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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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Go2Insight: Making the impossible, possible.

Earlier this year, at the Business Travel Show, we unveiled a new product, aimed at changing the way Clarity utilise data. Alongside the usual reporting we wanted to add something more, something substantial that hadn’t been seen in the travel management arena before.  That was the task at hand for Clarity’s head of data and […]

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New Chinese Visa Requirements

We recently received a notice from CIBT, our visa application service, regarding a change to Chinese visa applications:  The Chinese Embassy will shortly be introducing fingerprints collection for all visa applicants. The new process will be similar to what is currently in place for Russia, CIBT will still check and prepare the application documents. Fingerprint Collection The […]

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Clarity shortlisted for four Business Travel Awards

The Business Travel Awards completed their first round of judging and last week the much anticipated list of finalists was finally released. We are pleased to announce that Clarity has been shortlisted for four awards:  Best new travel technology product - Go2Insight Go2Insight+ is not just another MI dashboard. It is a revolutionary way of […]

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