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What can you expect from InterContinental’s ‘global brand evolution’? We talk to Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Luxury Brands at IHG, to find out more
We chat to Star Alliance CEO Theo Pangiotoulias about why he launched an alliance-wide credit card in Australia – and whether it will come to the UK
The latest UK business travel news:
British Airways relaunches flights to Abu Dhabi from April 2024
British Airways vs Air France: who has the best short haul economy snacks? The Air France option is pictured above.
Luxury ridehailing app Wheely adds ‘New First Class‘ – easily the smartest way to get to the airport
Priority Pass adds four London airport restaurants to its offer – except for Amex cardholders
Business travel stories we recommend from other sites:
VINCI announces £100 million investment plan for Belfast International (Business Traveller)
…. and Leeds Bradford to begin work on its own £100 million upgrade (Business Traveller)
Aer Lingus celebrates two years of transatlantic flights from Manchester (UK Aviation News)
Heathrow’s new CEO plans stronger hub for UK (Heathrow media centre)
Luxtripper ceases trading (Travel Weekly)
Our latest reviews:
Rob reviews Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville – an iconic hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, that doesn’t always work as well as it should but should still be on your bucket list
The latest UK travel loyalty news:
No more Avios from TopCashback from the end of the year
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