Video PUBLISHED: 06:39 20 April 2019 | UPDATED: 06:48 20 April 2019 Caroline Culot Adam Knights, MD at ATPI. Pic: Victoria Pertusa, Archant. It’s the business travel firm you’ve never heard. CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Adam Knights, MD at ATPI. “I always say to friends: 'No I don't want to book your holiday',” Adam Knights the 48-year-old managing director of ATPI says with a smile.He is the boss of the biggest travel firm you have never heard of – and they are based in Lowestoft. MORE: Two Norfolk friends get last flights out after airline groundedATPI is a travel agent for high-end business customers not for your cheap holiday in the sun. In just 20 years it has grown from a local firm with a £25m turnovr and about 30 employees to a huge world-wide enterprise with the whopping total travel turnover of more than £1bn and 1,800 on the payroll. Adam Knights, MD at ATPI. Pic: Victoria Pertusa, ArchantLowestoft, … [Read more...] about It’s the big business travel you’ve never heard of: ATPI
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I was 25 years old the first time I experienced flying business class and I would be lying if I told you that I knew exactly what I was doing! Fast forward 7 years and I like to think that I’ve learnt a few things along the way! Not everyone is a seasoned pro! This is very true…my first long-haul business class flight was 6,910 miles away to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucky for me my colleagues had flown out a day earlier so there was no one I knew on the flight that I cared enough about to embarrass myself in front of. The flight itself was 13 hours 45 minutes long and included a brief stop in Sao Paulo. That’s a long time to be playing around with the buttons and remote control and still not work out how to convert your seat into a bed! Yes that’s correct….the most I managed was 120 degrees otherwise known as a casual putting up of the feet. If I could turn the clock back, I would tell my younger looking self that it IS OK to press the call … [Read more...] about 10 Things About Flying Business Class!
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Business | Always in a Rush, Business Travelers Push for Even Speedier Hotel Services Supported by ByShivani Vora Dec. 10, 2018 Business travelers have long expected their hotels to provide good food, an array of fitness options and, perhaps, a place for a haircut or manicure. But lately, travelers have been pushing to speed up those services. So hotels have started to introduce offerings like grab-and-go food outlets, short workouts and express beauty treatments. In many cases, the amenities are free or low cost. “In an increasingly time-pressed environment, business travelers care more and more about fast and convenient hotel services,” said Sean Hennessy, a hotel consultant and an assistant professor of hospitality at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at New York University. … [Read more...] about Always in a Rush, Business Travelers Push for Even Speedier Hotel Services
Friday newsletters always feature travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (November 30, 2018): November 2018 luxury travel news. Every last Friday of the month, you can read my news round-up of what’s happening in the world of luxury travel. In this issue: Soneva to launch private seaplane transfers in the Maldives Rosewood to open a hotel in Venice Airbus delivers first A330neo to launch operator TAP Air Portugal InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland opens inside former quarry British Airways retires its Boeing 767 aircraft The ultraluxe St Regis hotel brand is coming to Morocco St Regis Hotels & Resorts debuts in Toronto Air France to cut half of its Airbus A380 fleet Six Senses Maxwell opens in Singapore United to fly its B787-10 planes to 6 European destinations 1. Soneva will launch private seaplane transfers Soneva, my favorite hotel brand in the world and the owner of the ultraluxe Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani … [Read more...] about Travel news: this month (November 2018) in luxury travel
Cost cutting in times of record profits flummoxes fliers Chris McGinnis Updated 9:48 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Changes in United's new Polaris business class have travelers scratching their heads Changes in United's new Polaris business class have travelers scratching their heads Photo: United Airlines The removal of the Bloody Mary and Mimosa cart in United Polaris business class has been the most visible change The removal of the Bloody Mary and Mimosa cart in United Polaris business class has been the most visible change Photo: Scott Hintz United's Polaris configuration on a Boeing 767-300ER. United's Polaris configuration on a Boeing 767-300ER. Photo: United Airlines United older business class seat on a Boeing 767 United older business class seat on a … [Read more...] about The sad, slow decline of United Polaris business class