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CLARITY SPORTS TRAVEL & ONWARD ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

The UK’s leading sports travel provider, Clarity, and their consumer sports travel arm, Sportsbreaks.com, have today, Tuesday 11th August, announced their strategic partnership with USA based Destination Management specialists, Onward. The partnership will see Clarity Sports working collaboratively with Onward in North America on everything ranging from professional team sports travel and logistics to consumer […]

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Clarity secures place on new public sector global travel and venue solutions framework

Clarity, the business travel experts, are one of 3 agencies to have secured a place on the latest Crown Commercial Services Travel and Venue Sourcing framework for the public sector.  The framework (RM6164 Public Sector Global Travel and Venue Solutions – Solution B) is open to any public sector organisation, including central government, local authorities […]

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Is sustainability 2020's biggest buzzword?

A little while back we featured buzzword bingo on Absolute Clarity (the number one travel management podcast – just in case you were wondering). For those who didn’t listen, buzzword bingo is an internal game we play at Clarity where we highlight the buzzwords, we see every day and replace them with plain English. You’re […]

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An update from Clarity for 2021

Happy New Year to you all. From all of us at Clarity, we hope that you have managed to have a good break over Christmas and the New Year as well as staying safe in these strange times. Travel remains a particularly fluid situation with changes to policy and regulations happening on an almost hourly […]

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Sportsbreaks.com Extends Lancashire Cricket Partnership

Sports travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has announced a three-year partnership extension with Lancashire Cricket. The partnership sees Sportsbreaks.com continue as the Club’s Official Sports Travel Partner, and Clarity Travel, its parent company will provide a Business Travel solution for the Club. Sportsbreaks.com is the sports spectator travel arm of travel experts, Clarity Travel, specialising in unforgettable […]

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SportsBreaks.com Announced as an Official Travel Agent for RWC 2023

Sports travel experts win rights to sell travel packages to UK fans as Official Travel Agent of the tournament Leading consumer sports travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has today announced that it will act as an Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2023, in France. Sportsbreaks.com has been awarded exclusive rights to sell ticket-inclusive travel packages […]

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Leading Sports Travel Company Partners with Kukri

Clarity Sports, part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel, have teamed up with Kukri Sports. The deal sees the Preston-based brand become the official uniform supplier for Clarity Sports, and the company’s supporter travel arm, sportsbreaks.com.   The partnership will see Kukri provide a formal uniform range, including vital all-weather gear for Clarity’s […]

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Clarity Sports announce Queens Park Rangers partnership

Clarity Sports, part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel, have today announced a three-year partnership with Queens Park Rangers Football Club, becoming the club’s official team and business travel partner. Clarity will facilitate QPR’s team and business travel for all fixtures, in a deal which will see the two work together until at […]

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Clarity Travel and Sportsbreaks.com announce partnership with Sale Sharks

One of the UK’s leading travel providers, Clarity Travel, and their consumer sports travel arm, Sportsbreaks.com, have today 1st September  announced their partnership with Rugby Union giants, Sale Sharks. The initial deal will begin from the start of the 2020/21 season and will run for 3 years. The partnership will see Clarity provide their best […]

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Clarity and Sportsbreaks.com Announce Scottish Rugby Partnership

Clarity Sports and their supporter travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, have today announced a partnership with Scottish Rugby, becoming the official Team, Business and Supporter Travel Partner. The partnerships will see Clarity Sports provide team and business travel, while Sportbreaks.com will handle supporter away travel and match break packages – which include tickets and accommodation – for […]

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Clarity Sports announce Saracens Partnership

Clarity Sports has today announced an extension to its partnership with Saracens Rugby Union, extending their role as the Official Travel Provider until 2023. The partnership will see Clarity Sports provide team travel for Saracens’ men’s and women’s sides, as well as facilitating all of the club’s business travel. In addition to the deal seeing […]

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Room with a view – Clarity launches meeting solution in post COVID world

Clarity, the business travel experts, have launched a new meeting room solution to help companies transition safely back into the workplace. According to a recent survey, two-thirds of Clarity clients believe that a dedicated management tool would encourage them to undertake in-office meetings.  To meet this need, Clarity are launching Clarity Spaces, to help companies […]

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Risk assessments forms new world order as travellers prepare for take-off

