Executive Travel

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 August, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 August, 2002, 12:00am

Vanguard offer: US Airways has expanded its policy to accommodate ticket holders of Vanguard Airlines. Vanguard has filed for protection under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code. US Airways will honour tickets issued to Vanguard customers who change their travel plans by September 27, accepting Vanguard tickets for travel between the same cities and on the same date. A Vanguard customer has to present proof of a reservation through an electronic ticket receipt, paper ticket or itinerary card at a US Airways ticket counter or ticket office. Seats may not be available for all dates or from all cities, but US Airways said it would try to work with the customer within reason. US Airways will not charge additional fare amounts or handling fees for customers it can accommodate, although certain security and airport fees could be applied. US Airways appears to be the first carrier that will honour Vanguard tickets and allow Vanguard ticket holders to make reservations on its flight schedule.


Remembering September 11: Passengers on American Airlines, which lost two planes in last year's September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, will hear reflective announcements from pilots when they fly on the one-year anniversary. In the days leading up to the anniversary, employees at American Airlines and United Airlines, which also lost two planes in the attacks, will wear a special ribbon to remember those who died. American Airlines employees will pause for silence on September 11 and pilots will make announcements to people flying on that day asking them to reflect on the anniversary and remember those lost.


Inn luck: Guests staying at any of the 87 Holiday Inn hotels in the Asia-Pacific region can take advantage of the chain's 50th anniversary promotion. To celebrate 50 years, Six Continents Hotels is offering a 50 per cent anniversary offer during August and September. For every two nights booked at a Holiday Inn hotel, guests will receive a third consecutive night free. Guests staying at Holiday Inn Resorts can also take advantage of the offer, taking a fifth night free for four consecutive nights booked. Six Continents Hotels also announced the launch of the Holiday Inn 50th Anniversary Asia Pacific Web site (www.ap.holiday-inn.com) where visitors can access interactive news and online contests. Holiday Inn is also offering a treat when guests sign up for the promotional package. Guests will be offered a bedtime snack including milk and biscuits, his and hers socks, an oral care kit, or a receipt wallet for speedy check in and out. www.sixcontinentshotels.com/ holiday-inn


Korean care: The Peninsula Hong Kong hotel has launched a package aimed at Korean business and leisure travellers, to address the large market of visitors entering the SAR. The Korean Package offers a Deluxe Room, daily American breakfast, late check-out, daily fruit basket, Chinese tea in room on arrival, a daily afternoon tea in the lobby, discount shopping coupons and single or double occupancy for HK$2,600 per room per night. The offers is available until December 28 and guests staying at least two nights will receive a Rolls-Royce airport transfer. For conditions of the offer or to make a booking visit fasttrack.hongkong.peninsula. com/index.html


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