• Hong Kong, Macau and China now linked by world's longest sea bridge

    Another step in China’s project to bring Hong Kong into its bosom is complete, with the opening of a $21.2 billion, 55km bridge linking the former European outposts of Hong Kong and Macau with the mainland city of Zhuhai. Both the world’s longest sea bridge and tunnel ...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 3 Comments

  • Here are the world’s most powerful passports

    Japan has now pipped Singapore to take the crown of ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index. As of 1 October 2018, Japanese passport holders can travel to 190 countries without a visa, with Singaporeans able to enter 189 countries hassle-fr...

    POSTED 18 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • What the 'Schengen Area' means for your European business trip

    If your business travels take you to Europe, there’s a good chance you’ll visit the ‘Schengen Area’: a network of 26 countries that share open borders, including popular destinations such as France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. This means you won’t go through pas...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 7 Comments

  • Four tips on proper etiquette when exploring Japan

    Japan is famed for its culture of politeness and respect, with a number of traditions which may seem unusual to those visiting this popular destination . Even if you're there for business, you’ll undoubtedly find some downtime to explore the local surroundings. Here are a few easy ti...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • For the ski set, Hokkaido is powder paradise

    With some of the world's best powder, Hokkaido – in the far north of Japan – is taking over as the ultimate ski destination. Poor local snowfall is becoming increasingly common among Americans and ski enthusiasts around the globe. While the world’s best resorts have s...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2018 9 Comments

  • Michelin's top-rated UK restaurants of 2018

    Gordon Ramsay was on hand to congratulate his former leading chef Clare Smyth today as her restaurant was one of three in the U.K. to join the list with two stars in the Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2019. Notting Hill's Core by Clare Smyth, which opened to widespread acclaim in 201...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Monaco Yacht Show kicks off with almost $5 billion in luxury vessels

    Buyers, industry professionals, and 30,000 yachting enthusiasts congregate every September at the deepwater Mediterranean port of Hercules for the Monaco Yacht Show. This weekend sees the 28th annual networking and display showcase featuring roughly 120 luxury vessels worth more than US$3.5 bill...

    POSTED 30 Sep, 2018 0 Comments

  • Tips for staying trim when travelling on business

    By nature, most business travel involves lots of sitting – whether that’s at the airport, on the flight, in meetings or in cars to and from – and plenty of eating too, such as at the hotel breakfast buffet, dinners out with clients, or again, in the air. Combine the two and it&...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 24 Comments

  • How to get from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, Guangzhou via high-speed rail

    The new High Speed Rail line between Hong Kong and mainland China (sometimes also known as the Express Rail Link) connects the bustling metropolis to China's sprawling 25,000km network of high-speed rail lines. One of the most attractive destinations for business travellers from Hong Kong will...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Why you should never pay in Australian dollars on overseas trips

    When using your Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card overseas to make purchases or ATM cash withdrawals, you may be asked if you’d like to pay in Australian dollars rather than the local currency – and while it might sound like you’re being done a favour, it’s quite the...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 25 Comments

  • Business traveller downtime: unwind over a long weekend in Noumea

    Like anybody else, hard-working journalists need time away – time out – from the daily grind. Ideally, that means clocking off for a week or even two, but sometimes the most you can carve out of your schedule is a long weekend. That means keeping your travels short in order to maximi...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Beyond schnitzel: your guide to eating like a local in Vienna

    Vienna is moving beyond its staid past as a center for the U.N. and OPEC meetings and taking its place as another alternative for business in Europe. Historically a bridge between East and West, its storybook 18th-century feel has been augmented with new office towers on the edges of its 23 dist...

    POSTED 21 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Fare deal: fly to Europe via Asia & Finland on Finnair

    Take the scenic route to Europe with Finnair - for a fare of $5,650, you'll get business class flights from Australia to Singapore / Hong Kong and onwards to Helsinki for a range of European destinations. Your leg to Asia will be operated by a Oneworld member airline such as Qantas, Cathay Pacif...

    POSTED 10 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • The 12 best burgers in Los Angeles, as rated by top chefs

    Los Angeles has a stronger burger culture than any other city in the U.S. It’s here that the quintessential fast-food burger really took hold in the ’50s as car culture took off. The first In-N-Out Burger opened in Baldwin Park, an L.A. suburb, in 1948 and came to epitomize the kind ...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 2 Comments

  • Revealed: secrets to designing the lavish interiors of a super-yacht

    If you’ve ever listened to an interior designer break down why and how they designed a room or undergone the design process yourself, you understand that it isn’t all about paint colors and plush rugs. There are needs to be met, visions to be considered, and problems to...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Where the elite go to buy their second passport

    Cheaper than a Gulfstream, nimbler than a superyacht, a second passport – or a third, or fourth - has become another trophy for the ultra-wealthy. Even self-styled citizens of the world, it seems, need a Plan B. Plus, that gold Maltese coat of arms looks classy. One must keep up, after all...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • No surprise as Hong Kong tops list of most expensive cities for expats

    Hong Kong is the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to an annual cost of living report produced by consultancy Mercer. The finance hub tops an Asia-dominated list with Tokyo in second place, Singapore fourth, Seoul fifth, Shanghai seventh and Beijing in ninth place. ...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2018 1 Comment

  • The world's rarest cars, on display at Lake Como

    While car lovers and manufacturers confront a robot-driven electric future that will change transportation forever, thousands gathered on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como to celebrate the best of what has come since the creation of the the internal combustion engine about a century ago. The...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Fare Offer: Thai Airways business class return, Sydney to Europe

    Enjoy Royal Silk Business Class as you jet off on Thai Airways to Europe, from just $5,239.26 including taxes. Your fare includes your return flight from Sydney to Paris, but other destinations are available for additional costs.  Fare highlights - Fly Royal Silk Business Class on Thai Air...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Souped-up Tesla Model 3 Performance to compete with BMW M3

    The Tesla Model 3, once touted as Elon Musk's US$35,000 EV for the masses, is gaining new muscle – and a much higher price tag – in the form of a Performance-badged BMW M3 bruiser. The new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive performance version of the Model 3 will have a top speed of 155 mil...

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Vermouth makes a spirited return: here are five to try

    Poor vermouth. For generations of drinkers, the bon mots of Winston Churchill and Alfred Hitchcock have banished the fortified, aromatized wine to the back corner of the liquor cabinet, precisely where it least belongs. Vermouth, after all, is more like vino than spirit. And as such, opened bottl...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • Miami wins a spot on the Formula One race calendar from 2019

    Miami will join the Formula One race calendar for a ten year term from 2019 through to 2028, snaring a spot alongside Austin Texas as the only US city to host the global motorsports spectacular. The proposed 2.57-mile (4.13km) circuit will wend through downtown, around the American Airlines Aren...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • The Lamborghini Urus is a supercar in SUV clothing

    “You must have a vision, or you have nothing,” says Maurizio Reggiani, head of research and development for Automobili Lamborghini, who was in Rome in mid-April to announce the brand’s latest SUV, the Urus, its first since the “Rambo Lambo” LM002 was released in 1986...

    POSTED 2 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • Deal: British Airways Sydney-London in business and first for $7,238

    Exclusive offer: Save over $500 on your British Airways business class fare when booking a return flight from Sydney to London Heathrow via Singapore, plus get a free upgrade to First Class for either your inbound or outbound journey.   If you’re planning a trip on the Kangaroo route ...

    POSTED 24 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Terms & conditions: Virgin Australia Sydney-Hong Kong competition

    Information on how to enter the Win a business class trip to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia reader contest forms part of the terms of entry. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. 1. Entry is restricted to Australian residents aged 18 years...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

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