By Celia Donne, Global Operations Director at Regus From a riverboat to sleeping on a construction site, business people globally report that business travel is not always plain sailing It is not all five star hotels and a life of luxury when it comes to business travel, with levels of accommodation spanning from mud […]
‘Never judge a book by its cover’ is the age old proverb that we all secretly ignore. Particularly in the professional realm, appearances are vital to portray the right message of your company. From our office space and dress code to the car we drive to important meetings. It’s all taken into consideration.
Posted on 23rd September 2014 in Business Travel.
With rapid developments in technology and virtual working becoming increasingly popular, the working world is constantly evolving. In a recovering economy, more businesses are looking to new horizons and starting to expand globally in order to reap the benefits of a worldwide market. In fact, according to a recent international report published by BT, 80% of business decision makers believe that international expansion is essential for the success of their organisation. But venturing into international trade is not without its challenges, especially when it comes to getting a global workforce to work collaboratively. It is people who drive a business towards success so how can you unite your workforce across country borders?
Posted on 13th August 2014 in Business Travel.
Over these summer months many small business owners are likely to be planning to take their van abroad, whether it’s to work on an overseas contract or for a summer holiday.
Posted on 11th August 2014 in Business Travel.
With the Chinese government establishing policies in infrastructure, science and technology innovation, workforce development, safety, health and sustainability, the country’s manufacturing industry is continuing to rapidly grow and become increasingly more competitive on the global market. This, coupled with investments in key strategic markets such as high-end equipment manufacturing, makes China an interesting market opportunity for UK businesses to be involved with.
Posted on 7th August 2014 in Business Travel.
The 2014 World Cup is now over and the adrenalin and excitement that filled pavements, pubs, and homes over the past month will soon begin to dwindle down. Brazil has been under much scrutiny these past couple of months as event spending overflowed far beyond budgets and mass protests, demonstrations and strikes rage on. With the 2016 Olympics fast approaching, it’s easy for one to ask: can Brazil handle it?
Posted on 30th July 2014 in Business Travel.
When it comes to innovation most airlines are behind the curve. They remain saddled with legacy systems and processes and are tied up in a highly regulated space. This is particularly evident when it comes to selling tickets, something you might think so vital that they would give it a laser-like focus. Instead, airlines effectively outsource this to the GDS, themselves a spin-off from the original airline reservation systems.
Posted on 30th July 2014 in Business Travel.
One of the hardest things about preparing for a trip is figuring out what to pack. If you’re traveling for business, especially if it is to a city you’ve never visited before (to meet clients that you’ve never met before) then the task can seem pretty daunting.
Posted on 21st July 2014 in Business Travel.
Earlier this month, major strikes on the London Underground left tens of thousands of workers stranded.
Many employees were late or couldn’t even make it to work which severely cost London based businesses both financially, and in terms of lost productivity.
For businesses of all shapes and sizes getting the most out of your travel is essential. Whether it’s a 20-minutes journey to a nearby meeting or a 4-hour journey for an overnight business trip, companies can save time and money by knowing the handiest tips.
With extensive reform programs in place, and strong growth on the horizon, Typhoon Yolanda has hardly made a dent on the Philippine economy
Although the headlines are full of the disruption caused by tube strikes, there are some steps that any business can take to ensure they’re as prepared as possible to deal with the impact of transport troubles on their workforce.
Leon Rudd, Head of SMB Marketing at O2, outlines his top tips on how to stay connected even in difficult circumstances.
Posted on 1st May 2014 in Business Education, Business Management , Business Support, Business Travel, Cloud Computing, Home Business, How To Guides, Leadership & Management, Software , Tech & Innovation, Telecoms.