Expert insights

Bringing you the latest discussions, opinions and advice from our travel, meetings and events experts.

31 August 2017

Capital of the north: a guide to Manchester

Nick Brooks-Sykes, director of tourism for Marketing Manchester, shares what makes Manchester his UK number one choice for meetings and events outside London.

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24 August 2017

Homestays: two views on whether they work for business

Is it better to stay in a hotel, or choose the individuality and variety of peer-to-peer homestay accommodation? Two industry experts share their views.

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23 August 2017

6 good reasons to consider an independent hotel or venue

Independent properties have plenty to offer the conference delegate and business traveller and can compete with the big brands, says Leigh Cowlishaw.

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17 August 2017

7 things you should know if you lose your passport

We ask the manager for lost passports for Her Majesty’s Passport Office, Sarah Groves, on her tips on what to do should you lose your passport.

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10 August 2017

Meeting room trends of the future are revealed

From beanbag chairs and outdoor spaces to chalk-paint walls, here’s what delegates want in their meeting room of the future according to IACC international survey.

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3 August 2017

Advance train tickets now available on day of departure

Cut-price advance train tickets can now be bought as close as 10 minutes. Here’s what you should know about the changes to advance rail tickets – and how much you could save.

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1 August 2017

8 essential tips for booking smarter air travel

Don’t book anything until you’ve read our essential checklist for buying business flights and avoiding some of the most frequent traveller problems.

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13 July 2017

10 expert tips for hosting outdoor events

Outdoor events take careful planning. Here, event director Andy Edwards shares his advice for those going al fresco.

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