• How five of our favourite hotel trends improve business travel

    Like many business travellers, we spend much of our time in hotels, running into those little touches that make staying in a hotel more convenient. They're trends we like because they take away some of the annoyances and frustrations of getting yourself set up and packed away, make hotels feel a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2012 11 Comments

  • What power point plug do I need around the world?

    Business travellers cart a fair amount of electronic kit with them these days. Between laptops, BlackBerrys, iPhones, cellphones, PDAs, tablets and even portable projectors and printers, there's a lot to plug in and charge up. But how do you know if your plug will fit — or if it's even saf...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2011 2 Comments

  • AusBT readers respond: more business traveller hotel hates

    We took our pick of the most frustrating things about hotels last week, and invited you, our readers, to contribute your own pet peeves.  Here's what you came up with in emails, tweets and comments on Australian Business Traveller and on our Facebook wall. Lack of power points Reader...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • Five ways to make business class travel better

    Frequent flyers know that most of the business class experience is absolutely worth the extra money. Airlines have generally raised the bar when it comes to seats, meals and service. But there's still some pain at the pointy end, and often you end up scratching your head and wondering why a...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2011 7 Comments

  • New USB powerboards let travellers leave the chargers at home

    There are two universal constants of business travel: your hotel room won't have enough conveniently-located power points, and all your gadgets need one charger each (if you want to charge them simultaneously, at least). We've previously recommended a great solution to the first problem: pack a ...

    POSTED 12 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Five features that business travellers want in their hotel room

    It's astounding how many hotels -- even brand new or recently refurbished places -- still don't have the facilities that today's business traveller needs.  We've all been there: oh, you want to plug in more than just one thing? You'll need to ferret under the desk and unplug one of these fo...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2011 10 Comments

  • Is it true: Qantas cheaper than Virgin Australia for flights to Perth?

    Qantas chief Alan Joyce, a former Ryanair executive, took a swipe at Virgin Australia's roster of add-on prices in his announcement of Qantas' 747s launching on the East Coast to Perth route a couple of days ago. "Qantas is a cut above the competition when it comes to offering value for money fo...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2011 9 Comments


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