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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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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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.

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Business Travel Awards 2023 Finalists
Business Travel Awards 2023 Finalists

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...

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How to Secure the Very Best Rates
How to Secure the Very Best Rates

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.

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Snowfall in Australia
Snowfall in Australia

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.

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United Airlines – A Force For Good
United Airlines – A Force For Good

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.

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China Calling
China Calling

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.

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From Plane to Train
From Plane to Train

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.

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Express Travel
Express Travel

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.

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Travel Talks 6 Travel Policy
Travel Talks 6 Travel Policy

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.

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Carbon Handprint
Carbon Handprint

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.

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The Big Business Travel Report
The Big Business Travel Report

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.

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Preparing for Take-off
Preparing for Take-off

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...

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7 Steps to Healthier Business Trips
7 Steps to Healthier Business Trips

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.

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Meet Callum
Meet Callum

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.

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Pioneering Women In Travel
Pioneering Women In Travel

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!

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