Clarity have put risk assessments and safety at the forefront of a number of new key technology initiatives as they prepare for the return of travel. Following a number of client and traveller surveys and digital roundtables, the business travel experts have implemented a number of key risk and safety features to support travellers going […]

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SportsBreaks.com & Clarity announce Edinburgh Rugby Partnership

Clarity Sports and Sportsbreaks.com have today announced a renewal of their commercial partnership with Edinburgh Rugby, becoming both the Official Club Travel Provider and Official Supporter Travel Partner for the Guinness PRO14 side. Sportsbreaks.com - the supporter focused arm of Clarity – will act as Edinburgh Rugby’s Official Supporter Travel Partner, while Clarity Sports will […]

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SportsBreaks.com & Clarity extend partnership with Leicester Tigers

The sports travel experts will provide team and supporter travel for the Tigers’ away fixtures Clarity Sports, and their supporter travel provider, Sportsbreaks.com, has today announced an extension to their partnership with rugby union giants, Leicester Tigers. The extension, which will run through until June 2023, will see Clarity continue as Leicester Tigers’ Official Team […]

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Safety tops concerns for business travel return

Clarity, the business travel experts, today released the results of a client survey on the future of business travel alongside their own 10 step guide to re-starting a travel programme.  The survey, completed by over 100 travel and procurement managers and supplemented by a series of one to one discussions and roundtable events, helped to […]

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The future is, as it always has been, being there

Amidst a tidal wave of bad news wherever we look, there was one incredibly positive, life affirming moment. The Space X rocket launch marked a first in commercial space flight. The very first privately funded manned mission to space. Watching at home with my two young boys, the wonder and excitement in their eyes was […]

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Airline Refund Update

I hope you, your families, friends and colleagues are safe and well during these difficult and extraordinary times. Here at Clarity, we’re doing everything we can to service the needs of our clients and ensure the business is in great health for the future.  To that end, as you’ll already be aware, we have utilised […]

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Clarity’s membership with The Institute of Customer Service

Clarity is delighted to announce its new membership with The Institute of Customer Service, affirming our continual commitment to providing our clients with the best possible customer experience. The Institute of Customer Service is the independent, professional membership body for customer service who both set and uphold the standard to enable their members to improve […]

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Clarity Business Update ​​​​on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Business Travellers

Dear all, Before I continue, let me first say that I hope you, your families and colleagues are safe and well.  I know this is a very difficult time for everyone and we hope that we can all get to something more like business as usual very soon.  I wanted to write to you to […]

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Rangers Announce Partnership With Clarity Sports

RANGERS are delighted to announce a three and a half year relationship with Clarity Sports to become the club’s Official Team Travel Supplier. Clarity Sports are part of leading business travel management company Clarity Travel Management. The travel experts will provide Team Travel for the Rangers first-team, with Sportsbreaks.com providing Match Breaks for Rangers’ fans. […]

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Business Cards are a Waste

Save the date. Note it down somewhere, preferably not on a scrap of paper that will be added to the random pile on the side of your desk. Clarity are making a change for the better and it starts with a few simple actions. For a start, we’re getting rid of unnecessary brochure printing. With […]

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Branching Out

Which is the most important office for a business? The head office or the branch? The head office is usually filled to the brim with the senior managers, doing important day to day activities to ensure the growth of the business. Branches, on the other hand, are seen as satellite offices, orbiting the mothership to […]

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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice - Business Travel Consultant, Mark Doma

 Tell us a little bit about you  My name is Mark Doma and I’m currently enrolled on a 2 year Business Travel Consultant Apprenticeship in the Online Team. I commute every day into the Manchester Office. I’m 20 years old in March and by August I’ll have worked at Clarity for two years.   How would […]

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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice - Business Travel Consultant, Eilidh McInnes

Tell us a little bit about you? My name is Eilidh I’m 18 and I’m from the Edinburgh office. I’m currently training to become a Travel consultant through my Business Travel apprenticeship. Since High school I knew I wanted to work in the Travel and tourism industry. It was always the one subject I loved […]

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Traveller Wellbeing

Pushed up against the person next to you, armpit in your face, someone’s elbow digging into your side – sound familiar? The average business travel commute is, let’s face it, often sweaty and unpleasant. The heating is on full blast in your crowded train carriage and you’re wishing you were anywhere but here. It’s no […]

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Lancashire Cricket announces partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity

Lancashire Cricket announces partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity Lancashire Cricket is delighted to announce two new partnerships with Titanic Distillers and Clarity, signing five-year and one-year contracts respectively. Titanic Distillers, who are Official Spirits Partner and Official Water Partner, goes on sale on St Patrick’s Day and is based at the historical Thompson Dry […]

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2020 Trends – What does the future hold for travel?

