Bizzy Bulletin #172
WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH?
Ensure you stay up to date on all the latest industry news, company updates, apps and gadgets of the month!
Christmas Opening Hours
With the Festive Season fast approaching, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for continued support throughout 2016 and wish you all a Happy Holiday and New Year!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to welcome our Fareham clients to the Bizzy Bulletin newsletter.
Our Christmas opening-hours are as follows:
- 23 December – normal opening hours
- 24 – 27 December – closed
- 28 – 30 December – normal opening hours
- 31 December – 2 January – closed
- 3 January – normal opening hours
*Outside of these hours, our emergency telephone service will operate.
Changes to British Airways Credit Card Fee
From 14 December British Airways are changing their fee for all tickets purchased using a credit card. Currently the fee is £5, but from that date the fee will increase to 1% of the total ticket price, up to a maximum of £20.
This fee is payable on all BA tickets purchased, including BA.com. The fee will be included in the price of the ticket which Business Travel Direct quote.
Business Travel Direct & RailTourGuide – new partnership offering worldwide rail tickets
RailTourGuide specialise in European and International rail tickets, tours and passes. In forming a partnership together, we’ve increased our rail capabilities enabling us to offer worldwide tickets with a personal touch. Whether it’s a cross-country domestic ticket or a sleeper train on the other side of the world, our partnership with RailTourGuide will ensure your domestic and international rail requirements are catered for, including worldwide delivery straight to your hotel room.
For all rail enquiries please contact the rail team as normal and log your requests with the same team of consultants. The only difference is that we now have access to a worldwide portal and team of experts on hand to ensure you have everything you need ahead of your rail journey, wherever that may be!
Virgin Atlantic – Flying Club updates
Virgin will be giving new Flying Club numbers to all members so please ensure you update your profile with the travel team to register your points on bookings. We will be double-checking with you to make sure we have the right number on record as well.
Virgin have also introduced some new changes to their Flying Club programme. Starting from last month, the amount paid for tickets plays a larger part in the amount of miles earned in the programme, and there are new tier point earning rates and tier thresholds. To read more on how the adjustments may affect you, please click here to read an article in Business Traveller.
Dubai airports roll out free Wi-Fi
Dubai Airports has introduced unlimited free wi-fi at its Dubai International and Dubai World Central facilities. The upgrade follows a four-month pilot project at Dubai International’s Concourse D and is great news for business travellers wanting to stay productive whilst on the move.
The airport operator says that the new service “offers speeds that set a new benchmark in airports globally”, adding that it is “currently investing in over 6,000 new wi-fi access points to upgrade the entire wireless network infrastructure across both airports, and enhanced the internet links to over 5Gbps to provide the required bandwidth capacity, sufficient to power a small city”.