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The Executive Traveller September 2010 Newsletter

The Gwalior Fort in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order - John Burroughs

Great Train Journeys
How can any traveller to India afford to miss the tigers, snake charmers, colours, mysticism, royalty, the parade of Rolls Royce, cuisines, arts, dances, plays, music, forts, palaces, temples, monuments, people, mountains, beaches, jungles, deserts, romance, dreams….Every traveller should set some time and money aside to enjoy some memorable train journey. I really wish I could turn back time and relive my childhood memories.
I still dream of those travelling days in Ghana when ... Read more


Identify the locations below and win any of the cool iPad gadgets below

The Eiffel Tower Masai Dancers Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

iPad gets a complete makeover from Cygnett!

If you like your gadgets’ cases to match your personality then you will be pleased to learn that Cygnett, Australia’s premier designer of innovative and stylish accessories for tablets, smartphones and MP3 players, including Apple products such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod, as well as smartphones from Blackberry and HTC have released a new range of cases for the Apple iPad. Their stylish collection offers a wide range of colours, materials and a level of protection to suit everyone. Read more

Glam iPad case by Cygnett

Lavish iPad Case by Cygnett

Agenda iPad Case by Cygnett

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 Since 2002, a total of 2.2 million passports have been replaced by IPS.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



The restaurant at City Hotel Jurys Inn

Executive Traveller has teamed up with "Exceptional Everyday City" hotel Jurys Inn to offer you the chance win a scrumptious lunch for you, your boss and four workmates, to be enjoyed at any of the 23 Jurys Inn hotels across the UK.
Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at the hotel’s stylish restaurant, which serves tasty international cuisine at great value prices.
With dedicated meeting rooms, top-of-the-range communication systems, free charger hire for mobiles, Wi-fi available in the lobby and public areas as well as friendly, efficient staff available 24 hours a day, ., Find out more

A welcome with a smile at City Hotel, Jury Inn


Chocolate Unwrapped: Taste & Enjoy the World's Finest Chocolate

Godiva Chocolatier's Gold Collection

As I read Sarah Jane Evans’ “Chocolate Unwrapped”, I was wondering which chocolate I would use to explore her suggestions on of how to taste chocolate on page 57, when I was introduced to Godiva Chocolatier’s Gold Collection.
The Belgian Chocolatier features on page 126 as the “ultimate glamorous chocolatier, with its beautifully presented chocolates. For this experiment, I have gone for gold and opted for the bigger box, for more mouth-watering recipes.

Find out more

Chocolated Unwrapped by Sarah Jane Evans


Airline News Update

Air New Zealand’s new all black A320 aircraft touched down in Auckland this week marking the start of a revolution in the airline’s domestic jet service. The aircraft with its one-off all black livery is part of Air New Zealand’s Crazy About Rugby campaign, evoking the colours of New Zealand’s world famous national rugby team, the ‘All Blacks’.

Continental Airlines and Spanair, both members of Star Alliance are now code sharing on flights across the Atlantic and to destinations in Spain and Africa. Continental has placed its “CO” code on selected Spanair-operated flights between Barcelona and the following destinations: Alicante, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, Spain; and Banjul, Gambia. The airline will place a “CO” code on selected Spanair-operated flights between Madrid and the following destinations in Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, La Coruna, Las Palmas, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife and Valencia. Subject to government approval, it will also place its “CO” code on Spanair-operated flights between Barcelona and Nador, Morocco. At the same time, Spanair will place its “JK” code on Continental-operated daily non-stop flights between New York/Newark and both Barcelona and Madrid.

Oman Air launched a service in December between Muscat, capital of Oman, and the commercial centre and fashion capital of Italy, Milan. The new direct flights to Milan depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, returning on the same days. Oman Air’s newly introduced Airbus A330 aircraft featuring, Business and Economy class seating, is operating on the new route.

Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand have signed a code sharing agreement offering more flexibility and choice on routings between the UK and New Zealand for both carriers’ passengers.


The New Antler Duolite Travel Cases

When we tried and tested the brand new Antler Duolite cabin case, we were expecting it to be light but were pleasantly surprised at how super lightweight it was. You can barely feel its weight. As we explore train travel this month, we are confident that train porters will be exceptionally pleased if all they had to do was load up their trolleys with a collection of any of the three new Antler Duolite cases.
The Duolite cabin case weighs in at just 2.1kg and complies with the size dimensions of most major Airlines. It has a slim profile of the cabin size case ideal for placing on overhead racks in trains. It is also good to know that the medium case weighs in at 2.5kg and the largest case weighs in at a staggeringly low 2.9kg (nearly a kilo lighter than most competitors) and comfortably holds about 20kg of luggage. This is definitely an added bonus especially as some excess baggage charges can be as high £40 per kilo or more (typically £10 -£20), a kilo saved in luggage weight is potentially £40 saved in airline charges. Read 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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