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The Extra Mile with Air New Zealand
At Air New Zealand, it doesn’t matter to us whether you turn left or right, we’ll always go the extra mile to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. If you are a small creative team, corporate frequent flyer, entertainment passenger, production company or simply fulfil our travel qualifications, we will create a personalised service for you depending on your travel needs and frequency.
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.
10 Minutes with: TAG Academy Graduate Trainee - Diana Villegas
26 year old, joined the TAG Academy programme in September 2017. Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Diana always had aspirations to be in the travel industry following her father who has worked for American Airlines for 30 years, providing her with lots of opportunity to travel.
TSA’s 5 Essential Summer Travel Tips
Summertime is here! If you plan on travelling this year, take advantage of these five travel tips and you’ll sail smoothly past TSA on your way to your gate. 1) Stay Hydrated It’s going to be hot out and you’ll need to stay hydrated.
Michael McIntyre Tour: Travel Companions
After smashing a world record in 2009 for his first sell-out comedy tour undertaking the most dates in UK arenas - Michael McIntyre went on to become one of Britain’s most popular TV comedians, and his rise to fame soon went global. Almost a decade on from his initial foray into arena performances, McIntyre’s crew remains largely the same.
Keeping Australia’s independent record labels on the move
Over the past ten years independent record labels have emerged as the engine room of the Australian music industry. And TAG is proud to partner with two of the most important national events celebrating and supporting independent labels, to be held in Adelaide this July.
TAG partners with All That Matters for the 3rd year
All That Matters (ATM), the award-winning entertainment industry conference, is partnering with The Appointment Group (TAG), the award-winning global travel and events management company for the third year. As the official travel experience partner, TAG will manage bookings and accommodation requirements for speakers, delegates, bands, fans and attendees of All That Matters across a variety of hotels in Singapore, as well as curate bespoke travel experiences for international guests attending the festival.
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’.
Silicon Valley Immersion Programmes – learn how to stay competitive
Silicon Valley has captured not only the minds of entrepreneurs and developers from across the world, but anyone looking to grab a piece of the "magic“, disrupt, transform and stay ahead of the game. TAG Global Events curates immersive study tours tailored to your industry to enable transformational learning for C-Level executive teams and boards.
TAG’s Global Events team delivers an evening of celebration at One Big Night in London
When a global luxury automotive brand wished to create one big event that would celebrate its achievements, and those of its retailers, it turned to The Appointment Group(TAG) Global Events to deliver a memorable evening of celebration at The O2, London for more than 1,200 guests. TAG’s Global Events team project managed One Big Night, a celebratory evening formed by merging two separate, smaller events.
Funniest Event Pick Up Lines Ever!
You may be knee deep in planning an event right now - selecting the right venue, juggling with speakers, balancing budgets, timelines, menus, production, entertainment and RSVP’s etc. The Appointment Group (TAG) understands the pressure you’re under.
The Appointment Group Global Entry events
April 25th was another successful Global Entry event with TAG at the Los Angeles office. This TSA Pre-check is a game-changer for all travelers seeking a seamless airport experience.
Building a better conference with TAG
Organising a major national conference is not an easy task. Yet despite the challenges, national organisation Hardware and Building Traders (HBT) has, over the past few years, been responsible for pulling together one of the country’s biggest annual events of its type.
Undercover and on the road: Travelling with private security
When you think of private security chances are images of burly men in dark suits whispering into their sleeves spring to mind. It is something of a mysterious world to many of us.
TAG Private Travel - Journey To The Extraordinary with Rosewood Hotels
Rosewood is a distinctive group of highly individual, luxurious, residential-style hotels inspired by the culture, history and geography of each locale. Renowned for creating one-of-a-kind properties in some of the world’s most desirable destinations, this iconic hotel group is a favourite of our clients, and it’s easy to appreciate why.
TAG Film & Media: Backroads to Baggage - The Challenges of Travelling Australia
WITH ITS VAST DISTANCES, UNPREDICTABLE WEATHER AND FEISTY WILDLIFE, SHOOTING FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS IN AUSTRALIA CAN BE A LOGISTICS HEADACHE. ONLY A FEW PEOPLE KNOW THE CHALLENGES MORE THAN KARLENE MEENAHAN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WITH COME ALIVE PRODUCTIONS.
TAG Global Events - Five ways to collect Event feedback
Whether it’s positive or negative, collecting feedback is a crucial factor in development and improvement of events – but how do you encourage your delegates to provide feedback on their experience?
Staff Interview - 10 Minutes with Deanna Williams, TAG Global Film & Media Manager UK
1. What is your role at TAG? I am the TAG Global Film & Media Manager UK.
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.
TAG Global Events: What’s hot right now - Uniquely Memorable Event Experiences
In an effort to shake things up, why not remove attendees from their physical comfort zones as a means of pulling them from their mental comfort zones. Here are two out-of-the-box ideas that achieves just that followed with an idea that will help integrate a contemporary urban feel into any corporate event.
How can we use less plastic in events?
According to Greenpeace, up to 12. 7 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every single year.
Melbourne to host the global music industry convention
Some of the world’s most influential music industry figures and policy makers will be descending on Melbourne, Australia this April – and TAG will be in the thick of it. The Melbourne Music Cities Convention is one of the most important global music gatherings this year.
TAG Global Touring at the Pollstar Live! 2018 in Los Angeles
Pollstar Live! has cemented its place as the largest gathering of concert industry professionals in the world. The 2018 event was held at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on February 6-8, 2018 and it brought thousands of music business execs together for three days of deal making, discussions, education, networking, music, fun and, hopefully, some tanning.