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2019 TECHNOLOGY ROADSHOW

Orbit World Travel and our technology partners, Amadeus and Kudos Travel Technology, have collaborated to discuss and showcase some of the latest travel technology and share insights into the future.

Join us to understand more about where travel technology is taking the industry. The importance of traveller data and personalisation, what the Airlines New Distribution Channel will really deliver, sophisticated traveller tracking, and the benefits of payment solutions will all be discussed. We’ll also give you insight into how natural language and machine learning will assist your travel bookers and travellers.

Ensure you are up-to-date with the technology that will deliver efficiencies to travellers and improve the ROI of your travel program.

Lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Lucky-door prizes to be won & gift packs for each guest.


ROADSHOW AGENDA

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm             Technology Sessions & Discussions
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm               Cocktail Function sponsored by American Express

DATES

28 May                Brisbane
19 June                Adelaide
10 July                 Perth
31 July                 Sydney

TBC                      Melbourne
TBC                      Auckland

BRISBANE

Tuesday 28 May 2019
The Westin Hotel, Brisbane

Click to register and advise dietary requirements.

ADELAIDE

Wednesday 19 June 2019
InterContinental Hotel, Adelaide

Registrations will open soon – to register your interest please contact:
Alex Kouz
0452 545 524
alex.kouz@orbitworldtravel.com.au

Subject to change and cancellation without notice.

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  2. A Creative Escape to New York City
5-DAY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE IN NYC

25th – 31st August 2019

This Creative Cities 21 experience is designed for those who are looking for a way to rediscover their energy and passions, or ways to more confidently pursue what makes them happier.

The unique 5-day personal development program will re-energise busy people through intimate activity-based workshops and will leave you inspired, reinvigorated and with a renewed sense of passion and possibility.

Make it a true holiday learning experience by combining our program with Broadway shows, local sport, food, culture and sights in the city that never sleeps!

This experience will also be offered in 2020. Speak to your Orbit World Travel travel specialist today for availability and travel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Welcome drinks in Brooklyn, overlooking Manhattan.
  • A meet-and-greet with local creatives such as fashion designers, actors and artists, so you can explore their world and hear their stories.
  • A private group tour of the street art in Soho where the likes of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Blondie hung out.
  • Farewell drinks at the magnificent New York Athletic Club.

ACCOMMODATION

Customise your Creative Cities 21 experience by choosing from the following accommodation options:

Mandarin Oriental New York – Five Star Rating 

Mandarin Oriental New York brings together an unprecedented combination of outstanding service and luxurious accommodation. In a prime location as the jewel of the Time Warner Centre and just steps away from Central Park, this unrivalled location offers the best of New York’s cultural epicentre. Floor-to-ceiling windows captivate guests with spectacular views of New York City.

Inclusions:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (Valid room to room or suite to suite only)
  • Daily continental breakfast for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD food & beverage credit, to be utilised during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary high-speed internet access

The Roosevelt Hotel  – Four Star Rating 

Experience the quintessential Manhattan hotel – a taste of old-school New York continually serving guests since the Jazz Age of the 1920s. Bursting with elegant architecture, and perfectly situated steps from Grand Central and minutes from Times Square, the Roosevelt Hotel New York is your home for an unforgettable stay in midtown Manhattan. Twin share, room only.

Courtyard by Marriott – Three Star Rating 

Discover the city that never sleeps at Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square. The modern hotel positions you within walking distance of Koreatown, the Empire State Building and Radio City Music Hall. Access an array of shopping destinations nearby such as Macy’s® and Manhattan Mall. Soak in alluring attractions, then unwind in their stylish rooms and suites with complimentary Wi-Fi, plush bedding and mesmerizing views of New York City. Twin share, room only.

PRICE

From $5,676 for a 3-star* hotel per person, departing Sydney.

Save up to $700 per person when you book a Group Rate for 10+ people

This experience will also be offered in 2020. Speak to your Orbit World Travel travel specialist today for availability. Call 1800 249 804 to book.

ABOUT CREATIVE CITIES 21

Creative Cities 21 was born out of need for a different approach to personal development and self-discovery.

Husband and wife, Jeremy and Angie, were busy professionals looking for a unique growth experience where they could travel, immerse and connect with local people, learn new skills, and explore the creative heart and culture of an awesome city.

