THE BLOG FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
With over 40-years of experience, Tony is one of the longest-serving members at Gray Dawes. In this article, we chat to Tony about his day-to-day responsibilities as an Operations Manager, his first experiences as a travel agent stamping brochures in the 1980s, and a lung-busting mountain climbing experience.
Get insider tips from our experts in sports travel management. We sat down with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) to talk about how to best manage travel costs, navigate logistical challenges, and ensure that athletes arrive at their destination ready and raring to compete.
The role of a business travel booker cannot be overstated. In this guide, we give our top tips to help you stay ahead of the business travel game and become the smartest business travel booker in the room. We highlight the importance of having access to comprehensive travel content, extol the benefits of advance booking, reveal the secret to getting the best rates on flights, and give you tips to save money on hotels.
Nestled along the banks of the mighty Yangtze River Delta, the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai is renowned for its economic and cultural clout. In this comprehensive guide to Shanghai for business travellers, we take a deeper look into the local business culture, offer our top tips for getting around the city, and pick out the best things to see and do during your visit.
In today’s fast-paced world, where efficiency and productivity are more important than ever, AI is emerging as a game-changer in the realm of corporate travel. In this article, we take a look at 5 possible ways AI might revolutionise the industry, offering a brief look into a future where truly intelligent technology has unlocked new doors hitherto unnoticed.
Discover what corporate travel management will look like over the next twelve months. In this episode of Travel Talks, we explore the operational, economic, geopolitical and technology factors which will influence the business travel industry in 2024, exploring what this will mean for organisations, travel managers and travellers.
In this article, we explore the concept of mental health, delve into effective techniques and resources to manage it, and provide practical tips for business travellers to prioritise their well-being before, during, and after their work trips.
Once a modest fishing village nestled on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Dubai emerged shimmering from the desert sands as an economic powerhouse with global ambitions. The city is almost unrecognisable from its pearl-diving past. Dhows cruise the waterways beneath a soaring skyline punctuated by the iconic Burj Khalifa which pierces the heavens at nearly 3,000ft. Get to know the city better in this comprehensive guide for business travellers.
We partnered with the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank charity, in the belief that nobody should be left hungry or forced to live in poverty. We caught up with a few members of our Colchester-based team to learn more about what Gray Dawes are doing to help and find out what they learned from an eye-opening visit to the local food bank.
As part of our strategic global growth plans, Gray Dawes Group has acquired the Netherlands based travel management business, VCK Travel. A well established powerhouse within the European business travel market, VCK Travel will further strengthen our ALWAYS ON global value proposition while also acting as a springboard for our expansion into Europe, providing huge benefits for all our clients.
Nestled amidst snow-capped peaks and shimmering lakes lies the Swiss city of Zurich. Forget the stereotypical vision of quaint Alpine villages – this cosmopolitan gem is a dynamo of finance, innovation, and cutting-edge design. But beneath the sleek skyscrapers and buzzing trams lies a charming Altstadt (Old Town) whispering tales of medieval guilds and Reformation fervour.
The business travel industry is always on the move. Trends come and go (and often come back again), and traveller priorities change. In this article, we take a deep dive into the 2024 ITM Trending Survey to find out what buyer priorities for business travel might be in the new year.
The New Distribution Capability represents a game-changer for the business travel industry. In this, the very first American episode of our popular Travel Talks webinar series, we discuss all things NDC.
Our CEO Suzanne Horner has been named on BTN’s 25 Most Influential list for 2023 which features inspirational individuals who, through their hard work and advocacy, have made a positive difference within the business travel industry.
In this episode of Travel talks, you hear directly from our own Chief Technology Officer, Sophie Taylor, as she takes us through her predictions for how technology will shape corporate travel management in the future.
We sat down with Account Manager, Dan Fido, to learn more about the role of account management within Gray Dawes Travel. From problem solving to value finding, there’s so much more to client liaison than monthly meetings and doughnuts.
Nestled in the beating heart of southwest Germany, Frankfurt is renowned for being the nation’s financial epicentre. In this guide, we take a deeper look into the city as a business travel destination with tips to getting there and around, plus our top picks for things to see or do.
Travelling the world can be challenging for those living with a disability. It’s not just about getting from A to B – every single stage of the journey needs to be planned meticulously. In this article, we give our top tips and advice for disabled business travellers about to head off on a trip across the world.
You can fly with Emirates to over 130 destinations around the world. So wherever your business takes you, make your travel streamlined, economical and unforgettable
We take a deeper look at the BTA Manifesto: A Roadmap to Change whitepaper and present an overview of the key recommendations for the future of business travel based on research from the BTA and CBI Economics.
The business travel world is deceptively vast and it’s easy to miss the important bits. In this article we’ve compiled our top 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about business travel to keep you in the loop.
We take a deeper look into Stockholm, the so-called “Venice of the North”, as a business travel destination, exploring the business culture, transport, and more…
For World Menopause Day 2023, we find out more about the menopause, look into how you can manage the symptoms, and give you all the resources you need to learn more.
To celebrate Black History Month 2023, we tell the stories of pioneering black figures who have had a significant impact on the history of travel. Plus we speak to our very own Head of People, Trish Hewitt, who tells us more about the importance of celebrating black culture and how Gray Dawes remains committed to celebrating diversity.
We recently chatted with our friends at ITA Airways to learn all about their new routes, latest technology, and ongoing commitment to sustainable flying.
What are the biggest priorities for TMCs? Our very own Sonam Popat travelled to the BTA Conference 2023 in Antwerp to find out more.
We spoke to car hire giants AVIS. They told us all about their virtually touchless Quick Pass booking system and their all-in-one Avis App. It might very well revolutionise the car rental industry.
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.
Your first stop in navigating travel in a post-Brexit, Covid world.
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