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  • 25th Sep

    It all starts with your travel policy. Your corporate travel policy should include a pre-approval process. A clear and agreed policy (with a pre-approval process for employee ticket and accommodation purchases) will stop people jumping on the internet and making
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  • 18th Sep

    Travelling for business, especially when you’re heading off to a fresh destination can be both exciting and stressful. Here are ten ways to make it both successful and easy. 1: Plan ahead and give yourself time The key to successful
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  • 12th Apr

    As a Procurement Manager you need to know that your colleagues are looked after by your contracted travel provider – and not compromising systems and themselves by booking their own travel. These reminders will help you reign in any ‘rogue
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  • 4th Apr

    arrangeMY are proud to announce the acquisition of Bakewell based Hotel Focus. The acquisition will inject arrangeMY’s industry leading IT and online solutions to Hotel Focus’ existing exceptional service and care. Nick Scott, Managing Director of arrangeMY said: “We welcome
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  • 6th Mar

    If you’ve booked a trip or you’re in the middle of organising one, you’re probably wondering what impact Brexit, or a no-deal Brexit will have on your future travel plans. With customers feeling more concerned than ever, we want to
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  • 31st Jan

    A key challenge for procurement and category managers is lining up suitable organisations to tender. When it comes to TMC procurement here are a few things you can do, to ensure you have the right candidates. Having the right number
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  • 14th Mar

    Formerly known as Carlson Rezidor, the Radisson Hotel Group has undergone a rebrand that brings with it a number of exciting changes to enhance the guest experience, including the launch of the Radisson Collection, a handpicked selection of luxury hotels
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  • 14th Mar

    In my capacity as up and coming chair of the HBAA accommodation committee, I was recently invited to join a group of buyers to discuss travel at an industry event hosted by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
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  • 14th Mar

    Despite the common misconception that business travel is an opportunity to go on ‘a bit of a jolly,’ the reality is long hours, lack of sleep and stress over travel arrangements. Frequent business travel can often involve the sacrifice of
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  • 14th Mar

    We know that you like to know a little bit about our amazing team members and what they get up to when not at arrangeMY HQ. As such, we grab one of our team quarterly for just 60 seconds and
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  • 14th Mar

    Here at arrangeMY, our expert team are here to make your business travel and venue finding requirements as simple and efficient as possible and we thrive on ensuring that everything, from transport connections, through to the little perks in your
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  • 14th Mar

    Get some rest before you go Getting up at 3am to catch a business flight can wreak havoc with our body clocks. Often upon arrival you are whisked off to a meeting and expected to network until the small hours,
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  • 14th Mar

    Whilst 2017 saw a rise in apartment rentals, luggage tracking and digital wallets, 2018 will bring about new and fresh ways to do business travel. Here, we take a look at the key trends to watch out for this year.
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  • 14th Mar

    From boutique bedrooms to floating hotels and serviced apartments, 2018 is set to be an excitingly extravagant year for new hotel openings. See our rundown of the ones to watch out for over the next few months. Monkey Island Estate,
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  • 23rd Nov

    The team dug out their pinnies and rolling pins to host a bake sale and raise money for our chosen charity of the year, St Richard’s Hospice. Sweet and savoury treats were whipped up for our latest fundraising initiative, with
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  • 23rd Nov

    Emirates passengers flying on its Boeing 777 can take advantage of refreshed interiors and new First Class private suites thanks to a multi-million dollar upgrade. Now boasting floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and design features inspired by the Mercedes-Benz S-Class saloon, the
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  • 22nd Nov

    This month, our Venue Finding Coordinator, Dan Clay, runs through the seven most interesting facts about his life. I’ve been known to do a very accurate impression of Nelson Mandela. I love everything and anything flavoured with banana – milkshakes,
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  • 22nd Nov

    India has been working with us for 2 years and has some advice on choosing the right day of the week for your meeting or conference. “When booking meetings and events, significant savings can be made simply by choosing a
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  • 22nd Nov

    Our November competition will give one person the opportunity to win an overnight stay for two and complimentary dinner and bottle of house wine at Renaissance London Heathrow. Conveniently situated on the outskirts of Heathrow Airport, the Renaissance is within
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  • 18th Oct

    Guests at Premier Inn hotels will need to ensure that they carry a passport or proof of identity on them if they are a Non-UK or Non-Commonwealth citizen in order to successfully check in. The hotel chain adheres to the
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  • 21st Sep

    I spent a lot of years working in hotel management but I was also a tyre fitter and worked on the steel works in Scunthorpe. I served many famous people in my years in hotels, the most famous was probably
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  • 20th Sep

