IHG to double its number of hotels in China

Intercontinental Hotels Group is set to hire another 110,000 staff to support its plans to double its number hotels in China within the next three to five years. At the moment IHG has almost 60,000 employees in China, 200 hotels open and another 179 properties in development.

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Emirates to launch services to Taipei

A brand new Emirates a service to Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport is set to commence on the 10th February 2014, marking the airline’s 16th destination in the Far East.

Initially the service will consist of six non-stop flights per week and will be operated by a three class Boeing 777-300ER, providing 304 seats in Economy Class, 42 seats in Business Class and 8 private suites in First Class.

Emirates are also launching new routes to Conakry in Guinea, Clark in the Philippines and Kabul in Afghanistan.

Emirates Chauffeur Drive Service now available in China

Emirates First Class and Business Class passengers travelling to or from Beijing Capital Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport can now enjoy extra comfort and convenience thanks to the launch of Emirates complimentary chauffeur drive.

Currently available at over 55 airports around the world, the service is free of charge within a 60 kilometer-distance and can be booked once flights are confirmed.

Uniglobe to Mongolia

Uniglobe were very pleased to be asked to present at the recent UKTI ExploreExport Week at the Edgbaston County Ground.  We attended the Mongolia Clinic and gave a presentation to guests along with the Mongolian Ambassador and British  Embassy representative from Ulan Bator.  There are terrific business opportunities in this new emerging market and it is good to see the UKTI and British businesses being so pro active.   There is a trade visit to Ulan Bator next year from 24 – 29 March and Uniglobe Elite are the designated travel  agent.  If anyone would like more information or an email contact at UKTI  please let Sharon (sharon.march@uniglobeelite.co.uk) know.