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Zurich: A Business Traveller’s Guide
Zurich: A Business Traveller’s Guide

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.

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What are Travel Buyers Looking for in 2024?
What are Travel Buyers Looking for in 2024?

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.

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Travel Talks USA 1 – NDC Is Coming!
Travel Talks USA 1 – NDC Is Coming!

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.

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Deep Dive into Account Management
Deep Dive into Account Management

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.

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Frankfurt: A Business Traveller’s Guide
Frankfurt: A Business Traveller’s Guide

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.

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Travelling for Business with a Disability
Travelling for Business with a Disability

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.

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Fly Better with Emirates
Fly Better with Emirates

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

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World Menopause Day 2023
World Menopause Day 2023

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.

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Black History Month: Pioneering Black Figures in Travel
Black History Month: Pioneering Black Figures in Travel

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.

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Flying Further with ITA Airways
Flying Further with ITA Airways

We recently chatted with our friends at ITA Airways to learn all about their new routes, latest technology, and ongoing commitment to sustainable flying.

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Get Going Quicker with Avis QuickPass
Get Going Quicker with Avis QuickPass

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.

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Travel Talks 8 – Be The Best Booker
Travel Talks 8 – Be The Best Booker

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.

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Making the Most of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
Making the Most of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

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.

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Always On at the GBTA Convention 2023
Always On at the GBTA Convention 2023

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…

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Navigating the Future of the UK Border
Navigating the Future of the UK Border

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.

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What it Takes to Run a Global TMC
What it Takes to Run a Global TMC

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.

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UK Rail the New Branchway of Europe
UK Rail the New Branchway of Europe

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?

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Talking Global at the Innovation Hub
Talking Global at the Innovation Hub

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?

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The New Distribution Capability (NDC) Definitive Guide
The New Distribution Capability (NDC) Definitive Guide

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.

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Travel Talks 7 Content is King
Travel Talks 7 Content is King

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.

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