Welcome to the Giles Travel News section, giving you the latest info from Giles Travel, our partners and the business travel industry.
To the right, you’ll see our travel alerts that offers newsworthy, travel related updates as they happen.To keep you up to date, you can subscribe to either Giles Travel News, our Travel Alerts, or both if you’d like!
IATA urges UK and EU to forge Brexit plans IATA has urged the UK and European Union to agree contingency plans for the continuation of air services in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. The International Air Transport Association has called on both parties to “move...read more
We’re very excited to welcome MPM to our ever-expanding client base, following their decision to choose Giles Travel as their new Travel Management Partner. MPM (Making Pet Food Matters) was created in 2002 when co-founders Roger Wood, Roger Coleman and Jon Kinsey...read more
As your preferred Travel Partner, all business travel bookings, including hotel and serviced apartment bookings, can be made through Giles Travel while any group travel or meetings bookings can be made through our groups and events division, Globe. And there’s a whole...read more
Our colleagues over in World by Design, the leisure travel division of The Giles Group, are already starting to feel a little festive. The expert holiday professionals have recently turned into Santa’s little helpers and put together a number of magical short-break...read more
The safety and security of every traveller is extremely important to us and corporations of all sizes are taking a more focussed approach to travel policy and CSR. However, in a recent GTMC (Guild of Travel Management Companies) member survey, 36% of...read more
The famous G-NEWS Competition is back and this month we have a fabulous Amazon Echo up for grabs! In this Autumn edition of our quarterly newsletter, we told you all about the dynamic range of Traveller Tracking services we offer, to keep you and your 'road warriors'...read more
New Cabins for American Airlines American Airlines recently announced the newly revamped Main Cabin Extra. Customers in Main Cabin Extra will enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and spirits, enjoy more space onboard with additional legroom an extra touch of comfort. Early...read more
There are hundreds of travel apps out there, but here we highlight the only three you’ll ever need. From online booking to expense management, travel itineraries to airplane seat plans, traveller profile updates to what the weather’s going to be like at your...read more
Expense Management Seminar Did you know that Giles Travel host a series of business travel seminars each year, focussing on the hot topics affecting corporate travel management and offering best practice advice on how to tackle them. With guest speakers, central...read more
At Giles Travel, our mantra is “we’re with you every step of the way”, operating not as a supplier but as an extension of your own organisation. That means day or night, 365 days of the year, we’re here for you and your travellers. A great way of keeping in touch with...read more
Basic Economy on Select Flights between Europe and North America Starting in April, American Airlines with its Atlantic Joint Business partners British Airways, Iberia and Finnair will introduce Basic Economy on select transatlantic flights between Europe and North...read more
Giles Travel has teamed up with Chrome River, a market leader in expense and invoice solutions for business travellers, to take you and your business to the river! Chrome River’s innovative Expense Reporting and Invoice Automation solutions and domain expertise along...read more
Is your company enjoying corporate rewards when booking business travel? Many business travellers are familiar with frequent flyer programmes offered by airlines that give them points every time they fly, but lots of airlines also offer Corporate Reward Schemes for...read more
Discover the finest London has to offer this Spring, with The Doyle Collection and Giles Travel! Book with The Doyle Collection at The Kensington, The Bloomsbury or The Marylebone and enjoy discounted rates in the city’s finest locations. All Giles Travel travellers...read more
Maiden Voyage, the world’s leading provider of female business traveller safety solutions, has joined forces with multi-national travel management organisation, GlobalStar to increase the safety of both female and LGBTQ travellers globally. Giles Travel are the UK...read more
When it comes to incentives, corporate events and group travel, experience is everything. And that doesn’t just mean the memories your staff will take away with them from that brand enhancing conference. From road shows to award ceremonies, once-in-a-lifetime...read more
BA offers free upgrades British Airways are asking the question, “What if you could pay for Club World but enjoy the luxury of First?” The First cabin gives you access to The First Wing, a new and exclusive experience when travelling through London’s Heathrow Terminal...read more
We’ve done it again… and again! Giles Travel 'did the double' at the 2018 Business Travel Awards, held at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 22nd January. We are totally thrilled to have been crowned BEST Travel Management Company AND BEST Sales Account Management...read more