They developed their own itinerary of creative pursuits, including acting and painting classes and committed to getting to know one new person every day.

They came back so energised and inspired they wanted others to benefit from a similar experience, and so Creative Cities 21 was born. Now, they would love to invite you to come on a journey to rediscover your energy and passions.

*Price is per person, twin share, based on the lowest available room prices and cheapest departure origin. Surcharges apply for other hotels and other origin departures. Pricing is indicative only and subject to confirmation at time of booking. Group Rate pricing available to groups of at least 10 passengers at time of booking. A minimum of eight passengers is required at time of ticketing to retain the group rate. Offer is subject to availability and may be modified or withdrawn at any time. Cancellation penalties may apply. General: Correct from publication but subject to change at the discretion of the offer provider and may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. All offers, prices and itineraries are subject to availability. Offers may be withdrawn or changed without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges. Other conditions apply. Orbit World Travel reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares, fees and surcharges at any time. Cancellation penalties and conditions apply. Agents may charge service or credit card fees, which may vary.

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  2. Qantas Business Rewards – 50% Status Credits + Share in 10 million Qantas Points
FLY HIGHER WITH 50% MORE STATUS CREDITS

Want to reach new heights with your business travel? For a limited time only, flyers of your business can soar towards more benefits faster with 50% bonus Status Credits* with Qantas Business Rewards when they book and fly on eligible Qantas flights with a QF flight number.

With a Status Credits boost, you could reach the next tier~. And the more you fly, the more privileges you can enjoy.

HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER

1. Register your business

2. Book eligible flights between 29 April and 7 May 2019, for travel until 30 June 2019.

3. Include their Frequent Flyer membership number and ABN in their booking.

Once the business is registered, everyone who travels on an eligible Qantas flight will earn 50% more Status Credits. This means more Status Credits for every traveller!

WIN A SHARE OF 10 MILLION QANTAS POINTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Imagine what your business could do with a share in 10 Million Qantas Points.
Take the team on a company retreat. Spoil them all with a tech-savvy gift from the Qantas Store, or simply redeem your points for more flights.

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

  • New customers must join Qantas Business Rewards and spend with a partner (airline or coalition) by 30 June 2019;
  • Existing Qantas Business Rewards members must spend with a partner by 30 June 2019.
Not a Qantas Business Rewards member?

Contact us to join Qantas Business Rewards for FREE – and save $89.50^

*To participate in this offer, Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) receive an invitation from Qantas Business Rewards (b) register their ABN and book an eligible flight between 12.01am (AEDT) 29 April 2019 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 7 May 2019, and (c) travel on an eligible flight before 11.59pm (AEDT) 30 June 2019. An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply. The bonus Qantas Points may take up to 8 weeks after travel has been completed on each Eligible Flight to be credited to your business’ account. A business that has a Corporate Airfares or rebate agreement with Qantas; or is a travel agent, travel wholesaler, travel consolidator or other seller or re-seller of air travel is not eligible for this offer. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other bonus offer by Qantas. Only one bonus Qantas Points offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple offers, the offer first registered for will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas’ Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel will be credited as a percentage of the value of a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer and will vary dependent on the level of the Qantas Business Rewards member. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller.

~You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Status Credits and Qantas Points. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. See terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline.

^A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Status Credits and Qantas Points. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies, however, this will be waived for any business that joins before 30 June 2019 by contacting Orbit World Travel.

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  2. Qantas Business Rewards – 750 Bonus Points Offer
FLY AWAY WITH UP TO 750 BONUS QANTAS POINTS

Ready to boost your Qantas Business Rewards points balance? For a limited time only, your business will earn 750 bonus Qantas Points for every eligible flight booked between 9 – 18 April 2019.*

This is in addition to the normal points that your business will earn via Qantas Business Rewards, and your travellers earn via their Frequent Flyer account.

HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER

1. Register your business

2. Book an eligible Qantas flight between the 9th and 18th of April 2019. Be sure to add your business’ ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number to every flight booking. That way you’ll be sure to receive Qantas Points for your business and for the person travelling.

3. Travel between 9 April and 30 June 2019.

Not a Qantas Business Rewards member?