    For many business travellers, living out of a suitcase and moving from hotel to hotel can be tiresome. The homely touch is rarely found in chain hotels and the ability to cook a meal is almost non-existent. It comes as
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  • 19th Sep

    This month, our National Account Manager, Laura Dudley, runs us through some of the most weird and wacky facts about her life.   I was born on the day before Halloween and next year will be a milestone birthday. I
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  • 19th Sep

    Virgin Atlantic has become the first airline in Europe to offer passengers a full WiFi connection. Alongside partner Delta Air Line, the British airline will now provide up to 39 flights per day across the transatlantic with WiFi. The move
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  • 23rd Aug

    We are pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded the ISO 27001:2013 certification for Information Security Management. The accreditation recognises our continued commitment to the protection of both our own and client data, ensuring that a framework is in place
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  • 23rd Aug

    Our August competition has been kindly donated by Hyatt Regency and gives one lucky travel enthusiast the opportunity to win a one-night stay at The Churchill Hotel in London, along with cheese and wine in the Montagu Restaurant. The five
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  • 23rd Aug

    We are proud to announce a further development to our industry leading consolidated invoicing service. Managing Director Nick Scott explained: “Like all agents we do unfortunately have rare occurrences of venues not having our billing instructions correctly setup within their
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  • 21st Aug

    This month our Business Travel Consultant Ashley Holtom steps into the hot seat to let us in on the most interesting facts about himself. Tick box questions should be simple, but when someone asks me what my eye colour is
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  • 27th Jul

    Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Hilton Hotels have both announced plans to update their default house cancel policies following a rise in cancellation rates. IHG, who owns brands such as Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel
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  • 27th Jul

    This month we quizzed James Muckian on the most interesting facts about himself. James recently won Employee of the Quarter status thanks to his pleasant and helpful nature and speed in dealing with enquiries. Well done James! I have a
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  • 26th Jul

    As regular recipients of our newsletter will know, on March 31st this year, I walked out of the office for the last time as Chief Executive of the company we set up 27 years ago. I have been asked to start
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  • 26th Jul

    The arrangeMY Trip system has been given a re-vamp to make checkout even quicker for users. Search forms have been updated as part of the improvements, giving users the ability to move from left to right, whilst a consistent layout
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    17th May

    In the hot seat this week is our Finance Director, Gavin Poole, who will run us through some weird and wacky facts about his life. I represented England school boys at rugby when I was 15. I have wing walked
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    17th May

    As we move into the final part of our ’12 Reasons’ campaign, we take a look at how our friendly Account Management team are an integral part of our offering. Sticking to you like glue Planning events, arranging travel and
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    17th May

    Vue Entertainment has generously donated our latest competition prize for May, giving a lucky winner the opportunity to get their hands on four complimentary tickets to a film of their choice at a location of their choosing. Vue Cinemas will
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    17th May

    It was with a heavy heart that we said a fond farewell to our Chief Executive and Founder Simon recently, after an amazing 27 years nurturing and directing arrangeMY. After breaking into the hotel industry at the tender age of
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    17th May

    Do you think you and your team can give Usain Bolt a run for his money? Or maybe you have a need for speed and enjoy a race around a karting track? Whatever your sporting preferences, the Corporate Games is
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    18th Apr

    Our Venue Finding Coordinator Alex Cocker slips into the hot chair as we quiz him about his interesting facts. 1) I was born in Wales but I’ve never been in a male choir or represented my country at rugby 2)
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    13th Apr

    This week as part of our ’12 Reasons’ campaign, we explore how our bespoke arrangeMY data solution provides our clients with up-to-date information, making travel and business arrangements as simple as possible.  Getting the best for your buck Ensuring cost
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    17th Feb

      Each month we have been running you through the main reasons why arrangeMY is the one stop shop for all of your business travel needs. This time, we roll into reasons #8 and #9 to explain how our enthusiastic
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    17th Jan

      This month’s competition prize, kindly donated by The Principal Hotel Company, was won by Laura Chambers from the  National Cancer Research Institute. Laura will enjoy a one-night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast at a De Vere country property of her choice. 
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    13th Jan

    At the end of 2016 the company awards were awarded, voted by everyone at arrangeMY. The winners were as follows, The Best Newcomer Award – Will Brooks – Will was found to be the best newcomer within the company in
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    12th Jan

      Kicking off our New Year ’60 seconds with’ is Andy Huthwaite, Business Development Manager. Here are his seven interesting facts: I played and scored the winning goal in a final at The City Ground (Nottingham Forest Ground). My great
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    12th Jan

