THE YEAR IN REVIEW
We round up the finest watches released in 2020 – and look ahead to 2021, which may prove to be as unpredictable a year as the one that has just passed…
PEAK OF PERFECTION
Blessed with sunshine, good looks and superb skiing and hiking, Arosa is now taking the lead on sustainability, too
What are airlines doing to reassure passengers about flying amidst the pandemic?
QUITE A JOURNEY
It has been an unprecedented time for the rail industry, both in the UK and across Europe. Here we look over the year’s developments.
As the pandemic moves into 2021, countries are offering options so you can set up your remote office somewhere more appealing
Go with the flow
If you have varicose veins and travel frequently, you’d be well advised to get them checked – it could help to prevent you getting DVT.
BACK TO BUSINESS
While our ways of working may have changed forever, our research shows that most of you remain convinced of the need to meet face-to-face
Ask the pilot
Our undercover captain reveals what it’s like to fly for a living
A novel time
We’ve all got one in us – and if lockdown doesn’t drive you to write that book, nothing will
4 HOURS IN... Munich
Hot-foot it around the German city’s new and historic sights
The latest crop of electric and hybrid cars combine high performance with strong eco-credentials
The bustling transport hub has plenty of options for eating, drinking and exploring
LIGHT IN SIGHT
European rail is starting to recover from the pandemic, and should pick up passengers who may previously have flown for short journeys
Rosewood Hong Kong
BACKGROUND In February, with the Covid-19 pandemic in its early stages, I stayed at the Rosewood Hong Kong, which had already instituted many of the measures that have now become familiar to us. Temperature checks were in place at the entrance, staff wore masks and there were lots of hand sanitising stations. In the past six months, further measures have been imposed in Hong Kong, with hotel guests now required to wear masks as well.
The lesser-known northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia boasts unspoiled vistas and sail-friendly waters
When visitors return to the Canary Islands, they will find both the journey and the destination have changed
The Mandrake, London
BACKGROUND The Mandrake opened in September 2017 and is owned by Rami Fustok. It reopened on July 4 and I stayed a couple of weeks later. Covid-19 precautions were in place.
British Airways Galleries First, London Heathrow
Background British Airways’ Heathrow lounges were closed from midMarch until early July. It started to reopen them on July 4 – Galleries First, followed by Galleries South and North, all at Terminal 5 – with the promise of adding more over the summer. When they reopened, they were offering a very different service. As you would expect, you have to wear a face mask at all times, removing it only when eating or drinking.
Navigating The New Normal
Robot cleaners, health screening and contactless technology – here’s how the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the airport experience
The View From New York
Manhattan’s hotel scene is experiencing turbulence, but when travel returns, visitors will have a host of new options to try out
TOASTING OUR WINNERS
Our Cellars in the Sky wine awards were announced at a glittering ceremony at the Langham London
THE REAL DEAL
Osaka is a centre of commerce with a reputation for bright lights, a sense of humour and plenty of good food
THE OFFSET DEBATE
How does offsetting work and does it mitigate the damage caused by aviation?
Hip to be SQUARE
More commonly marketed to women, are we about to see a resurgence of square watches for men? If so then Longines is ahead of the curve
HEAL AND BE WELL
The Algarve’s Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel offers rest, recuperation and how-to lessons in self-care
From the archive
1981 Reflecting on the fate of New York’s Grand Hyatt as it faces demolition next year
Donating hotel points to charity
Following our February round-up of frequent flyer programmes that allow you to donate unwanted air miles to charity (see businesstraveller.com/tag/loyalty), here we look at what some of the main hotel loyalty schemes have to offer in this regard.
Embrace your inner child with a wander around the attractions of the historic seaside town
Ten Trains To Try In Europe
Continental rail services are expanding, with new competitors spurring existing rail operators to up their game
Who serves the best onboard wine, and which bottles should you choose?