The Importance of CSR in the Workplace

Corporate social responsibility, or CSR is nothing new, in fact the term has been around since the 1960’s. So why is CSR so important, what does it actually mean?

Business dictionary defines CSR as "A company’s sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates".

So who does it apply to?

Well there’s the obvious - colossal corporations, spewing out carbon emissions and other environmentally harmful by-products? But what about small and medium-sized businesses? Do they have a CSR role to play?

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Norwegian Announce New Low-cost Routes

Fantastic news for travellers in Scotland and the North of England, low-cost airline Norwegian have announced they will be operating a brand new route form Edinburgh to Tenerife as part of its continued expansion at the airport. Thursday 29th October will see the first flight take off, as the twice weekly service commences. But that’s not all, with fares starting from as little as £59.90 one way, the good news just keeps on coming. Flights will depart Edinburgh airport on Thursdays and Saturdays and will be operated by new Boeing 737 aircraft.

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Aer Lingus adds more destinations to its Trans-Atlantic programme

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The New Korean Air B777-300ER Takes to the Skies

Korean Air’s newly-refurbished B777-300ER aircraft has begun flights between London Heathrow and Seoul this week. The new aircraft features a total of 277 seats, including 42 new and accessible "Prestige Suites" in the Prestige Business Class cabin. The Prestige Suites, also available on the Airbus 333 aircraft Seoul, Sydney and Brisbane routes, will be gradually rolled out across the entire long-haul fleet.

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Make booking your business travel this simple

Are you currently making travel arrangements on behalf of your company?

Do you wish there was a quicker and simpler way to find the lowest fares and cheapest rates?

Are you spending all day trying to find them, but still missing out on the best prices?

You could be throwing away thousands of pounds every year on the so called ‘lowest rates’ by self-booking your travel?

Shopping around can take forever and comparison websites will only ever compare online prices.

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Corporate Entertaining at First Direct Arena

Corporate entertaining was originally created to help businesses build relationships with current, or potential customers. More recently corporate hospitality has expanded to include staff incentives, employee team building techniques, training exercises and competition prizes.

It offers your company the opportunity to connect on a personal level with the people you do business with, helping forge stronger partnerships and better still, genuine friendships.

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UK to Sydney with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways have announced daily direct services from Doha to Sydney starting from 1st March 2016, the third Australian city in the Qatar Airways network after Perth and Melbourne.

The Doha-Sydney daily flights will be operated by the Boeing 777-300 aircraft, and have been conveniently scheduled for connections from London Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh. Plus from the 30th March 2016 connections from Birmingham will also be available.

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The future of in-flight entertainment?

Despite airlines constantly updating their inflight technology to bring travellers the most extensive selection of inflight movies and entertainment, those seat back screens may soon be a thing of the past.

Step forward WestJet an innovative low-cost airline, continually looking for ways to make air-travel as affordable as possible. Great news for travellers everywhere!

They have announced plans to launch trans-Atlantic flights from London Gatwick next year, without any entertainment systems fitted to seat backs.

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SAS Summer 2016 Routes

SAS have announced eight new routes plus increased frequency on popular routes for the summer 2016 timetable. SAS will add popular holiday destinations for the leisure market plus new direct year-round flights on the most in-demand business destinations.

New Routes:

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New Wizz Air Privilege Pass

Low cost airline Wizz Air has launched a new WIZZ Privilege Pass, designed to benefit frequent travellers. For only €99 per year, you could enjoy priority boarding, a free large cabin bag, the possibility to carry one extra personal item for each flight, and free seat selection which includes front row, upfront and extra Legroom seats. Moreover, these benefits can be added to your previously booked, upcoming flights as well. Travel hassle free, travel like a Pro!

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