      We are pleased to announce the relaunch of our events division, amg events, which will add to the current business expertise we are able to offer all of our clients. Our team encompasses all of the core competencies required
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    11th Jan

      The winner of our Christmas competition was Ian Collinson. Ian won an afternoon tea for two at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel, in Worcestershire, which he is planning to use following a visit to the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern. Worcestershire’s hidden
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    15th Dec

      I would like to thank all of our clients for their continued business support during 2016, which has contributed to our ongoing success and growth. I’m particularly delighted that our feedback with ‘service’ and ‘customer satisfaction’ remains superb. I appreciate you
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    14th Nov

      The closing date of 7 December for nominations in the M&IT Industry Awards is fast approaching. Vote for us as Best Intermediary Agency in the M&IT Industry Awards and you could win a four-night break to Vietnam. Courtesy of
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    11th Nov

      As our 12 Reasons campaign reaches #4, we explain why our award winning online tool, arrangeMY TRIP, can make booking your travel arrangements easy and stress free. Wherever you are in the world, our free online booking tool allows
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    19th Oct

      Our competition prize of the month was won by Trudi Roberts. Thanks to Hallmark Hotels, Trudi won a one night break with dinner, bed and breakfast at her chosen hotel. Hallmark Hotels continues to offer a one in five delegates go
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    17th Oct

      We’ve looked at a few of the hotels from across the UK that have recently been refurbished and re-opened. Clayton Hotel Chiswick, South London With a £21m extension and refurbishment programme, which has focussed on the communal areas, a
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    17th Oct

      As Ema celebrates a recent promotion within arrangeMY we find out seven interesting facts about her that we didn’t know before! I have worked for arrangeMY for nearly 15 years. I can do the splits. Another skill of mine is
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    15th Sep

      Bringing you the latest news on our airports across the UK.   Prime Minister ‘considers’ Birmingham airport expansion According to reports, Prime Minister Theresa May is considering expanding Birmingham Airport as a way to tackle congestion in the skies.
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    15th Sep

      As our 12 Reasons campaign continues, we share our #2 reason on why we are experts on price. #2 – Experts on price When it comes to travel arrangements many of us strive to get the best quality service
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    15th Sep

      This week’s ’60 seconds with’ is all about Zoe Adams, National Account Manager. Zoe has shared her seven interesting facts with us. I can read music and play the Euphonium (which resembles a small tuba!). When I was 20
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    1st Sep

    East Midlands Airport will close its runway every weekend for nearly two months as major repairs are made. The airport will be out of operation every weekend from November 5 to December 19 as its refurbished – the last time
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    1st Sep

    Even with its artificial islands, underwater villas, ski slopes and record-breaking skyscrapers, it would seem that the outrageousness of Dubai’s construction projects still has the capacity to surprise. The five-star Rosemont Hotel & Residences will be coming to the desert city
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    26th Aug

    The world’s largest hotel is currently being built in Mecca and is set to open next year. The Abraj Kudia is costing £2.7 billion to build (funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance) and will have 10,000 rooms over 1.4
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    25th Aug

    The first of our 12 Reasons to place your business travel in our safe hands. arrangeMY know how important it is that you are getting the best rates possible when it comes to your business travel. We also know how
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    24th Aug

    We are very pleased to announce Leanne Murphy as the lucky winner of our hotel competition. Leanne will be spending two nights at Hogarths Stone Manor near Kidderminster with breakfast and dinner included. Competition winner Leanne said, “I’m very excited
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    22nd Aug

    Read all about it! We have trawled the most recent hotel news items and brought you the top three. First stage of Wotton House renovation revealed by Principal Hayley Group The first phase of a £6m refurbishment project on Wotton
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    17th Aug

    It’s everyone’s favourite arrangeMY blog post! The 60 seconds slot! This week Katie Frazier, Business Travel Consultant tells us seven little known facts about herself. 1. Barcelona is my favourite city of the ones I’ve visited. 2. I love sewing
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    29th Jul

    Post- Brexit, the British Pound is fluctuating against the Euro – and the Dollar. This means people looking for a summer holiday this year might not be as keen on heading into Europe as they once were – and looking for
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    27th Jul

    Hotel Trends to Watch We recently got our quarterly report on the hotel market from Worldwide Independent Travel Network and these are some interesting trends the report highlighted for 2016: Hotel rate increases will slow down. It will still be
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    25th Jul

    Our team is made up of some very unique people and we know you love hearing more about them! This week we gave our Business Development Manager Justin Dilks 60 seconds to tell us 7 interesting facts about himself. 1)
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    20th Jul

