Business Travel Blog

Browse through our selection of business travel resources and the latest travel industry updates

Read the latest business travel management news posts below.
New Chinese Visa Requirements
new chinese visa application
We recently received a notice from CIBT, our visa application service, regarding a change to Chinese visa applications: The Chinese Embassy will shortly be introducing fingerprints collection for all visa applicants. The new process will be similar to what is currently in place for Russia, CIBT will still check and prepare the application documents.Fingerprint CollectionThe Chinese Consulate requires all visa applicants in the United Kingdom to submit fingerprints at designated fa
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Clarity Events: Tips for a successful supplier partnership
Clarity events top tips for event managers
These days, event organisers are expecting much more from their suppliers. They are no longer looking for orders-takers but are seeking partners who aim to achieve the same objectives, or work towards a shared goal.Suppliers play a major role when organising any event. Here at Clarity, our in-house team have the skills and experience to deliver all areas of event management. An important part of that event management process, is ensuring the right suppliers are chosen and that we utilise th
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Clarity shortlisted for four Business Travel Awards
Travel awards 2019
The Business Travel Awards completed their first round of judging and last week the much anticipated list of finalists was finally released. We are pleased to announce that Clarity has been shortlisted for four awards:  Best new travel technology product - Go2Insight Go2Insight+ is not just another MI dashboard. It is a revolutionary way of aggregating and mining data, the likes of which have not been seen within the travel industry. Next month we’ll be sharing some exciting upd
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Apprentice Sydney Howard shortlisted as a finalist for the IBM IX everywoman in Travel Awards
everywoman in travel awards
Earlier this week the finalists in the 2018 IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards finalists were announced online. From young apprentices starting their career journey, to well-established entrepreneurs inspiring other ambitious individuals to join the industry, the 29 finalists are the role models whose success stories will encourage the next generation of travel stars.   This year’s finalists were hand-selected by the industry’s most discerning leaders including Chris Browne OB
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Top tips on balancing comfort and efficiency when booking your trip
Top tips comfort efficiency
As our Hearts & Minds manifesto outlines, business travel should always be cost and time efficient. As a travel management company, we’ll always crunch the number to find the best fare combinations, time efficient connections and swiftest routes.  But true efficiency isn’t always about austerity, sacrificing comfort at all costs. We know a well-planned trip looks beyond the bare essentials. So we’ve put together a short guide on creating an ideal business trip: 1. 
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Absolute Clarity: That's Travelogical
Absolute Clarity Season Two Episode 6
Absolute Clarity Season 2 episode 6 has launched today. In this episode, we welcome the head of key accounts at Travelodge, Sophie Lemm, into the studio to give us the inside track on Travelodge and why they are adapting their offering to business travellers. You may have already caught Sophie on an episode of Clarity Presents with Alexandra where they discuss the relationship between comfort and efficiency. On the podcast, Kyle and Sophie discuss Travelodge's plans for further growth with
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Clarity recognised as UK Top 10 creative event agency
Clarity events V5
Last month Conference & Incentive Travel Magazine (C&IT) released their state of the industry report which included the annual list of Top 50 UK Event Agencies. We’re excited to share that this year, Clarity didn't just make it into the Top 50 but came straight in at number 10. The listings are based on event turnover and is a great achievement for the whole team. This comes the same year that Clarity's Martin Hayes-Gleave won MICE Manager of the Year at the Business Tra
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Absolute Clarity: Life on the road
Absolute Clarity Season Two Episode 5
As we discuss the relationship between personal and business as part of our Hearts & Minds campaign, we invited Clarity Account Managers Fraser Thomson and Matt Carter onto the show so discuss life on the road. How do you maintain a work/life balance? Should you check your emails outside of work hours? How about travelling outside of work hours? From missing your children's first steps to keeping motivated while working from home, we get the inside story on what it means
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Jurys Inn Sheffield unveil £2.65m transformation
Jurys Inn Sheffield Renovation
Jurys Inn Sheffield has unveiled a £2.65M transformation of its bedrooms, bar, restaurant and lobby. Situated in the heart of the city just a 10 minute walk from Sheffield train station and 35 minutes from Doncaster Airport, the hotel is ideally located for those visiting the area. Bright and inviting, each of the 259 newly-designed bedrooms comes fully-equipped with complimentary high-speed WiFi, flatscreen TV with Freeview and spa toiletries. To ensure a great night’s sleep, bedro
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Clarity Presents: Hearts & Minds, Episode 3
Hearts and Minds Episode 3 Clarity presents
On this month's episode host Alexandra Kington invites Tim Page, Senior Director from SAP Concur onto the show. They discuss expenses and how they can impact traveller satisfaction.  Does a badly managed expense programme put your staff at risk?  What are the financial benefits of implementing an automated system? 
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