Travel

The PA’s guide to booking serviced apartments

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Many travel and accommodation bookers are still wary when they hear the term serviced apartments, but new websites and online tools have made the booking process that much easier, as David Nicholson explains. If you haven’t previously booked a serviced apartment or apart-hotel, the process might seem rather daunting at first.   However there are […]

In it for the long haul

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Booking serviced apartments for long-stay guests is a real no-brainer, in fact suppliers are expanding their portfolios exponentially to keep up with increased demand. Molly Dyson interviews industry experts to find out what this means for PAs. The serviced apartment sector in the UK is a relatively new one, so the concept is often overlooked […]

How serviced apartments can save corporate travellers money

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Business travel costs can mount up quickly if they’re not effectively managed and one of the first things companies often try to save on is accommodation. Caroline Saunders explains how serviced apartments can provide a viable alternative to hotels   Serviced apartments are ideal for reducing business travel costs, whether it’s for a one-off business […]

Female-friendly network is just the ticket for business travellers

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When away on business, wouldn’t it be great to have access to a network of like-minded contacts that could give you advice on how the local transport system works, suggest a cool venue for a meeting, or even just meet you for a coffee? This scenario has become reality thanks to Maiden Voyage, a secure, […]

Amex travel survey shows cost to be a key concern

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Keeping costs down will be the key factor in organising business travel this coming year, with all modes of transport being closely monitored by companies in order to find the best available deal. The results of the latest American Express Global Business Travel Barometer reveal that 87% of companies surveyed say that keeping on top […]

CrossCountry rail offers corporate discounts

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Rail operator CrossCountry has made available discounted tickets for its corporate customers. The announcement is timely, as the latest American Express Global Business Travel Barometer has revealed that an increasing number of companies are considering using train travel as opposed to air. The “Advance on the Day” initiative has been introduced by the rail company […]

The intelligent itinerary

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Getting your boss safely from A to B is one of the holy grails of being a good executive assistant. Here, PA Life asks four experts from leading TMCs for their top tips on making travel arrangements and their take on current trends within the market. “Industry evidence shows that, on average, airfares are cheaper if […]

Safety a top priority for business travellers

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What really matters most to your executives when they are on the road? It seems that safety, communication with loved ones and fitness top the list, according to a survey of 675 business travellers.   Safety and security concerns come out in first place, with 76% saying they feel it is important for their employers […]

Business travellers seek ways to avoid stress

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The mere thought of business travel is usually enough to make us break out in a sweat. However, some travellers would appear to be using their journey as down time to focus on the simple pleasures of life rather than work. A recent survey conducted by American Express Global Business Travel shows that 72% of […]

Simplify travel booking with Business First

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In today’s corporate world, an increasing amount of a PA’s time is taken up planning travel. With the introduction of the Qi technology suite, Business First has designed simple-to-use tools to promote efficiency and, more importantly, save PAs valuable time booking business travel. The company’s iPortal is an interactive gateway with a wide range of […]