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The Executive Traveller September 2010 Newsletter







Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.

“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” - Mahatma Gandhi

Incredible India
As Delhi, the capital of India hosts the Commonwealth Games this month, we present Delhi in pictures. Delhi has a strong historical background. It was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history. The history of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata. The town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. In due course eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.Discover the experience

New Delhi officially declared as the Capital of India in 1947

Once there was nothing here. Now look how minarets camouflage the sunset. Do you hear the call to prayer? It leaves me unwinding scrolls of legend till I reach the first brick they brought here. How the prayers rose, brick by brick?" --Agha Shahid Ali

Auto-Rickshaw: Rs 19/- for first fall of 2 Kilometre (upon downing the meter) and thereafter Rs. 6.50/- per Kilometre for every additional Kilometre (source: tourism India)
Safdarjung's Tomb, Delhi
Snake Charmers outside Safdarjung's Tomb
Auto Rickmanshaw in Delhi

The Symbol of Love

Built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world.

The Taj Mahal – A wonder in its own rights: Built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. It is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj appears to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river.

Destination Davos Klosters is starting the next winter season with a surprise. In the early season, hotel guests will receive the gift of a Davos Klosters Mountains Skipass for every overnight stay.

Skipass gift for Davos Klosters hotel guests:
Destination Davos Klosters is starting the next winter season with a surprise. In the early season, hotel guests will receive the gift of a Davos Klosters Mountains Skipass for every overnight stay.


Do you know where you passport is?

Keep an eye on your passport
It will be great if you do because the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) and the UK Government have revealed figures which show that more than 60,000 British travellers reported their passport lost or stolen abroad between April 2009 and March 2010. The Service replaced more than 279,000 passports that were lost or stolen in the UK or abroad between April 2009 and March 2010. Of that total, more than 60,000 passports were lost or stolen abroad. Since 2002, a total of 2.2 million passports have been replaced by IPS. Interestingly, the IPS also says that 83 per cent of people say they always store their passport in a safe place...read more



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EVENTS: Bring Out The Musician In You:
8-10 October 2010, ExCeL, London

The London Music Show is offering novice and professional musicians an opportunity to show off their talents at the ‘Britain’s got guitar and drumming talent Awards’
Ambitious musicians can now enter the Guitarist and Drummer of the Year Awards via www.londonmusicshow.com/awards/, – winners will battle it out and be announced at the show. Leading international musicians will be running free training sessions throughout the show, with master classes that will allow event-goers to take part in the interactive feature areas. Confirmed artists include ex-Prodigy guitarist Jim Davies and Kasabian’s drummer Ian Matthews, guitar legend Joe Bonamassa, acoustic guitarist Newton Faulkner and the producer/song-writer behind Culture Club, Steve Levine.


Excellent Team Building Opportunities

Chef de Cuisine Shaun Anthony will be celebrating the re-opening of Sayad at the Emirates Palace with good food
Shaun will bring a contemporary twist to the new menu at Sayad Restaurant when it reopens on 15 September. With 3 Michelin star training and an ambition to ensure that Sayad Restaurant is distinguished as one of the world’s best fine dining restaurants, Shaun is luring diners with mouth-watering tempting creations such as Ocean Trout (image opposite) cured in salt and honey then confit’d in clarified butter, and some personal favorites including Halibut with artichokes and Barramundi with asparagus chevre risotto, orange, and fennel. Meat dishes such as Wagyu Sirloin and Lamb3 are also included alongside a Squab. and Foie Gras dish with squab imported from the UK. ..Find out more


Singapore Airlines enjoys Star Alliance perks

On April 21, 2008 Lufthansa launched a non-stop Business Jet service to Pune, India. It was the seventh Indian destination for Lufthansa and last month, the airline partnered with Singapore Airlines to offer a world first in luxury travel to and within Europe from Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich for passengers originating from Australia. Singapore Airlines is taking advantage of this unique collaboration Lufthansa Private Jet to provide passengers with an unsurpassed travel service and access to even the remotest parts of the European continent, while saving time on the ground and in the air.

A Professor creates in-flight meals for THAI Airways
Thai Airways International PCL (THAI) is proving that it will require more than an ordinary chef to make in-flight meals on its flights enjoyable. That airline has “drafted in” chef and renowned expert on authentic Thai cuisine, Associate Professor Srisamorn Kongpun... read more

The new Singapore Airlines first class seat


Brasso Gadgetcare



What to do when your flight is delayed or cancelled


How to save time and money on business travel


How to travel smart throughout the recession


Essentials: 10 key tips to doing business in …… France


Travelling to the USofA? New TSA Passenger information


Your travel insurance does not cover every disaster!
Which? Holiday urges the travel insurance industry to up its game


Which? Holiday advice to people affected by volcanic disruption - Who do I submit my claim to?


Don’t let ear pain cast a cloud over your air travel
Almost 70% of Britons experience health problems when flying


Helpful tips for women travellers

Tip#10 Everything you should know before you go
Tip#11 How to keep your passport safe
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