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Traveleads continues to grow, going from strength to strength.

Traveleads has announced a 21% increase in annual turnover for the 2017/18 financial year.  This is due to various factors, such as new client wins and an increase in the number of clients choosing to switch from their previous travel providers.  Many have made the move in favour of a more bespoke travel service, where customer service comes first and foremost.  Greater volumes of work are also being won from London and the south-east, with two new sales team members now based full-time in London - taking advantage of the lower costs associated with running operations from regional location

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Down Hall Hotel & Spa Hertfordshire - get out of the city!

Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.  Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty Down Hall Hotel & Spa is an impressive historic mansion, featuring grand interiors, ornate ceilings and an abundance of natural daylight.  Surrounded by 110 acres of Hertfordshire parkland and woodland, Down Hall has some of the most adaptable team building space in the UK.

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Regional flights to Canada for LESS with Air Transat

Thanks to Air Transat the days of having to fly from London to get competitave air fares to Canada are over!  Take advantage of their amazing summer deals on flights this June, July and August, with direct flights from Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London Gatwick. Prices start from just £366 return, including taxes.

With Air Transat you dont just get a comfortable flight with great low fares, they also include 23kg of checked baggage, inflight meals and onboard entertainment, so there are no hidden charges - other airlines take note!

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The most expensive city in the world when it comes to business travel is ...

According to reports by ECA International Daily Rates Research London is no longer one of the top ten most expensive cities for business travellers.
The Capital city has been overtaken by Monaco, Basel and Paris.  Findings suggest the strong performance of the Euro has seen costs in other EU cities rise due to exchange rates.

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Tried and Tested - Sardinia, Italy

Sardinia is just a couple of hours flying time from the UK but a world away in terms of scenic beauty, fascinating culture, wine and gastronomy.  The sea, especially on the northern coast, is crystal clear.   Last week Sue Wood from our luxury leisure travel department was invited courtesy of ‘Azure’ to discover the island, including Costa Smerelda and at its epicentre, Porto Cervo, the Aga Khan’s playground for multi-millionaires – lucky lady!

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Brexit will be business as usual for easyjet

easyJet has announced that easyJet UK has now secured a UK Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).  This comes as part of the low-cost carrier's plans to protect itself from any potential post-Brexit fall-out.  The move to obtain the UK AOC was announced back in February by easyjet Chairman John Barton at the company’s Annual General Meeting.  The UK based fleet will operate under the new AOC from June.  This pre-emptive move protects the airline against potential route restrictions after the United Kingdom leaves the EU in 2019, and means that regardless of the Brexit ramifications for other car

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French ATC strikes set to disrupt European flights tomorrow

Airlines are warning of disruption due to a strike by French air traffic controllers tomorrow (Tuesday 22 May). The action, part of a wider general strike across the country, is set to affect flights to and from France and to other destinations using French air space.  British Airways said if the threatened strike goes ahead it would be forced to cancel some flights.

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Manchester to Mumbai - new non-stop service from November 2018

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline is proud to announce that from 05th November 2018, it will launch its first non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester.  This new service is the first nonstop service connecting India, via its economic capital with Manchester. The launch of this new service will provide seamless connectivity to several domestic destinations to and from India which include Kolkata, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chennai, Raipur, Udaipur, and more.

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Italian government to halt the sale of Alitalia

The new incoming Italian government has confirmed it will stop the sale of Alitalia according to reports by Reuters.  The new coalition says Alitalia needs to be relaunched for Italy to maintain a "competitive national carrier".  Economics chief Claudio Borghi has since confirmed the coalition (which also includes the 5-Star Movement) intends to intervene and stop bankrupt Alitalia's sale, but stopped short of confirming that the Italian state would move to renationalize it.

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Fancy a pair of FREE premium tickets to see The Rolling Stones?

We have two tickets to the hottest music event of the summer and we’re giving them away!  Why? ...because no other travel management company gives you more satisfaction!  Traveleads is one of the UK’s longest established independent travel management companies, enjoying almost 50 years of continued success. To celebrate the expansion of our London based team we are offering you the chance to be part of music history, as The Rolling Stones play the final show of their #NOFILTER Tour at Twickenham on Tuesday 19th June 2018.

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