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London King’s Cross Closure 24-25th August Bank Holiday

What work is being carried out? While the station itself was modernised in 2012, the existing track and signalling layout has not been improved since it was installed over 40 years ago. Network Rail are renewing the track, overhead wires…

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Commuters Disrupted by UK Heatwave

Today Britain faces record-breaking heat as temperatures could potentially climb to 39C. The current record is 38.5C (101.3F) from August 2003. Thousands of commuters have been hit by disruption in areas where trains are running a slower speed on tracks…

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Business Travellers Could be Hit by Strike Action Planned at London’s Heathrow Airport

Over 4,000 staff at Heathrow, the UK’s largest airport, have announced planned strikes which could cause severe delays and disruption as the union Unite announces a series of staff strikes at the airport’s five terminals. Staff at Heathrow will walkout…

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Travelodge Announces it’s Expanding its Coastal Network

Travelodge, the UK’s first budget hotel brand celebrates 20 years of trading at UK seaside resorts this summer. The hotel chain opened its first seaside hotel in Brighton in 1999 and has opened its 36th seaside resort hotel at Rhyl…

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London Named the Top Meetings Destination for the Fifth Year

For the fifth consecutive year, London retained its number one ranking as the most popular destination for business meetings and events. Three other UK cities also made the 2019 edition of the Top 25 Meeting Destinations in Europe list: Birmingham…

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Increasing Trend: More Countries Implementing Tourist Tax

Tourists and holidaymakers are often now accustomed to the notion of paying a tourist tax in many destinations across the world. Generally, the fee will be incorporated within your overall total cost, for instance in an airline ticket or during…

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The 4 Key Areas of Business Traveller Wellbeing

As smarter working practices continue and employee wellbeing remains one of the biggest factors in the decision making process for individuals leaving or accepting new jobs, there is growing pressure on organisations to accept greater responsibility for the wellbeing of…

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What is working for Traveleads really like?

Georgia Pickard recently joined our online support team as part of an 18 month apprenticeship programme. Today we are asking her what she has learned and if she would encourage other young people to consider applying for an apprenticeship. Q. …

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How to prevent overspending on sports & group travel

When it comes to travel, trying to find the best options for your club or organisation can often be like trying to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. With so many online and offline channels available – all claiming…

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Reduce the cost of your business travel

When it comes to travel, trying to find the best available options can often be like trying to find the proverbial needle in the haystack. With so many online and offline channels available – all claiming to be the cheapest…

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