This month we’re delighted to welcome our newest client, Moove, to the Giles Travel fold. Part of the Cosan Group, Moove works in the production and distribution of Mobil and Comma brand lubricants and can be found in South America, Europe and Asia. With factories in...read more
With a knowledgeable team here at Giles Travel, we want to share our industry expertise with our business travellers and with the wider business travel community. Head over to our Whitepaper Download Page for compelling thought leadership papers and an insight across...read more
Alexa just landed her first job. Amazon introduced Alexa for Business as an artificial intelligence-powered workplace assistant earlier this month at the Amazon Web Services Reinvent conference in Las Vegas. The move takes workplace AI off smartphones and computer...read more
In today’s customer-led world, handling consumer data is a business critical issue for many organisations, not least Travel Management Companies. Here at Giles Travel, we're already working to current data legislation. However, we're constantly seeking to improve our...read more
BA adds new Gatwick routes British Airways are set to introduce two new transatlantic routes from London Gatwick next summer. A Toronto service, operating three times a week, will begin on 1st May and flights to Las Vegas will return to the airport from 27th March....read more
We are famous (infamous?) for our legendary personal service. In fact, we’ve won a lot of Business Travel awards because of this. So, just imagine if we were to put the same level of commitment and attention to detail into an online booking solution? That would be...read more
Woohoo! We’ve done it again! We're thrilled to announce that Giles Travel has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Business Travel Awards in two key categories: • Best Travel Management Company • Best Sales Account Management Team Hosted by leading industry...read more
Emirates Business Rewards, the airline’s reimagined corporate traveller programme, is open to all organisations and now offers cash-like convenience to travellers and bookers. The programme is designed to offer benefits to companies that don’t already have a corporate...read more
Now a firm and fun tradition within The Giles Group, we recently joined forces with our sister companies, Globe, World by Design and Square1, to do our bit for Breast Cancer Awareness and celebrate Pink Day 2017. And that means EVERYONE dressing in pink for the day...read more
With the new GDPR legislation just around the corner, you can be sure that as your trusted travel partner, we are working hard to document and implement a robust new programme of compliance in how we control and administer sensitive personal information. [iphorm...read more
BA Winter routes from London City British Airways is launching a new route from London City Airport to three European capitals: Paris, Prague and Reykjavik, in October 2017. There will be three flights a day to Paris, six a week to Prague and two a week to Reykjavik....read more
When it comes to incentives, corporate events and group travel, experience is everything. And that doesn’t just mean the memories your staff will take away with them from that brand enhancing conference to once in a lifetime world experiences, roads shows to award...read more
As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus wisely observed, “… change is the only constant.” Whether you’re considering a small change to your travel policy, the introduction of a new online booking tool or a global change of Travel Management Company (TMC), it is common to...read more
Following last year’s successful attendance at The Business Travel Conference, Giles Travel will be back again, this time bigger and even better than before - with a larger exhibition stand, even more exciting service announcements and a very special product launch,...read more
As we continue to focus on the importance of Duty of Care and traveller security, Giles Travel hosted a free Traveller Security Seminar on the 28th June in association with our partners at International SOS. This insightful and informative event took place at the iSOS...read more
Giles Travel will be exhibiting at TBTC in September, with some great new service announcements and a very special product launch! A key fixture in the business travel world for the last ten years, TBTC takes place on 19th-20th September at the London Hilton Bankside....read more
Traveller safety and security is a huge priority for us and we continue to provide our clients with useful information, travel alerts and all the assistance they need to ensure all travellers are looked after. Giles Travel, of course, already tick all our travellers...read more
Our knowledgeable team here at Giles Travel, in conjunction with Sabre, have put together their latest whitepaper on ‘ The Successful Travel Manager.’ We know the role of a Travel Manager is not an easy task, therefore we have the latest information, advice and...read more
Air Canada celebrates their 80th birthday this year. Working in partnership with the airline, our travel team have all the latest information and special fares for your next trip to Canada. Air Canada Launched their Premium Economy Cabin in 2013 and this currently...read more
