• The basics of doing business in Zurich, Geneva, Switzerland

    Switzerland is a major hub for bankers and other travellers in the financial sectors with Zurich and Geneva attracting scores of high-end high flyers each and every year. But in a country with four national languages and different cultural norms from one city to the next, visiting for the first-...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • 10 ways travellers can shave thousands off their tax bill

    It’s tax time again, and for many businesses that means one last chance to make any tax deductible purchases before the financial year comes to a close. Whether you head a large company or spend time on the road as a sole trader, here are 10 travel-related expenses that you may be able to ...

    POSTED 24 Jun, 2016 1 Comment

  • Travel tip: drop your bags at Hong Kong's CBD airline check-in desks

    Most travellers lug their own baggage to the airport and drag it to an airline’s check-in desk, but in Hong Kong, why not take advantage of the free in-town check-in counters for Airport Express passengers? Offered by most airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and m...

    POSTED 10 Jun, 2016 14 Comments

  • Travel your way: the DIY airline amenity kit

    Airline amenity kits are one of the many treats awaiting any flyer on admittance to the pointy end of the plane. But as you clock up those miles above the clouds, in business class and even in first class, your own bespoke amenity kit begins to take its own shape, and will over time become the p...

    POSTED 12 May, 2016 9 Comments

  • Sydney Airport's handy but little-known T1 shortcut

    Travel tip | We’re certainly fans of the substantial improvements in the departures area of Sydney Airport’s T1 international terminal. What used to be a cramped and cluttered duty-free chicane has made way for a spacious retail zone with a clear wide lane from security and immigrati...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2016 12 Comments

  • Hotel room too hot or too cold? Hack the air conditioning controller!

    TRAVEL TIP | Ever tried to make your hotel room warmer or cooler, only to find that the air conditioner will scroll up or down by only a few degrees – or, worse, is locked in place? Blame the hotel, not the aircon. Many hotels, especially larger chains, deliberately restrict the ...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2016 10 Comments

  • From A to B with plenty of Zzzz: Top tips for sleeping on planes

    It's easy to spot the most frequent of frequent flyers, even without glancing at the colour of their airline loyalty card. Their travel patterns are etched with the deeply-worn lines of habit. Those practices, honed by hundreds of business trips, ensure they arrive early at the airport to minimi...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2016 15 Comments

  • Flying business class? Don’t just hang your jacket, hang your whole outfit!

    TRAVEL TIP | It’s always surprising to see passengers in business class sporting their office attire on long flights – hanging up their jacket to keep it crisp, but then crumpling up their nicely-ironed shirts and trousers: wearing them as they sleep or even while just lazing about an...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2016 8 Comments

  • Making it easier to find and return your lost Windows laptop

    TRAVEL TIP | For many business travellers, laptops – and increasingly, two-in-ones – make life on the road possible, but accidentally leaving them at airport security or in the lounge before a flight is an all too common occurrence. What’s more, finding a device’s rightfu...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2016 1 Comment

  • Five survival tips for when an airline loses your bag

    TRAVEL TIP | There’s nothing more infuriating after a long flight than waiting, and waiting, and waiting at the baggage carousel for your suitcase, only to find that it hasn’t arrived. While most ‘mishandled’ bags are eventually reunited with their owners, sweating it out...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2016 19 Comments


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