Business Travel

DISCOUNTED ROOM REDEMPTIONS FOR GOLDEN CIRCLE MEMBERS

July 17, 2013

HONG KONG - Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts if offering members of its Golden Circle loyalty club programme savings of up to 40% on points required for room redemptions through to December 31 - discounts start at 25% off the number of points required for a standard room, 30% off for a Club Room and 40% off for an Executive Suite at selected Shangri-La, Kerry or Traders hotel worldwide. Participating hotel destinations will be updated every fortnight on GC’s dedicated website http://www.shangri-la.com/less-is-more (ATI).

KOREAN, ETIHAD TO CODE-SHARE ON ABU DHABI ROUTE

July 17, 2013

SEOUL - Korean Air is to code-share with Etihad Airways on the Incheon-Abu Dhabi route from July 22 (subject to regulatory approval). The code-share will apply to daily Etihad flights and complement Korean Air’s current routes from Incheon-Dubai (five flights a week) and Incheon-Riyadh/Jeddah (three flights a week). Korean says it plans to expand its partnership with Etihad to other destinations in the Middle-East and Africa in the future. www.koreanair.com (ATI).

AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL PROVIDERS EMBRACING CHINESE MARKET

July 13, 2013

SYDNEY – More Australian travel providers are widening their service offerings for visitors from China. Experience Oz (www.experienceoz.com.au) says it is the first Australian travel experience provider to launch a fully-functional Chinese-language site into which it has incorporated payment through the Chinese credit card system UnionPay. There is also Chinese-language phone support for information and booking help.

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