantoms
    Luxury brand Peninsula Hotels has purchased no less then 14 Rolls-Royce Phantom cars for use at its Hong Kong property
    Full story...

    Advanced Passenger Duty rate rise set to cause queues from February 1
    Those of you who thought you had escaped the airline passenger duty (APD) rate rise for next year's travel, think again
    Full story...

    Avis revamps booking site
    Avis is enticing more customers to book online
    Full story...

    Bmi to ditch Manchester-Toulouse
    From next January the sole direct air link between the northwest and Toulouse will cease
    Full story...

    Oasis gains Russian flyover rights
    Long-haul budget airline Oasis has finally gained the rights to a direct route over Russia on its journey from London to Hong Kong
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    ME Brand for Melia
    Spanish hotel group Sol Melia is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the launch of its new lifestyle brand
    Full story...

     
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    22 December 2006 stories

    Transpacific debut for SIA's new premium products
    Passengers flying SIA between Singapore, Seoul and San Francisco will be the first transpacific travellers to experience the carrier's widely praised new first and business classes
    Full story...

    German VAT rate rising to 19 per cent on January 1
    Travelling around Germany will become more expensive on January 1
    Full story...

    More budget flights for Vienna
    Skyeurope is launching a number of low-cost flights from Vienna next March
    Full story...

    Scottish expansion for Easyjet and Continental
    Edinburgh's links with the outside world will be boosted next year
    Full story...

    Emirates set to add Venice and possibly Newcastle, to European network
    Emirates' European expansion plans have been blunted by the late delivery of the A380 super jumbo
    Full story...

    Kempinski arrives in Geneva
    Luxury hotel company Kempinski will soon be represented in downtown Geneva. From December 1 the German hotel firm took over management of the Noga Hilton which opened 25 years ago.
    Full story...

    Turkish Airlines set for Star membership
    If all goes according to plan, Turkish Airlines will become a member of the 16-strong Star Alliance in the next 16 months
    Full story...


     
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