As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our collective successes from the past year and look at where we’re headed in 2020. I’m anticipating the usual frenzy of ‘new year, new me’ in early January, followed by widespread panic dieting due to Christmas overindulgence… Waistline concerns aside, my […]

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FAW announces Clarity Sports as official team travel partner

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Clarity Sports, which is part of leading business travel management company Clarity, today announced a new partnership that will see Clarity provide all domestic and international travel for the national team at all levels from age-grade to the senior sides. Clarity Sports has signed a three-year contract that […]

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Being green around the globe

Business travel and the environment; let’s address the elephant in the room We all play a pivotal role in ensuring a sustainable future; everything from our fashion, diet and travel choices are under scrutiny from a societal, media and political standpoint. And while it can sometimes feel overwhelming, with such growing pressure for immediate action, […]

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Clarity come aboard with Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers have teamed up with business travel experts Clarity in a new partnership until the end of the 2019/20 season.  Manchester-based Clarity manage the business travel for many sports clubs’ admin staff and directors, and has recently stepped into recruit the entire Thomas Cook Sports team travel following the latter’s closure. Clarity has employed […]

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What does it mean to be agile in business?

Agile: just another fancy business word? To survive in today’s fast-paced business landscape, we’re all having to up our game. ‘Agile’ seems to be the latest business buzzword (sorry to our Bid Writer, Gareth McCann – we know how much you dislike these). But what does it mean to be agile in business? Is this […]

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A Day in the Life of our Customer Services Manager

Listening to the needs of our clients, acting upon their feedback and always striving to improve. It's no easy task, but our Customer Services Manager, Annette Ritson, is on hand to ensure our clients are well looked after throughout the customer journey. What’s a regular morning for you? I’m a morning person, so I like […]

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Clarity recruits 17 Thomas Cook Sport staff

Launching a new sports travel division Clarity has become an overnight leader in elite sports team travel, recruiting the entire Thomas Cook Sports team travel management team as a unit and stepping in to rescue a string of teams after the collapse of Thomas Cook. A string of Premier League football clubs, as well as […]

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A Day in the Life of the Travel Alerts Team

Our Travel Alerts Team work tirelessly to ensure travellers are kept informed, night or day, about any situation which may pose a risk to their safety. We caught up with Lynne, Cherlyn and Grant to find out how they keep up with the unexpected, from extreme weather, major disruptions and everything in between. What’s a […]

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Kate's story | 310

How would you feel if you were told you had six months to live? Who would be in the room with you? What would you say? Two years ago our Head of Special Projects, Kate Wolstenholme, sat in a consultancy room and was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Luckily for Kate, a Macmillan nurse was […]

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Experience Malaysia Airlines Business Class

The Malaysia Airlines Business Class on the A350 is designed with comfort in mind offering direct aisle access for almost all seats. Passengers can look forward to generous leg-room with a seat pitch of 78 inches, which extend to full flat beds, allowing passengers to rest and enjoy privacy throughout their journey. Passengers can relax […]

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The rise of the millennial workforce

Millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996. In recent media, they have often come under harsh, arguably unfair scrutiny. Of course, I would say this being one of ‘them’ myself. Though we’re often depicted as entitled pleasure-seekers expecting instant gratification, millennials are undoubtedly one of the most tech-savvy generations. We’ve grown up with computers […]

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Brexit and the potential impact on business travel

Over the last few years the word 'Brexit' has very much become a part of everyday life in the UK. With a deal yet to be negotiated, there are still some uncertainties surrounding Brexit and the impact it may have, but we're doing all we can to be prepared. Our job as a Travel Management […]

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Buzzword Bingo! | 309

Can you hear that? It's the collective sighs of relief as the number one travel management podcast returns for another episode! On this week's episode of Absolute Clarity, Kyle is joined in the studio by Clarity's Head of Marketing, Alexandra Kington, to discuss Clarity's new Change the Game campaign. We're then joined by Creative Bid […]

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Clarity ranked #8 in the UK Top 50 Event Agencies 2019!

