A collection of interesting bits and pieces from around the world of travel and beyond…

What happens to babies born on planes?

Births like these occur in approximately one in every 26 million passengers, according to aviation medical support company MedAire.

Shona is one of almost 50 people worldwide known as skyborns – impromptu deliveries who increase the passenger manifest, mid-flight.


Welcome to 2019 – Virgin Money finally has a mobile app!

Finally! I’m generally happy with my Virgin Reward+ Credit Card, except for two irritating issues. A lack of mobile app and no Apple Pay support. The second of these I can live with – Curve card doesn’t yet offer Apple Pay support either and while frustrating it’s not the end of the world. The absence of any sort of mobile app was far more frustrating but thankfully this has now been rectified with the release of a Virgin Money Credit Card app.

You can download the Virgin Money app, via the App Store here, or the Google Play store here

Le Club AccorHotels to become ALL by End of 2019 – New Lifestyle Loyalty Program for AccorHotels

AccorHotels will be replacing its existing Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program with ALL (Accor Live Limitless) by the end of the year. The new lifestyle loyalty program will be developed into a fully integrated global platform that integrates rewards, services, and experiences across the entire ecosystem to bring value to members.


Forbes Travel Guide gives every Peninsula hotel five stars

Forbes Travel Guide on Wednesday said all 10 Peninsula hotels have won its coveted Five-Star ranking, making Peninsula the first brand in the guide’s 61-year history to achieve the top rating for all properties.


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