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The next frontier
Road warriors of the future will not be limited to this planet, but may travel in wider worlds. European Space Solutions, a three-day conference in London, will bring together business, public sector users and developers to explore space-based services and applying the technologies for the future.
One of the keynote speakers will be Sir Richard Branson (above), an advocate of space travel. The conference takes place from December 3rd to 5th during the European Space Expo in London. See space-solutions.eu
Delta force Chelsea
Be nice and fly with Delta (a lot) and you may get an invitation to the Delta 360 degree lounge at Chelsea Football Club for pre-match hospitality. The airline has opened a lounge in the Millennium and Copthorne Hotel at Stamford Bridge Stadium. They have exclusive use for home games, where they will host guests for pre-match hospitality.
‘Lost time’ causes travelling stress
In a survey of 6,000 regular road warriors into the causes of stress while travelling, Carlson Wagonlit Travel has hit on some surprising findings. Jet lag and long working hours are less stressful than losing a bag. It is not a bag being lost or delayed that causes the stress, but the “lost time”, along with routine breakers and surprises.
Not being able to stick routines, such as fitness or eating healthily on the road, were also high on the list. Surprises like unforeseen events which throw off plans were at the top of the list. Women found travelling on average four percentage points of stress higher than men. People living with a spouse or partner, found weekend travelling generated additional stress.
More travel fees Brothers in Liberty
Visitors to Philadelphia can combine a love of history with a stay in the Hotel Monaco, which opened last Friday. The hotel, in the Lafayette Building, overlooks the Liberty Bell (above) and is in the most historic square mile of the United States.
Follow in the footsteps of Ben Franklin or indeed run up those steps in the Rocky robe. The hotel also has the Stratus Rooftop bar and lounge to survey the birth city of a nation. Rates from $211 per night. See monaco-philadelphia.com.
From next week Lufthansa will be introducing a credit card surcharge which means tickets will incur an additional €7.50, just in case you were wondering what the extra fee on your card is.