Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka – 7 Nights from $799 pp!

Located on Sri Lanka’s Bentota peninsula, Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka enjoys a superb location with the Bentota River on one side and dreamy views of the Indian Ocean on the other.

The resort is accessed by a short boat ride across the lagoon, a few minutes to Aluthgama station, and river and ocean boat trips are a major attraction.

Our great value package includes:

  • 7 Nights in a Superior Room
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch OR dinner daily
  • Complimentary room upgrade
  • Complimentary late check-out*
  • 3 hours of open bar during lunch OR dinner – Open bar includes standard drinks such as beer, local spirits and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 50% Discount on selected standard drinks such as non-alcoholic, beer, local spirits
  • 20% Discount at the spa
  • 20% Discount on water sports
  • Free Wi-Fi

UPGRADE your meal plan!

Go All-Inclusive from just $640 pp

Ask us about our incredible room upgrade rates!

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Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation. *Room upgrade and complimentary late check out are subject to availability on arrival at the hotel. ^Dinner and Management cocktail function valid for minimum 7 night stays only. Must be booked a minimum of 60 days prior to departure. Valid for travel 01 May – 19 Dec 19. Seasonal surcharges apply 16 Jul – 31 Aug & 01 Sep – 19 Dec 2019. On sale until 31 Mar 19. Prices are correct as at 02 Jan 19. All prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges from the agent. Other conditions apply.

5 Nights Mercure Maldives Kooddoo from $1,789 pp!

Bringing stylish mid-scale accommodation to the pristine south of the Maldives, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort provides one of the best value accommodation options in the spectacular Maldives.

The resort boasts just 68 villas including 43 situated over water, and 25 scattered along the white sandy beach.

Our great value package includes:

  • 5 Nights in a Beach Villa
  • Return domestic flight transfers
  • Free upgrade to a Full Board meal plan

PLUS these bonuses!

  • Meet and greet at Male airport
  • Includes breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in the room

Beach Villa interior.

UPGRADE your meal plan!
Go All-Inclusive from $470 pp – includes all meals, snacks and beverages.

The resort is built using local materials, bright colours and stylish furniture and interiors designs to reflect the Maldivian culture and the spirit of travel.

VALID TRAVEL DATES
01 April – 30 Jun 19 from $1,789pp
01 July – 31 Oct 19 from $2,389pp

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Terms & Conditions
Prices are per person based, twin share accommodation in a Beach Villa only – and excludes airfares.Valid for travel 01 Apr 19 – 31 Oct 19 – Inclusive dates. Seasonal surcharges apply 01 Jul – 31 Oct 19. On sale until 20 Jun 19. Transfers are subject to international flight connections. All prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations and can change without notice. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Booking may be subject to compulsory credit card fees and service charges from the agent. Other conditions apply.

Azamara ‘Myanmar’s Mysteries’ Cruise with Singapore Stopover!

13 Nights from $3229 per person, including flights and a Singapore Stopover!

When Myanmar opened its doors to tourism, some feared it would change too much, too fast.

Join this fabulous Myanmar’s Mysteries cruise with Azamara, and you’ll see just how much this country has retained its authenticity and charm.

In Yangon, visit the Pagoda as monks pray and the sun sets, a sight you’ll never forget. And for a real-life view of the city, take a ride on the Circular Train where you’ll see a wide swath of daily life as you chug through urban neighborhoods and rural villages. Be sure, also, to take an excursion to Bagan along the Ayeyarwady River—a stunning site of thousands of ancient temples and stupas.

It’s simply spectacular.

Our brilliant package includes:

  • Return flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne
  • 1-night stay pre-cruise in Singapore
  • 12-night Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia round-trip cruise from Singapore
  • Meals and entertainment aboard Azamara Quest
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Soft drinks, specialty coffees, teas and bottled water
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • Gratuities on-board
  • All port fees and taxes

PRICING
From Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

  • INTERIOR Stateroom from $3229 per person, twin share
  • OCEANVIEW Stateroom from $3719 per person, twin share
  • VERANDA stateroom from $5759 per person, twin share

Interior Stateroom

Azamara Quest is a mid-sized ship with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for.

Oceanview Stateroom.

There are many more good reasons to join this voyage in Singapore.

Reasons like these:

  • The white-sand beaches and tropical jungles of Phuket.
  • A day in Penang, where you can take a hair-raising funicular ride or visit the colorful old trading center at
  • George Town. Don’t leave without tasting Asam Laksa, Penang’s sweet and sour rice noodle soup.
  • Kuala Lumpur picks up the pace with great shopping, specialty coffee shops and stunning views from Petronas Towers, the city’s iconic 88-story landmark.
  • Plan for extra time in Singapore, a food lover’s paradise that elevates Malaysian, Chinese and Indian cuisine to a new level of delicious inventiveness.