You may have heard about TripCase, the app that gives travellers a single place to manage and organise their trips. Connected to powerful technology, TripCase is a free itinerary management app that delivers all the right information at the right time. All trips...read more
BA Hand Luggage British Airways is complying with the new security requirements from the UK government on flights to the UK and from Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordon and Lebanon. The new cabin baggage security requirements state that you will not be able...read more
British Airways Catering From 11th January 2017, British Airways has started offering food from Marks and Spencer on all shorthaul flights to and from London Heathrow and Gatwick. Food can be purchased onboard from an extensive bar menu which replaces the...read more
We’re thrilled to announce our latest client - award winning B2B information and events business, Incisive Media. The company began in 1994 and has grown from a single B2B financial magazine to a global digital media business with offices in London, New York and Hong...read more
Following on from our Traveller Tracking white paper article, we have a wide variety of tools and techniques we use to keep our clients safe during their travels. At the heart of our clients’ corporate social responsibility policies is G-Safe, our web-based...read more
The safety and security of every traveller is extremely important to us and corporations of all sizes are taking a more focussed approach to travel policy and CSR. However, in a GTMC (Guild of Travel Management Companies) member survey published in 2015, 36% of...read more
In this edition of the G-News, we're delighted to introduce you to the fabulous Aviator Hotel. Aviator was created by TAG Group as a hotel for elite travellers moving between London and the world’s leading destinations. Located near in Hampshire, Aviator opened as one...read more
In this edition of G-News we told you all about the luxurious Aviator Hotel. Our friends there have very kindly offered an afternoon tea for two experience as the prize to this month's competition. For your chance to win this fantastic prize, just answer the following...read more
Canadian Electronic Travel Authorisation Earlier this year the Canadian government introduced an Electronic Travel Authorisation for customers flying into or transiting at any Canadian point. All arriving customers travelling on a visa-exempt passport, which includes...read more
With a knowledgeable team here at Giles Travel, we want to share our industry expertise with our business travellers and with the wider business travel community. Therefore, we have recently launched our Whitepaper Download Page with compelling thought leadership and...read more
We are very excited to tell you all about our events division, Globe, who have recently had a brand refresh. Following an exciting period of growth, Globe’s vision is to focus on their client’s own brand experience and brand story through their corporate events....read more
In this edition of G-News we put the spotlight on the beautiful Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch, London. A mixture of quirky culture and West End service, The Courthouse is nestled in the centre of London’s most buzzed about neighbourhood. The Grade II listed Baroque...read more
We told you all about the fabulous Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch, in this month's G-News. Our friends there have kindly offered a one night stay with breakfast for two to this month's lucky Giles Travel Competition winner. To win, answer our special Halloween question:...read more
Following our success last year, Giles Travel - along with colleagues from the rest of the Giles Group - have gone Pink again for breast cancer awareness. Everyone in the office once again got involved and dressed up in their best pink attire for this extremely...read more
BA new route to Chile British Airways has announced a brand new direct service to Santiago de Chile from London Heathrow, which is the only direct flight to the Chilean capital. The service will launch on 3rd January 2017. Wi-Fi on board International Airlines Group...read more
As your preferred Travel Partner, all business travel bookings, including hotel and serviced apartment bookings, can be made through Giles Travel while any group travel or meetings bookings can be made through our groups and events division, Globe. And there’s a whole...read more
We recently exhibited at the Business Travel Conference on the 4th and 5th July at the Novotel Hotel, Hammersmith. A major event on the business travel calendar, the conference included workshops, networking, key speakers and 60 leading suppliers in the industry....read more
With the world rapidly moving to online / mobile platforms for retail purchasing, these trends are also now majorly impacting business travel trade. The expectations of travel bookers, procurement managers and what organisation are looking for within travel...read more
Our friends at the ME London Hotel have kindly offered a Skyline Afternoon Tea for two with a glass of champagne at the fabulous Radio Rooftop Bar for one lucky Giles Travel Competition winner. Superbly located in the cultural heart of London and designed by world...read more
