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COVER STORY

TRAVEL BUZZ

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Hotel launches, new airline routes and other news of interest to the business traveller.

AIRPORTS

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The World’s Most Unique Airports From the busiest to the most dangerous to the most expensive, EXEC brings you the most unique airports in the world.

AIRLINES

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Indian Is An Important Market: Stephen King Stephen King, the newly appointed General Manager, Virgin Atlantic India, tells EXEC what the Indian business traveller can expect from the airline. Sites That Make Booking Flights Easy EXEC shows you some great sites that’ll help you make cheap and efficient flight bookings and also some of their major pitfalls.

HOTELS

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The New York Giants Come To Play At The Home Field The Chatwal Hotels and Resorts have announced 52 new hotels in India in the next five years. EXEC catches up with the fatherson duo as they sketch their expansion plans in India. Taj Launches Vivanta by Taj Surya In Coimbatore Vivanta by Taj – Surya, Coimbatore is the first Vivanta hotel outside Chennai in the state.

34 Hotels Go Hi-Tech Hotels across India are trying to woo guests by implementing state-of-theart technological features. Is that what business travellers really want?

DESTINATION WHY PUNE PROSPERS

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Every sector from hospitality and retail to IT and auto is buying into the Pune story and the realtors couldn’t be happier.

HOW TO ROCK IN NEW YORK

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If you love to head-bang after a hard day’s work, the Big Apple has some of the world’s best rock clubs.

DOWNTIME VACATIONS

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Let’s connect

PRODUCTIVITY

EXEC BUSINESS TRAVELLER

RIGHT BRAIN

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Every Rupee Ever Printed In History

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afford to miss – the popular ones and some quirky ones that’ll keep you occupied as you wait for your boarding call.

10 TIPS FOR THE ROAD

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PEOPLE

Makes Jack A Bright Boy EXEC complies a list of games for the iPad that you can’t

COMMUTE

Celebrations have just begun in

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many places across the globe. Even if you missed the carnivals in winter you can choose from EXEC’s catalogue of locations around the world, which hosts some festivities this season.

Rezwan Razack has devoted his life to collecting at least one of every rupee note ever minted since there was a rupee.

I-TRAVEL Love The Pillow? Buy The Pillow!

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EXEC suggests ways to get more out of your frequent business trips.

60 Hotels are now selling their custom-made, professional grade products

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