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Clarity Apprenticeship Scheme goes from strength to strength
05-12-2018
Clarity Brighter Beginnings
After partnering with Damar training back in 2014 to set up a Clarity apprenticeship programme, Brighter Beginnings, the Clarity apprentices have gone from strength to strength. Our students who are completing the newly created Travel Consultant Apprenticeship have recently completed their travel knowledge test, three of which passed with Distinction and the rest with Merit, a fantastic achievement after months of hard work.  Throughout the programme, our apprentices have been able to
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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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Absolute Clarity: Are expense claims worth your time and money?
21-11-2018
Absolute Clarity Podcast Season 2 Episode 9
In this episode, we welcome Lisa Occleshaw and Darryl McGarvey from SAP Concur into the studio to talk about expenses and why so many people are failing to claim back what is rightfully theirs!Lisa and Darryl guides us through their time at SAP Concur and why they believe they have the best expenses tool in the business. We also hear some horror stories from companies who are getting it wrong when it comes to expense policies and why men claim more than women!We also discuss the recent study fro
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Go2Insight: Making the impossible, possible.
07-11-2018
Go2Insight Travel Management Company Management Information Tool
Earlier this year, at the Business Travel Show, we unveiled a new product, aimed at changing the way Clarity utilise data. Alongside the usual reporting we wanted to add something more, something substantial that hadn’t been seen in the travel management arena before.  That was the task at hand for Clarity’s head of data and MI, Darren Williams, a man with 20 years in the business travel industry. A self-confessed geek who prides himself on making the impossible, possible. For the
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Absolute clarity: Does cutting costs really save you money?
07-11-2018
Absolute Clarity Podcast Season 2 Episode 8
In this episode, we welcome AirSwift's procurement manager, James Lloyd, and Clarity's maestro of data and MI, Darren Williams on to the show to discuss the benefits of using a travel management company and why cutting costs doesn't always equal savings, following their recent implementation of a travel management company, AirSwift are still finding their feet when it comes to weighing up the costs of business travel. Darren, James and Kyle get into the importance of data when planning your
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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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Clarity shortlisted for four Business Travel Awards
29-10-2018
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
17-10-2018
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
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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Clarity recognised as UK Top 10 creative event agency
04-10-2018
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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