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Travel tips & tricks to help you make the most of your business travel experience

Business Travel Tips

The hidden costs of DIY travel bookings
21-11-2018
DIY travel bookings vs travel management company
When managing your own travel programme, there are a number of invisible costs such as the time taken to process the order, the payment system and perhaps even the expense management processes incurred. Speaking with SME organisations who have taken a DIY approach to booking travel, they usually do so without fully realising the true ‘hidden’ costs involved and often lack the expert knowledge and support when situations don’t go to plan. As part of our Hearts & Minds campaign we
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Clarity Events: Tips for a successful supplier partnership
01-11-2018
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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Top tips on balancing comfort and efficiency when booking your trip
12-10-2018
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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5 tips for a better work life balance
14-09-2018
Hearts and minds 5 top tips for a better work life balance
When you travel for business, it’s inevitable your personal lifestyle will be affected in some way or other. Many business travellers are aware that their jobs often come at a cost to their extracurricular activities and family life. Achieving the nirvana of work life balance is a hotly debated topic. Is it actually possible? Or is it an urban myth? As a business traveller, how do you make sure you don’t miss out on the important things in life? We’ve put together our top fi
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Best travel apps for business travellers
24-08-2018
Risk management
As part of our Hearts & Minds campaign, we’ve been looking at how we can take a more traveller centric approach to business travel, without impacting an organisations profit and productivity. This month we’ve been focusing on the relationship between travellers and technology. We’ve discussed traveller tracking on both our video and podcast features, but what areas of technology are travellers really interested in?  Nearly 75% of business travellers use their smartphone f
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Simplifying mileage for everyone
09-08-2018
Simplifying mileage expenses Traveller and Technology
Your employees are busy. Your managers are busy too. Neither has time amongst the jam-packed calendar of a typical working week to review the minute details of your travel and expense policy. Whether they’re just submitting expenses, or reviewing expense claims for others, they simply don’t have time to spare. If you’re still using a manual or paper-based system, the process is even more time-consuming. Even when expenses are submitted and approved, your finance team can be wasting va
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Top 10 travel product must haves
22-05-2018
travel product must haves
Business travel can be a tricky business, travelling from hotel to hotel, living out of suitcases. We recently published a guide with our top five packing tips, but when you’re constantly on the go what are the essentials you can’t travel without? What products are worth investing in for regular travellers?  We’ve collated our top 10 travel product must-haves for business travellers:   1. Battery pack For anyone travelling who relies on technology, a ba
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Top 5 Packing Tips
10-04-2018
packing tips
At our 2017 Client Conference we welcomed Gate 8 to our stage to discuss the importance of good quality travel gear for frequent travellers. And again, on our latest podcast we welcomed the Directors from Manchester based travel case and accessory provider KitKase to discuss how they have managed to utilise cases to raise brand awareness.  We know how important a sturdy, functional suitcase can be, but when you’re constantly on the go it’s what you put in it that counts. We d
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Maintaining a work/travel balance
28-03-2018
work travel balance
Work-travel balance can mean many things. When researching our latest report, one of the areas we looked at was how frequent business travellers manage their workload and how it affects their productivity. This is the work-travel balance context we want to address here. With millennials making up a large proportion of business travellers, there has been a noticeable shift in what they expect from a trip. Certain requirements remain the same such as quality accommodation, safety and ease of
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Top 10 long haul travel tips
26-03-2018
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This week, Qantas made history by launching the first direct Perth to London flight, the only direct air link between Australia and Europe. Although it will reduce the overall total travel time, it’s still a 17hour flight! Flying long haul can be daunting but with a little preparation and home comforts it's possible to leave the aircraft feeling relaxed and ready to go. To help you get through, we’ve put together our top 10 tips on how to survive a long-haul flight : 
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