• Airberlin serves up free currywurst on German Unity Day

    Passengers flying Airberlin domestically within Germany today will receive a free serve of the nation’s favourite snack – currywurst – on all flights departing after 12:30pm local time. Sourced from the Sansibar Restaurant on Germany’s Sylt island, the airline expects to ...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2014 1 Comment

  • Why some international lounges in Europe are before passport control

    If you're flying around Europe, especially to the UK, make sure you know where the lounge is -- many of them are before passport control, and you might not be allowed back through to go to the lounge. It's all because of the Schengen system, where most of continental Europe has open internal bor...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2013 4 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Frankfurt Airport

    Travelling through Germany's main international hub at Frankfurt Airport? Our handy guide to help business travellers demystify this behemoth of airports is just what you need. We've got the information you need explaining how the lounges work -- and where you'll find them -- plus how to get to ...

    POSTED 2 Oct, 2012 2 Comments

  • Qantas-Emirates alliance: how Germany, France flights will work

    If you're travelling to France or Germany after the Qantas-Emirates alliance comes into effect in April 2013, you'll have a raft of new one-stop flights opening up. Qantas is axing Frankfurt flights, cutting its ties with Air France and reducing its reliance on British Airways' Heathrow hub as i...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2012 12 Comments

  • Etihad & airberlin partner on Australia-Germany flights

    Etihad and airberlin are now running joint flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane through to Berlin and Dusseldorf. The codeshare arrangement will see passengers from Australia's three largest cities fly with Etihad to Abu Dhabi and then transfer to airberlin's daily service throu...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2012 1 Comment

  • When are overseas businesses likely to be closed over Easter?

    Key supplier closed for business at Easter? Out of office reply saying your contact will be away for a week? Easter is a public holiday in many countries, and business trips to many countries are disrupted by absent counterparts and contacts. Planning around Easter is tricky for business travell...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • New Qantas partner as airberlin joins oneworld alliance

    Qantas will gain another partner airline this week when Germany's airberlin joins the oneworld alliance. Airberlin is Germany's second largest airline after Lufthansa, and Australian travellers are now able to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer miles and status credits when flying on airberlin. Airberl...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2012 6 Comments

  • Swissotel Berlin has new sleep-enhancing, jetlag-busting ideas

    The Swissotel in Berlin is aiming a new set of sleep-enhancing services at jetlagged and stressed business travellers, with special lights, food, aromatherapy, power naps, "thin air" breathing and pillows. For €60 (A$75), a tailored programme from sleep consultant and stress expert Dr Micha...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • New Pullman business-class hotels in Europe for Munich, Eindhoven

    Business travellers have two extra decent hotel options with the opening of Pullman hotels in Munich and Eindhoven, two key European business destinations. Pullman is the upscale business brand from Accor, home to Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and several other brands on the budget end of the scale....

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • Etihad and airberlin add new Germany-Abu Dhabi flights

    Etihad and airberlin are dramatically increasing flights to Berlin and Düsseldorf, in a move that may woo business travellers onto the airlines' combined network. With new flights from Berlin and Düsseldorf added to existing Etihad flights to Frankfurt and Munich, the partnership opens...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2012 4 Comments

  • Roadtest: Droam 3G-to-wifi mobile Internet

    We talk a lot about global roaming here at Australian Business Traveller, since getting online when overseas is one of the biggest pains -- and biggest ripoffs -- in travel.  Dutch company Droam offers an easy way around the problem in many countries (not just in Europe), with rental roamin...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2011 1 Comment

  • Direct high speed trains from London to Germany & Holland in 2013

    IN BRIEF | Business travellers in Europe will see faster connections between Germany and the UK when Deutsche Bahn, the German rail operator, starts direct high-speed train services through the Channel Tunnel from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to London in 2013. The thrice-daily train ser...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Etihad to start Dusseldorf flights in December

