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The Executive Traveller September 2010 Newsletter







Summertime in Gstaad, Switzerland

Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury - Coco Chanel

Summertime in Switzerland
Breathtaking scenery, peaceful lakes, tallest waterfall in Europe, highest vineyard in Europe, longest glacier in Europe, last natural ice bobsleigh run in the world, business haven, diplomatic helm, luxury….Switzerland has it all. Summer in Switzerland is just as great as winter in Switzerland and those who have tasted autumn in Switzerland will argue that it is not bad either. Can one country really have it all? – the decision is yours. Our journey to this beautiful country starts aboard the national carrier SWISS and our discovery is appealing to those who love exclusivity, adventure, efficiency and greenery...Discover the experience

Luxurious Switzerland

Welcome to Swiss Deluxe hotels - One name that says it all

Double Deluxe Bedroom at Gstaad Palace Bedroom at Widderhotel, Zurich - Switzerland The Terrace at the Baur au Lac, Zurich-Switzerland
Graubunden: Flims & Davos Klosters Mountains

Adventure, Congress, Incentives and Leisure

Davos Klosters mountains in Graubunden, Switzerland

We spent summer in every traveller’s dream green destination – Switzerland and it was not all in hotel rooms and plush restaurants – we enjoyed some adventure too. The experience must be shared. Welcome to Flims and Davos Klosters where the breathtaking mountain scenery and the idyllic landscape would crown your summer dreams with everything you can wish for in hiking, group activities and fun. As we celebrate Switzerland, join us on a visit to Flims; the paradise for bikers, hikers, families and mountaineers and finish the adventure off in Davos the highest town in Europe, which together with Klosters, the lovely mountain village with traditional chalets makes summer really worthwhile....discover the experience

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.


Chef de Cuisine Shaun Anthony re-opens Sayad

OCEAN TROUT white asparagus, almond crumble, pommery

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


The Wrist Powerstrap charger

Every day, someone invents a charger that allows you to charge your device while on the move and Executive Traveller never fails to bring the most intriguing ones to your attention.
This month’s cool gadget is the Powerstrap; the first product launched by London-based Orca Global Trading Ltd. Orca has created a powerful wrist strap made from a series of batteries to keep users fully charged and connected while out and about. Before you can use your wrist power strap, you will first have to charge it for about 5-6 hours through a USB port. This enables the six Li-Ion polymer battery cells with a total of 1500mAH of power enclosed in the highly water resistant gel casing
....discover more


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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