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Win a fabulous stay at one of the newest Native properties.

Lots has been going at Native since they revealed their re-brand at the Business Travel Show in February this year.  Their story began over 20 years ago when they set out to provide unique places for corporate and leisure travellers to stay, places that offered a truly authentic experience of the local neighbourhood. Today, they have an eclectic collection of buildings in a rich mix of neighbourhoods all across London.

Native Bank, 20 St Swithin's Lane, EC4N 8AD

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Isn't it time you took a Paycation ?

The ‘Paycation’ is fast becoming a thing, if you haven’t already heard the expression keep your ears open as it is only a matter of time before it becomes common place in business travel.

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Spotlight On: The Hilton Liverpool

Located in the centre of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure complex, Hilton Liverpool provides easy access to all that the city has to offer; numerous shops, bars, art galleries and museums are all on the doorstep of this beautiful hotel.  Enjoy fine dining at the exchange restaurant, or kick back after a successful business day at PIMA Bar – with live entertainment on weekends.  The hotel is ideally located for visitors to the city arriving into Liverpool Lime Street train station, or flying into Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport.

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Business opportunities in Yunnan Province (China)

Whether your business is already successfully competing in the China market or looking for new markets to develop abroad, Yunnan might just be the right next step for you.  Take advantage of a market full of great opportunities and take your business to the next level.  Traveleads in association with Cathay Pacific are looking forward to hosting ConnectChina at our head-office in Leeds on Wednesday 18th July 2018.  ConnectChina is a Yorkshire based consultancy providing a range of practical business support to help companies and organisations develop their business with China.  With an offi

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Self-book technology that saves you time AND money

Last week we asked our Online Booking Technology Manager Phil Whitney ‘Just how simple to use is our simple to use technology?’  We threw down the challenge (which he readily accepted) of showing us how a complete end to end booking could be tied up in less than 3 minutes.  Confident that he could meet this challenge Phil set the bar even higher, claiming he could confirm an entire trip in just 2 minutes.  This week we are asking him how he got on:

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TransPennine Express shares go live date for additional compensation scheme

TransPennine Express (TPE) has announced the go live date for its additional May timetable customer compensation scheme.
Compensation is being offered to a number of customers across certain routes following disruption caused by the May timetable change with TPEs scheme set to launch on Monday 23 July 2018.
Season ticket holders that travel on specific routes will be eligible for compensation and will be able to submit their claim online through TPE’s website.  Those with multi-modal and zonal tickets will also be entitled to compensation.

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Ryanair strikes to affect business travellers and holiday-makers across Europe this month

Following a long running feud between Ryanair staff and management at the airline, cabin crew and ground staff across Europe have announced they will hold a 48-hour strike later this month, potentially resulting in the delay or cancellation of thousands of flights. Employees in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium will strike on July 25th and 26th unless their demands are met and a deal is reached.

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Just how simple to use is our simple to use technology?

Buying Business Travel Magazine reported this month that 61% of travel managers are asking for improved technology to manage the travel procurement process.  We have invested heavily over the last five years to bring you not only the most up-to-date technology, but to make it super-fast and simple to use.  Following a period of extensive research we chose to work with an award-winning developer to bring you a tried and tested online booking tool that puts you in complete control of your travel procurement.

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Emergency Medical Evacuation – what would your company do?

An increased focus on corporate duty of care legalities has seen a number of businesses start to re-evaluate their emergency management strategies.  It is no longer acceptable to claim each situation is unique and therefore pre-planned preparation is impossible. Companies are working with TMC’s to access the latest traveller tracking technology, allowing them to identify exactly where their people are at any given time.

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The rebirth of the London Underground.

The news of a £1.5 billion contract awarded to Siemens Mobility to replace the existing London underground trains operating on the Piccadilly Line will be music to the ears of regular commuters on the busy tube network.
Not only is it good news for London it’s also great news for the wider economy as it’s estimated that thousands of jobs will be created to build the 94 new tube trains.

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