• Cash Passport Platinum Mastercard helps you avoid overseas fees

    If you’re a frequent traveller, you’ll know that paying for goods and services overseas can quickly add up with all those pesky fees associated with international transactions. Mastercard’s Cash Passport Platinum pre-paid travel money card can help you avoid those international...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • From golf balls to smartphones, graphene changes how things are made

    Once hyped as a miracle material, super-thin super-strong graphene is finally making its way into consumer goods. By now you’ve probably heard of the coming graphene revolution. Perhaps it was in 2004, when a team of scientists at the University of Manchester in England announced they...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • NSW chauffeur-drive hire cars lose access to bus lanes

    Chauffeur-driven hire cars in NSW will no longer be able to use bus lanes following the state government's decision to roll the industry into a new all-encompassing category of 'point to point' transport operators. The government's Transport for NSW department no longer issues the white-on-black...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 15 Comments

  • The extraordinary desserts of El Bulli have arrived in London

    Once voted World’s Best pastry chef, Albert Adrià contributed to what made an El Bulli reservation coveted for years. His fabulous desserts, rich in looks and content, first grabbed attention at El Bulli – a record five times winner of the World’s Best Restaurant title &...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 0 Comments

  • These airport VIP services make flying a breeze

    How much would you pay to skip the security and customs lines at the airport? Easing the pain of jet-setting is a promise that a growing number of "airport concierge" companies are making to frequent fliers, whether they’re departing or arriving. These concierge companies are a fast-growin...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • Here are the best breakfasts in London, as voted by top chefs

    Breakfast is the one meal the Brits have always done well. The novelist Somerset Maugham once observed that "to eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.' That’s no longer true, of course, but it still wouldn’t be a bad idea to eat nothing but breakfast in Lond...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • 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 tunne...

    POSTED 23 Oct, 2018 7 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 8 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 6 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 26 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

  • 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

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