THE BLOG FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
- RMT strike to disrupt CrossCountry train services on 19 August / 26 August / 02 Sept / 09 Sept
- National Rail Strikes Update
- German Airports Cancel Flights for Monday 13 March Due To Strikes
- Spanish Ground Staff Strikes Feb 27 – Apr 13
- US Flights Grounded Due to FAA System Glitch 11 Jan 23
- Strike Action Planned for UK Border Force: 23-31 December
- Ground Staff at London Heathrow Plan Strike Action: 16-19 December
- UK Rail Strikes Planned for December and January
- UK Rail Strikes Announced For December and January
- London Heathrow Airport Strike: 18-21 November
- UK Rail Strike Action in November 2022
- United States update ESTA programme
- UK Rail Strike Action in October 2022
- Be in the know before you go with our Traveller Toolkit
- Support for clients on the day of the Queen’s state funeral – 19 Sep
Become the savviest business travel booker in the room. In this episode of our increasingly popular Travel Talks series, Gray Dawes Travel’s Director of Operations, Allison Knight, and Lead Account Manager, Julie Oliva, share top tips on cutting corporate travel costs without sacrificing on quality.
In this comprehensive guide, we give a rundown of our essential tips to help solo female travellers stay safe, comfortable, and confident while away on a business trip.
Learn how to navigate the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) as a British traveller.
In a world where connectivity and convenience are paramount, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) strives to simplify the travel experience. In this article, we delve into the benefits of MaaS, and how both individuals and businesses stand to gain from embracing the innovation.
On 13 August, a transatlantic Gray Dawes team travelled to Dallas, Texas to talk about our ‘think global, act local’ strategy at the GBTA Convention 2023. We spoke to Carolann Martini to find out more…
In the dynamic world of border security and facilitation, the UK Border Force is continuously shaping its strategies and processes to create a more secure and efficient border experience. This article provides an in-depth summary of all the information from the August 2023 Border Force Bulletin.
Our CEO Suzanne Horner recently chatted to Paul Richer on the ‘Parlez with Paul’ webinar series from the Travel Technology Initiative (TTI). The candid interview took viewers on a journey through Suzanne’s remarkable career, focusing on her rise through the travel industry ranks and the philosophies for success she defined along the way.
With recent news suggesting that the UK Government will be encouraging competition on cross-Channel routes from London to European destinations, is UK Rail on a one-way trip to a revival?
It’s good to talk. At Innovation Hub we get to hear what our clients think about our technology first-hand: What does our technology do well? What are we missing? How does our ‘follow the sun’ strategy measure up? And most importantly: What can we do to improve?
A New Signing...We are wrth fy modd (that’s “delighted” in Welsh) to announce Gray Dawes Sports new travel partnership with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA). The WSA were previously partnered with Ventur before the TMC was acquired by Gray Dawes Group in August...
The New Distribution Capability (NDC) was developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to revolutionise the way in which air travel content was distributed and purchased. In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of adopting NDC and how you can use it to stay ahead of the travel tech curve.
When it comes to getting the best possible rates for your travel bookings- and the most flexible choices – content is king. In our latest Travel Talks webinar, Gray Dawes CCO Warren Dix, COO Dave Bishop and special client guest Leanne Wilby from Games Global look at the importance of getting great content in your corporate travel programme.
MP Travel in Australia rebrands to Gray Dawes Travel to bring even closer alignment and an improved global client offering.
On Saturday 10th June, an intrepid group from Gray Dawes travelled to the north of England to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for mental health charity Mind – enduring a gruelling hike up the Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough mountains.
In this article, we take a deeper look at ETAs and provide you with a rundown of everything you need to know ahead of the official rollout starting in October 2023.
Gray Dawes Travel are shortlisted THREE Business Travel AwardsWe're delighted to announce that Gray Dawes has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but THREE Business Travel Awards, namely: Account Management Team of the Year Travel Partner of the Year - Medium TMC...
In today’s fast-paced business world, companies are always looking for ways to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Travel is no exception. A well-managed business travel program can provide significant savings without removing the essence of what makes a great traveller experience – so long as companies take the time to understand what they need from their travel.
We’ve partnered with global travel tech innovator, Snowfall, who like us have expanded into the Australia market, in order to challenge legacy providers with their ground-breaking multimodal travel sourcing and booking platform, Junction. This means we’re able to deliver unrivalled multimodal travel content and state-of-the-art user experiences for the benefit of our corporate clients down under.
We recently caught up with our friends at United Airlines to learn what they’ve been up to and discover all their new products, services and innovations. What we found out is that United Airlines really is a force for good. They are building the future of sustainable flight, diversifying their flight deck, and reimagining the entire flying experience to better serve the business traveller.
As the world recovers from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global businesses are gradually resuming their operations and eagerly seeking new opportunities. Amidst this paradigm shift, China has emerged as an indispensable business travel destination.
A modal shift refers to the change of one mode of transportation to another. By adopting slight adjustments to your travel schedule, mainly by substituting carbon-heavy transport options to lighter ones, you can make a serious difference to your carbon footprint. Here are our top 5 modal shift opportunities that you can consider to effectively reduce the environmental impact of your travel programme.
As part of our strategic global growth plans, Gray Dawes Group has acquired the Florida based travel management business, Express Travel. Our entry into the American market closes the circle on our innovative ‘follow the sun’ service model; delivering a single shared technology platform with seamless personal service across the entire Gray Dawes international operation.
Every organisation should have their own unique travel policy, specific to their own demands and requirements, designed to meet the objectives of their corporate travel program. However, there are a number of best practices and common themes that you really need to ensure your travel policy incorporates. That’s what Dan and Gavin, from our account management team, discuss in this episode of Travel Talks.
We all know what a carbon footprint is. What is less well known is the concept of a carbon handprint; the positive impact we can make on the environment through our actions. Understanding the difference between a carbon handprint and a carbon footprint is crucial for businesses, especially those in the travel industry, to take effective steps towards sustainable and responsible practices.
We examine the findings of an important new report from CBI Economics, commissioned by the BTA, which seeks to understand the benefits of business travel and in-person meetings in a world forever changed by the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
How can the business travel industry attract new talent?As The Business Travel Association publishes its latest brochure on career opportunities within the business travel industry – Your Career Can Travel – our very own Sonam Popat, Gray Dawes Marketing Consultant...
Traveling for work can be an exciting opportunity to explore new places and expand your horizons, but it can also be stressful and draining. Long hours, jet lag, and disrupted routines can take a toll on your health, leaving you feeling drained and overwhelmed. To help you stay healthy and maintain your wellbeing while traveling for work, here are seven tips and strategies to keep in mind.
Say hello to our new marketing assistant, Callum Winterford, who joins our award winning Marketing Team here at Gray Dawes. We’ve given Callum the keys to this month’s blog so he can share a little bit about himself, his ambitions and why he joined Gray Dawes Group.
We mark International Women’s Day by celebrating some of the female pioneers in travel; past, present and future. And we say hello to just a few of the inspirational women in Gray Dawes who are helping to take our company and the business travel industry forward. These sisters are most definitely doing it for themselves!
Is SAF really as green as it claims? Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from renewable resources and designed as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel-based aviation fuels. In this blog article, we will explore exactly what SAF is, how it is produced, and debate the environmental impact of using SAF for business travel.
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