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Read the latest business travel management news posts below.
Irish Awards Joy For Portman
02-12-2016
Travel management company Portman’s Irish operation has scooped a prestigious business travel award.Portman won Best TMC at the ITM Business Travel Awards Ireland, which were held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin.The award recognised the business’s investment in new technology, its retention of high profile clients  and the success of its European Centre of Excellence, based in Tralee.Portman’s Irish operation has, in the past 12 months, increased revenues by 39 per cent, thanks to a roste
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Portman/Clarity Announces New Joint Leadership Team
30-11-2016
Portman/Clarity has announced its new leadership team following the acquisition of Portman by the Mawasem Travel & Tourism Group four weeks ago (1 November 2016). Redmond Walsh takes on the additional role of Executive Chairman of Portman/Clarity and CEO Pat McDonagh continues to report directly to Walsh. The leadership team is a combination of senior representatives from both companies. Their brief is to understand the core values and benefits of each business to form a new travel mana
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Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management To Merge
01-11-2016
Two of the UK’s leading travel management companies have announced today that they are to merge, creating the seventh biggest TMC in the country.Portman Travel and Clarity Travel Management are to become one business following the acquisition of Portman Travel by the owners of Clarity Travel Management, Mawasem Travel & Tourism, for an undisclosed fee.Pat McDonagh, chief executive of Clarity, will lead the merger of the two businesses. He says:  “Portman Travel and Clarity are simil
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St Moritz
19-10-2016
There comes a time for any keen skier when they want the real deal; a definitive Alpine location where celebrities rub shoulders with minor royalty and a winter sports provenance that few can match. Switzerland has a clutch of such resorts and St Moritz is arguably the best of them all, so much so that it stages the Alpine World Ski Championships for the fifth time in February (6th - 19th) and is one of the few resorts to have hosted the winter Olympics twice. St Moritz, whose thermal sprin
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Cape Town
19-10-2016
If you are looking for a great value long-haul break this winter with some of the world's best beaches and hotels plus numerous touring options, then Cape Town ticks all the boxes. The weakness of the South African Rand means the country is fantastic value at the moment - £1 buys you almost double what it did around five years ago - and just in time for the UK winter, British Airways introduces a new service from Gatwick to Cape Town, with three flights a week from 24th November. Another attrac
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Marrakech
19-10-2016
If you have ever owned a star-shaped lantern, coloured tea glasses or a patterned pottery tagine you'll already have an idea of Morocco's distinctive decorative style, waiting to be discovered in its architecture and street stalls. Pleasantly warm at the end of the year, well served by flights and a top pre-Christmas shopping spot, Marrakech is a good choice for a winter break. One of the greatest shopping experiences in the world is browsing the famous labyrinthine souks of Marrakech's old town
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Portman Launches PortmanOne Self Booking Tool
18-10-2016
Portman, one of the UK's leading travel management companies has launched the online self-booking version of their multi award winning technology, PortmanOne.Since the successful launch of PortmanOne as Portman's consultant point of sale booking tool, the company has had overwhelming feedback and demand from clients and prospect clients for the technology to also be available as a self-booking tool. Users of PortmanOne Online are now able to benefit from all the developments and unique features
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Portman names David Bishop as Sales Director
07-10-2016
Portman, one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, has today announced the appointment of David Bishop to the position of Sales Director. Effective from 3rd October 2016, Bishop will be responsible for all Portman’s sales activities both domestically and globally, working closely with Radius Travel, to drive Portman’s growth in new sales. Commenting on the appointment, Portman’s CEO, Steve Allen said: “we are delighted to have David back. He was responsible for leading th
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China Southern Airlines
28-09-2016
Exceeding your expectations
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Air Berlin - New Business Class on Europe flights
28-09-2016
Airberlin is delighted to offer passengers a new product experience from next month: the new Business Class on domestic German and European flights, which connects seamlessly with the award-winning service of airberlin's long-haul Business Class.  This product expansion is an important step in their progress into the premium segment of European airlines.The new airberlin Business Class on short and medium-haul flights is now available for booking. From 4th October 2016, passengers can enjoy
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