Norwegian Reward partners with Groupon UK

Business Traveller UK Piece 17 Oct 2017 Members of Norwegian’s loyalty programme are now able to earn points from purchases made with Groupon UK. Norwegian Reward members can earn up to 10 per cent of any Groupon UK purchase in the value of Cashpoints, the loyalty programme’s currency. The points can be used toward the cost of…

IHG opens second Intercontinental property in Singapore

Business Traveller UK Piece 17 Oct 2017 Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts has opened what is billed as the first luxury hotel in the Robertson Quay area of Singapore. The Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay is located on the waterfront of the Singapore River, a five-minute drive from Singapore’s central business district and 25 minutes from Changi Airport. The…

Canopy by Hilton opens in Washington DC

Business Traveller UK Piece 17 Oct 2017 Canopy by Hilton has announced the opening of the lifestyle brand’s second property worldwide. Situated in The Wharf, part of Hoffman Madison Waterfront’s US$2.5 billion mixed use development, Canopy by Hilton Washington DC features 175 rooms, a rooftop bar and lounge set to open later this month, a gym and…

Situ launches advance booking service

Business Travller UK Piece 18 Oct 2017 Serviced apartment provider Situ has launched a service enabling clients to lock in advance prices when booking apartments overseas. Through a partnership with foreign exchange specialist Frontierpay, the service eliminates the risk of losing out on poor exchange rates during the booking process, allowing Situ to purchase currency that will…

Qatar Airways to serve Penang from 2018

Business Traveller UK Piece 19 Oct 2017 Qatar Airways has announced a new route to Penang, starting February 6, 2018. The airline will fly three times weekly to the Malaysian city on the Dreamliner, featuring 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy class. The schedule is as follows: Doha (DOH) – Penang…

IHG’s Even and Kimpton brands are expanding in Asia

Business Traveller UK Piece 20 Oct 2017 Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be expanding the presence of two of its brands in Asia-Pacific, with the introduction of its eco-friendly Even Hotels brand to Greater China and the debut of its Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants brand to Asia. The expansion of both brands was announced at…

Emirates’ 100th A380 to arrive in November

Business Traveller UK Piece 20 Oct 2017 Emirates is set to receive its 100th A380 on November 3rd. With the launch of the airline’s first A380 in 2008 came cabin features such as an onboard lounge for first and business class passengers and a shower in first class. Being rolled out on new deliveries, it has debuted electric window…