Conference and Incentive Travel (C&IT) have ranked Clarity number 8 within the UK Top 50 Event Agencies for 2019 - what an achievement! “Being in the top 10 agencies makes me so proud and is testament to the continual hard work of our amazing events team” says Claire Conboy, Head of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences […]

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Born in the USA (almost) | 308

Pour yourself a drink, get your headphones on, and let yourself relax to the ambient sounds of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity! On this week's episode, Kyle is joined in the studio by Lynda Wood Shepperd, Vice President of Managed Services at Yoh. Lynda spent the beginning of her career in the […]

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Experience the Malaysia Airlines Business Suite

First-class hospitality and comfort onboard the Airbus A350 The Malaysia Airlines Business Suite is equipped with a 180-degree recline flat bed, boasting a 26.1-inch width and a 24-inch entertainment screen. With exclusive fine dining, a gourmet menu and chef-on-call service, Malaysian hospitality takes travel to a whole new level. Once in the air, passengers are treated to […]

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All things being equal | 307

It's only the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity, and I'm going to let you in on a secret... This one is jam-packed! On this week's episode of the podcast, Kyle welcomes Alexandra Kington, Paul Mayo, and Neil Wainwright-Farrar into the studio to debate maternity and paternity leave and whether […]

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Clarity secure number one place on the SUPC framework

Great news! It's been announced that Clarity are the number one ranked supplier for transient travel on the new SUPC framework. Through this appointment, Clarity, with a turnover of nearly £500 million, will become the UK’s largest TMC in the higher education space. The SUPC conducts the tender process on behalf of its members, putting […]

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How to get more bang for your buck

Top 5 Tips for getting the best value from your TMC Are you getting the best value from your business travel company? Yes? How do you know? Benchmarking shouldn’t just be regarded as a once in a tender exercise. It should be a regular way to assess the effectiveness of your business travel company and […]

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Autopsy of an acquisition | 306

Welcome to the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity! On this episode of the podcast, we're performing an autopsy on Clarity's recent acquisition of Ian Allan Travel with Pat McDonagh, Pat O'Neill, and Jane Harrington. Get the true thoughts and feelings from those in the know on the latest big […]

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Eight hidden costs of DIY business travel bookings

When managing your own business travel programme, there is a whole range of issues to consider which reach far beyond hidden costs. There’s the time taken to process the order, the payment system required, the duty of care available to business travellers booking independently and perhaps even the expense management processes incurred.  Below are some […]

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Behind the conference with ITM! | 305

Oh, hi, sorry I didn’t see you there. Come on in and put your feet up. You’re just in time for the latest episode of the number one travel management podcast, Absolute Clarity, featuring ITM! On today’s show, Kyle sits down with the CEO of ITM, Scott Davies, to discuss their recent conference. From inspirational […]

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Above and beyond with Air France - KLM | 304

Are you sitting down? Good. Because it’s time for the latest episode of Absolute Clarity! The number one travel management podcast brought to you by our long-suffering host, Kyle Daniels! On today's show, we welcome Rachel Young and Jamie Herrett into the studio as we get the inside scoop on Air France – KLM. From […]

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The losers club on apprentices | 303

What do you get when you combine two losers with the busiest lady in training? The latest episode of Absolute Clarity! On today's show, we welcome back Neil Wainwright-Farrar alongside Damar Training’s Jeanie Logan, to talk to us about apprenticeships, the soul-crushing feeling of defeat, and just who is Neil's 'work wife'. Following their recent […]

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SAVE 10%* on TransPennine Express Fares with Clarity

 RELAX Choose the train for your next business trip and travel directly to the heart of the city, without worrying about additional parking costs or transfer times. For a limited period make the most of some great value fares on both TransPennine Express standard and first-class flexible fares and enjoying the comfort of our services. […]

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Traveller wellbeing is a lie!

