Dragonair Holidays is offering a three-day, two-night golfing package to Kota Kinabalu. Prices start from HK$4,560 until April 30 next year. Golf lovers can enjoy two rounds of golf with green and buggy fees included at any of five courses: Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club; Borneo Golf and Country Club; Sabah Golf & Country Club; Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club; and Karambunai Resort Golf Club. The package price includes hotel accommodation, return economy-class tickets, return hotel-golf course and hotel-airport transfers. www.dragonair.com US travel warning: The United States has warned its citizens against travelling to the Central African Republic due to fighting there between rebels and Libyan-backed loyalist fighters, Reuters reports. The State Department said the situation around the capital of Bangui remained 'fluid and uncertain'. More for less: InterContinental has improved its options programme, giving guests added extras such as upgrades, food and beverage discounts and free nights. Business guests staying at any of the groups 140 hotels will be given the choice of three options: a free upgrade to a junior suite, club room or business room; a free movie from any of the pay channels and free items from the minibar up to the cost of the movie each night; or a voucher for a free night at an InterContinental in the future. Guests staying at one of the hotels at weekends will also have the choice of: a room upgrade with in-room wine and chocolates; 20 per cent discount on all food and beverages bought within the hotel; or a half-price second room for children up to 19 years old. Superlative in Seattle: Seattle's Four Seasons Olympic Hotel has claimed the No 1 position in Institutional Investor's 22nd annual world's best hotels survey, rising to the top from 12th place last year, Reuters reports. The results of the survey were compiled from votes of more than 100 senior financial executives from 31 countries who averaged 61 nights a year at hotels last year. The hotel was praised for its downtown location, exceptionally warm welcome and attentive but unobtrusive service. The panel of voters visited 500 hotels in the past year. Among the criteria evaluated were service, location, ambience, security, work space, Internet connections and choice of restaurants. With a history spanning four decades and a portfolio that now extends around the world, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is the world's leading operator of luxury hotels, managing 56 properties in 25 countries. www.fourseasons.com China winner: China Southern Airlines, the country's largest airline, has been named as the best airline in China by TTG Asia, a leading travel trade newspaper, Reuters reports. The airline's vice-president Li Kun said: 'An honour of this magnitude is not the result of one individual person but the tireless, daily service provided by ramp workers, pilots, flight attendants, baggage handlers, sales and ticket agents and literally thousands of unnamed others around the globe who have strived to make China Southern worthy of this recognition.' China Southern was voted based upon criteria including: best airline based in China, operating Asia-Pacific routes; best services, network and schedules; most agent-friendly in terms of reservations, confirmations and commission payments; most professional sales and marketing team in terms of innovative ideas, incentive programmes and services. The largest airline in China for the past 23 years, China Southern connects more than 80 cities around the globe. www.cs-air.com London lounging: Travellers using airports across London will benefit as lounges open and are improved. London City's executive terminal has opened, offering passengers a lounge and bar with computer and Internet access. KLM's Holideck lounge at Heathrow has increased its opening hours. The lounge, which can be accessed by passengers in any class on any airline, is now open from 5.30am to 10pm. Tickets for the lounge cost GBP18 (about HK$216) per person. SAS's Heathrow lounge at Terminal 3 will be closed for refurbishment until February. The revamped lounge will be three times the size and will feature a library, cinema, shower and an entertainment zone. Africa with ease: Kenya Airways has combined first and business classes with the introduction of Premier World, featuring flat-bed seats. Premier World will feature 20 seats in a two-one-two configuration, giving passengers extra privacy and a more roomy cabin. The sleeper seats extend to a length of almost two metres and go completely flat. Laptop power points will allow passengers to keep working onboard or the extensive in-flight entertainment range will help those wishing to relax.