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Read the latest business travel management news posts below.
Portman and Evolvi extend their partnership
07-09-2015
Portman, one of the UK’s leading travel management companies, is extending its business relationship with Evolvi Rail Systems, signing a new four-year contract covering online rail booking and fulfilment for all its clients.The agreement means that Evolvi, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, will continue to provide Portman with a branded version of its market-leading corporate rail platform along with content for its award-winning proprietary e-commerce platform, PortmanOne. Sa
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Portman and Travelport announce new agreement
06-08-2015
Portman has signed a new long-term deal with Travelport, a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution. Portman is one of the largest travel management companies in the UK, ranking consistently in the top ten of its kind over the past ten years. Portman will take full advantage of Travelport’s Travel Commerce Platform, utilising fares and ancillaries from the world’s leading network, low cost carriers and over 600,000 hotel properties, as well as its industry leading merchandisin
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Portman and FairFX announce partnership
23-07-2015
Portman is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership with FAIRFX, the foreign exchange specialist offering currency solutions to both private and corporate customers, to provide a dedicated corporate expense and travel cost management solution to its corporate clients and travellers. FAIRFX and Portman have previously collaborated on targeted campaigns, but this marks the start of a dedicated partnership that will see Portman clients get access to a smarter way to manage their Travel &
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Duty of Care: Corporate Social Responsibility and Beyond
15-06-2015
The words “corporate duty of care” sound so, well, corporate and management-ese that it’s all too tempting to yawn, tick the box and move to the next task. But what could be more important to any company than the welfare of its people? It is cavalier to treat this increasingly serious area as a mere tick box exercise. Any company not having a proper duty of care strategy in place is risking potential human and financial catastrophe. Risk management used to exist only in those companies tha
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Portman wins the Travelport/GTMC Innovation Award
12-06-2015
Langley, UK. 12 June 2015:  Travelport (NYSE:TVPT), a leading Travel Commerce Platform, in partnership with the GTMC, the UK's leading professional body for travel management companies, has presented Portman with an award for its “PortmanOne” innovation.  The Travelport GTMC Awards were set up last year to recognise travel management companies (TMCs) who are redefining travel commerce by delivering original, innovative technology to deliver greater productivity and efficiency for c
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Portman and Campbell Irvine announce travel insurance partnership
04-06-2015
Portman, one of the UK’s leading Travel Management Companies has announced the launch of a new partnership with specialist insurance brokers, Campbell Irvine Ltd, to provide extensive business travel insurance for their clients and travellers. The partnership will enable Portman clients to seamlessly purchase both individual business travel as well as corporate travel insurance via a dedicated travel insurance portal, accessible through Portman’s website, the Portman App and the Portman Trip
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Vietnam: beach paradise and food heaven
27-05-2015
If you love Thailand but want to try somewhere new, Vietnam is a great alternative, with its own cultural interest, fabulous beaches, great food and luxury hotels. Vietnam Airlines’ introduction of the Dreamliner on its direct flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on July 1 means you can now arrive in greater style, enjoying fully-flat beds in business class and inflight wifi. From the regions, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad also offer connections to Vietnam.Here’s what the destination h
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New York: summer in the city
27-05-2015
If your experience of New York is limited to a rush around the main sites on a business trip, now is the perfect time to think about returning. Summer is downtime for corporate business to the city and airlines have premium cabins to fill, so rates are at their lowest. High-end hotels too, are used to slashing rates to attract customers, so there’s no excuse.If your first visit was distinctly Empire State, Times Square and Broadway, then your second or third can be distinctly Off Broadway. Tha
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Sharm el-Sheikh: Egypt's Red Sea Riviera
27-05-2015
The five-hour-plus flight to Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera on a budget or charter airline may have put you off, but come September, there’s an alternative when British Airways returns to Sharm el-Sheikh.BA’s reappearance after a four-year absence provides the perfect opportunity to redeem those frequent flier points and treat yourself to an upgrade in the airline’s Club Europe cabin. When it comes to accommodation, this part of the Red Sea has a reputation for fly n’flop mid-range properties
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The five best beach and safari combinations
27-05-2015
Taking a beach break after a safari is a perfect way to recover from all those dawn wake-up calls needed to spot the wildlife when it’s most active. Most are familiar with the classic combination of Kenya’s Masai Mara and Mombasa beaches, but there are plenty of options to inspire you to take that dream trip.Here are five of the best:Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s Indian Ocean beaches are what the island is famous for, with the requisite endless yellow sand, palm trees and pounding surf. In the pa
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