Dakota Deluxe Hotel named ‘Best for Contemporary Design’ in Leeds

The Independent news explores the best hotels in the vibrant city of Leeds. Previously an industrial city, Leeds now hosts a lively scene of international cuisine, flourishing parks and even heritage mills reinvented as craft-beer bars.  Over the years the city has attracted substantial investment and today welcomes business travellers and tourists alike.

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Major disruption to rail services between Edinburgh and London

LNER have announced this morning that they are unable to operate electric trains on their Edinburgh services, because of overhead line damage covering over six miles of the route near Durham.
Therefore LNER will be operating a reduced timetable today, using diesel trains to operate an hourly service on the Edinburgh-London route.

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Hallmark Hotels continues its £6M investment - improving the guest experience.

In 2017, Hallmark Hotels embarked on a significant and exciting investment programme across all of their hotels to the value of £6million, designed to maximise guest comfort and enjoyment. The investment has continued throughout 2018, and included Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland (Pictured above) which has undergone an extensive refurbishment after achieving its highest ever revenue results and an increase in social banqueting.

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Pitch Perfect - Traveleads sponsors local children's football club

Traveleads is the largest provider of travel services to governing bodies of sport in the UK. We work with some of the biggest names in the business, and look after travel in association with various world championship competitions, including the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics.

When we were recently approached by a local junior football club, and asked if we would sponsor their under 7’s teams, we were delighted to get involved.

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Multimillion pound extension plans revealed for Leeds Bradford Airport

Yorkshire's biggest airport has revealed its redevelopment plans to build a multi-million pound, three-storey extension to its terminal building. The extension will accommodate brand-new, larger departure gates, seating areas and new retail and food & beverage outlets.

The new addition is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019, however the entire process, including enhancements and re-modelling, is not expected to be finished until summer 2020.

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Over 1,245 flights cancelled in the US as Hurricane Florence reaches land

Continued travel disruption is expected in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Over 1,200 flights were cancelled prior to the hurricane as airports and airlines implemented emergency measures to protect passengers and aircraft. Some roads are still closed and travel plans may be disrupted due to storm damage and localised flooding. Airports began cancellations on Wednesday expecting normal service to be suspended until Saturday.

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British Airways confirm upmarket DO&Co catering for all Heathrow flights

Heathrow’s largest airline British Airways, have confirmed major improvements to enhance the in-flight experience for their customers. This time, they are bringing gourmet dishes from the well-established high-end, Vienna-based caterer DO&Co, who already supply British Airway’s Club Europe and First Cabins.

If you’ve never heard of DO&Co, they are considered by many to be the Rolls Royce of the airport catering world. They are responsible for catering on other airlines, including Austrian Airlines which is renowned for its business class meals.

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Traveleads & The World's Greatest Living Explorer

(Pictured L-R:  Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Gary Mcleod, Will Helsby)

The Business Travel Conference 2018 took place last week at the Hilton London Bankside.
The event featured a series of seminars delivered by some of the travel industry’s best speakers, including our very own Gary Mcleod (Traveleads Managing Director) who co-hosted ‘Do Behave!’ an insightful look at how businesses can ensure travellers comply with corporate travel policies. 

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Etihad launch hand-baggage only fares, reducing the cost of travel

Etihad have now officially launched hand-baggage only fares across many of their destinations. This allows Economy Class passengers to purchase lower fares if no checked baggage is required.
Robin Kamark, Etihad chief commercial officer, stated: “After a successful trial of the ‘Deal Fare’ late last year, purchasing behaviour demonstrated guests appreciate having more choice and like to be able to select the travel option that best meets their needs.”

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Weekend Rail Services Cancelled - The Greater Anglia Line (London Liverpool Street)

The Greater Anglia Line service (London Liverpool Street) will be affected by overhead line renewal works that will see weekend rail access suspended for up to three months. The disruption is scheduled to last until 25th of November 2018.

Here is all the important information weekend commuters will need to plan their journey in advance.

Passengers travelling to London:

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