By Matthew Holman, Head of Traveller Wellbeing at Capita Travel and Events It’s 03:00, I am in bed at home and my alarm goes off. It is time to get up. This is not a ‘normal’ day. It is a business travel day and need to fly to Amsterdam for a meeting. I need to catch the 06:40 flight […]
Traveller Wellbeing – Who owns the travel time?
Are you ready for the ‘Frantic Friday’ getaway?
Motorists are being warned to prepare for a ‘Frantic Friday’ this week due to millions of drivers hitting the road and a predicted increase in breakdowns. Department for Transport figures show August is the busiest month on British roads and Friday is the busiest day of the week for traffic. More cars also break down […]
TAG bolsters Private Travel team in leisure division
TAG has announced the appointment of Laura Kirton as new Product and Commercial Manager for Private Travel in its leisure division. Laura brings with her a wealth of experience within the leisure travel industry, having previously worked in a product role for luxury brands and destinations at Destinology and First Class Holidays, where she specialised […]
Would you walk to work to save on fuel?
Almost half of UK employees (44%) are struggling to afford fuel prices in order to get to work. The survey, conducted by employee benefits provider GettaSub, quizzed 2,000 UK workers and discovered that rising fuel costs are having a detrimental effect on employee financial wellbeing. The results also found that just under a third (30% per cent) […]
DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CHAUFFEUR AND A DRIVER?
On the surface, yes some would say that a chauffeur is just a posh way of saying driver, however, that’s not exactly true. Yes ok, a driver and a chauffeur both get you to where you need to be, but the difference between the two is more than a matter of vocabulary, it’s a matter […]
Virgin Limited Edition reveals 2019 Necker Island Celebration Weeks
Necker Island is world renowned for being a favourite of the rich and famous, with the Branson-owned island available to rent exclusively. But during certain times – Celebration Weeks – it’s possible to hire a room as a couple or small family. These times are perfect if you’re interested in hiring the island for an […]
7 in 10 European corporate travel decision makers expect travel budgets to rise
Seven in ten European corporate travel decision makers (CTDMs) anticipate their travel budget will increase in 2019, with 16 per cent saying they expect their budget to significantly increase. That’s according to a recent study by Cvent entitled ‘The European Travel Manager in 2019. The report reveals that 25 per cent of CTDMs said their […]
Car, bus, bike or train – How do you get to work?
Despite government efforts to get more people on public transport to cut congestion and pollution, Britons would still rather hop in the car. As governments around the world look for ways to get citizens out of cars and onto public transport for health and environmental reasons, a new YouGov survey reveals that it won’t be […]
Best etiquette hacks for business travellers
Our jobs can see us travel around the world to meet with clients and colleagues, from the USA and Japan to places in Europe – business can take us anywhere. As such, Irma Hunkeler from digital marketing agency, Re:signal, shares a selection of etiquette tips travellers need to know. When you are on a business […]
Interview: Enjoy new levels of luxury with My Private Villas
With a variety of villas across a number of locations including South America, Thailand and the Seychelles, My Private Villas can offer corporate guests an experience they will never forget. Since being confirmed as a headline sponsor of the PA Life Club, Jade Burke chats to Paolo Macchiaroli, CEO and founder of the firm, to […]