It's that time of the week again, the release of the latest and greatest from Absolute Clarity, the number one travel management podcast! On today's show, we welcome Alice Linley Munro Travel Manager at Oil Spill Response and Kirk Lee, Business Development Manager at Clarity into the studio to discuss why traveller wellbeing is a […]

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Day in the life of Kyle Daniels, Product Marketing Manager

Kyle joined Clarity as Product Marketing Manager just under two years ago, having never worked in the business travel industry before. His drive, marketing experience and fresh perspective has had a huge impact on the Marketing team here at Clarity. Not only has he created and hosted the first business travel podcast series, but he […]

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Day in the life of Neil Wainwright-Farrar, Learning & Development Manager

Neil Wainwright Farrar, Learning and Development Manager, is the embodiment of Clarity values and culture. Not only is he an integral part of the operations management structure, he is the kind of character every business needs: positive, motivational and tenacious, someone everyone can relate to. A finalist for Operations Manager of the Year at the […]

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Our apprentices lose their VIRGIN-ity in London

Whitney Houston once sang that she believed children are our future. She asked us to teach them well and let them lead the way. She also begged for someone to dance with her so, take what she says with a pinch of salt, yeah. With that in mind, Clarity are incredibly proud of our young […]

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Clarity acquires Ian Allan Travel Ltd.

We have some exciting news to share! Clarity have acquired Ian Allan Travel Ltd. Pat McDonagh, Chief Executive of Clarity, welcomes Ian Allan Travel. He says: “We see this acquisition as a really exciting opportunity. Ian Allan Travel is a long established and respected business and we see this as a complementary move for both of us. […]

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Leonardo Hotels have arrived in the UK!

In the last two years there have been lots of exciting developments for the Jurys Inn brand. At the end of 2017 Jurys Inn was jointly acquired by Swedish hotel property company Pandox AB and the Fattal Group. Fattal is one of the fastest growing hotel chains in Europe and Israel, operating 190 hotels, with […]

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Redefining Sustainable Travel at Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Over the last century, driven by its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has served more than 3 billion guests with the support of 10 million […]

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The Business Travel People Awards: Finalists revealed

The Business Travel People Awards are taking place on the 24thMay in London and the ceremony will reward outstanding individuals and teams from across the business travel industry.  The highly anticipated list of finalists was recently released, and we’re pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted:  Neil Wainwright-Farrar Operations Manager of the Year Kyle […]

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Virgin Atlantic’s hidden disability scheme is making flying accessible for all

Hidden disabilities are just that, hidden and although they cannot be seen, they can significantly impact a person’s life. Virgin Atlantic recently announced their new hidden disabilities scheme, which has been offered to passengers at no extra cost and provides extra assistance to those who may need it without them having to ask.  The airline […]

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Experience Qatar Airways’ award-winning airline

Enjoy Qatar Airways’ award-winning service to more than 160 business and leisure destinations across the globe, via Doha. Experience a journey like no other with delectable meal choices, over 4,000 entertainment options and world-class hospitality – all on board one of the youngest fleets in the skies. A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named […]

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Leading the way with Brighter Beginnings

Last year we shared details of our Brighter Beginnings apprenticeship programme. Having partnered with Damar Training back in 2014 and both becoming heavily involved in the creation of the apprenticeship standard, Brighter Beginnings has gone from strength to strength. We are now celebrating the success of the programme, with ten of our apprentices having now completed […]

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Jurys Inn & Leonardo Hotel Group announce new Central London hotels

There are exciting times ahead as Jurys Inn, and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland recently announced their latest acquisition. The Fattal Hotel Group has entered into an agreement for the long-term lease of four Grange Hotels in the heart of London – Grange City Hotel, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, Grange Holborn Hotel and Grange St […]

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Brexit is almost here. Or is it?

With ambiguity surrounding what Brexit entails and how it will affect businesses moving forward, preparing for what lies ahead is challenging. Regardless of industry, it’s safe to say that Brexit will have an impact either by creating challenges, or in some instances, providing opportunities. At Clarity, we are prepared and ready to support businesses through […]

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Absolute Clarity: Season 2 finale

The season finale of Absolute Clarity season 2 is finally live. Featuring Clarity CEO Pat McDonagh and Director of Sales and Account Management Paul Casement, the series finale is centred around the history of Clarity and why a business would benefit from using a TMC. What happens when you combine two travel management companies who […]

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Clarity at the Business Travel Show, 2019

After two days of demos, discussions and networking, the Business Travel Show is over. After the success of last year, we knew we had to pull out all the stops to make 2019 even bigger and brighter. This year Clarity showcased not one, not two but three products with presentations being given on the stand […]

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It's here, our new online travel booking tool

