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7 September 2017

10 must-read tips for smarter venue booking

Booking the right venue takes careful planning. See our checklist for getting the best value when you plan a meeting and book a venue.

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5 September 2017

The truth about what events planners really want

We review the key points from Cvent's global study into what event planners value most and what is at the top of their wishlists.

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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 choice for UK events.

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24 August 2017

Homestays: two views on whether they work for business

Better to stay in a hotel, or choose the individuality of a peer-to-peer homestay? 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 delegates/business traveller, and can compete with the big brands...

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17 August 2017

7 things you should know if you lose your passport

We asked the manager for lost passports for Her Majesty’s Passport Office for 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 to chalk-paint walls, here’s what you want in a meeting room,  according to IACC survey.

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3 August 2017

Advance train tickets now available on day of departure

Cheaper 'advance' tickets can now be bought up to 10 mins before a trip. Here’s what you need to know, and how to save.

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