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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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Expense Management Process

Expense Management Process

Collecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement! In fact, I’ll go further as to say processing expenses can be an absolute time zapper for Assistants. So what can we do to make this tiresome task less of a […]

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How to see All Mail Items in Outlook 2016

How to see All Mail Items in Outlook 2016

Is there a way to see All Mail Items in Outlook? I used to use Lotus Notes and found this particular view useful. I can’t find it in Outlook – can you help? This is a question I have been asked many times, especially when migrating an organisation from Lotus Notes to Outlook 2016. Search […]

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7 surprising venues with outdoor space that you need to know about

7 surprising venues with outdoor space that you need to know about

The UK (especially London) venue scene is extremely fast-paced, so ensuring you are presenting the most current solutions for your internal events can often be a time-consuming task. Here are 7 surprising venues with outdoor space that you need to know about which will ensure you stay ahead of the game. 7 surprising venues with […]

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10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

As we all know, when it comes to organising events there are a million decisions that have to be made. From catering through to goodie bags and badges, there are a ton of things to think about. The venue choice is a significant consideration and something that can make or break an event. So, in […]

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Event Budget Health Check

Event Budget Health Check

One of the most important tools to control any event is the event budget. It’s normally just a simple excel spreadsheet or perhaps its a page on your accounting software. Despite it being just a humble document the budget is what underpins every successful event. In this post, I want to help you give your […]

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Your boss comes to you and tells you that you need to book the travel for 100 people for a Winter getaway, and it needs to be done by next week… eek! Where do you even start? Well, there are two options: 1. Book it yourself. You could always waste several hours searching multiple websites […]

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Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Did you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market? And that in most companies, travel spend is often the second largest expenditure after salaries? Business travel spend in general is massive, but it doesn’t stop there; the amount of time spent organising business travel is substantial too. We all know just how […]

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Top 5 hotels, restaurants and venues in Amsterdam

Top 5 hotels, restaurants and venues in Amsterdam

Planning a business trip or corporate event in a city you’re not familiar with can certainly be a challenge! Are you organising travel to Amsterdam and feel as though you could really use some insights from a local? Don’t worry – here are my top 5 hotel, restaurant and event venue recommendations across a range […]

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Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Do you need to write a travel management policy?

Some of the following scenarios will probably sound all too familiar to you in your current position: Your Executive Team and colleagues take the liberty of booking their flights and accommodation themselves without much thought for the time it takes to get a business trip organised. You work at a fast-growing startup and you’ve realised […]

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A bit of time for me

A bit of time for me

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted after the summer ‘break’. Like many of you I’m a full time working Mum so the summer holiday shuffle – as I call it – has taken its toll AND made me realise I am at the very bottom of my priority list. The boss & […]

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Supplier of the Month: Travel Councellors

Supplier of the Month: Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors is an award-winning independent travel company that’s seeing increasing growth in its corporate travel division due to clients recognising the benefits of having their own personal travel manager available to them 24/7 when required. The company’s Global Sales Director Jim Eastwood responds to emerging trends in corporate travel and explores what matters to […]

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