Business Travel Show - Join us on 20th-21st February 2019
TAG is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Business Travel Show at London Olympia on the 20th and 21st February. Find TAG at stand - B261.Read more
Follow the latest trends, keep up with the insights, and pick up some tips – this is where TAG’s corporate specialists share their inside knowledge.
TAG is delighted to be exhibiting at this year’s Business Travel Show at London Olympia on the 20th and 21st February. Find TAG at stand - B261.
We took five minutes to speak to the EA to the CEO at one of London’s biggest Private Equity firms about life as an EA…
Although a lot of uncertainty surrounds Brexit at the moment one thing we can be sure of is that whatever the outcome, we are going to see changes to the way in which UK citizens travel and it is important that businesses prepare accordingly.
Not every TMC is well-equipped enough to deal with the kinds of demands of the discerning traveller or their PA. TAG is different.
Our TAG Corporate team will attend the event on both days. Please come and find us at the stand F24O.
TAG’s Managing Director for Corporate UK – Shelley Brady along with Global Head of Account Management – Peter Snowdon attended the largest business travel conference in Europe - GBTA. Here's a recollection of how it went.
At the forefront of travel payments Virtual Cards are revolutionizing the way every business pays its expenses. As an alternative to issuing company cards or cash advances, this highly secure, highly accountable form of payment has proven a far more cost-effective method.
The Aviary, Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas's award-winning Chicago cocktail bar, has landed in NYC, opening a second location inside the Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle. In addition to some stunning views out over Central Park, the bar treats guests to some cocktail and culinary wizardry like smoking drinks and unique plating.
Given the close proximity of the two countries, ‘Trans-Tasman’ travel between Australia and New Zealand has long been one of the southern hemisphere’s busiest and most hotly-contested routes. And over the past few months we have seen a major shake-up of alliances and schedules that will have a long-standing impact on travel ‘across the pond’.
The Appointment Group (TAG) has partnered with AirRefund to bring to its travellers a fully-digital compensation claim service for those who have suffered from a flight delay, cancellation or who are denied boarding. AirRefund will scan all flight data to identify eligible disruptions at which point they will offer their service to the individual traveller.
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, announced the launch its new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar in December 2017. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible to all passengers across the world without any fees or qualifying fares.
In the ever-evolving world of global corporate travel, The Appointment Group (TAG) remains focused on ensuring we empower our agents with the latest tools and technology to always provide our clients with a full range of services, whilst efficiently achieving the most economical costings to suit each individuals travel. What’s more, we pride ourselves on minimising travel expenditure through our unrivalled local know-how and long-standing partnerships – passing on unbeatable corporate airfares and hotel rates.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, your time is valuable. If you’re looking for a way to spend less time waiting in lines at the airport or at international border crossings, you might want to apply for one of the Trusted Traveler Programs that the U.
The “Safeguarding Female Business Travellers” Breakfast Seminar organised by The Appointment Group brought together travellers and events industry representatives in order to discuss the important matter of duty of care and traveller safety. Hosted by travel journalist, Mark Frary, the event combined key note speeches from Carolyn Pearson, CEO of Maiden Voyage, Alexei Cantacuzene-Speransky from security consultancy firm Rose Partners, as well as a panel discussion of experienced professionals from the business, hospitality and events industry.
The TSA PreCheck program (TSA Pre✓® ), an expedited screening program that enables trusted travelers to enjoy a secure and efficient screening experience at more than 180 U. S.
What is a corporate hotel programme and what are its benefits? A corporate hotel programme is a list of specially curated hotels matching the specific requirements of any given company. The hotels offer discounted rates in exchange for an amount of yearly room nights booked.
Dedicated to staying on top of the evolving corporate travel world, we at TAG like to ensure you know all the possibilities of elevating your travel experience. No exception is the benefits of your company’s corporate airline program.
The safety and wellbeing of travellers has always been of extreme importance to The Appointment Group. It seems however that in recent years corporate policies and terrorist attacks have pushed the subject of ‘duty of care’ and security well and truly into the spotlight.