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Qatar Airways who have kindly offered £50 worth of wine vouchers. Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 18th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a...read more
Following our tips for female traveller security, our very own Hotel Experts recommend a selection of properties that are ideal for women travelling abroad and their safety. Belfast Set in a secure business park in a residential area is the Radisson Blu...read more
We’re delighted to introduce our newest client, Mundipharma International Limited. A privately owned pharmaceutical company bringing high innovative medicines to UK health professionals and their patients. Mundipharma International Limited works alongside the NHS,...read more
New BA routes to Germany British Airways has announced new routes to Berlin from London City and London Stansted airports. BA Dubai Lounge now open The new British Airways lounge is now open in the recently built Concourse D at Dubai International Airport. The lounge...read more
WIN £200 Amazon vouchers in our Twitter competition To celebrate the recent launch of our Twitter account, Giles Travel is offering a fantastic £200 of Amazon vouchers to one lucky follower. So, when you’re next travelling on business or organising that...read more
To celebrate their business class only flight route, our friends at La Compagnie have offered us a fantastic prize this month - two business class tickets from London to New York. For more information about La Compagnie, please read this month’s G-News article on the...read more
Did you know there is a way to fly business between London and New York for less. Following in the footsteps of its successful Paris – New York route, the all-business-class airline La Compagnie began servicing the London to New York route in April of last year. More...read more
We are delighted to announce that we once again took home trophy's from the annual Business Travel Awards, adding a further two awards to our growing collection to make it six Business Travel Awards in as many years. At a glittering ceremony in London’s Grosvenor...read more
Booking your next trip to the Big Apple? We have just the hotel to ensure you get the best service, comfort and stunning views of the city that never sleeps. The landmark skyscraper hotel, The Byrant Park is our Hotel Team’s recommendation for all our travellers. The...read more
The start of a new year for some is about making New Year’s resolutions and setting personal targets for the year ahead. Our Sales & Account Management Team decided to come up with our own resolutions we will keep and which will help our clients achieve their...read more
London to Shanghai The new British Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft is the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies and will now serve the new London to Shanghai route from Summer 2016. BA are increasing the number of services between London and...read more
British Airways Boeing 747 Cabin Refresh BA announced new seat foams and fabrics for Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller in keeping with the latest BA aircraft interiors. There is also stylish LED lighting, new carpets and curtains. British Airways...read more
As we are in a digital world, often the first method of research or purchase is usually the internet from booking holidays, cinema tickets or shopping. It can be the same with corporate travel.. Using the internet may seem like the quicker and even cheaper way to...read more
This edition is all about the stunning collection presented by Elite Hotels – providing the perfect backdrop for short breaks; pamper weekends and your next meeting or event. The collection of Elite hotels include Ashdown Park, which hotel offers great mountain biking...read more
We’re thrilled about our newest client Dome Consulting who were established in 1995 to work in certification, commissioning management and document management areas of the property portfolio and development industry. Dome complements the certification and...read more
This year, Giles Travel - along with colleagues from the rest of the Giles Group - decided to go big with the Big Pink day for breast cancer awareness. Everyone in the office got really involved and dressed up in their finest pink attire and donated to this extremely...read more
Award-winning airport lounge specialist, No1 Traveller, is inviting you to escape the noisy and busy departure area before you fly from Heathrow Terminal 3, Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Entry includes a complimentary cold food selection and a hot dish from the...read more
The Giles Group’s events division, Globe, recently successfullyplanned and event-managed an exciting event at the O2 for a large UK regulatory body. The event took place at Building Six of the O2, and saw 230 people attend and take part in a full day conference...read more
We have two very different but popular hotels to tell you about this edition. Not only do we introduce you to the latest hotels on the scene but we get you the very best deals and suggest the right hotel for your business trip . Travelodge has recently undergone the...read more
