Travel Blog

Why face-to-face meetings are still important in business
When Skype first arrived on the scene back in 2003, many thought it would see off the need for business travel. But while video conferencing may make it far easier to attend a business meeting on the other side of the world, it…
8 reasons to partner with a travel management company
Thinking of working with a travel management company (TMC) to book your business travel? Here are eight reasons why you should: You’ll save money -  A TMC will have plenty of handy tips to help you save money on your…
9 unusual city breaks to add to your next business trip
Fed up of travelling the world for work but seeing only hotel rooms, meeting rooms and the inside of planes and taxis? The next time you travel for business, why not up the excitement level and add on a night or two to explore…
Plan around Chinese holidays for better business in the Far…
Whether you’re a company taking your first steps into the Chinese marketplace, or you’ve been working in the Far East for a while, you should always be mindful of China’s unique holiday calendar when planning your business travel…
Cathay Pacific: Business Class review
When travelling to China, Hong Kong and the Far East, one carrier stands out: Cathay Pacific. Living up to its promise, the Hong Kong flagship airline has revolutionised the Business Class experience for passengers. But would a…
7 top tips for business etiquette in China and Hong Kong
Just like Britain, China has its own social norms and business etiquette, which should be adopted when planning a business meeting with anyone in the Far East. You wouldn’t want to do anything to cause offence or risk…
The strangest things people have tried to take through…
What do a seal’s head, a corpse, a stuffed armadillo and a power saw have in common? Well they’re all objects that people have tried to take through airport security. Yep, that’s right, your attempts to get away with more than…
How travel can make you smarter in the workplace
Want to work smarter? Perhaps you want to become a better problem solver in the workplace, or improve your chances of promotion? Then you’ll need to take more holiday. Yes, you heard us correctly: more holiday.   We all…
Using travel as a stress reliever
Sometimes, travelling for work can be pretty stressful. Charging about the planet from meeting to meeting and from hotel room to hotel room gives you very little time to relax and unwind.   But, with a recent study…
Business trip stories: good vs bad
Even with the best laid plans, business trips don’t always turn out as you expect. Sometimes flight delays, adverse weather, erupting volcanoes and missed meetings mean things just don’t go your way. Other times, the stars align…
Flight Centre - One of the UKs best places to work
    Flight Centre named one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™   For the eighth year running, Flight Centre, the world’s number one travel agent to Australia, has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces…
How digital currency could effect your business
Blockchain: How Digital Currencies will affect Business Travel   In the last few years, seemingly from nowhere, Bitcoin has made its way firmly into public consciousness. Even if you don’t trade in this digital currency,…