Download the flyer below for more details, terms and conditions.

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Terms & Conditions
Prices shown are per person based on twin share occupancy throughout. Single, triple or quad ricing is available on request. Prices quoted are in Australian dollars and are correct at 11 March 2019. Prices are subject to availability and change at the time of booking. Airfare/airline taxes are included but are also subject to change. Some prices may be affected by foreign currency fluctuations.

WE KNOW: Ponant’s Le Lapérouse

Claire Winnel, Manager of The Cruise & Travel Authority in Terrigal, and her CLIA Cruise Accredited Senior Travel Consultant colleague, Patricia Saric, were recently invited to inspect Ponant’s renowned Le Lapérouse whilst berthed in Newcastle.

Le Laperouse in Newcastle before sailing for the Kimberley region.

Le Lapérouse is the lead ship of the Ponant Explorers-class of cruise ships operated by Ponant.

“She is an incredible vessel with just 92 staterooms and suites, and an unmistakable sense of French chic and refinement with a relaxed vibe” said Claire.

Deluxe Stateroom, Le Lapérouse.

Le Lapérouse’s spacious suites and staterooms feature large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside. Cabin categories include:

  • Deluxe Staterooms
    Area: 19 m²
  • Deluxe Suite
    Area: 27 m²
  • Grand Deluxe Suite
    Area: 45 m²
  • Prestige Stateroom
    Area: 19 m²
  • Prestige Suite
    Area: 32 m²
    apacity: Up to 3 passengers per cabin
  • Owner’s Suite
    Area: 45 m²

Claire and Patricia spent time aboard with the Ponant crew, assessing the ship’s facilities, and enjoying some suitably French champagne and nibbles to get a sense of the Ponant experience.

Claire’s pics of venues aboard Le Lapérouse.

“The facilities on this ship are stunning. It was unlike any other ship I had seen before”, advised Patricia.

“The ship’s ‘Blue Eye’ underwater lounge is remarkable. Blue Eye is the world’s first underwater ship lounge, and it’s equipped with an innovative sound system that captures the acoustics of the sea up to five kilometres away”, added Patricia.

The Blue Eye lounge aboard Le Lapérouse.

Le Lapérouse will soon set sail, spending the winter cruise season in Western Australia’s stunning Kimberley region.

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London on Sale with British Airways

On sale until 31st March 2019 only
For Departures until 5th December 2019

We love an airfare sale as much as you do.

And we’re loving these fares from our very good friends at British Airways.

To London from Sydney:

  • World Traveller (Economy) from just $1,273
  • World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) from just $3,300

These prices include taxes and surcharges. They were correct at 22 March 2019, and apply to specific departures between 23 April and 06 June 2019, and between 27 September and 25 November 2019. They are subject to availability, and change without notice.

Sale fare are also available from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart and Gold Coast.

Ask us about fares to destinations right across the UK and Europe!

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WE KNOW: Abu Dhabi – Capital of the UAE

Autumn Moser, Senior Corporate Consultant at The Travel Authority Resource in Fremantle, recently returned from an educational trip to Abu Dhabi, flying from Sydney on Etihad Airways—the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.

Over the course of five days, Autumn saw Abu Dhabi’s main attractions, headed out into the desert and inspected a range of hotels.

Autumn’s pics of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

A half-day city tour provided an ideal orientation, and included a visit to Abu Dhabi’s astonishing Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque—the architectural icon of Abu Dhabi. With a capacity for a remarkable 40,000 worshippers, the mosque is epic in scale and delightful in detail evident in semi-precious stone inlays set in dazzling-white marble.

“We did about a 30-minute self-guided tour through the Mosque which was incredible. The artwork and intricacy of this mosque is beautiful and a must-see for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi”, says Autumn.

Emirates Palace hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Autumn also visited Emirates Palace, one of the most luxurious hotels ever built. Emirates Palace exudes extravagance at every level, from its design—the main hotel building stretches over a kilometre from wing to wing, to the 24 karat gold flakes sprinkled on everything from cappuccinos to the hotel’s signature camel burger.

“Our site inspection and lunch at Emirates Palace was incredible. The hotel is exquisite, and the majority of the rooms are furnished in gold and marble. By rights, Emirates Palace should have six or even seven stars”, adds Autumn.

One evening was spent on a 4WD desert safari.

