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Etihad to operate their flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Manchester. Enter our Competition Here:

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Manchester route, effective 01 November 2018.

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Traveleads Celebrates Another Great Year!

Traveleads was delighted to attend the annual Scottish Passenger Agents Association (SPAA) Awards 2018.
The event held in Glasgow saw some of the biggest names in the travel industry come together to celebrate and recognise the achievements of various partners and providers that have taken place over the last 12 months.
Traveleads is thrilled that after winning the ‘Best Small Business Travel Agent’ award, we were nominated and shortlisted in the  ‘Best Large Business Travel Agent’ category.

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Taking prescription and over the counter medicines into the UAE could lead to arrest and prosecution

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) for UAE have issued a revised policy relating to bringing certain drugs into the region – this includes a large number of prescribed and over the counter medicines, that are widely available in the UK.

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Central Tunis bombing incident

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated their travel advice for Tunisia with an update to the Summary – we are aware of reports of a bombing incident on Avenue Habib Bourguiba in central Tunis on the afternoon of 29 October 2018; the British Embassy is in touch with the local authorities; we advise British nationals to follow the advice of local police and security forces and avoid the immediate vicinity of Avenue Habib Bourguiba; if you’ve been affected by the incident and need consular assistance, call the British Embassy on +216 71 108 700; if you’re in the UK and worried a

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Important information for ALL visitors to China

Important changes to Chinese Visa applications will come into effect on 1 November 2018.
Fingerprint collection is to be introduced and applicants will be required to book an appointment to process their visa request.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Important Notice on Fingerprints Collection of Visa Application
 

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New entry requirements for visitors to Turkey

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for Turkey with an update to the Entry Requirements (Visas) section – from 29 October 2018, self service e-Visa kiosks and Wi-Fi areas where visitors can apply for an e-Visa on arrival will no longer be available in Turkish airports; you must apply for your e-Visa before you travel. 

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100 Streets ...and still smiling!

When we last checked in with our team of charity volunteers in Edinburgh they had been rubbing shoulders with 80s heart-throb Jason Donovan, and were well on their way to completing the 100 Street Challenge in aid of ‘Support in MIND Scotland’.
This week we are catching up with team to find out if they have hung up their sensible walking shoes, and achieved their fund raising target.

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Loganair wins top industry award

Loganair has been named Airline of the Year by the European Regional Airline Association, just one year after leaving its franchise agreement with Flybe.
The Gold Award was collected at a ceremony in Edinburgh’s International Conference venue, having been recognised by judges for its impressive achievements over the last 12 months.
The airline was honoured as an ‘exceptional regional airline which has rebuilt its commercial infrastructure following the end of its franchise.’

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Lights, Camera, Action! An exciting announcement from Traveleads

Traveleads is excited to announce the launch of our official YouTube channel! We have created this channel to showcase the benefits we provide to businesses of all sizes across the UK, Europe and worldwide. In time we plan to create a diverse variety of videos, offering viewers a complete overview of who we are, and the services we offer, including bespoke travel management, exceptional duty of care, and state-of-the-art self-booking technology ...because we continually strive to go further and give more.

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Traveleads supports World Mental Health Day

October 10th is recognised by the World Health Organisation as World Mental Health Day.  The day provides a platform for all those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.  This year the focus is aimed at young people and mental health in a changing world.

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