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Preparing for a Practically Perfect Meeting

Preparing for a Practically Perfect Meeting

Whenever you hear the word ‘meeting’ floating around the office, there’s always that stroke of fear that trembles down everyone’s spines. There’s no need to be scared! Everybody knows that meetings can either be the biggest time-wasting distraction known to man, or they can be the most productive things you participate in. Depending on what […]

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […]

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How to make sure your emails are read... and actioned!

How to make sure your emails are read... and actioned!

We’ve all been there. Draft a well thought out, concise and articulate email with a clear call to action. Check the email over and hit send. Then nothing. No reply. Nothing. So you send a follow-up email, that usually starts with ‘per my last email…’ and then nothing. Ahhhh! The thing is, how many emails […]

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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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Managing someone else's calendar

Managing someone else's calendar

Managing someone else’s calendar. You know how it is. You are managing your boss or client’s Inbox and/or Calendar. They want you to set up meetings on their behalf and they don’t want the bother of accepting them – they would prefer you to receive the meeting responses. If they set up their own meetings, […]

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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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What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

What are the benefits of using a chauffeur service?

Using a chauffeur service for your executive’s travel is often perceived as a glamorous and luxurious benefit. Whilst a good chauffeur service provider should always make the client feel this way, the reality is that corporate travel is about getting the client from A to B in the most efficient manner possible. There are numerous […]

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