“This was my first ‘dune bashing’ experience, and it was exhilarating! We were then driven to an well-appointed encampment camp for a local BBQ dinner, entertainment and ‘shisha’. All-up, an absolute must-do activity!”, reports Autumn.

From there the pace slowed somewhat with visits to the remarkable Louvre Abu Dhabi, and the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital which is a door into the noble local tradition of falconry. Guided tours of this award-winning specialist hospital take visitors through waiting rooms and wards where the birds undergo general check-ups, are x-rayed, or simply pick up some new flight feathers.

Autumn and feathered friends at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

“We watched a minor surgical procedure, and also held a falcon. These magnificent birds signify wealth and status in Abu Dhabi. We were informed there were some very expensive birds in-house”, says Autumn.

Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first museum of its kind in the Arab world. Opened on Saadiyat Island in late 2017, the galleries are laid out as a ‘museum city’ beneath a vast dome some 180 metres in diameter.

Beneath the dome, Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Neighbouring Yas Island is home to great shopping, and family attractions like indoor theme-parks Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. The island is also home to the Yas Marina Circuit and the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. And being in close proximity to Abu Dhabi Airport, Yas island’s hotels are super convenient for stopovers and families looking to make the most of Yas’ attractions.

Yas Mall, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the Yas Marina Circuit – Yas Island.

Autumn stayed at:

  • Radisson Blu Yas Island: A great value 4-star hotel close to Yas Mall, Yas Beach, and all of Yas Island’s leisure attractions.
  • Rosewood Abu Dhabi: A sophisticated 5-star luxury property located on Al Maryah Island at the core of Abu Dhabi’s new International Financial Center.
  • Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas: A 5-star beach-side resort on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Premier Executive Suite.

In addition to experiencing these hotels on overnight stays, Autumn also inspected these Abu Dhabi properties:

  • Fairmont Bab Al Bahr: A modern 5-star luxury property located mid-way between Abu Dhabi Airport and downtown Abu Dhabi city. This beach-side hotel enjoys stunning views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque across the water.
  • Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara: The luxury hotel has a unique mangrove setting on the edge of the city, and an award-winning Anantara Spa with Turkish hammam.

Fairmont View Room at Fairmont Bab al Bahr, Abu Dhabi.

Autumn was invited to visit the Etihad Innovation Center where the airline’s pilots and flight attendants undertake their training.

“This was fascinating. The Innovation Center has mock Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 cabins set up, and we also inspected Etihad’s renowned ‘The Residence’. Designed for two people travelling together, The Residence comprises a living room, separate bedroom and en-suite shower room.

Etihad’s ‘The Residence’ Living Room.

“It costs about $30,000 each way, between Sydney and London. I did note that The Residence was occupied on my flight back to Sydney. It’s an incredible product to have aboard a commercial aircraft”, adds Autumn.

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Qantas on Sale!

Return fares from Sydney to Singapore from just $526
Return fares from Sydney to London from just $1262

Qantas, our preferred airline partner, has extended these brilliant fares to The Travel Authority Group.

Singapore and London are two of our most popular destinations, and we’re thrilled to have access to these special offers.

Please note that they’re on sale until 19 May 2019 only, and apply specifically to departures on flight QF5 on 26 May 2019.

The London fare rises slightly to to $1312 for departures 02 to 25 May, 27 May to 04 June, and 01 October to 27 November 2019.

At these prices, we do expect them to sell out, so be sure to call us to discuss your preferred travel dates, pricing and all the relevant terms and conditions.

Fares shown were correct on 21 March, but are subject to availability and change without notice.

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New Qantas Routes – March 2019

Qantas has announced a raft of new routes on its domestic and international networks.

See where they’re off to below.

Melbourne to Queenstown (Seasonal)

Direct Qantas flights between Melbourne and Queenstown to meet growing winter holiday demand will operate between 21 June and 27 August 2019.

The airline will operate three direct Boeing 737 Melbourne-Queenstown services per week, offering more than 10,000 seats on the route over the winter peak.

These new flights are in addition to the Qantas Group’s existing 33 weekly Queenstown services throughout winter, with Qantas’ flights operating from Sydney and Brisbane, and Jetstar’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.

The new services will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Back to Fiji!

As we wrote back in January, Qantas returns to Fiji from Sydney for the first time in almost 20 years from 31 March 2019.

The new services will operate four times per week to Nadi, and fares will include a checked baggage allowance, inflight entertainment and food and drinks. Passengers will also have the option to fly or upgrade to Business Class.

The flights add to Jetstar’s direct services which also operate four times per week and will see the Qantas Group offer customers more than 75,000 seats on the route annually and the choice to fly to the popular holiday destination six days a week.

