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Saints or Sinners? Hotel Chains and Flexible Check-Ins

Saints or Sinners? Hotel Chains and Flexible Check-Ins

Hands up if you’ve been inconvenienced by restrictive hotel check-in and check-out times. Yes, we’ve all been there; it’s a foreseeable inconvenience that means you start your hotel stay stressed and frustrated.  When you are travelling for business, time is of...

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Ways to Reduce Stress When Booking Business Travel

Ways to Reduce Stress When Booking Business Travel

It's International Stress Awareness Week, so it seems fitting that we delve into this subject and offer some support and guidance to PAs and Executive Assistants out there. We are not going to get all deep and go down the Agony Aunt route as we are a bunch of guys,...

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Ways to Successfully Book Group Business Travel

Ways to Successfully Book Group Business Travel

Booking group business travel can be like herding a flock of sheep, without a sheepdog. Getting everyone to co-operate is a considerable challenge. PAs and Executive Assistants tell us that it's the one part of the job that they dislike doing, as it's so stressful,...

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Brexit Day: How Does This Affect Business Travel?

Brexit Day: How Does This Affect Business Travel?

Brexit day is approaching, with the UK on track to officially leave the European Union (EU) on the 31st January 2020. This may leave many business travellers with concerns and doubts about how travelling for business will look after Friday.  After Brexit, the UK will...

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How to Streamline Business Travel

How to Streamline Business Travel

The devil is always in the detail. No matter how times you have made a travel booking, there are always situations whereby your plans can become derailed. Planning is key to ensuring a business trip is a success and it is the finer details that make the difference...

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Ways to Reduce Your Company Travel Budget

Ways to Reduce Your Company Travel Budget

Business travel is on the rise and companies need to factor this in when planning future travel policies and budgets. Business travel related activity totalled $1.3 trillion globally in 2017. This was a 5.8% increase on 2016 levels, according to the GBTA BTI...

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How to Fly Business Class for Less

How to Fly Business Class for Less

If you would like to treat yourself to premium cabins (business class, first class or premium economy) but your company budget does not stretch that far, you might be surprised that there are ways to make this happen. Be flexible with dates Here are a few of our tried...

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Time and Money Saving Tips When Booking Business Travel

Time and Money Saving Tips When Booking Business Travel

Wasting too much time booking international travel and feel you are blowing the company budget? Follow our top tips that WILL save you some time and money along the way: 1)    Book in advance  It may seem obvious but, if you can get travel dates in advance from your...

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How to Cut Costs Whilst Travelling for Business 

How to Cut Costs Whilst Travelling for Business 

When travelling for business, it is easy to let your spending get out of control.  That tempting drink or two at the end of the evening in the hotel bar, only to find it's £15 per drink! But if you are working toward a cost per day, or have other constraints on your...

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Why Have a Business Travel Policy?

Why Have a Business Travel Policy?

It is a myth that most business travellers resent their employer’s corporate travel policy.  The truth is that most employees like to know what is expected of them and how to comply with a corporate policy, providing that it is fair and allows them to accomplish the...

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Networking at Business Expos

Networking at Business Expos

Running a small business opens doors to networking. Two weeks ago, we attended our first Business Expo in Chessington. I have to admit that I was debating whether this was a better use of my time than being in the office dealing with my clients. However, I was amazed...

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Make Your Business Trips a Pleasure

Make Your Business Trips a Pleasure

Business trips can often involve travelling long distances in a short period. So it is important that you are well-prepared. Here's some useful advice on the important items you might need to take with you. When heading off to backpack around exotic climes to discover...

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Transform Your Business Trip into a Mini-Break

Transform Your Business Trip into a Mini-Break

Business travellers often claim to have a rock star’s appreciation of the countries they visit, experiencing the world from the inside of hotel rooms, taxi cabs and airport lounges. They are seldom aware of how close they are to a whole new world of exciting...

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Book the Perfect Business Hotel

Book the Perfect Business Hotel

Whether you are a Business Traveller or a PA, booking the perfect hotel for a business trip can be a proverbial minefield. Ever turned up to a hotel to find their WiFi keeps cutting out? Perhaps you booked a hotel, including breakfast and dinner, only to find your...

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Our Top Tips for Dealing with Jet Lag

Our Top Tips for Dealing with Jet Lag

Tips to Reduce Jet-lag for Business Travellers  Business travel can be exhausting and leave you feeling drained, tired and disorientated. Jet-lag can have an adverse effect on your concentration levels which isn’t ideal when you are attending that...

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