THE BLOG FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS
- National Rail Strikes Update
- German Airports Cancel Flights for Monday 13 March Due To Strikes
- Spanish Ground Staff Strikes Feb 27 – Apr 13
- US Flights Grounded Due to FAA System Glitch 11 Jan 23
- Strike Action Planned for UK Border Force: 23-31 December
- Ground Staff at London Heathrow Plan Strike Action: 16-19 December
- UK Rail Strikes Planned for December and January
- UK Rail Strikes Announced For December and January
- London Heathrow Airport Strike: 18-21 November
- UK Rail Strike Action in November 2022
- United States update ESTA programme
- UK Rail Strike Action in October 2022
- Be in the know before you go with our Traveller Toolkit
- Support for clients on the day of the Queen’s state funeral – 19 Sep
5 Foolproof Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Travel Technology
At Gray Dawes Travel, we understand the importance of technology in building a business travel program. In this article, we explore how you can make the most of your travel technology to achieve your goals with our 5 Top Tech Tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
The Truth About SAF
Is SAF really as green as it claims? Sustainable Aviation Fuel is produced from renewable resources and designed as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel-based aviation fuels. In this blog article, we will explore exactly what SAF is, how it is produced, and debate the environmental impact of using SAF for business travel.
Coming To America
As part of our continuing global growth strategy, Gray Dawes Travel has launched operations in North America with two key appointments: we’re delighted to announce that Michel Botbol joins us as Chairman of the Board (North America) and Carolann Martini has taken the role of Chief Customer Officer, based in New York.
If you’re arranging a business trip which requires you to book a flight and stay overnight here are five reasons why it’s always a good idea to book your hotel at the same time. It’s what Travel Management Companies (TMCs) call hotel attachment… and it has nothing to do with how you emotionally feel about the property.
Travel Talks 5: How To Create A Seamless Event
No matter what size your organisation is, planning a corporate meeting or event is no easy feat. In this Travel Talks special, Head of Gray Dawes Events, Katie Whitby, shares her top tips and tricks on how to create a seamless event experience.
Tales from the Innovation Hub
On the 31 January 2023, we invited a few of our customers to our first ever Client Innovation Hub event. The goal was simple; to hear what our clients thought about our technology and to help us craft our client-focussed roadmap that truly meets the needs of today’s business traveller.
The Impact Of Inflation
With inflation at record levels and the cost-of-living crisis becoming an ever more real threat to many organisations, we turn our analytical spotlight closer to home and explore the potential of a cost-of travel crisis… and what businesses can do about it.
Punctuality League 2023
Discover the world’s most on-time airlines and airports. The 2023 OAG Punctuality League has just been published; analysing the full year of flight data from 2022, this revealing report details the On-Time Performance of the world’s largest airlines and airports and ranks them in order of best to worst.
Travel Talks 4: Business Travel Trends to Shape 2023
We gaze into our crystal ball of corporate travel and discuss the trends to look out for in 2023. This fascinating talk covers predictions on everything from pricing to sustainability, gamification to NDC and Brexit to bleisure!
As part of our strategic global growth plans, Gray Dawes Group has acquired the Australian based travel management business, MP Travel.
Bucket List Travel
You know Gray Dawes is all about travel. But did you know it’s not always about business? We caught up with our well-travelled colleagues at Ventur Luxury – our leisure travel division – to discover their top tips for dream holiday destinations in 2023.
Earn More with Emirates Business Rewards
With Emirates Business Rewards, you earn every time you fly. Visit over 130 destinations around the world and earn points to secure flights and upgrades.
International Human Solidarity Day 2022
Here at Gray Dawes, our ESG (Environmental and Social Governance) strategy is driven by our newly appointed Global Brand Ambassador, Laura Busby. To celebrate the day she is leading our monthly Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging internal focus group meeting.
Driving Towards a Greener Future
As one of the world’s leading transportation solutions providers, Avis Budget Group understand the significance of their role in helping to achieve a sustainable business travel industry. They know it’s important to act responsibly and do their part to support global efforts in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Check out some of Avis’s sustainability initiatives and enter our Avis competition to win a £200 Amazon Gift Card!
Gamification Goes Green
Past efforts to use gamification to nudge corporate travellers into making specific decisions never really took off. But with sustainability top-of-mind for many companies, the concept could be revived as businesses look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel
As the BTA publish their latest ESG report – a detailed investigation into Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) – we consider the pros and cons of SAF and examine how it’s sourced, produced and distributed, and question whether it’s the magic bullet so many think it to be.
Return of Thursday’s Child
We first met Thursday’s Child back in September – Dylan, the firstborn son of Gray Dawes’ Global brand Ambassador, Laura Busby. With travel in her (and his) blood, Laura has taken the saying “Thursday’s child has far to go” literally! This is the second instalment of Laura’s insightful and often moving personal blog of a mother’s experiences travelling with her child.
The New Transport Secretary
In this biography article, we try to get to know the newly appointed Secretary for Transport, The Rt Hon Mark Harper, a little better by exploring his background, beliefs and past experiences in order to understand what his appointment could mean for the business travel industry.
Why Online Adoption is Important
Booking in-policy with your travel management company is fundamental to driving an efficient travel programme. Doing so using your TMC’s online booking tools ensures you can achieve the very best ROI and savings.
Your first stop in navigating travel in a post-Brexit, Covid world.
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