Travel Tips

The 9 Best Airports for a Layover

The layover: stuck in an airport for hours on end with nothing to do but watch the planes taking off or plonk yourself in a lacklustre café and drown your sorrows on overpriced beer. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While some airports remain a hotbed of bored travellers and broken travel dreams, the more forward thinking travel hubs have evolved into hi-tech entertainment complexes where soggy sandwiches and cramped seating have been replaced by upmarket restaurants, state-of-the-art spas ...
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UK TO BAN ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON FLIGHTS FROM MIDEAST

UK FOLLOWS US WITH BAN ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES FROM SOME MIDEAST FLIGHTS Following the US with its own ban on passengers bringing large electronic devices on flights from some Middle Eastern countries, the British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. Theresa May, the Prime Minister, announced that the move will affect in-bound passengers from those countries on flights by UK carriers including British Airways, ...
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The Celebrity Hotel Guide

Celebrities are investing their A-list allowances into the travel and leisure business; from hotels to restaurants and even into whole islands. Robert DiNiro leads the way in numbers favouring city projects with properties in the US, Manila and plans underway for a London property. While power couple Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta favour the sun and sea with their co-ownership of Ariel Sands Resort in Bermuda. Top 5 Celebrity Owned  Hotels and Retreats    Richard Gere- Bedford Post Inn This small luxury inn can be found in the heart ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned by major airlines over fire risk

An airline flight ban on Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is spreading fast after reports some phones have caught fire.   Effective Saturday 15 October, the US Department of Transportation has imposed a total ban on the carriage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone on any aircraft.  This is subject to a recent recall due to incidents of the phones spontaneously bursting into flames, customers had previously been advised that the phones could not be charged or operated while on board. Samsung announced that ...
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Airline reward schemes for benefits and extras

Most people in the entertainment and sports industries wouldn't consider themselves as 'business' travellers, yet many undertake extensive travel as part of their day-t0-day working lives. Whether it's travelling to production locations, participating in sporting tournaments or setting up camp in New York for Fashion Week, people in creative industries travel for business every day. Most frequent travellers are aware of airline points' schemes which reward individuals for miles travelled, however, organisations and companies can benefit as well from 'corporate' rewards which are ...
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Steve Jobs: The Success Puzzle

Our Stage and Screen team were lucky enough to watch the premiere of the new Steve Jobs film recently. It’s a must-see film so put it on your list if you haven’t seen it already. It got us thinking about why such a complex, difficult man became one of the most successful innovators and entrepreneurs in history. We believe we’ve solved the puzzle; he had nine crucial strengths which set him apart, not only from his competitors, and made him a cultural ...
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Production travel: Are you a Star Wars Rebel or part of the Empire?

Are you a production travel Rebel or a slave to the Empire? To celebrate the opening of the highly-anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, our Stage and Screen Travel team thought we’d write our best tips for navigating the wild galaxies of production travel through the lens of Star Wars. Production budgeting: Researching on the Internet or via a travel management company Traditionally at budgeting stage, Producers, Production Coordinators and/or researchers have been forced to battle with the Empire’s flight and hotel ...
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Cello, ello, ello: Music Travel

British Airways changes the process for carrying a cello on board from 1 January 2016 Customers wishing to carry a cello on board a British Airways aircraft will need to book an extra seat for their instrument. The customer will check in for the flight with their cello and then it will be taken to the aircraft door by airport staff. The loader will then pass the cello to the client during pre-boarding so the client can board the aircraft themselves with their ...
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4 tips for choosing a great value production location

With filming costs, aesthetics, weather, logistics, permissions and travel expenses, the list of factors to consider when choosing a suitable overseas production location can seem longer than the actual film credits. If you’re a UK-based production company needing to source overseas locations it can be a headache-inducing process. Inspired by Oscar fever, we thought we’d share our top 4 tips for choosing the best value locations. 1. Tax incentives Research into potential locations should include learning what incentives and tax-breaks are available in those ...
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British Airways changes its baggage allowance

British Airways is changing the check-in luggage allowance for Club World and OpenSkies Biz Bed (Business Class) passengers. From 10 May 2016 the free checked-in baggage allowance will be reduced to TWO PIECES, each weighing a maximum of 32kg. The existing allowance of three pieces will be honoured for any bookings made prior to 10 May 2016. EXCEPTIONS Gold Executive Club Members will still be entitled to an additional free bag after 10 May. Club World and Biz Bed customers will be able to check ...
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