After much anticipation, the Business Travel Show was the perfect setting for us to launch our new online travel booking tool. Speaking at the event, Head of Online Product Development, Ruth Nicholls said “This is not just a simple re-skin, this is a reimagining of the booking process. As a company we have always put the […]

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Africa with Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group airlines - Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings have integrated Africa’s most important growth markets into their worldwide route network  Together we have Africa covered -The Lufthansa Group: Austrian, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings offer over 35 destinations in Africa. Also there are the seasonal destinations of Seychelles, Mauritius […]

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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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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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Absolute Clarity: That's Travelogical

Absolute Clarity Season 2 episode 6 has launched today. In this episode, we welcome the head of key accounts at Travelodge, Sophie Lemm, into the studio to give us the inside track on Travelodge and why they are adapting their offering to business travellers. You may have already caught Sophie on an episode of Clarity Presents […]

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Absolute Clarity: There's no 'I' in team

It's that time of the week, episode seven of Absolute Clarity Season 2 is now live. In this episode, we welcome Jane Harrington and Steve Riley, the respective directors of HR and operations at Clarity alongside founding manager at recruitment consultancy firm Marmion Recruitment, Mohsin Hanif into the studio to discover how to get the […]

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Jurys Inn Sheffield unveil £2.65m transformation

Jurys Inn Sheffield has unveiled a £2.65M transformation of its bedrooms, bar, restaurant and lobby. Situated in the heart of the Sheffield city centre just a 10-minute walk from Sheffield train station and 35 minutes from Doncaster Airport, the hotel is ideally located for those business travellers visiting the area. Bright and inviting, each of […]

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Apprentice Sydney Howard shortlisted as a finalist for the IBM IX everywoman in Travel Awards

Earlier this week the finalists in the 2018 IBM iX everywoman in Travel Awards finalists were announced online.  From young apprentices starting their career journey, to well-established entrepreneurs inspiring other ambitious individuals to join the industry, the 29 finalists are the role models whose success stories will encourage the next generation of travel stars.    This year’s […]

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Top tips on balancing comfort and efficiency when booking your trip

As our Hearts & Minds manifesto outlines, business travel should always be cost and time efficient. As a travel management company, we’ll always crunch the number to find the best fare combinations, time efficient connections and swiftest routes. But true efficiency isn’t always about austerity, sacrificing comfort at all costs. We know a well-planned trip […]

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Clarity recognised as UK Top 10 creative event agency

Last month Conference & Incentive Travel Magazine (C&IT) released their state of the industry report which included the annual list of Top 50 UK Event Agencies. We’re excited to share that this year, Clarity didn't just make it into the Top 50 but came straight in at number 10. The listings are based on event turnover […]

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Absolute Clarity: Life on the road

As we discuss the relationship between personal and business as part of our Hearts & Minds campaign, we invited Clarity Account Managers Fraser Thomson and Matt Carter onto the show so discuss life on the road. How do you maintain a work/life balance? Should you check your emails outside of work hours? How about travelling […]

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Clarity Presents: Hearts & Minds, Episode 3

On this month's episode host Alexandra Kington invites Tim Page, Senior Director from SAP Concur onto the show. They discuss expenses and how they can impact traveller satisfaction. Does a badly managed expense programme put your staff at risk? What are the financial benefits of implementing an automated system? How can your expense system help you balance […]

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5 tips for a better work life balance

When you travel for business, it’s inevitable your personal lifestyle will be affected in some way or other. Many business travellers are aware that their jobs often come at a cost to their extracurricular activities and family life. Achieving the nirvana of work life balance is a hotly debated topic. Is it actually possible? Or […]

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Absolute Clarity: Engaging your employees with Microsoft

Season two of Absolute Clarity, the number one business travel podcast is well underway and today we go live with episode four. Host Kyle Daniels welcomes: Julia Fidler, Global Employee Experience Lead at MS Travel; Paul Casement, Sales and Account Director at Clarity and Louise Kilgannon, a consultant with award winning travel consultancy firm Festive Road. […]

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Is happiness just an illusion?

