Vilnius: A Business Traveller’s Guide

Vilnius: A Business Traveller’s Guide

Are you planning on travelling to Vilnius for work? Once referred to as the Rome of the North for its reputation as a stronghold of Catholic values and its architectural beauty, the city is fast becoming a central business hub and a cradle for fledgling startups. Throw in competitive tax rates and a government actively supporting foreign investment, and you’ll see why Vilnius is the worst-kept secret for businesses of all sizes. In this comprehensive guide to Vilnius for business travellers, we delve deeper into navigating the city’s unique corporate landscape, offer our top tips for getting around, and pick out our top 3 things to see or do to make your trip unforgettable. 

What is the True Value of a TMC?

What is the True Value of a TMC?

A recent article from The Business Travel Magazine claims that Travel Management Companies (TMCs) like Gray Dawes are struggling to provide value for their clients. However, at Gray Dawes, we respectfully and heartily disagree… After all, not all TMCs are created equally. Tarring everyone with the same brush only serves to devalue the brilliant work and innovative thinking that organisations such as ours bring to the industry. In this article, we take a deeper look at the “Value Proposition” piece from the Business Travel Magazine and demonstrate how we are genuinely doing things differently.

How the Paris Olympics 2024 will Impact Business Travel (And What You Can Do About It)

How the Paris Olympics 2024 will Impact Business Travel (And What You Can Do About It)

The Olympic Games are heading to Paris in July. Over 10,000 athletes will be throwing, swimming, running, cycling, and more for the chance to grab a gold medal and write themselves into the annals of Olympic history. But with an estimated 15 million visitors planning to head to the event according to the Paris je t’aime tourist office, travelling to and within Europe for work will almost certainly be affected. In this article, we take a look at how the Paris Olympics 2024 might impact business travel and offer our expert tips and advice to help you keep your trip on course.

A New Traveller’s Guide to Better Business Trips

A New Traveller’s Guide to Better Business Trips

As a new business traveller, going on a business trip can be a daunting prospect. You are expected to ingratiate yourself with people from different cultures and embrace new ways of working. But it is also a highly rewarding experience in which you might meet lifelong connections and find opportunities to advance your career. In this article, we give our top tips to making the most of a business trip both before you leave and during your visit.

Hong Kong: A Business Traveller’s Guide

Hong Kong: A Business Traveller’s Guide

Strategically located in South China, Hong Kong offers unparalleled access to the burgeoning Asian market and is often defined as the city where East meets West. Colonial-era architecture stands proudly beside soaring modern structures, while ancient temples co-exist with bustling financial districts. This harmonious blend reflects Hong Kong’s fascinating history as a British colony that later transitioned to a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. In this comprehensive guide to Hong Kong for business travellers, we delve deeper into navigating the city’s unique corporate landscape, offer our top tips for getting around, and pick out our top 3 things to see or do to make your trip unforgettable. 

Top 6 Places to Visit as an LGBTQ+ Traveller

Top 6 Places to Visit as an LGBTQ+ Traveller

As an LGBTQ+ professional, travel comes with an extra layer of uncertainty. Though the world is becoming an altogether friendlier and more tolerant place, there are still challenges to overcome and hoops to jump through. So, to celebrate Pride Month 2024, we spoke to our very own Diversity & Inclusion Manager Brit Clayton who gives her top 6 destinations for LGBTQ+ business travellers as told through the prism of her own experiences abroad.