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A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager
A Day in the Life of an Operations Manager

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.

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How to be the Smartest Business Travel Booker in the Room
How to be the Smartest Business Travel Booker in the Room

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.

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Shanghai: A Business Traveller’s Guide
Shanghai: A Business Traveller’s Guide

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.

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5 Ways AI Will Revolutionise Business Travel
5 Ways AI Will Revolutionise Business Travel

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.

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Travel Talks 10 – 2024 Trends
Travel Talks 10 – 2024 Trends

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.

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Managing Your Mental Health on a Business Trip
Managing Your Mental Health on a Business Trip

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.

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Turkish Airlines Prepares to Launch Flights to Melbourne
Turkish Airlines Prepares to Launch Flights to Melbourne

Turkish Airlines is poised to launch its long-anticipated flights to Australia, with Melbourne as the likely starting point in March 2024. In this article, we explore the details surrounding the proposed route and give a rundown of everything you need to know.

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Dubai: A Business Traveller’s Guide
Dubai: A Business Traveller’s Guide

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.

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United Against Hunger with the Trussell Trust
United Against Hunger with the Trussell Trust

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.

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European Expansion
European Expansion

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.

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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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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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Redefining the Loyalty Program with Rex Flyer
Redefining the Loyalty Program with Rex Flyer

Two and a half years after Regional Express entered the fiercely competitive intercity jet market dominated by Qantas and Virgin Australia, the airline is all set to disrupt the loyalty landscape with the launch of its revolutionary Rex Flyer program.

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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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Exploring Australia’s Open Skies Policy
Exploring Australia’s Open Skies Policy

Australia’s Open Skies policy has been a cornerstone of the nation’s aviation strategy for years. The primary goal is to foster competition among airlines, stimulate market growth, and ultimately benefit passengers through more choices and lower airfares. In this blog post, we delve deeper into the Open Skies policy and its potential impact on air travel in the country.

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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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