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Follow the latest trends, keep up with the insights and pick up some tips – this is where our travel and events experts share their inside knowledge.
How to travel plastic free while on business
With some of the world’s most beautiful places paying a heavy price for our plastic addiction, the travel and tourism industry is acting to reduce its plastic footprint and encourage all travellers to do the same.
REAL ID Act: What you need to know
Now is a good time to look at your driver’s license and consider getting a new one. Starting Oct. 1, 2020, only driver’s licenses and identification cards that meet increased security standards will be accepted by the federal government to board commercially operated flights.
Annual Global Entry event – TAG New York
TAG New York is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a private Global Entry and TSA Pre-Check enrollment day. We invite you to attend our private event, held on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at our TAG New York Midtown office, 135 West 26th Street.
Timothy Walker named as TTG's 30 under 30 future travel leaders
Timothy Walker from TAG has been invited to join the seventh year of a scheme launched by Travel Trade Gazette – the industry’s leading travel trade magazine.
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.
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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…
Advice for travel bookers surrounding Brexit
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.
Managing the discerning traveller
Not every TMC is well-equipped enough to deal with the kinds of demands of the discerning traveller or their PA. TAG is different.
Join TAG as a VIP Guest in February at The PA Show 2019
Our TAG Corporate team will attend the event on both days. Please come and find us at the stand F24O.
On the move: GBTA conference
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.
The Appointment Group partners with Conferma – a new virtual payment solution
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.
Award-Winning cocktail bar The Aviary soars into New York
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.
Trans-Tasman travel sees major shake up
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 partners with AirRefund - Claim the compensation you’re entitled to
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 new loyalty programme
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.
The Appointment Group partners with Navitas Expedia Integrator offering 200,000 hotels rates directly in your booking
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.
Traveller security - a best practise guide
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.
Why it is so important to get TSA PreCheck as soon as possible
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.
Safeguarding female business travellers
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.
Flying in comfort without flying First Class
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.
AirPortr - London’s on-demand luggage transfer service
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.
Airline technology: On board connectivity
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 One: a Suite in the sky
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’s new Gatwick service offers more choice and flexibility for London travellers
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.