we there yet? will be a phrase of the past on long flights
as British Airways has launched the new Skyflyers activity
pack. Designed and developed with Disney, the new packs are designed
to amuse and entertain even the most energetic of young flyers.
The younger lot need varied and frequent new activities to keep
them amused and entertained. Capitalising on Disneys vast
knowledge and experience of how children interact and respond to
different characters and activities, the packs have been developed
focusing on two key age groups - 3 to 7 and 8 to 12. For Junior
flyers, the Winnie the Pooh bag comes packed with plenty to do.
The 3 to 7 years olds will receive an exciting activity magazine
full of games, colouring and story telling, crayons, an eraser,
pencil and topper. Committed to being cool, pre-teens will love
the exclusively designed street-cred style Mickey Mouse bag filled
with activities to keep them occupied in the air and on the ground.
stylish new Air Sahara lounge facilities have commenced operation
at departure halls in Delhi, Lucknow and Mumbai. The endeavour is
to provide a comfortable and peaceful environment for passengers,
who might want to unwind before they board their flights. Air Sahara
business class passengers and frequent flyer members can also avail
of these services. The amenities range from the most basic hot and
cold towel service and washroom facilities for a hurried passenger
to a delightful selection of food items for the more relaxed. A hostess
will be present to guide passengers and inform them of services offered.
and alcohol will be catered to by a five-star hotel chain and will
include non-vegetarian and vegetarian snacks. Other facilities include
work-space for the corporate traveller, while for those who prefer
a little entertainment, there is provision of World Space Music
system. For passengers at Delhi and Mumbai, the airline will now
provide the convenience of a pick-up and drop facility from city
centre or major city landmarks to the airport and drop at a convenient
city landmark at the destination city. This solution to the transportation
woes of passengers is a complimentary service.
Malaysia, the month-long showcase of rich Malaysian culture and tradition,
starts May 26 throughout the country. Popularly known as Colours
Of Malaysia, this event is a celebration of the diverse cultures
that make up the 12 different states of Malaysia. To celebrate the
distinctly Malaysian heritage, a spectacular parade bearing the theme
Colours of Malaysia will be held on May 26, 2002, in Kuala
Lumpur. The participants dressed in coloured costumes portray the
legends of their respective states through ornate dances, that aptly
showcases the rich legacy of Malaysian arts and culture.
Off With SWISS
newly revamped SWISS has launched a top-flight golf club. The major
Free transport for golfing baggage throughout the entire SWISS
route network (except on charter flights), when you register,
you receive an exclusive travelling cover for your golf bag.
Special terms for golf courses, hotels and golf lessons around
Exclusive SWISS Golf Traveller trips with specially selected golfing
programmes and a variety of additional entertainment.
Opportunity to play in the popular SWISS Golf Trophies tournaments
Professional advice on questions concerning all aspects of golf
from the SWISS Golf Traveller Info Desk.
Quarterly newsletter containing the latest information on the
You need no handicap in order to register and you do not have
to belong to a golf club. As a SWISS Golf Traveller member, you
are also automatically a member of Qualiflyer, the SWISS frequent
more information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
captures the essence of India better than its cuisine. So if you are
in London this summer, do drop in at Chor Bizarre and get a free welcome
drink, (wine, beer or scotch). Not just this, your business card showing
an Indian address gets you 15 per cent off, and if you happen to bring
along a copy of our bill from Chor Bizarre Delhi, you get 50 per cent
off on food at Chor Bizarre London - our way to toast Chor Bizarre
Regulars. This offer is valid till 15 August, 2002. And for
those of you who arent going to be in London this summer, there
is reason to be at Chor Bizarre Delhi. For it promises to be a Cool
Summer at the restaurant with a wonderfully refreshing menu.
Voted Asias Top Airline
Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) decision to invest
in superior product and services, even during the current
industry downturn, has been rewarded with the carrier
being named Best Airline-Asia in a global poll of more
than four million travellers. In the survey, conducted
between August 2001 and March 2002 by UK-based consulting
firm Skytrax, Cathay Pacific was also voted Best Airline
Trans-Pacific and was overall ranked as the number-two
airline in the world. Despite the current world recession,
Cathay Pacific has stood out from the competition by
publicly committing to maintaining the momentum of its
product enhancements. The airlines acclaimed new
Business Class product - launched at the end of last
year - will next month have been installed on one-third
of its long-haul fleet. The airlines new Business
Class product features one of the longest and widest
stretch-flat seats in the sky, an exclusive bar and
reception area for passengers to meet and mingle in-flight,
and a private dressing room. Cathay Pacific is the only
airline in the world to offer an onboard high-speed
data network for in-flight e-mail.