Further to the TSA and pre check authorisation article we wrote about earlier this year we wanted to expand further on the services, tips and tricks available that can make your flight experience more comfortable. Corporate Travel policies and budgets do not always allow all travellers to fly in the premium cabins but our Travel Executives are there to ensure your travel experience is as comfortable as it possible.
If you are heading to the airport, AirPortr will collect your luggage from your hotel, home or office at an agreed time. If you are flying into London, you simply need to leave your luggage at the airport with one of the AirPortr's concierges at the AirPortr desk.
For some time, technology has been at the forefront of aviation and airline services. The highly competitive market drives airlines to continuously re-evaluate their offering to keep travellers satisfied, entertained and differentiate their product from the competition.
Delta Airlines is following the trend set by its Middle-Eastern competitors by introducing its very own “suite” product. This will be the first ever business class product with a sliding door for added privacy and luxury.
Cathay Pacific launched a new four-times-weekly service to London’s Gatwick Airport. The new service will complement the airline’s current five-times-daily service to Heathrow Airport for a total of 39 flights a week between Hong Kong and London – more than any other carrier.
On June 29th 2016, The Appointment Group (TAG) New York opened its office doors to 90 travellers eager to enjoy the benefits of their soon-to-be Global Entry and TSA Pre✓ memberships. Nestled in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York, clients, friends and family had a convenient and welcoming location to complete the final step of their Global Entry and TSA Pre✓ Enrollment Day application process.
It’s time to focus for a moment on a very popular choice amongst our business travellers - London City Airport. Whoever said small wasn’t great, has obviously never travelled through the efficient, compact and ideally located, London City Airport.
In recent years airlines have put great effort in re-appraising the business class products by enhancing the seats, services, and amenities of the cabin. Should money not be of any concern, privacy and ultimate luxury being a must, first class is for you.
As many travellers might have already experienced during this “Summer of Sports” International sporting events can have a considerable impact on the price and availability of accommodation and flights. This is an inevitable consequence to the increased demand, however taking the following precaution into consideration could be of great help should you need to travel during these extremely busy periods.
Whether arriving or departing, travellers that frequently travel to the United States know that the journey though security screening is always an unpredictable experience. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which maintains all airport security in the US has reported increased travel in recent months and expects the summer travel period to reach record-breaking passenger volumes.
Further to the announcement in October 2015 that Hainan Airlines will launch a direct flight from Manchester to Beijing, the Chinese carrier has more good news to bring to the North West. The route is due to commence service this June with 4 departures per week.
Since the turn of the last century, 16 years ago, development in Downtown Los Angeles took an interesting turn. An area that, until then, did not have much appeal slowly seemed to appear on the radar of the avid investor.
The Business Travel Show hosts each year over 50 thought provoking sessions each year, catering for all levels and knowledge requirements from the fundamentals of travel buying to the in-depth Masterclasses. This year The Appointment Group’s (TAG) Group Strategy Director Andy Hampshaw was invited to take part in a panel discussion organised by AMEX.
To respond to the increasing amount of travellers seeking greater comfort when flying without having the means to travel in a premium cabin, airlines have become increasingly resourceful. Enhanced economy products have been added to the usual economy product, either in addition to a full “premium-economy” service or in some cases in its replacement.
The Appointment Group Global Corporate Travel team have selected the most memorable Christmas markets around Europe. Although Strasbourg, Cologne and Copenhagen might have the most internationally renowned markets, there are plenty more to recommend, some of which you might come across during your business obligations.
TAG Global Corporate Travel manages the day-to-day travel requirements of clients from across the global business community. Teams of travel professionals provide a dedicated 24/7 service to clients from our offices in London, Manchester, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore.
Travelling to New York? The Appointment Group has put together this fact sheet that will give you all of the key information when it comes to travelling and staying in New York in style. If any questions are left unanswered our Travel Executives remain at your disposal to discuss any of these matters in further detail.