Business

Business/leisure trips boom as travellers mix work, play

With more employees working remotely, there’s also more opportunity to blur the lines between business and leisure.

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Once “Asia’s world city”, can Hong Kong survive?

The city’s strategy to eradicate Covid could also undermine its own future as Asia’s financial hub and a teeming tourist centre.

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UAE switches weekend to Saturday-Sunday

Weekends in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will move from Friday-Saturday to Saturday-Sunday as of January 1, 2022.

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Hong Kong to prioritise business travel when borders reopen

Executives will be among the first to benefit from quarantine-free travel as Hong Kong cautiously unlocks its borders.

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ATO: Covid testing is tax deductible for business travellers

Covid tests are the new norm for travel, but their cost can now be written off against your annual income tax.

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What can travellers expect from a Hong Kong, China bubble?

Travel between Hong Kong and mainland China could restart by December.

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How celebrities and billionaires skipped hotel quarantine

Over the past 18 months, the rich and famous enjoyed an A-list alternative to Australia’s quarantine system.

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Banks step up pressure on Hong Kong to ease restrictions

“The world is moving on,” warn the world’s biggest financial players, with almost half of firms contemplate relocating staff.

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Will Hong Kong ever fully reopen to travellers?

Hong Kong is intent on maintaining a ‘Covid Zero’ approach which continues to lock out business travellers.

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Singapore, Australia in talks on restarting business travel

A handful of countries could be the first to resume business travel links with the isolated city-state.

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Malaysia tightens requirements for MM2H expat program

Tough new criteria could deter many well-to-do foreigners and expat retirees.

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EU firms up new €7 ‘security fee’ for non-visa travellers

The fee, said to be needed to identify security and health risks, will apply to visitors exempt from visas.

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The world’s most powerful passports, pandemic edition

The latest Henley Passport Index shows how country-based travel restrictions have changed the passport pecking order.

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‘The Pret Index’ highlights working from home trends

Pret sandwich sales are a surprisingly good indicator of how many workers aren’t returning to the office.

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Business travel isn't dead, but it's forever changed

Boring boardrooms are out and beaches are in, according to business travel executive Evan Konwiser.

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Foreign buying of Singapore homes hits 17-year low

Decline due to strict travel restrictions and global lockdowns.

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Dubai seeks to lure remote workers with free vaccines

In a world where remote work has become the new norm, Dubai aims to position itself as a favourite of mobile professionals.

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Can Eurostar survive the COVID era?

Border closures and travel restrictions are reportedly pushing Eurostar to the brink.

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