Members of US Airways frequent flyer programme,
Dividend Miles, can look forward to even more benefits.
The airline is teaming with Space Adventures, a five-year-old
space tourism company, to let its customers redeem frequent
flyer miles to break free of the earths gravitational
pull. Passengers who will accumulate 10 million miles
- the equivalent of roughly 20 round trips to the moon
or 2000 US coast to coast round trips - can cash in
on the coveted Sub-Orbital Space flight, the first private
spacecraft set to take passengers into space in a few
years. Two or three US Airways frequent flyers are already
nearing the 10 million benchmark, while several corporate
accounts already qualify.
For The Oberoi
Leading business hotels of the Oberoi Group - The
Oberoi, New Delhi, The Oberoi, Mumbai, and The Oberoi,
Bangalore, have been voted the most popular hotels in
their respective cities by Asiamoney magazines
10th annual travel poll conducted across 20 countries
in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Asiamoney,
a Euromoney publication, is the leading authority on
finance, banking, investment and treasury in the Asia-Pacific.
It is the most influential financial magazine in Asia.
The votes are based on an exhaustive survey that takes
location, good in-room facilities, personalised customer
services, hi-tech business equipment and excellent English
communication skills amongst others as the top consideration
for a first class business hotel.
Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket is proud to introduce
its newest exciting service Personal Shopping by Sheraton,
which provides a personalised and professional shopping experience
to its guests. This special service is offered to assist its guests,
who have limited time in Phuket, and would like to take advantage
of the wonderful local and international shopping available on the
island. The service is delivered by well-trained personal shopping
assistants. They discuss with guests their shopping needs and also
recommend the best place and items to purchase. They also accompany
the guests on shopping trips to assist them to find the best quality
products at the best prices. With the guidance of a Personal Shopping
assistant, guests will have no difficulties in finding their shopping
needs. Besides, they can also enjoy the fun in discovering many
unique items in the small shops located in small alleys in the old
Phuket town, at the same time, explore the old part of Phuket town.
Many of the shops in this area are built centuries ago in an old
Chinese Row shop style. Apart from this, the hotel is also currently
developing a brand new fitness centre.
has a wealth of cultural and culinary treats in store for visitors
in 2002. The attractions include the new MuseumsQuartier Wien (MQ),
the Life Ball with Sir Elton John, daily waltz concerts in the refurbished
Kursalon, the world premiere of the musical Wake up and inline skating
around downtown every Friday. Whats more Vienna boasts delightful
oases of green and exclusive stores spanning the imperially nostalgic
to the fashionably trendy. Viennas restaurant and bar scene
is booming. The Maestro opened at the Konzerthaus only a few
weeks ago. Its menu spans classic Viennese dishes and finest nouvelle
cuisine, all served in a carefully adapted art nouveau setting.
Imperial flair coupled with dynamic vitality is also the order of
the day at Demel, the former imperial confectioners.
life is becoming very fast and one finds very little time to exercise.
But for all those health freaks in Kolkata, who are concerned about
the health and physique, there is definitely good news. Hotel Hindustan
International, Kolkata, has recently thrown open its newly renovated
health club and gym - The Verve - the one-stop shop
for total body fitness. The timings are flexible from 6:30 am till
9:30 pm to appeal to a large cross-section of customers. The state-of-the-art
fitness equipment at Verve ranges from multi-gym facilities to a
walker and stepper to cycling and rowing machines. These will be
available for use by both guests at the hotel as well as non-guests.
A dietician will be available once a week to look into a members
diet. Though the gym is unisex, there will be separate sauna and
steam facility for ladies and gents. Apart from the usual multi-gym
equipment, steam and sauna facilities, a brand new oxyzone parlour
is another attractive feature of Verve, offering refreshing aroma
baths and a mouthful of pure oxygen. Members can also opt for physiotherapy
and avail of a personal diet chart. The target clientele are senior
executives/managers of different corporate houses, who have little
time for regular health check-ups. Here they would get to know their
basic health condition and can be treated accordingly, the hotel
authorities claim. There are four different membership packages,
which include access to the Oxyzone, Winning Streak, the sports
bar and the swimming pool.