Author Archives : Craig Bowker


Vueling Launch New Birmingham Route

Spain’s leading low cost carrier Vueling is to launch flights from Birmingham airport to Barcelona El Prat, Flight will begin on the 1st June 2015 running three flights a week to begin then increasing to four times a week in August. Vueling currently hold a 40% market share in Barcelona El Prat airport with the […]

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Manchester Airport Named Airport Of The Year

Manchester airport has been celebrating since being voted airport of the year at the annual Airport Operators Association (AOA) awards. Their award was received in the over six million passenger’s category, and beat of stiff completion from Heathrow, Gatwick and Birmingham. The award was received, due to a phenomenal year of growth an increase in […]


Birmingham to JFK coming 2015

Birmingham to Broadway Today Birmingham airport and American Airlines have announced along with the oneworld alliance that new daily direct flights will commence between Birmingham international and New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK). Flights will begin on the 8th May 2015 with a British Airways code share. The Route will provide almost 100’000 seats […]

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MANCHESTER AIRPORT AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC TEAM UP FOR TRICK OR TWEET

Manchester airport and Virgin Atlantic will be giving away a pair of flights to Orlando this Halloween #TrickorTweet well be asking @MANAirport to send in any trick or treats they have played on their loved ones, friends, family or work colleagues by using the hashtag. At the end of the 31st October the best will […]


Regus Express opens lounge at Birmingham airport

Regus Express has today opens its business lounge at Birmingham airport, the lounge is perfectly designed for the mobile and flexible workers. Situated a short walk away from the check-in and arrivals area, the lounge provides top class meeting rooms with a fully equipped workspace from as little as £8. Specially designed for the business […]

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The 5 Business Benefits of a Chauffeur Driven Car

The 5 Business Benefits of a Chauffeur Driven Car Most people assume that being driven by a chauffeur will cost them an arm and leg, however, this is simply not the case in the modern world where such travel is a convenient and increasingly popular alternative to public transport. Chauffeur driven services are particularly beneficial […]


Five in a row for Birmingham Airport

For the fifth month in a row Birmingham airport has announce record breaking figures, This time August 2014 has surpassed the previous record month (August 2008) with 1’104’831 passengers more than 2% more than the previous record, This is becoming a very successful year for the midlands airport who have invested heavily in a runway […]

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Chalet Sharing by Thomas Smith

Sharing a Ski Chalet with another Family – Helpful Tips for a Great Holiday   Of all the accommodation options available at ski resorts, chalet accommodation is hands down the best, depending, of course, on the chalet in question. Another situation you might be in is, having to share it with another family. For families […]


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Birmingham records broken again

In July Birmingham airport recorded its second ever and highest July figures in its 75 year history. More than 1’050’000 passengers passed through the airport terminal in July. The figure achieved is 4.6% increase on last year and the fourth consecutive record breaking month. It is the first time more than one million passengers have […]


Eiffel Tower Time Lapse

Welcome to The Business Travel Blog’s first video blog, over the coming months we will be looking for some very unique videos from across the globe. Todays video is from Paris, a complex time lapse of the Eiffel tower. Designed and built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 as the opening arch to the world fair of the same year. The Eiffel tower stood as the largest man made structure 41 years until the Chrysler building beat the 1063ft tall structure in 1930. the Eiffel tower still stands as the tallest structure in Paris and the second tallest in France behind the Millau Viaduct. The Eiffel tower truly is one of the wonders of the world, please enjoy the video below as produced by Liban Yusuf.

 

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NATS a deal for MAG

NATS and Manchester Airport Group (MAG) have announced the signing of a new ten year contract for the provision of air traffic control, Both Manchester and Stansted Airport already has an existing relationship with NATs with the new contract due to commence on the 1st April 2015. MAG has invested heavily in its air traffic […]


Post 365

Birmingham Airport has announced the opening of a Royal Mail post office within the landside spar store. The Post office will operate 365 days a year 24 hours a day apart from Christmas day when the store will open from 8AM to 5PM, With over 33’000 passengers using the terminal each day the post office […]

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Manchester Pride support by Manchester Airport and Easy Jet