As your Travel Management Partner, our aim is to save you money and time when booking your travel. To help us help you, we have put together a list of top money saving tips: Always try and book your complete travel itinerary at the same time to reduce...read more
We’re thrilled to welcome our newest client, Paperchase who are leading providers of stationery, gifts and unique greeting cards. For over 40 years, Paperchase have inspired stylish stationary and quality art and craft material which are sold in over 130 Paperchase...read more
BA Terminal Moves at London Heathrow Several British Airways destinations will be moving to a new terminal at London Heathrow next week as a result of the closure of Terminal 1. British Airways is taking the opportunity to consolidate London Heathrow operations into...read more
We’re very excited about our newest client, Fuel 3D who are developers of advanced 3D scanning systems and solutions. Originally developed for the medical imaging sector, Fuel 3D’s ground-breaking technology is being adapted for the broader 3D market to encompass the...read more
Have a safe trip… we’re watching out for you. The safety and security of every traveller has always been of paramount importance to us. We endeavour to ensure that we keep abreast of global events and notify our clients of incidents or situations that may impact...read more
Here at Giles Travel, we constantly highlight the importance of personal service and our staff is key to ensure this is consistent with all our customers and across all departments of The Giles Group. Of course, when it comes to recruitment we’re pretty picky and only...read more
After an intensive six months of study and hard work, our second intake of students to the Giles Business Travel Academy celebrated their fantastic achievements and enjoyed their graduation ceremony last Friday, April 17th. Congratulations to them all! The ceremony...read more
At Giles Travel, we like to ensure we keep you up to date with our hotel recommendations so you get the best hotel at the best rate. For those looking for a hot hotel in London, The London Edition hotel offers extraordinary style, exceptional service and comfort....read more
We’ve told you all about the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel in this issue of G-NEWS. Our good friends at Radisson Blu have kindly offered a one-night stay for two with full English breakfast at any Edwardian Hotel, as this month’s Competition Prize. A...read more
In this edition of G-NEWS we told you all about the fantastic Ace Hotels, who have kindly offered a one night stay with breakfast at their fabulous Shoreditch property as this month’s G-NEWS prize. To be in with a chance of winning, just correctly answer the...
Of course, you know us for our multi-award winning business travel management, delivered with our famous emphasis on a very personal touch. But here are five things you maybe didn’t know about Giles Travel… Did you know… in the last three years we have grown...
We're thrilled to announce Giles Travel has once again been crowned Best Business Travel Management Company at the prestigious Business Travel Awards. This fantastic achievement brings us up to four years of wins out of the last five! “It is a tremendous honour to...
Ace Hotel is a collection of stylish hotels in the US, London and Panama. Ace believes that hospitality is the genuine concern for others’ wellbeing and offers something unique in every hotel. From a midtown Manhattan theme at the New York property to the Palm...
With smartphones rarely leaving our sides, we’re currently developing a simple mobile application for Giles Travel. We want to ensure we can provide our customers with any travel updates and information as soon as possible. John Pawson, Giles Group Marketing Executive...
We’re very excited to welcome our newest client, Avnet Technology Solutions UK, which is part of Avnet Inc., one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally Avnet Technology Solutions UK is...
BA Cuisine Highlights Premium customers on long haul flights can now guarantee their first choice of main course from the on-board a la carte menu up to 30 days before their flight. This service is available between London Heathrow and Las Vegas, Vancouver, Dallas,...
We’re delighted to welcome on board, our newest client, Kinapse. Kinapse provides expert advisory, capability building and operational services to the life sciences industries. They work with clients to design and deliver strategic and operational change and business...
We told you all about the stunning Raffles Hotel, Istanbul in our last G-News edition. Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award winning luxury international hotel company. With a compelling mix of culture and style, every hotel has its own individual personality with...
We’re delighted to introduce you to Team Saffron, our latest addition to the Giles Travel teams. With three of our very own graduates from the Giles Business Travel Academy, the team are already in full swing supporting our core reservations teams, booking hotels and...
Not only has Square1 been busy with the campaign for the Office Show, but also building the brand new Giles Travel website. The new site presents a cool, contemporary look & feel for Giles Travel, along with easy, innovative navigation and a single sign-on Travel...
