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7 Ways to travel stress free this Christmas.

With airlines already reporting record levels of travel expected over the festive period, we have compiled a list of 7 tips to ensure you travel stress free this Christmas.

With just a week to go, now is the time to finalise your travel arrangements.


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Find out why we're celebrating and win a magnum of Champagne

The festive period is upon us, but it isn’t only Christmas and the New Year we are celebrating.  2018 has been yet another hugely successful year for Traveleads - and we have even bigger plans for 2019.
Our new website is being kept tightly under wraps until it goes live in January, but we are absolutely certain that our customers are going to love it!  
…that’s not all, we’re also making big changes to our weekly newsletter, so expect to find a brighter, more engaging travel round up in your inboxes in the new year.

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Win a stay at Hallmark Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon The Welcombe

Surrounded by 157 acres of landscaped grounds, the Hallmark Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon The Welcombe is within close distance of William Shakespeare’s birthplace; Stratford-upon-Avon.  It’s really easy to get to the hotel either by train or via the M40 motorway which is 10 minutes’ drive. The facilities and team there really are first rate.  Few hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon can offer the experience and beautiful setting of the Hallmark Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon The Welcombe.
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Fatal Train Collision - Turkey

News agencies are reporting that at least nine people have died and 47 people have been injured in a high speed train collision in Turkey.

The accident occurred at about 06:30 local time (03:30 GMT). The train was travelling from Ankara to the city of Konya in western Turkey when it crashed at the Marsandiz railway station, around 8km from Ankara's main station.  A large number of emergency workers arrived at the scene shortly after the collision, which occurred in snowy conditions.  Search and rescue efforts are under way.

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5 Risks facing business travellers today

Travelling to any new or unfamiliar destination carries a degree of uncertainty.  As companies continue expanding into global markets corporate travellers are finding themselves coming face to face with the unexpected on an increasingly frequent basis.  For this reason travel managers, now more than ever, are looking to their TMC to provide the assistance and support required to keep their people safe.

Today we are looking at 5 potential threats your travellers may face, and suggesting ways you can be better prepared to deal with them.   

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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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