Easy Jet and Manchester Airport Support Manchester pride

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, and the third biggest airport, Manchester Airport, have announced today they will be sponsoring Manchester Pride, taking the headline spot at the Big Weekend. It is the second time that both companies have come together to sponsor, and the third consecutive year at the event for both. The Big Weekend […]


Running the Runway at Manchester airport

Runners, joggers and walkers are being given a unique opportunity to turn the runway red at Manchester Airport to raise funds for two special charities. Manchester Airport and British Airways are having a marathon celebrity event which takes off on Sunday September 21. The autumn fun runners will follow a four kilometre route around the […]

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Delhi Daily for Birmingham Airport

From the 18th of November Air India has confirmed an increase of operations to Delhi from Birmingham airport. The announcement was made on the 1st of august as the airlines celebratory dinner marking the first year of operations from Birmingham airport, India Airlines Commercial Director, Mr Pankaj Srivastava, who flew over from India for the […]


Airport News upto 23/07/2014

All Bar one opens for business Birmingham airport has been busy over the past few weeks, Firstly All Bar one who have 50 bars nationally have opened up two bars within the airport. the first bar opened in the south departure lounge back in April, but All Bar One have completed the opening with a […]

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Room with view – Uma Punakha in Bhutan

My room with view is Uma Punakha in Bhutan.it’s an intimate, luxury lodge located at the far western end of the lush Punakha Valley. From this wonderful lodge you are overlooking a snake-like bend in the Mo Chu River. Uma Punakha is ideally located for those who wish to explore this remote Himalayan Kingdom. The […]


Airport News – Weekending 22nd June

Airport News week Ending 22nd June Manchester: From the 23rd of June Manchester airport will be working with, The Teenage Cancer Trust in raising awareness of sun damage and how to prevent it. The Teenager Cancer Trust and Manchester Dermatology Centre will be in terminal one from the 23rd until the 29th of June, Passengers […]

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Airport News – May 2014

Airport News There has been some good news coming from the UKs regional airports over the last month and here is the news of both Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport   Birmingham After the great city great airports speech from Birmingham Airport CEO Paul Kehoe, the airport has today announced record breaking figure of 893’229 […]


West Bromwich – West Midlands – Colin Plested

WEST BROMWICH WEST MIDLANDS UK Colin Plested Web retailer based in West Bromwich I run a few ecommerce based businesses from our distribution centre and office in West Bromwich. I have lived in West Bromwich for 20 plus years and have travelled for work and business. Best business hotel? In West Bromwich I find the […]

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Editors Blog – German Adventure.

Welcome to the Editors blog for the business travel blog, I’ve added this section to the blog to add my personal experiences and thoughts around the travel industry hopefully I can make topics both thought provoking and entertaining. Travel for me has always been fun, I’ve travelled across Europe mostly for pleasure and taken in […]


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Hotel De Paris – Monte Carlo

  The Hotel De Paris is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Monte Carlo Opened in 1863, owned and run by the societes des bains de mer (SMB), the 187 roomed hotel is grouped into room types, Exclusive city view, Superior courtyard, Exclusive Sea view and Exclusive casino view. There are also 75 […]


Schladming – Spring Ski

The former mining town of Schladming is world renowned for its winter sports and offers 111Km of Piste. In 2013 Schladming hosted the world ski championship, but it’s not just the winter months that schladming is a popular outdoor activity retreat. The summer also offers superb climbing, hiking and cycling. Schledming is located in the Austrian […]

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Air passenger duty changes

From the 1st of October this year air passenger duty is changing. George Osborne announced that category D of the tax will be scrapped meaning all long haul flights will now drop down to category C. So how does Air passenger duty work? A flights tax rate is determined by the distance from London to […]


Scottish Independance good for BA

Willie Walsh the CEO of International Airlines Group (Owners of Iberia and BA) has today explained how Scottish independance could prove a posative move for the aviation industry in Scotland. Mr Walsh has explained that the Scotish white paper on independance has laid out a possible 50% reduction in air passenger duty with further provisions to to scrap the tax all together. […]

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The Gallery

Here at The Business Travel Blog we would like to involve our readers in the blog. We have set up the gallery page so that you can share your great travel experiences with us. Just send us your pictures via email to craig@thebusinesstravelblog.co.uk with a brief description of who you are and what you were doing. here is […]