In the face of inevitable and glittering industry acknowledgements Martin, you will always be more famous as the guy that did the Triple Salchow off the hotel bed during lockdown.
I’ve been travelling so much that when I visited my dentist on Friday, I actually (and I swear this is true) went to fasten my seat belt as I sat in my chair. Given my aversion to dentists and what followed, I probably should have.
This is the closest I’ve got to Hainan since before the pandemic. Where’s my parachute when I need it?
I’m going to focus on the soon-to-be-opened rather than the temporarily shuttered here as I think the real story is now one of future renaissance not bleak recent past.
Better times are coming at this magnificent gateway and the Airport Authority Hong Kong team is more than prepared for them.
I can’t help thinking that all those rather confident alpha male sales assistants prowling either side of the walk-through store are more daunting than they are engaging.
Which airline could keep me connected for longest and with the best line speed? Cathay won hands down. I suspect I am not the only travel retail executive deciding that connectivity is key to choice of carrier.
As always at HKIA there are plenty of ‘Opening Soon’ hoardings, such as the ones for Cartier and Miu Miu pictured. I love the way that Airport Authority Hong Kong never sees its job as done and constantly refreshes its retail and food & beverage offer.
The headlines don’t come from a regular world trouble spot where the people are raging against the actions of some despot they wish to see toppled.