    Virgin Australia passengers will be able to make single-change connections to Dusseldorf via Abu Dhabi once Middle Eastern partner airline Etihad starts flights to the German city in December. Flights will initially be four days a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but timings ar...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • TravelSIM slashes data roaming rates in Europe

    Australian global roaming SIM card firm TravelSIM has announced it has dropped its prices for data roaming in Europe by more than 70%. Previously, it was charging US$3.60 per megabyte in Europe, but now, it will only charge US$1 per megabyte. At current exchange rates, that's only 93c per megaby...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Tep Wireless offers affordable data roaming in Europe

    A UK-based data roaming company says it believes renting modems and smartphones will become as commonplace for international travellers as hire cars and flight bookings.   Tep Wireless provides business travellers visiting Europe with a rent-a-modem service so they can avoid huge data roami...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • How to divert your mobile through Skype to avoid global roaming fees

    There's a golden trick that tech-savvy travellers have been using for years to avoid global roaming fees. Put simply, you divert your Australian mobile number to a Skype number, which in turn diverts to your overseas mobile number.  As a result, you avoid global roaming fees altogether. Y...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2011 18 Comments

  • Abroadband: data roaming in 50 countries for 81c/MB

    The walls around global roaming costs continue to tumble down, with a new data roaming service available to travellers offering data at 81c/MB in more than 50 countries. The only catch? The SIM cards can only be delivered to European addresses at present, so it'll only be suitable for Australian...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2011 2 Comments

  • Will travel insurance cover Iceland volcanic ash flight cancellations/delays?

    Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Europe as the Icelandic Grimsvotn volcanic ash cloud continues to spread its dusty wings across the continent. The disruptions are not as bad as the ash cloud caused by the volcanic eruption at Eyjafjallajökull last year, but flights out of Sco...

    POSTED 26 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Top 5 best airline business lounges in the world

    What's the world's best airline lounge, and how do you get in? Travel guidebook company Frommers picked its five favourites, but they didn't say why they picked each lounge or tell you much about them. Here's our take on their top five for business travellers, plus where to find them, what to ex...

    POSTED 13 May, 2011 7 Comments

  • World's largest model airport: Knuffingen, Hamburg

    If you travel often -- as most Australian Business Traveller readers do -- you'll have spent plenty of time gazing out airport windows at aircraft movements on the tarmac. But getting that perfect position in the lounge to get the broadest view of the tarmac is always difficult -- especially wit...

    POSTED 12 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Frankfurt Airport gets new Hilton Hotel in December

    Despite being Germany's busiest airport, and having the highest number of international destinations of any airport in the world (a staggering 265 cities show up on the arrivals and departures boards, and that's just for non-stop services), Frankfurt Airport has to date been surpri...

    POSTED 10 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Droam: Europe-wide data roaming for $88 a month

    If you're planning a trip to Europe, you might be wondering how to get internet access on the move cheaply without having to buy prepaid 3G SIM cards in each country. The answer? Droam -- a company that rents out portable 3G/Wi-Fi hotspots for use across Europe, with rates that simply cannot be ...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2011 3 Comments

  • MaxRoam: cheap global roaming voice and data across Europe

    If you're travelling to Europe soon, you should check out the MaxRoam global roaming SIM card. It replaces the SIM from your Australian carrier, and gives you much cheaper phone calls -- and also relatively cheap internet access on your smartphone. The countries MaxRoam provides cheap global roa...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2011 2 Comments

  • Unlimited roaming data in 32 countries: new service

    A new service is offering unlimited mobile internet access in 32 countries around the world for a flat daily fee — adding yet another nail to the coffin of telcos' inflated global roaming data fees. We've recently covered some solutions to the problem of high data roaming fees (typically $...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • Adina opens Apartment Hotel in Berlin's Hackescher Markt

    Australian company Adina Apartment Hotels has opened its third hotel in Berlin, next to the Hackescher Markt in the centre of Germany's largest city. Adina's Apartment Hotel Berlin Hackescher Markt district is convenient for business travellers to the city, in what Adina calls "one of Berlin's m...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

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