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Day in the life of Joanna Lake

Our events team has gone from strength to strength increasing in size and being listed in the top 10 UK events company ranking with C&IT. Jo Lake is a Senior Events Consultant, based in Manchester. She joined Clarity in June 2016 and was a Rising Star Finalist at the 2019 Business Travel Awards. What’s a […]

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New technology, New product launch & Clarity cocktail hour returns

The world of business travel is changing and here at Clarity, we do things differently. We recognise the shift from cost centric to traveller centric programmes and how advancements in technology are playing a huge part in that trend. We deliver the best of global solutions and local expertise to bring the heart of the business traveller […]

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2019 What lies ahead for Business Travel

Business travel is entering a whole new era and everybody's talking about it Last year we saw a shift towards pleasing end users, whether they’re bookers or travellers. Travel management companies helped businesses work smarter, reduce cost and drive efficiency. But the industry faced a number of challenges over the last twelve months and by […]

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Day in the life of Pat McDonagh

What’s it really like to work at Clarity? With over 600 employees and branches all over the country and further afield we thought we’d share some of our staff stories to help you get to know us better. Starting with Clarity CEO, Pat McDonagh:  What’s a regular morning for you? A typical morning involves driving […]

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10 years of the Emirates A380

This year, Emirates is celebrating 10 years of A380 operations. Since its first flight to New York from Dubai on 1 August 2008, the Emirates A380 has carried more than 105 million passengers, clocking in more than 1.5 billion kilometres on 115,000 flights, equivalent to 39,000 trips around the globe. Emirates is the world’ largest […]

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Clarity Apprenticeship Scheme goes from strength to strength

After partnering with Damar training back in 2014 to set up a Clarity apprenticeship programme, Brighter Beginnings, the Clarity apprentices have gone from strength to strength. Our students who are completing the newly created Travel Consultant Apprenticeship have recently completed their travel knowledge test, three of which passed with Distinction and the rest with Merit, a fantastic […]

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Absolute Clarity: Are expense claims worth your time and money?

In this episode, we welcome Lisa Occleshaw and Darryl McGarvey from SAP Concur into the studio to talk about expenses and why so many people are failing to claim back what is rightfully theirs! Lisa and Darryl guides us through their time at SAP Concur and why they believe they have the best expenses tool […]

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The hidden costs of DIY travel bookings

When managing your own travel programme, there are a number of invisible costs such as the time taken to process the order, the payment system and perhaps even the expense management processes incurred.  Speaking with SME organisations who have taken a DIY approach to booking travel, they usually do so without fully realising the true […]

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Clarity Events: Tips for a successful supplier partnership

These days, event organisers are expecting much more from their suppliers. They are no longer looking for orders-takers but are seeking partners who aim to achieve the same objectives or work towards a shared goal. Suppliers play a major role when organising any event. Here at Clarity, our in-house team have the skills and experience to […]

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Absolute clarity: Does cutting costs really save you money?

In this episode, we welcome AirSwift's procurement manager, James Lloyd, and Clarity's maestro of data and MI, Darren Williams on to the show to discuss the benefits of using a travel management company and why cutting costs doesn't always equal savings, following their recent implementation of a travel management company, AirSwift are still finding their feet […]

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