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New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Travel Technology News Europe) Nov 27, 2011

Abercrombie & Kent Save Time and Money with Abercrombie & Kent's New Airport Concierge Service. A new service allowing travelers to whizz through security and customs at airports has been launched around the world by luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent. Calling on nearly 50-years of travel expertise A&K has launched Airport Concierge that will see passengers treated like VIP's and given the smoothest and quickest journey through more than 200 airports worldwide. Customers can be met at the steps of the aircraft and guided through security, customs and immigration. A&K Airport Concierge also includes luggage assistance, transfers in executive vehicles from the airport to the travellerOs city destination and vice versa, city guided tours to give the traveller a geographical and cultural insight to a location, and access to airport lounges even if a business or first class ticket is not held. Stuart Nassos, Chief E-Commerce Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, said, OTime is money. We want to ensure our customers donOt waste valuable time navigating the airport when they could be accomplishing their objectives. By providing travellers with a knowledgeable airside representative to meet them at the aircraft and fast-track them through customs and immigration, baggage claim and arrivals, our new Airport Concierge is ideal for the business traveller with a minimum amount of spare time.O Should travellers require an airport transfer, the airport chauffeur service offers a range of executive vehicles or limousines with professional English-speaking drivers. The guide can take customers on a driving tour of the city highlights to give them a greater geographical understanding of their destination. Guides can offer city life advice, including where to eat out, tipping and etiquette, so travellers can start their stay well equipped with local knowledge. In addition, A&K Airport Concierge provides departures assistance, whisking travellers through check-in and security to get them onto their flights quickly and effortlessly. OGone are the days of lengthy security queues, scrutinising notice boards or following directions in a foreign language,O added Stuart Nassos. OWith A&K Airport Concierge, youOll be inside the airport lounge or on your flight in no time.O A&K Airport Concierge VIP packages start from UKP183 and are available for single independent travellers or for groups in over 200 of the worldOs largest airports in destinations including; Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Tokyo, Singapore, Bangkok, London, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Dubai, Cairo, Frankfurt, Munich, Madrid and Zurich. Nov 16, 2011

Bentley Motors, Apple Bentley's connected concept car features Apple products. To equip its Mulsanne sedan as a connected car, Bentley Motors has included a Mac Mini with a 4G wireless router in the trunk, along with iPads in the rear-seat tray tables. The concept car is being exhibited at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Nov 18, 2011

Bluesky International Oliver Rothschild Joins Bluesky Board. Corporate Strategist Oliver Rothschild has joined the board of Bluesky. In his new role as Non Executive Director of the Leicestershire based aerial survey company, Rothschild will bring a valuable network of contacts, extensive board experience and a successful track record of business development. He is active in a range of industries and holds a diverse portfolio of business interests that are compatible and complementary to Bluesky's own green agenda. "Oliver brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the existing Board of Directors and will prove invaluable as we continue to develop our already extensive range of environmental data products - such as the UK's first solar energy maps, heat loss mapping and night time aerial surveys," commented Bluesky's Managing Director Rachel Tidmarsh . "His management experience, Chairmanships and charitable works make Oliver a powerful ambassador in our target markets both at home and overseas." Oliver Rothschild is a Corporate Strategist active in a variety of business arenas. He began his career consulting in the hotel, restaurant and leisure industries before moving on to complete successful business development projects in Property Investment, ICT and Entertainment, Public Relations, Fine Arts & Antiques. He was former Chairman of an international travel PLC, Senior Vice President of American General Investments and Director of an Auction House. Amongst a range of Chairmanships that transcend a wide variety of industries including sustainable energy, corporate strategy, cloud computing, media and the arts, Rothschild has also held a Board level position with the Carbon Advice Group an organisation that engages with individuals and businesses to combat climate change. "This appointment is extremely exciting as it combines two of my great interests - IT and the green agenda," commented Oliver. "I hope that my experience and expertise will complement the skills already present and that by working with Bluesky we can, together, continue to develop and bring to market innovative geographic data solutions." Nov 15, 2011

Cheapflights Media Cheapflights.co.uk Makes Wrapping Up Holiday Shopping Easy With Gift Ideas for Travellers of All Types. As holiday shopping kicks off along with the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Cheapflights.co.uk, the UK's leading website for travel deals comparison, has scoured the travel-sphere for the world's Top 10 Perfect Travel Gifts this Christmas. With everything from the latest gadgets to entertainment luggage for the kids, there's sure to be a stocking stuffer or a box to put under the tree for all. "Eliminate the stress of holiday shopping by hitting the high street or even the cyber world for a spot of shopping, list in hand," says Nadine Hallak, Travel Expert for Cheapflights.co.uk. "Travel related gifts are fun to open as they carry the joy of the moment as well as the promise of future adventure. Our choices are also useful, practical, long lasting and inspiring. Most importantly, most of them won't break the bank!" adds Hallak. Here we explore five of the world's ten very best travel gifts to give this holiday season along with who they would suit. For the junior traveller -- Trunki This is the one that the cash-rich investors in Dragon's Den let get away. Flying during the peak Christmas travel season pretty much guarantees long lines and frazzled families at the airport. A relief for parents is the Trunki, a baggage-scooter hybrid that has changed the way kids navigate airports. The four-wheeled suitcase offers tots a chance to pack their favourite Peppa Pig pyjamas and then ride around the airport and their destination. New this year is SnooziHedz, a three-in-one blanket, pillow and travel buddy -- perfect for the colder cabin environment. For the jet setter -- Tumi Scale Passengers are all too familiar with rising baggage fees as airlines...

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