Contact us to join Qantas Business Rewards for FREE – and save $89.50^

^A business must be a Qantas Business Rewards Member to earn Qantas Points. A one-off join fee of $89.50 usually applies, however, this will be waived for any business that joins between 9 April and 18 April 2019 by contacting Orbit World Travel.

*To receive 750 bonus Qantas Points, Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) receive an invitation from a CT partner member (b) register their ABN and contact details at salesnews.qantas.com/public/m/ct-partners book an eligible flight between 12.01am (AEDT) 9 April 2019 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 18 April, and (c) travel on an eligible flight before 11.59pm (AEDT) 30 June 2019. An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply. The bonus Qantas Points may take up to 8 weeks after travel has been completed on each Eligible Flight to be credited to your business’ account. A business that has a Corporate Airfares or rebate agreement with Qantas is not eligible for this offer. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other bonus offer by Qantas. Only one bonus Qantas Points offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple offers, the offer first registered for will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas’ Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel will be credited as a percentage of the value of a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer and will vary dependent on the level of the Qantas Business Rewards member. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller.

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  2. Singapore on Sale with Qantas
SINGAPORE ON SALE WITH QANTAS

Now is a great time to book your next trip to Singapore, with these incredible savings on Business Class and Premium Economy airfares.

But hurry! Offer ends 2 April 2019.


SINGAPORE RETURN FROM:

Sydney
Business Class from $3,174* per person – Save $1,151

Melbourne
Business Class from $3,057* per person
Premium Economy from $1,657* per person

Brisbane
Business Class from $3,171* per person – Save $251

Perth
Business Class from $2,352* per person – Save $1,001

Additional fares are available from capital cities around Australia. Contact us for fare levels from your closest airport.

*Prices current as at 27 March 2019. Fares shown are for return travel per person, subject to availability, including price of the air tickets, associated taxes, levies and surcharges. Travel blackout periods apply. Speak to your Orbit World Travel Advisor for further information.

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  2. Why is it Always About the OBT?
Why is it always about the OBT?

Written by Michael Chase-Smith  |  Executive Director, Orbit World Travel

There has always been a lot of hype about Online Booking Tools. Whether it be from the OBT providers themselves, the TMCs selling their virtues to prospective customers or an organisation’s procurement, the focus is on the OBT. While the OBT is an important technology solution for any business travel program, they pretty much all do the same thing with variations in functionality. The end result is that all the OBTs can book air, hotel and car rental, and some other content, which is exactly what they’re for.

The issue I see is not the OBTs themselves, it is the priority, time and focus that is directed at the OBT when there are some many other critical requirements and functions that are necessary for a successful travel management program.

Today data is more important than ever, and how that data is collected and managed can make a travel program operate very efficiently, or can break the program.

Some of the key areas of a travel program that hold high importance and at times should have a higher priority relate to:

  • Traveller Profile Management
  • Pre-Trip Approval
  • Ticket Credit Management
  • Duty of Care
  • Reporting and BI
  • Chargeback Management and Virtual Payments
  • Expense Management
  • Corporate Hotel Programs, this list goes on….

Management and accuracy of traveller profile data has never been more important with PCI, GDPR and there are massive benefits of being able to integrate profiles with the GDS, OBTs, mid/back office systems, HR Systems, and other systems. How many places does the TMC or the organisation really want to be managing or updating profile data?

Pre-Trip Approval will continue to be an important function of many business travel programs, particularly in the higher education sector. I am amazed at how manual this is, still managed by organisations and TMCs. There are some basic solutions around but they are just that, basic, with little ability to manage travel policy and set rules and workflow.

Managing ticket credits in the Australian market is still way too manual and messy. Some TMCs have implemented some automated technology to track unused tickets and other system providers are developing some solutions. Well done to all those who have taken any steps to improve their processes for the good of the client. However, this area is still not given the right priority and generally glossed over. The TMC printing a report once a month to give to the client just doesn’t cut it.

The hot topic of Duty of Care is of high importance but actually means a number of things. Clients need it and want it and TMCs and Risk Organisations try and deliver it. Online traveller tracking, two-way traveller communication, integrated travel and risk alerts are all important duty of care components but they are delivered in varying levels of efficiency, in many cases very ineffectively.