More flights for Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa and Sunshine Coast

  • Qantas will extend the use of larger Airbus A330s on selected flights from Cairns to Sydney and Melbourne. These aircraft offer 28 premium Business seats dubbed ‘mini First Class’ by some frequent flyers, with fast, free Wi-Fi rolling out across the fleet.
  • 11 additional return flights will be added each week between Brisbane and Cairns.
  • Weekday flights between Brisbane and Mount Isa to return to a double-daily service operated by QantasLink’s 125-seat Boeing 717 aircraft, increasing the weekly return services from 9 to 13.
  • 6 additional return flights between Brisbane and Townsville per week, operated by a mix of B717s and B737s.
  • Weekday flights between Sydney and Sunshine Coast will increase from daily to double-daily, with the total weekly return flights increasing from 8 to 13.

Northern Territory network changes

  • Qantas is launching two new routes to Uluru (Ayers Rock Airport) from both Darwin and Adelaide, operating twice per week on both routes with a Boeing 737 aircraft.
  • Flights between Alice Springs and Darwin will be upgraded from a Boeing 717 to a Boeing 737 aircraft, offering Business, inflight entertainment, and fast, free Wi-Fi on selected flights.
  • Flights between Perth and Darwin will operate daily year-round, rather than eleven times per week during peak season, and flights between Perth and Alice Springs will move from daily to two per week.

These new routes and network changes will be effective from 31 March 2019

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WE KNOW: Singapore’s Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts

Emma Dalton, Senior Corporate Travel Consultant at The Travel Authority Corporate Sydney, recently returned from an insightful (and luxurious) trip to Singapore and Europe.

Emma was invited by The Travel Authority Group’s friends at British Airways and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts to inspect their luxury offerings first-hand. As she travelled, Emma put BA’s Club World Business Class and airport lounges through their paces.

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Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

Before pushing on to London and Paris, Emma ran her discerning eye over iconic Shangri-La hotels in Singapore, as well as a pair of ‘Hotel Jen by Shangri-La’ properties.

First stop: Singapore.

“We arrived into Singapore Changi Airport from Sydney on BA016 at 21.30, then were transferred by Carey Limousines to Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, arriving at about 23.00”, said Emma.

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is consistently ranked among the world’s best hotels. Set in 15 acres of lush gardens, the legendary hotel offers a tranquil retreat from the buzz and bustle of Singapore and the Orchard Road shopping precinct nearby.

“Shangri-La Hotel Singapore enjoys a great location. This is a city hotel with none of the hustle and bustle you might expect knowing the city’s renowned Orchard Road shopping precinct is just a short walk away”, says Emma.

The hotel features 792 luxurious guestrooms and suites across three distinct wings as well as 182 spacious serviced apartments and residences. It has always been popular with leisure and business travellers alike.

A Valley Wing Deluxe at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

Emma stayed in a Valley Wing Deluxe room.

“The Valley Wing has its own entrance which makes it feel very exclusive, and the rooms are so opulent. My Valley Wing Deluxe room had a grand ambiance to it. The over-sized bathroom and huge chandelier really made me feel like I was somewhere special”, Emma recalls.

“The Tower Wing has a contemporary feel to it and, with large rooms, is suited to both business and leisure guests. There’s a floor dedicated to families, boasting five themed family suites and a room that has everything a parent would need if travelling with a baby or young child. Bottles and nappies, books and prams—you name it!”, says Emma.

Castle-themed Family suite.

Finally, a bit of a contrast, Emma described hotel’s Garden Wing as having a genuine holiday feel to it.

“Each Garden Wings room has a balcony—perfect for anyone looking for a city break with a resort vibe”, recommends Emma. The hotel’s pool—the largest in Singapore—will also certainly appeal to the holiday crowd.

Garden Wing Premier Balcony Suite

Highlights of Emma’s stay included:

  • The free-flowing Veuve from 11.00 in the Valley Wing Champagne Bar
  • Daily afternoon tea, dainty sandwiches and pastries, cookies and pralines at The Valley Wing Lobby Lounge
  • Daily evening canapes

Valley Wing Champagne Bar, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.

“Also, the curated selection of cheeses and ‘Gins around the World’ at The Valley Wing Lobby are all great (and delicious!) selling points for this room category at the hotel”, Emma points out.

During her stay in Singapore, Emma also inspected Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa—a beachside resort on nearby Sentosa Island, Singapore’s playground. Even though the resort is just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, this is very much a leisure property popular with families.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa.

The beachfront Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is home to:

  • 454 rooms and suites
  • 6 restaurants and bars

Emma’s pick of the resort’s restaurants was Trapizza, a casual Italian eatery right on the beach.

Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort’s beachside Trapizza restaurant.

The inspections continued in Singapore at Hotel Jen Tanglin, and Hotel Jen Orchardgateway.

Previously known as Shangri-La’s Traders Hotels, Jen Hotels describe themselves as ‘fresh, friendly and fuss-free. Catering to a new Jeneration of independently minded business and leisure travellers.’

Club Room, Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore.

“The Jen Hotels vibe is fresh, local and vibrant. The rooms at both Singapore properties are modern and funky”, says Emma.

Her pick of Singapore’s Jens?

“The Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is in a perfect position for both leisure and corporate travellers. The rooftop pool is AMAZING and the rooms, although small, feel larger because of the well throughout floor-plan and loads of natural light”, says Emma.

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore – Pool.

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WE KNOW: British Airways ‘Club World’ Business Class

Emma Dalton, Senior Corporate Travel Consultant at The Travel Authority Corporate Sydney, has recently returned from an insightful (and luxurious) trip to Singapore and Europe.

Pics from Emma’s British Airways Club World experience.

Emma was invited by The Travel Authority Group’s friends at British Airways and Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts to inspect their luxury offerings first-hand. As she travelled, Emma put BA’s Club World Business Class through its paces aboard the airline’s Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

  • BA016 Sydney to Singapore – Boeing 777
  • BA012 Singapore to London – Airbus A380
  • BA011 London to Singapore – Airbus A380
  • BA015 Singapore to Sydney – Boeing 777

Club World cabin on British Airways A380 aircraft.

On the ground, Emma ran her discerning eye over Shangri-La hotels in Singapore, Paris and London, including some Hotel Jen by Shangri-La properties

CLICK HERE to read about Emma’s Shangri-La hotel inspections in Singapore.

With such high quality ingredients, it’s no surprise that Emma returned to work absolutely buzzing from her BA & Shangri-La experience.

“It was an amazing trip—just incredible”, said Emma.

“From the moment I entered The House lounge in Sydney to the moment I landed home nine days later, the entire experience was absolute luxury. British Airways Club World business class was great. Frankly, the reviews do not do it justice. I have absolutely no hesitation selling and recommending Club World”, added Emma.

British Airways now invites its Sydney Club World and First passengers to The House lounge, rather than the Qantas lounges which have been the airline’s longstanding choice.

The House location at Sydney International Airport.

However, Qantas lounges remain available to BA flyers under Oneworld alliance lounge access rules.

“The House lounge is quiet and intimate and has a great selection of food. You can have a sit down meal before you board your flight—great if you want to board your flight and get straight to work or sleep”, advises Emma.

Service at The House includes à-la-carte dining with waiter service, shower facilities and unlimited WiFi.

Upon boarding flight BA016, the premium service and comfort continued.

“The luxurious Club World bedding by The White Company is just lovely. I loved that they supply a day blanket as well as a duvet for sleeping. Topped off by the biggest pillows in business class, it’s incredibly comfortable. I slept almost as well as I would in my own bed”, she reports.

Club World bedding and in-flight amenity kit.

Emma also noted some nice touches on the in-flight menu.

“In addition to an impressive wine list, on overnight flights, BA offers an an entrée and desert menu to help passengers maximise sleep time. This is a great option if you want something light before making the most of the comfortable bedding. Breakfast can be ordered in advance so it’s ready for you when you wake up”, says Emma.

Comparing the Club World cabins on different aircraft, Emma notes the configuration on both the A380 and the B777 was very similar, although the A380 did feel a little more updated.

“I was seated upstairs on the A380, but made sure to visit the Club World cabin on the lower level. Interestingly, even though there are more seats downstairs, the higher ceilings did make the cabin feel more spacious than the upper deck”, says Emma.

Club World’s forwards-backwards ‘yin-yang’ configuration.

Of Club World’s forwards-backwards seat layout, Emma says, “I travelled forwards and backwards on different sectors and, apart from take off and landing, I found little difference between travelling one way or the other.”

At Singapore Changi Airport, Emma accessed the British Airways Lounge and Concorde Bar in Terminal 1 before pushing on to Paris via London Heathrow. In transit, Emma made the most of services available at the British Airways Galleries Lounge in Terminal 5.

Elemis Spa, T5 Heathrow.

“At Heathrow T5, I recommend heading straight to the Elemis Spa in the lounge area. The spa offers complimentary 15-minute treatments for BA Club World and First customers. Club World customers can’t book ahead but I secured a spot right away”, says Emma.

“The mini facial was just great after our long-haul flight, and filled in the time before our onward flight to Paris. It was the perfect way to transit T5”, added Emma.

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