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Read the latest business travel management news posts below.
Top 5 Indoor short breaks
02-03-2016
A short break over winter needn’t concentrate on the few nearby destinations where you can still grab some sun. Cities in colder climes have some great attractions with a roof over them where you can absorb culture, party or relax while still keeping warm. As a bonus, they are cheaper and less crowded at this time.St Petersburg They say it would take nine years to only glimpse every treasure in the Hermitage so why not dedicate at least a day to wandering round the staggering collection?
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Sustainability- Travelling responsibly
02-03-2016
Do you follow the requests on those cards in your hotel bathroom and reuse your towels and linen? Industry trade show World Travel Market has found some hotels are getting more creative in the ways they find to reduce their laundry load and help out the environment. Swiss and Austrian ski resorts last year discovered that replacing the usual ‘save the planet’ request for towel reuse with a message saying three-quarters of guests in that particular room had reused their towels prove
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Portman announced as double winner at the 2016 Business Travel Awards
19-01-2016
Portman won two of the major categories at the prestigious annual Business Travel Awards ceremony on Monday 18th January 2016 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Judged by a panel of travel buyers and travel journalists and recognised as the most important event in the UK’s business travel calendar, Portman collected their awards for the “Best Travel Management Company” (with over £200m annual sales) and for “Best Technology Product” for their innovative and market leadi
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New Senior Appointments at Portman
06-01-2016
Portman, one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, announced today a number of new senior appointments as it strengthens its leadership team to drive growth and service excellence in 2016. Will Moorhouse has been appointed Sales Director and joins Portman from Egencia where he held the position of Manager, UK Sales. Reporting directly into the Chief Executive Officer, Steve Allen, Moorhouse takes responsibility for overseeing and driving Portman’s Sales teams and unique market pro
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Mumbai - For business and leisure
14-12-2015
India’s commercial capital might not seem the obvious choice for a stopover on your holidays, but if you want to understand this country as it begins to emerge as a global power, Mumbai is the place. Here, what is reputed to be the world’s most expensive home sits alongside Mahatma Gandhi’s former base, while fabulous Victorian Gothic architecture belies the tech-savvy city that Mumbai has become. Throw in Bollywood and the chance of some laughter therapy and there’s a lot to love. A
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Five of the best - movie destinations
14-12-2015
Mad Max: Fury Road - Namibia   The Mad Max series returned to the big screen after a 30-year absence with Namibia as the futuristic backdrop. Dramatic red desert and vast photogenic sand dunes are just part of the destination’s appeal. You can also take a safari to see lions, desert elephants, giraffes, zebras, hyenas and oryx and visit the atmospheric Skeleton Coast, named for its proliferation of whale carcasses and old shipwrecks. Most tourists book a safari package or a fly-d
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The Sustainability column - from our partner www.sustain.travel
14-12-2015
New systems to allow planes to more accurately respond to wind speeds, so saving fuel and emissions, are being tested by Easyjet. Currently, conventional forecasts narrow weather data down to six-hour windows, but the airline is improving on this by feeding pilots more up-to-date information as they fly, bringing data accurate to within an hour. It hopes the development will permit pilots to adjust air speed at all altitudes, taking into account head or tail winds and so more accurately contr
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Australia's hidden gems
14-12-2015
This year marks the centenary of one of Australia’s more remote and unusual tourist destinations," the outback opal mining town of Coober Pedy. The South Australian town’s name is a corruption of the Aboriginal for ‘white man in a hole’ and still today, the gems are hacked out by hand by individuals, pairs and trios of prospectors, who between them supply most of the world’s quality opals. For tourists, it’s a fascinating stop off the Stuart Highway," the popular road that runs betwe
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Gibraltar gets smart
14-12-2015
You might have an idea of Gibraltar as a tired destination only for the more nostalgic visitor or a business trip, and until recently you may have been right. Now however, with new entertainment options and a long overdue shake-up of the hotel scene afoot, Gibraltar is suddenly a good prospect for a smart weekend break. The famous ‘Rock’, as the towering peninsula is affectionately known, is well used to receiving cruise ships. Last year however the 186-bedroom luxury yacht Sunborn prove
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Iceland - A cool break
14-12-2015
It took an economic crisis, a volcano and a stellar display from the heavens to make us want to visit Iceland in droves. First came the 2007 global crash, which suddenly meant that a country once forbiddingly expensive was now more affordable (the pound buys you around three times more Icelandic krona than it did then). After this came two natural events that put it on the map; the 2010 eruption of Mount Eyjafjallajökull that grounded Europe’s airlines and drew attention to Iceland just as
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