Data and reporting are as important as ever and while it is a topic and requirement in any travel procurement process, generally it falls away after implementation and clients are not getting a powerful online capability. 30+ charts in a PowerPoint presentation and some accompanying reports isn’t a very sophisticated delivery of data and certainly not business intelligence.

There is much more as previously mentioned. I haven’t even mentioned service delivery and meeting Service Level Agreements, which is always sold to a client big time, but often not delivered.

Anyway, what did I start this about again? That’s right the OBT.

What I have addressed about a truly professional travel management program are not new to anyone reading this article, it’s just that the OBT seems to take centre stage way too often in my opinion. I hear so many times that organisations are in the market for a new TMC or testing the market and they ask to see the TMCs technology. The TMC walks in and proudly shows the potential client an OBT and maybe some online reports. Talk about a boxer leading with their jaw. Most TMCs are demonstrating the same OBT, so as a TMC, where is your point of difference?

Don’t get me wrong, I like a good OBT but they all have their strengths and weaknesses. Some are faster, some are slower, well some are really slow. They all do pretty much the same functions, just in different ways. They have their own way availability display, their own workflows, and some provide value and don’t cost too much and some are quite expensive.

As the industry evolves with NDC and airline direct booking channels, this will put more pressure on OBTs to evolve and alternate booking capabilities will come into play. But that’s another topic in itself.

Really, what matters to travellers or travel bookers is that they can get through an online booking in about 60 seconds or so. They want to book the flights and maybe accommodation, and they want to do it fast.

There is so much more to a truly successful travel management program that Procurement Managers, CFOs or the travellers really want, than just an OBT.

Speak to us today about OBT solutions for your business, or if you require any additional information. Call 1800 067 819 or contact us!

Published 19 March 2019

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  2. Orbit World Travel Launches Dedicated Travel Service for Anglican Schools Australia
Orbit World Travel Launches Dedicated Travel Service for Anglican Schools Australia

Orbit World Travel is pleased to have been appointed to provide business travel services to the Anglican Schools Australia (ASA).

With 25 years’ experience providing travel management solutions, bespoke educational tours and a dedicated team of specialist school group consultants, Orbit World Travel is leading the way with education through travel.

In addition to the Business Travel technology and full-service consultants that are dedicated to ASA, Orbit has also been busy developing a website dedicated to servicing the travel requirements and needs for School Group Trips. Following much consultation with the Anglican Schools Commission, ASA staff and a selection of ASA schools, the website and its contents are expected to exceed expectations.

The website features set and tailor-made itineraries to a multitude of destinations under the ‘School Trips’ menu, and the ‘Teachers Resources’ menu features a range of information, documents, useful links and ideas to get your next school trip off the ground. If you’re looking for inspiration, then the ‘Blog’ and ‘Destination Guides’ are where you will find it, and if you’re unsure about anything, the ‘FAQ’ and ‘Information Sessions’ are there to guide you through every step of the tour planning process, assist in your research and preparation for the 2020 season.

The dedicated ASA website can be seen at asa.orbitworldtravel.com.au and we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter so you can be among the first to receive relevant information on all aspects of school travel.

Orbit World Travel’s first ASA newsletter will be sent in the coming week, introducing their team, a message from their Founding Director Lisa Story, insight into Cambodia and our blog article, “Never miss a fundraising opportunity”.

The partnership between Orbit World Travel and ASA promises to deliver unique and tailor-made student tours, inspiration and assistance, a seamless booking process, and most importantly, rewarding and life-enriching travel experiences for students of all ages.

For more information regarding Orbit World Travel and ASA, or how Orbit can tailor travel solutions for your school or business, please don’t hesitate to get into contact with our team.

Contact details for Orbit World Travel:

Educational Group Travel
T: 1300 063 280
E: asagroups@orbitworldtravel.com.au
W: asa.orbitworldtravel.com.au

Business Travel
T: 1300 378 833
E: asa@orbitworldtravel.com.au
W: anglicanschoolsaustralia.orbitworldtravel.com.au

Orbit World Travel
Your Educational Travel Specialists

Speak with your Orbit World Travel agent if you require any additional information. Call 1800 249 804 or !

