MOVING FORWARD

THE BLOG FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS

Top 5 MICE Destinations
Top 5 MICE Destinations

With international travel now firmly back on the agenda, we asked our colleagues over in Gray Dawes Events for the TOP 5 destinations you should consider for your next corporate event. Check out this article and video for their favourite locations… which may surprise you!

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Light at the end of the tunnel
Light at the end of the tunnel

It’s clear from the recovery and certainly the demand that we’re seeing across the industry and beyond that business travel is very much back on the agenda. Gray Dawes CCO Warren Dix explores the Covid-19 aftershock felt across industries and the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Top Travel Tips
Top Travel Tips

Did you miss our first Travel Talks webinar on how to build your travellers’ confidence in a post-pandemic and post-Brexit world? Don’t worry, here we present the top tips shared by Operations Manager, Julie Hamstead-Wallis, and Director of Client Development, Gavin Sanderson.

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All Things AVIS
All Things AVIS

We recently caught up with our friends at Avis to learn about all the latest developments with the car hire specialists, including their loyalty programme, Avis Preferred, how business travellers can manage rentals on the go with the Avis App and much more.

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Managing Mental Health
Managing Mental Health

To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, we reached out to TravelHealthPro to help identify the key mental health issues facing business travellers and to offer practical guidance on what they can do to identify and alleviate the symptoms.

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Border Force
Border Force

We recently caught up with our colleagues and contacts at UK Border Force to learn what’s happening at British ports are airports, now that international travel is returning in earnest, and learn what this means for business travellers.

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Schengen Area Travel
Schengen Area Travel

With business travel continuing to ramp up, organisations need to consider keeping track of the amount of time UK citizens spend within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Allowance permits non-EU citizens to visit the Schengen Area for a maximum period of 90 days within a rolling 180-day period.

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How To Focus Better At Work
How To Focus Better At Work

Find out how to focus better at work with these helpful tips that will increase the attention span and concentration of you and your team.

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All Things United
All Things United

We recently caught up with our friends at United Airlines to learn all about the exciting new developments they have planned for business travellers. From new routes to supersonic flying, we take a quick look at what’s about to take off.

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Premier Inn Competition
Premier Inn Competition

For this month’s ‘Moving Forward’ Competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Premier Inn to bring you a fantastic prize. We also caught up with what’s been happening at Premier Inn for business travellers, checking out (and in to!) their stunning new Premier Plus rooms…

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How To Control Costs
How To Control Costs

As market prices increase following the global pandemic, we examine what Travel Managers now need to think about and how they can effectively control the cost of business travel. Spoiler alert: it’s not all about content, but also process and booking behaviour.

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Cyber Safety
Cyber Safety

With the ever-escalating security issues the world faces, particularly around increased global cyber-security threats, we want to reassure you that, no matter what the risks are, companies and their travellers are safe with Gray Dawes Travel.

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International Women’s Day 2022
International Women’s Day 2022

This year we wanted to pay tribute to some of the incredible women who were pioneers in travel. It’s these women and their amazing achievements, often in the face of adversity, who paved the way for women in the travel industry today.

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Jet Lag
Jet Lag

Just as a hangover so often follows a great night out, travel can lead to some not so magnificent jet lag – a temporary sleep problem that can affect long-haul fliers. And, as with hangovers, everyone seems to have their own ‘cure’ – but which are the real deal? We explore the six best ways to beat jet lag.

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What’s happening at Lufthansa Group?
What’s happening at Lufthansa Group?

We recently caught up with our friends at Lufthansa Group to learn all about the exciting new developments they have planned for business travellers. From new routes and new cabins to even more digital services, we take a quick look at what’s about to take off.

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Work Life Balance
Work Life Balance

The term work-life balance – sometimes called WLB⁠ – is self-explanatory, referring to the sense of harmony you get between your work life and your home life, without having them conflict.

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FlyZero
FlyZero

Flying is among the most difficult nut to crack when building carbon-free transportation. As the global aviation industry looks to a brighter, greener future, FlyZero will help the UK stand at the forefront of sustainable flight in design, manufacture, technology and skills. A new dawn for aviation is on the horizon!

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Traveller Confidence
Traveller Confidence

As travel restrictions and Covid testing regulations continue to ease, we look at our clients’ top international destinations and what you need to know (and do) to get there. With the help of our Traveller Toolkit and Travel Checker, you can take the guess work out of foreign travel.

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My Travel Experience
My Travel Experience

Based on his own real-life experience of travelling during the pandemic, Gray Dawes Consulting Manager, Aman Pourkarimi, shares his top tips and advice for those returning to the wonderful world of international travel.

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Strategic Meetings Management
Strategic Meetings Management

Strategic Meetings Management (or SMM) is the event planner’s smart way to co-ordinate meetings at key/preferred venues on a regular basis, often guaranteeing discounted rates, added extras, and having priority to meeting spaces over other companies who may not be quite as organised as you!

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ISO 31030
ISO 31030

ISO 31030, the new Travel Risk Management Standard, provides guidance for organisations on assessing risk factors related to travel and how to develop plans to address and communicate them. Here’s everything you need to know and how we can help.

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Business Traveller’s New Year Resolutions
Business Traveller’s New Year Resolutions

52% of business travellers have a desire to take more holiday time in 2022 than 2021. Remote working options will certainly enable many people to travel in ways they couldn’t in the past. So, let’s take a look at the likelihood of more travel being taken, how employees can balance their work and vacations and whether it’s worth it to stay online while on the road.

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Global Security Briefing
Global Security Briefing

Through our membership of the Business Travel Association, we’re delighted to bring the first of a new regular update on security around the world. The purpose of the Security Briefing, provided by our BTA partners at The Trip Group, is to provide an overview of situations which may impact your travel safety and security planning.

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5 Tips On How To Build Resilience In The Workplace
5 Tips On How To Build Resilience In The Workplace

As the pandemic continues to create unprecedented disruption, both businesses and employees are going to need plenty of resilience to bounce back. Those who are most resilient tend to experience greater happiness, job satisfaction, and self-esteem. So, here are 5 tips on how you can build resilience in your workplace.

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High Touch, High Tech
High Touch, High Tech

An exceptional personal service is something that Travel Management Companies have strived for since their inception. With the emergence of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, we examine how TMCs can continue to deliver a high-touch personal service in an evermore digital world.

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A Quick Guide To Group Travel
A Quick Guide To Group Travel

Booking flights for large groups can quickly become a headache! Utilising a group travel expert – like ours sister company, Gray Dawes Events – can relieve the stress for travel managers and make life a whole lot easier.

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