In October Giles Travel exhibited at the 2014 Office Show at London’s Olympia; the UK’s largest event for PAs, EAs and Office Managers. The event was a fantastic success with over 4,000 visitors across two days. Our marketing division Square1 put together a visually...
Last week we exhibited at the 2014 Office Show; the UK’s largest event for PAs, EAs, VAs and Office Managers. The event was a fantastic success; we...
We’ve got something a bit different for this edition’s G-News Competition; we’re giving you the chance to drive a brand new Mercedes Benz S-Class for one weekend from our friends at Sixt Car Hire. Sixt is a leading international provider of premium mobility services...
We’re constantly working with hotels to provide you with the best possible cost and comfort for your stay but also we want to offer our customers the first opportunity to book a night stay at the latest hotels on the scene. Raffles Hotel, Istanbul launching in...
Here at The Giles Group, we ensure we hire the best staff to offer you the best possible service. We’re very pleased to announce our Specialist Airfares Manager Jill Cohen has won the Focus Champion of the Year award at the Advantage Focus Champions Conference- Well...
We’re very excited to welcome, LNG Capital to our ever expanding client base, following their decision to choose Giles Travel as their new Travel Management Partner. A European Credit alternative asset manager. LNG Capital was founded in 2006 and are a London based...
BA changes for Kiev, Amsterdam, Basle and Newcastle For travel from 1st August 2014 until the end of summer season, British Airways will reduce services from London to Kiev but increase flights to Amsterdam, Basle and Newcastle London Gatwick Summer 2015 In more...
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start the day right with a Continental Breakfast included at any Doyle Collection Hotel, London. The three London hotels are an eclectic mix of historic and modern properties. From the magnificent...
Our marketing division, Square1, have been very busy building and creating new brands and campaigns for various clients, but have still found time to relaunch their own website as well! Using the latest HTML5 technology, the site offers a whole new look, engaging with...
Due to the on-going expansion of the Giles Group, we are very excited to announce our new London office in the heart of the City. Still based at our Amersham HQ, our Client Relationship Managers and some of our Sales team will use the new Ropemaker Street location to...
We are delighted to welcome The Value Engineers to our ever- expanding client base following their decision to choose Giles Travel as their new Travel Management Partner. Julie Barnett, PA to CEO explains, “we were so impressed with Giles Travel’s remarkable savings...
British Airways Connectivity British Airways are running a trial on Boeing 747-400 aircraft offering streaming media and live TV directly to customers’ own personal devices. Customers will be able to browse onboard internet and view selected websites for free. On...
The Doyle Collection have kindly offered a fabulous two night stay with breakfast for two at any Doyle hotel for one lucky winner. The Doyle Collection brings together a select group of boutique havens across Ireland, the UK and US, all superbly located in five major...
We’re delighted to announce the launch of Globe Hospitality - the one stop website for all your hospitality needs. Globe Hospitality takes the hassle out of finding and booking that perfect event. From corporate boxes at the races to the best seats in the house at...
The Giles Business Travel Academy is now in full swing with the intake of 7 students completing their fourth week. The Giles Business Travel Academy is the first and only educational establishment of its kind offering a unique grounding in the fundamentals of business...
Choosing the right hotel is always an important factor for any business traveller, whether it’s for a night stay or a couple of weeks, our dedicated hotel team aim to provide you with the best possible rates and hotels for your comfort. With new accommodation always...
We always want to make your business travel trip seamless, take a look at our top 10 tips to make life easier for any business traveller. Get the TripCase app on your smartphone to view your entire travel itinerary, to alert you of all flights hotels and car...
We are pleased to welcome Kazam Mobile to our ever expanding client base following their decision to choose Giles Travel as their out-of-house travel department. Kazam Mobile provides quality smartphones that are accessible to everyone, innovative with the latest...
British Airways Changes to Liquids in Hand Baggage Due to the development of Liquid Explosive Detection Systems, the European Commission has revised the requirements for the screening of liquids, aerosols & gels. The restrictions to liquids, aerosols & gels...