Published 4 March 2019

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  2. Qantas Announces Changes to Cabin Baggage Allowance
QANTAS ANNOUNCES MORE FLEXIBLE CABIN BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

From 25 March 2019, Qantas is changing its cabin baggage policy on domestic flights.

Customers will continue to be able to bring 14kg on board but the changes will provide the flexibility to have one of their pieces weigh up to 10kg. Previously the domestic cabin allowance included two bags that could each weigh up to 7kg.

The change follows feedback from frequent flyers who said they can easily keep within the 14kg limit for domestic flights but would like more choice in how they use their cabin baggage allowance. Most customers on short business trips and weekends away only travel with one carry-on bag plus a small personal item.

Qantas offers the most generous amount of cabin baggage of any Australian airline and we know a lot of customers enjoy the convenience of not having to check in luggage. Most customers on short business trips and weekends away only travel with one carry-on bag plus a small personal item.

Focusing on the amount of baggage customers bring onboard helps flights to depart on time and allows everyone to have their fair share of space in the overhead compartments. Heavy bags or overhead baggage compartments that are too full can cause a safety risk for customers and crew.

Customers will continue to be responsible for lifting their carry-on baggage into the overhead compartment. The cabin baggage allowance on domestic QantasLink Dash 8 turboprop services will not change and remains at one piece weighing 7kg for those smaller aircraft.

Ready to book your next Qantas flight? Contact us today – 1800 067 819

Not a Qantas Business Rewards member?

Contact us to join Qantas Business Rewards for FREE – and save $89.50.

*Conditions apply. Passengers will be bound by Qantas’ terms and conditions.

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  2. Qantas Business Rewards – Bonus Points Offer
FLY AWAY WITH UP TO 1,000 BONUS QANTAS POINTS

Ready to boost your Qantas Business Rewards points balance? For a limited time only, your business will earn up to 1,000 bonus Qantas Points for every eligible Qantas flight* you or your travellers take.

Level 1 customers can receive 500 bonus points for every eligible Qantas flight*

Level 2 customers can receive 800 bonus points for every eligible Qantas flight*

Level 3 customers can receive 1000 bonus points for every eligible Qantas flight*

This is in addition to the normal points that your business will earn via Qantas Business Rewards, and your travellers earn via their Frequent Flyer account.

HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OFFER

1. Register your business

2. Book an eligible Qantas flight between 4 – 12 March 2019 to 12 March 2019. Be sure to add your business’ ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer number to every flight booking. That way you’ll be sure to receive Qantas Points for your business and for the person travelling~.

3. Travel between 4 March and 30 April 2019.

Not a Qantas Business Rewards member?

Contact us to join Qantas Business Rewards for FREE – and save $89.50.

*To participate in this offer, Qantas Business Rewards Members must (a) receive an invitation from Qantas Business Rewards (b) register their ABN and book an eligible flight between 12.01am (AEDT) 4 March 2019 and 11.59pm (AEDT) 12 March, and (c) travel on an eligible flight before 11.59pm (AEDT) 30 April 2019. An Eligible Flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply. The bonus Qantas Points may take up to 8 weeks after travel has been completed on each Eligible Flight to be credited to your business’ account. A business that has a Corporate Airfares or rebate agreement with Qantas; or is a travel agent, travel wholesaler, travel consolidator or other seller or re-seller of air travel is not eligible for this offer. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other bonus offer by Qantas. Only one bonus Qantas Points offer can be used per individual qualifying segment of your itinerary. If you qualify for multiple offers, the offer first registered for will be applied to each individual qualifying segment. Qantas Points are offered under Qantas’ Terms and Conditions. Eligibility conditions apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel will be credited as a percentage of the value of a Bronze Qantas Frequent Flyer and will vary dependent on the level of the Qantas Business Rewards member. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller.

^Qantas Points for business are offered under the Qantas’ Terms and Conditions and earning thresholds apply. Qantas Points earned from air travel are determined in accordance with the Airline Earn Table. A Member’s ABN and traveller’s Qantas Frequent Flyer membership number must be quoted at the time of booking to earn Qantas Points for both the business and the traveller. An eligible flight means a domestic or international flight which has a Qantas ‘QF’ flight number on the ticket that is purchased in Australia; is operated by Qantas, Emirates or American Airlines; has a ticket number commencing with ‘081’; and is booked and travelled for business on or after the date the business registers for Qantas Business Rewards. Exclusions apply.

