• Accor debuts MGallery by Sofitel in Hong Kong

    Accor will add its first Hong Kong property to its collection of high-end boutique hotels, MGallery by Sofitel, with the opening of The Silveri Hong Kong - MGallery towards the end of 2019. Situated near its sister Novotel within the Citygate mixed-use complex in Tung Chung, The Silveri Hon...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific is axing Cairns-Hong Kong flights from October

    Cathay Pacific will end its non-stop Cairns-Hong Kong flights from October 2019, leaving Brisbane as the airline's sole Queensland port. A spokesman for Cathay Pacific confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the route, which has been in operation since 1993, is being “sus...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 19 Comments

  • Qantas' Airbus A380, and first class, returns to Sydney-Hong Kong

    Qantas is once again scheduling its flagship Airbus A380 between Sydney and Hong Kong over the 2019-2020 summer season, with first class suites also up for sale – making Qantas the only airline offering first class on this busy route. The 'summer superjumbo' has become something of a tradi...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 33 Comments

  • BA's new Club Suites business class coming to Sydney, Singapore, HK

    The good news: British Airways' impressive new business class Club Suites are coming to Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The reason to be patient: we don't know exactly when this will be happening, apart from sometime between the start of 2020 and the end of 2022. That's the expected r...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Luxury alert: St Regis Hong Kong opens April 11

    Marriott is adding another dash of luxury to Hong Kong with its first St Regis hotel set to open on Thursday April 11, 2019. Nestled within the heart of the colourful Wan Chai district, and near to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 129-room St Regis Hong Kong is well-positioned...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens yoga and meditation space in Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific’s The Pier business class lounge in Hong Kong is now home to a dedicated yoga and meditation space, where passengers can relax and unwind before their flight. Located just behind reception and divided into two 'sanctuaries', The Body Sanctuary invites travellers to follow gu...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • How to travel by train from Hong Kong to Shenzhen

    Many business travellers headed to Hong Kong also choose to visit nearby Shenzhen, which is perched on the edge of the Chinese mainland but barely one hour away. Considered the heart of the Pearl River Delta manufacturing zone, Shenzhen is one of China's eight business- and trade-friendly "...

    POSTED 4 Jan, 2019 17 Comments

  • Fast-track your transit at Hong Kong airport

    TRAVEL TIP | Hong Kong is a popular stopover point, especially for travellers on Cathay Pacific flights to Asia, Europe and the USA. And even if you're not breaking your journey with a night or two in Hong Kong, it's a great airport to transit through with some top lounges to visit (especially t...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2018 14 Comments

  • Qantas shakes up Sydney-Hong Kong with overnight flights

    Qantas will begin offering overnight flights from Sydney to Hong Kong in 2019, going up against Cathay Pacific's popular CX138 red-eye service on the increasingly competitive route. The move will allow travellers to put in a full day's work at the office and even have dinner with the family befo...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2018 23 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific is closing its Hong Kong airport arrivals lounge

    Cathay Pacific will close its popular but often overcrowded arrivals lounge at Hong Kong Airport on Monday November 5 as the airport gears up to redevelop its two terminals. The lounge was a handy perk for premium passengers – including first and business class, Marco Polo Club Gold and Di...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 12 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

  • Cathay Pacific boosts Adelaide-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is adding a sixth weekly flight between Adelaide and Hong Kong from October 28, 2018, while changing flight times to adopt a 'split schedule' of both afternoon and late evening departures. The additional flight is a new Friday service on the airline's stalwart Airbus A330. With s...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 4 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

  • High speed rail from Hong Kong to China to tempt business travellers

    China's sprawling bullet train network will extend to Hong Kong on September 23, providing a direct connection to 44 mainland destinations. With the addition of services from Guangzhou and Shenzhen – the major cities closest to Hong Kong – what’s now a daylong train trip to Bei...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 27 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific brings first class suites to Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    Cathay Pacific is now flying its first class suites between Sydney and Hong Kong, with selected business class passengers enjoying a free upgrade to the elegant cribs. However, the Hong Kong-based airline isn’t selling first class fares on the popular route and has no plans to do so, with ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2018 12 Comments

  • Why Cathay Pacific offers the best connections into China

    Many travellers already think of Cathay Pacific first when it comes to flights to Hong Kong, Europe and even the USA. But don’t overlook the fact that China is right on Cathay Pacific’s doorstep. In fact, with Cathay Pacific and its regional arm Cathay Dragon flying to over 20 cities...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Melbourne-Hong Kong business class: Cathay Pacific vs Qantas vs Virgin

    With five daily flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong, this Asian corridor is one of Australia's busiest regional routes – and among the most competitive, with Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Australia in a three-cornered race. Here's how the Melbourne-Hong Kong offerings of each airli...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2018 38 Comments

  • The Murray in Hong Kong could be the city's best new business hotel

    The Murray in Hong Kong lets you get any kind of work done, but without ever feeling 'corporate'.  It may not come as a surprise that the best new business hotel in Asia is located in Hong Kong – this is, after all, the birthplace of many iconic hospitality brands, from Mand...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2018 1 Comment

  • Qantas brings back Airbus A380 first class to Hong Kong

    Qantas will offer first class between Sydney and Hong Kong this summer, making the 14 suites on its seasonal Airbus A380 available to well-heeled high flyers who want to luxe it up on the 9½ hour journey. The superjumbo will replace a Boeing 747 on the daily QF127/QF128 service from ...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Qantas begins Boeing 787 flights to Hong Kong

    Qantas will fly its Boeing 787 Hong Kong from December 2018, marking the Dreamliner’s first Asian destination – although it’s unlikely to be the last. Travellers from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will all have the choice of flying on the Boeing 787 – which boasts Qantas...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2018 51 Comments

  • Six reasons why you should be flying to New York via Hong Kong

    New York is a must-visit metropolis for business travellers and holiday makers alike. Its vibrancy exerts a particularly magnetic pull on Australians, despite the fact that there are no direct flights to New York So what’s the best way to head to the Big Apple? This may surprise you but it...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas brings the Airbus A380 back onto Sydney-Hong Kong

    Qantas has swung its flagship Airbus A380 back onto the Sydney-Hong Kong route, with the superjumbo replacing the Boeing 747 on most days through to August 16 on the QF127/QF128 service. There's a hidden upside for savvy business travellers in this, and that's the availability of the A380...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 26 Comments

  • Virgin Australia resumes daily Melbourne-Hong Kong flights from Oct 28

    Virgin Australia will bring back daily flights between Melbourne and Hong Kong from October 28 2018, with the added appeal of an 11am departure from Melbourne replacing the current 12.30am (yes, that's half-after-midnight) wheels-up. The new roster sees flight VA69 outbound from Melbourne a...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong lounges

    Hong Kong is a city I never get tired of visiting, and it helps that Cathay Pacific has peppered Hong Kong Airport with some of the world’s best lounges. There are no less than seven lounges in Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong collection – all of them unique, and each with its own ch...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to use Etihad lounge for Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    With Virgin Australia's daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights taking off from July 2, the airline has finally confirmed which lounge it will be using at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. As widely expected, and now confirmed to by a Virgin Australia spokesperson to Australian Business Travell...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 18 Comments

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