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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Truth About SAF
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.

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Coming To America
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.

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Hotel Attachment
Hotel Attachment

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.

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Travel Talks 5: How To Create A Seamless Event
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.

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Tales from the Innovation Hub
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.

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Punctuality League 2023
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.

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