~You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions. Qantas Points and Status Credits (where applicable) are earned on eligible flights with a Qantas or applicable oneworld® Alliance Airline or Airline Partner flight number on your ticket. Qantas Points and Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. See terms and conditions and the Airline Earning Tables for details on the conditions for the applicable airline.

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  2. NEW LONDON HEATHROW LOUNGE FROM QANTAS
NEW LONDON HEATHROW LOUNGE FROM QANTAS

Today at Heathrow Airport, Qantas opens its doors for customers to enjoy the new spacious lounge as the airline counts down to its direct 787 Dreamliner flights between Australia and London.

Over 12 months, Qantas has been building this dedicated lounge at Heathrow.  It is part of the multi-million dollar investment for customers on its existing London services as well as the landmark Perth-London route which commences on 24 March 2018.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said investing in the first dedicated Qantas Lounge at Heathrow was key as the airline prepares to directly air link Australia and Europe for the first time.

“The Kangaroo Route is at the heart of Qantas’ identity and London is one of our most important destinations,” said Mr Joyce.

“We have worked with leaders in design, food and service to create a lounge that is modern and comfortable and incorporates the aesthetics of the Qantas lounges that make our customers feel at home.

“We are reshaping what customers come to expect from international travel with direct flights between Australia and London. It’s a long flight, so we’re taking a holistic approach to passenger wellbeing on and off the aircraft, and the new Heathrow lounge is an important part of that,” added Mr Joyce.

Features of the Qantas lounge include:
  • Seating for more than 230 customers to relax, work and dine before their flight
  • Two levels with views of the airfield
  • Follows the same concept as Qantas’ international lounges in Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles and Brisbane, with the food and interior design taking inspiration from the local region
  • Designed by Woods Bagot, the interiors reflect London at twilight with deep greens and rich blues throughout the furniture, while warm-coloured timbers, stone and brass represent the historic architecture of the city
  • A marble cocktail bar beneath a brass chandelier on the upper level serving cocktails designed by the Qantas Rockpool Mixologists, as well as Australian and European wine and beer
  • A gin bar on the lower level offers the finest Australian and British gins, alongside an all-day barista service
  • Menus designed by Rockpool with a Sofitel service experience, customers will enjoy á la carte service in the dining room with a selection of plates of the day including:
    • Quintessential British dishes such as ploughman’s platters, pot pies and scones with jam and cream
    • Australian favourites such as healthy brunch bowls with eggs, avocado and kale, and zucchini and haloumi fritters
    • The signature salt and pepper squid with green chilli sauce from the Qantas First Lounges
  • Premium hot and cold buffets
  • ‘Quench’ hydration station with tisane, fruit infused water, sparkling water
  • Business facilities including Wi-Fi, flexible work spaces and workstations
  • Six shower suites with Aurora Spa amenities
  • The new range of Noritake crockery by David Caon and a collection of tea cups and saucers by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert.

Qantas Creative Director of Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry said: “We want to help our customers feel great throughout every part of their journey so we have been working with the University of Sydney to create dining options for the lounge that are light and fresh with a focus on hydration and nutrition, while continuing to offer a variety of locally inspired dishes and comfort favourites.”

In the last three years Qantas has built or refreshed nearly 30 lounges across its international and domestic network, with several other projects underway including the new Melbourne Domestic Business Lounge and Qantas Club and the Perth International Transit Lounge will open in March.

From 25 March 2018, Qantas will offer the choice of three hub options between Australia and UK/Europe – a daily Sydney to London Qantas A380 service via Singapore, a daily Qantas 787 Dreamliner service from Melbourne via Perth to London and daily services via Dubai with partner Emirates. The airline recently announced a major cabin upgrade on its fleet of 12 Airbus A380s.

Located at London Heathrow Terminal 3, the Qantas London Lounge is open daily from 8am – 8:30pm to Qantas customers travelling in First and Business and Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and their guests. It is also open to eligible oneworld Emerald and Sapphire customers, Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold customers and Qantas Club members and their guests.

The post NEW LONDON HEATHROW LOUNGE FROM QANTAS appeared first on Orbit World Travel.

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