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Business Traveller magazine: December 2006 stories

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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.
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Qatar unveils new premium terminal at Doha
Premium fare passengers now have a better reason to book indirect flights via the Gulf.
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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.
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Swiss expands at London City
Swiss continues to consolidate its Geneva flights at London's City airport (LCY) in favour of Heathrow.
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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.
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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.
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Underwater resort on the horizon
Construction on the world's first underwater resort will begin in January in Fiji.
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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
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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
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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
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Virgin Atlantic to serve Chicago
Fans of Virgin Atlantic will be able to fly the carrier to Chicago from next April
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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
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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
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BA to introduce new checked baggage allowance after all
BA's new checked baggage allowance policy is being reintroduced
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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
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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
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Avis revamps booking site
Avis is enticing more customers to book online
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Bmi to ditch Manchester-Toulouse
From next January the sole direct air link between the northwest and Toulouse will cease
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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
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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
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German VAT rate rising to 19 per cent on January 1
Travelling around Germany will become more expensive on January 1
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More budget flights for Vienna
Skyeurope is launching a number of low-cost flights from Vienna next March
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Scottish expansion for Easyjet and Continental
Edinburgh's links with the outside world will be boosted next year
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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
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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.
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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
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