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Shuttle or chauffeur? 5 ways to get from the airport to your hotel

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When it comes to trip planning, there’s a lot to consider. An important part of maximizing your travel is making sure your vacation time doesn’t get used up in transit.

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Points and miles enthusiasts naturally focus the bulk of our efforts on crafting the perfect award ticket, and finding the best free hotel room. However, it’s important not to let the finer details slip through the cracks.

Unless you’re planning an airport vacation — which isn’t all that ridiculous if we’re talking about Singapore’s Changi airport — one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is how to get to your accommodations in the first place. The options listed below are fairly common at most destinations, including international airports.

One of our favorites had been Groundlink, but we learned it had gone out of business. So we thought we’d better revisit the best ways to get from the plane to your hotel or wherever else you are headed.

Here are their pros and

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Why Lake Zurich’s newest hotel is the place to be right now

I had a pretty good idea of what to ­expect from this hotel before I even arrived; for, in similar fashion to a Swiss cuckoo clock, a small man popped out in front of me as I approached the luggage carousel in Zurich airport, armed with my name. A minute later he had whisked my case off the belt and propelled me to a glossy black Mercedes waiting right outside.

Thinking back to this pre-Covid ­arrival seems another world away now, free of face masks and social distancing, but Switzerland is emerging out the other side, bar a few clusters, making this a tempting proposition in which to immerse yourself in that particularly civilised way of life that the Swiss excel in. And that is before we get on to the breezy lake views.

As I walked through the entrance of this little Belle Époque jewel, the newest member of the seriously loved La Réserve Hotel group, which has long charmed Paris and Geneva with its informal luxury, it was the rough (in contrast to my smooth arrival) that caught my eye: exposed red brick on the walls with occasional breaks for smooth wood or dramatic black-and-white tiger marble. While the Paris and Geneva outposts are visibly the opulent hand of Jacques Garcia, here it is Philippe Starck who weaves the story.

The Eden au Lac Hotel, bordering Lake Zurich, has been a city landmark since its arrival in 1909. Its renowned service and position on the edge of the

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