Bridging the gap between policy and preference The world is changing at a breakneck pace. A new generation has joined the workforce and brought with them challenges to the system and a new way of doing things. One of the most impactful changes is the focus on individual happiness. There is a new era of […]

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The relationship between travellers and technology

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the relationship between travellers and technology. Booking tools, tracking devices, security alerts, how are we using technology at the moment and how does it impact on a traveller?  With the introduction of new GDPR regulations earlier this year, traveller and employee data came under scrutiny, especially […]

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Absolute Clarity: The one with Virgin Atlantic

Have you been keeping up with season two?  Episode three went live today and we welcome Rami El Dashan and Mark Croucher from Virgin Atlantic to wax lyrical about all the work that goes on behind the scenes at Virgin. From their exceptional levels of customer service to their desire to partner with small independent businesses, […]

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Best travel apps for business travellers

As part of our Hearts & Minds campaign, we’ve been looking at how we can take a more traveller centric approach to business travel, without impacting an organisations profit and productivity. This month we’ve been focusing on the relationship between travellers and technology. We’ve discussed traveller tracking on both our video and podcast features, but […]

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Traveller Satisfaction VS Latest Technology

Do you prefer to book your travel online?Or have a travel agent or booker take care of it all?Do you think personalised travel using AI is a positive thing?  The balance between human interaction and the use of technology is a tricky one and one that many industries are battling at the moment, including the […]

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Clarity Presents: Hearts & Minds, Episode 2

At the end of last month, we announced the launch of our new video series, Clarity Presents. Host Alexandra Kington welcomed Clarity CEO Pat McDonagh to discuss the new Heart & Minds manifesto, a challenge to the procurement community to take a more traveller centric approach. In Episode 2, we welcome Clarity's Product Development Manager, Will Murray […]

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Absolute Clarity: A bus crashes in Spain...

It's already been two weeks since we launched the new season of Absolute Clarity and we have a new episode to share.  Episode two welcomes back Will Murray, Product Manager for Clarity and Ben Cooper from Travel Risk Media to discuss all things traveller risk and safety.  From the dangers of drug cartels to terrorist attacks, global […]

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Simplifying mileage for everyone

Your employees are busy. Your managers are busy too. Neither has time amongst the jam-packed calendar of a typical working week to review the minute details of your travel and expense policy. Whether they’re just submitting expenses, or reviewing expense claims for others, they simply don’t have time to spare. If you’re still using a manual […]

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Absolute Clarity: Season Two

Bigger, better and brighter… get ready for Absolute Clarity season two  The number one business travel management podcast is back for its second season and we’re bringing some incredible guests along for the ride.  Following on from our successful first season, the host with the most, Kyle Daniels is back behind the mic to bring you […]

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Clarity Presents: Hearts & Minds, Episode 1

Last year we launched the very first business travel podcast, Absolute Clarity and now we’re ready to once again change the way you think about business travel. Today we have released episode one of Clarity Presents, a new series that is part of our Hearts & Minds campaign. Our Hearts & Minds manifesto is available to download here, […]

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Clarity signs up to the Mindful Employee Charter

At Clarity, we are committed to the recruitment and retention of employees and as part of that commitment we have joined a wide range of employers from all over the UK and signed up to the Mindful Employer Charter.  The Charter for Employers who are Positive about Mental Health is a voluntary agreement seeking to support […]

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We're shaking up Business Travel

We're shaking up business travel with our new manifesto We’re excited to unveil our latest challenge to the business travel industry in the shape of a new manifesto: Hearts & Minds.  Following on from last year’s Planes, Trains & Marginal Gains report, in which we urged travel managers and travellers alike to consider the small changes which […]

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Clarity wins across the board at The Business Travel People Awards

We are proud to announce that we have managed to scoop not one, not two but an outstanding FOUR awards at this year’s Business Travel People Awards.  It’s been a busy twelve months for Clarity and it’s amazing to see that even with the business changes that have been happening, our people have continued to work hard […]

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Business Travel Savings: Planes, trains and marginal gains

Can forward planning make your business more profitable? How can small changes add value to a  business trip? Can you boost your bottom line with marginal gains? Like many people, we initially came across the concept of marginal gains through the British cycling team. The premise of making small, considered changes to help improve performance works not just in […]

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Business Travel Show: How to make the most of your time

Not long until the Business Travel Show will be in full swing, opening its doors to thousands of corporate travel buyers and managers looking to meet suppliers, enhance their knowledge and develop their existing or new travel programmes.  We are excited to welcome new and existing clients to our biggest ever stand and look forward […]

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