    Dutch airline KLM is set to launch the first ever service with draught beer on tap. The company said that it’s able to do so after years of experimenting with keg designs. It confirmed that it has now succeeded in pouring
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    19th Jul

    Everyone loves to fly. It’s an easy, relaxing, hassle-free way to travel. – Just kidding! It’s usually a nightmare gauntlet of long lines and pat-downs, and nowadays they even x-ray your junk. But it’s stressful shared situations like this that
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    6th Jul

    Our Venue Finding Coordinator, Laura Brinkworth went for a weekend to experience the bright lights of Blackpool with Hilton Hotels. Here’s what she had to say about her enjoyable weekend: When we arrived at the Hilton Blackpool we were greeted by very
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    30th Jun

    Our Venue Finding Coordinator, Angie Lowes was lucky enough to go and see 3 venues from De Vere Venues, Principal Hayley & Four Pillars, and also enjoy the Aegon Open Tennis finals. Here’s what she had to say about her fantastic weekend: We
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    22nd Jun

    This month our Business Travel Consultant Will Brooks is in the spotlight for 60 seconds.. 1) I love sweets, cakes and biscuits. I could eat them all day! 2) I have been mistaken for DJ Spoony 3) I’ve run the
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    15th Jun

    There could be a number of different reasons to call a meeting, and the purpose should be reflected in the way it is set up. Our friends over at Marriott hotels have put together a list of the different reasons
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    20th Apr

    Extra, extra! Read all about it! We’ve pulled together some hotel news for you: Four Star Hotel in Birmingham opens Park Regis Birmingham is a brand new upscale deluxe hotel offering 253 guest rooms in the City Centre. The hotel
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    20th Apr

    Big Congratulations go to Andrew Haydock-Watson, Field Capability Manager at Field Sales Solutions and winner of our competition. Andrew has won a day meeting for up to 10 people at Warwick Conferences– completely free!

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    9th Mar

    Our Venue Finding Coordinator Maria Hill enjoyed a Northern adventure recently at Gleneagles, the luxury hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. Here’s what she got up to while she was there: I arrived at Edinburgh airport to find myself greeted by Gleneagles
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    29th Feb

    Yes, that’s right we are launching a competition for everyone to get involved in. We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to hold a ‘day meeting’ for up to 10 people at Warwick Conferences free of charge*. This means the
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    24th Feb

      At ArrangeMy HQ we recently hosted our staff awards evening. This annual event gives us an opportunity our whole team together to recognise long service and great achievements. Our 2016 awards were presented to: Zoe Adams & Gavin Poole
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    27th Jan

    We know you love finding out wacky and weird facts about our lovely ArrangeMy team (so do we!) and here’s this month’s. Our latest close up features Andrea Green, Venue Finding Coordinator. We asked her to tell us 7 interesting
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    27th Jan

    Last month, we were kindly offered the opportunity to take a two-day road trip around the North West of England to sample five Hallmark Hotels (Formally Feathers Hotels) courtesy of Michael Hodgkinson, Key Account Director at Hallmark Hotels who now
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    4th Nov

    Back in October Naomi Phillips, Group Sales Director, for Classic Lodges Hotels came in to update us on everything within their group. Here’s what Naomi told us, Because one size doesn’t fit all What’s the perfect balance when you’re choosing the right
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    29th Oct

    A couple of weeks ago we were joined by Flow, Venue Sales Executive, from The National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC). Flow came in to update us on the NAEC and give us all the info! “If you’re looking for a versatile
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    6th Oct

    We know that you like to know a little bit about our amazing team members who wow you with their knowledge and expertise when looking after all of your business travel needs! As such, we grab one of our team
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    16th Sep

    Today we were visited by Michael Hodgkinson, Director of Key Accounts for Hallmarks Hotels, to give us all the latest news on Hallmark Hotels and how they have created a group of 20 properties!!! “The 12 Menzies Hotels have finally re branded into Hallmark
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    2nd Sep

      Our staff pride themselves on their great customer service and friendly approach. And we know that our clients like to know a little bit about our amazing team members who provide their knowledge and advice when booking business travel.
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    27th Jul

    By Sara Mason-Parker, Operations Manager, ArrangeMY Wondering about the benefits of using a Travel Management Company? They are four-fold! We can save you time and money with the added benefits of consistency during the booking process and complimentary account management.
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  • 12th Jun

    Cheryl Russell, National Conference Sales Manager for the newly formed UK based management company Valor Hospitality has been telling us all about its already growing portfolio. Valor Hospitality Europe now manages 17 properties across the UK and have recently acquired
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