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East Midlands Trains Corporate Christmas Discount Offer

The East Midlands Trains (EMT) corporate deals are back for the festive period! With Christmas fast approaching East Midlands Trains are offering a 20% discount on First Anytime Return tickets. The offer is valid on East Midlands Trains routes to/from London for travel from now until the 16th January 2016. Offer only available through your travel management company. Please contact us for more information or to book.

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Travel Warning: Forth Bridge Closure

Travellers using the Forth Bridge face major disruption following a decision to close the Forth Road Bridge until the new year. Transport minister Derek Mackay said structural faults would take at least three weeks to repair and safety was 'paramount'.

Inspections last week found a 20mm-wide crack in a truss under the southbound carriageway close to the bridge's north tower. The 51-year-old bridge is due to be replaced by a new crossing in about 12 months. Repair work is weather dependent and would be followed by a further week of tests and inspections.

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Edinburgh Airport News

Sixth consecutive 'one million passenger month' for Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport welcomed passenger figures for the month of October with 1,004,439 passengers through its doors - meaning a sixth consecutive month with over one million passengers. October’s passenger figures show a 9.7 per cent increase from the same month last year and reach similar levels to the height of summer of two years ago when in July 2013 Edinburgh Airport hit its first 1 million passenger month.

What's New at Edinburgh Airport: Flutes and Tails - The Champagne Bar

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Feel More at Home When You Travel on Business

As any frequent traveller will tell you, being on the road all the time comes with a unique set of pros and cons. The obvious cons being time away from family and friends. You might miss the little things such as your favourite TV show, or the great British weather, ok so no one misses that, but when you spend a lot of time away it’s easy to feel lonely, like you’re always a stranger in town. So with this in mind we thought we would suggest some ways to make yourself feel more at home when travelling on business.

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Now is the Time to Plan Your New Year's Eve Destination

As we enter the final month of 2015 deciding on where to spend the final few hours of the year is no easy decision. You might have decided to celebrate at a house party, with family and friends. Others may prefer to celebrate the beginning of the New Year at a black tie gala, or ball. Whatever your preference, as always there will be no shortage of options to choose from. Anyone with a TV can watch the celebrations unfolding in London and Edinburgh. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks from the warmth and comfort of your own home.

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Machine Readable Passports Required for Travel

Some countries now require customers to be travelling with a machine readable passport. It has been confirmed that South Africa, India and Colombia are imposing this requirement, among other countries. Customers should be advised to check with the embassy of the country to which they are travelling on the specific passport requirements. Non-compliance to each country’s specific requirements can result in customers being denied boarding.

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New British Airways Fast Track Entrance at Heathrow Terminal 5

British Airways Fast Track customers departing from London Heathrow Terminal 5 can now use a new dedicated entrance to the left of North Security. This new facility offers a more seamless security process for premium customers, and leads directly in to the North Fast Track security lanes.

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Work Commences on the Hampton by Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel

Hilton is set to open a new Hampton by Hilton Hotel at London Stansted Airport for summer 2017. The 357 bedroom hotel located on a two acre site next to the terminal building will be the largest Hampton by Hilton in Europe. The fifth hotel based at Stansted airport will cost £45 million to build and forms part of a larger investment by Stansted's parent company, MAG (Manchester Airports Group), with a £260 million venture to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services to the Essex airport.

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Improved Economy Class Seat Selection with Air France KLM

Air France KLM has updated its seating policy in Economy Class to give greater choice to its most loyal frequent flyers and to make it easier for families to sit together.

The following passengers eligible for free Economy Class seat selection prior to check-in are:

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Apex Grassmarket Hotel: New Name, Same Great Hotel

After 20 years as Apex International Hotel, the name has changed to Apex Grassmarket Hotel to better reflect the hotel's prime location in the heart of Edinburgh. Located on the Grassmarket, the hotel looks directly across to the majestic outline of Edinburgh Castle and down on the rolling roofs of Old Town, making it the perfect base from which to explore Edinburgh's iconic attractions, with the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the Scottish National Gallery are just a brief walk away.

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