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Low Cost Airlines

Low Cost Airlines

  Low cost airlines have changed the dynamics of European travel and have been pivotal in driving down flight costs. For consumers, carriers such as EasyJet, Ryanair, Monarch and Norwegian are now a staple of everyday life. However, corporate sectors, like the events industry, have sometimes been a little cautious in approach.   Unfortunately, “budget” carriers don’t often get the credit they deserve. They have... ...
What Measures You Can Take to Protect Your Business from Brexit By Ken Thompson

What Measures You Can Take to Protect Your Business from Brexit By Ken Thompson

With Theresa May outlining her plans to trigger Article 50 before the end of March 2017, Ken Thompson explains the truth about what Brexit means for corporate travel and gives insight into measures you can take to protect your business…    I have been in the travel industry for 43 years and while the terms of the Brexit negotiation still remain unclear, one thing I know from experience is it is important for businesses to plan ... ...
Numbers, people and opportunity: A Q&A with our Managing Director, Ken Thompson

Numbers, people and opportunity: A Q&A with our Managing Director, Ken Thompson

Ken is Eton Travel Group’s Managing Director and led the team in the staff buy out in 2001. From leaving school at 15 and taking up an apprenticeship as a trainee accountant, to going on to enjoy 43 years in the travel industry, Ken’s head for numbers and a belief in the power of people has helped him steer the organisation through good times and bad. We interviewed Ken in the lead up to our 50th anniversary. In this Q and A he talks ... ...
Eton Travel Group secures prestigious American Express Global Business Travel Partnership

Eton Travel Group secures prestigious American Express Global Business Travel Partnership

Combining local expertise with global clout, customers set to reap rewards March 2016. Eton Travel Group (ETG) has announced it has been selected as one of three American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) Partners based in the UK, following 12 years as an American Express Travel Partner Network Official Representative. The evolving partnership between the two organisations sees ETG further expanding its international reach, expertise and neg... ...
A new horizon in compliance

A new horizon in compliance

Business travel costs are one of the biggest areas of indirect spend for the pharmaceutical industry and, as a result, come under frequent scrutiny by finance directors and management accountants alike.  Consequently, many of our clients are now project managers, not meetings planners, reflecting a need for providing the detail, and providing it well. Planners are being turned off by the healthcare space because it has become difficult to f... ...
Focus on delegate satisfaction

Focus on delegate satisfaction

Long journeys, complicated and poorly timed arrivals can colour delegates’ experience of an event. Putting their needs first means they arrive fresh and ready. You get a more engaged audience, and often more budget freed up to invest in the event itself. With increased options to be innovative, attendees will receive the very best possible experience at every point of their trip — and your event will deliver real results.  Trave... ...
Managing Customer touch points

Managing Customer touch points

Increased regulation, an uncertain economic recovery and the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks means the needs of different department heads within any one organisation now need to be considered when organising your business travel.  Understanding the bigger picture means your business can be more efficient. As the economy took a nose dive, many corporates saw online booking as an opportunity to take travel in house. After all, we can boo... ...
Balancing budgets with expectations

Balancing budgets with expectations

Following the economic downturn, the recovery of the Meetings and Incentives industry is now well and truly underway. Budgets are up, venue locations are on the increase and expectations are high. However, whilst investment is expected to rise by 3.7% this year, budgets are still smaller than they were seven years ago. And, with recovery, has come an increased scrutiny of event organisers. Increasingly meeting organisers are being asked to hold ... ...