Non-stop on stopovers

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 May, 1999, 12:00am

A Regus business centre has been opened at the International Finance Centre in Central above the Airport Express and the city airport check-in. A Touchdown service is open to businessmen on stopovers. Regus has a network of 220 centres in 43 countries.

The Hong Kong business centre, which covers 19,000 square feet, offers video-conferencing facilities, nine meeting rooms, 51 offices and secretarial support besides other services. For more information phone 2166-8888, or fax 2166-8999.

Ticket-less Ansett is today launching 'ticket-less travel' between Hong Kong and Australia following the successful launch of a similar scheme in its domestic market. The passenger is provided with a receipt that can be faxed, e-mailed or issued in person. Consumers travelling on 'E-ticket' can now make their booking via phone or fax and go directly to check-in for their boarding pass.

'The main advantage is that passengers do not need to wait for ticket delivery when making last minute reservations or alterations, and obviously electronic tickets cannot be stolen or lost' said Bob Evans, Ansett Australia's general manager for Hong Kong, Southern China and Macau.

More space Gulf Air has brought in the A340-300 Airbus for its daily service to the Gulf from Hong Kong via Bangkok, offering passengers more seat room in all classes, and 18 full sleeper seats in first class.

Furama future The Furama Resort Danang is offering its guests the services of an astrologer. Tell Mr Vinh Luan three things about yourself and he will tell you everything about your future, it promises.

He works out individual horoscopes and also reads palms. The charge is US$40 (about $300) per person.

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