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tion and streamlined reporting solutions, choose Diners Club International. dinersclub.co.uk


EASYJET is all about making travel easy and affordable. That means it can help customers to get more value from their travel spend. Easyjet has a leading presence on Europe’s top 100 routes and at Europe’s 50 largest airports with business-friendly schedules. It carries over 65 million pas- sengers annually, flying from primary air- ports, delivering business travellers to their meetings quicker. Just as important, it does all this while delivering flexible products that business travellers actually want, and a comfortable, efficient experience, backed by award-winning service, that keeps travellers coming back. easyjet.com/en/business


FLYBE is delighted to be a sponsor of the 2016 Business Travel Awards. As Europe’s largest regional carrier, Flybe operates more UK services than any other airline. In October 2014, Flybe commenced services to London City, with a combined 19 services per weekday from Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, and Exeter and subsequently increased services between Edinburgh and London City from four to seven flights per weekday. Further expan- sion from regional airports, coupled with Flybe’s high frequency routes, is why 40 per cent of Flybe’s passengers travel for business-related purposes. Flybe also offers seamless global connectivity with eight codeshare and 17 interline partners. flybe.com


GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY runs 9,500 weekly services, calling at 276 stations. It covers 5.7 billion passenger miles and carries 90 million passengers every year, providing high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train and sleeper services across the Greater Western rail franchise area. Its network covers services from London Paddington to Bristol, South Wales, the West Country, the Costwolds and large parts of Southern England. GWR also runs the Pullman Service, which is the last scheduled silver service in operation in the UK. gwr.com


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MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL is a leading global hospitality company with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories. Celebrating 39 years in Europe, Marriott International operates 292 hotels in 26 countries throughout the region, and recently opened the first Moxy property in Milan. Offering outstanding service and amenities to help business travellers stay productive on the road, the Marriott portfolio includes a diverse range of brands, including Bulgari, Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, Courtyard by Mar- riott and Marriott Executive Apartments. marriott.co.uk


MELIÁ HOTELS INTERNATIONAL was founded in 1956, in Palma de Mal- lorca, Spain. It is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, as well as the largest Spanish hotel chain. It operates more than 365 hotels in 40 countries on four continents under the brands Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels and Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, Me by Meliá, Innside by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels. Meliá’s focus on international growth has allowed it to be the first Spanish hotel company with a presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf and the US. A high degree of globalisation, a consistent growth plan and commitment to responsible tourism are among Meliá‘s major strengths. melia.com


NH HOTEL GROUP is Europe’s third- ranked business hotel chain. It operates nearly 400 hotels with almost 60,000 rooms in 29 markets across Europe, the Americas and Africa, including top city destinations such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Madrid and New York. Its hotel portfolio is structured under the following brands: NH Collection, premium hotels located in major capitals; NH Hotels, three- or four-star urban hotels; Nhow, unconven- tional and cosmopolitan hotels each with a unique personality; and Hesperia, the group’s resort proposition. The company offers hotel services that fulfil customers’ expectations, while providing sustainable solutions for today´s and the future´s challenges. nh-hotels.com


PORTMAN TRAVEL’S relentless drive to keep evolving has seen it scale new heights again in the last 18 months, achieving the prestigious IIP Gold accolade and simulta- neous certification of three ISO standards. This year’s launch of Portman One also saw Portman take its leading edge in technology development with a truly unique, integrated approach to fare and rate sourcing, and aggregation of global content for total trip management. Portman delivers on its customer promise of ‘made-to-measure value’ with a great staff attitude to excellence in service delivery, backed by the world’s best online tools and trip management essentials, all responsibly delivered to help its clients achieve their travel management objectives. portmantravel.com


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN, LONDON is a distinctive collection of four- and five-star individual hotels, from bijou-boutique to large-scale luxury. Each of the 14 hotels is characterised by design that doesn’t compromise on comfort. There is complimentary wifi throughout, and chic bars and restaurants with service that anticipates, but never assumes. Situ- ated in prestigious locations in the heart of London, Guildford and Manchester, near the most popular attractions and sights, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotels relax and inspire in equal measure. Experi- ence individually-designed bedrooms, spacious meeting rooms, indulgent spas, and great British seasonal food, in addition to Radisson’s quintessential afternoon tea. radissonblu-edwardian.com


SIXT RENT A CAR offers first class car hire at economy prices for any occasion and almost anywhere in the world. Comfort, premium quality, comprehensive benefits, and a vast vehicle fleet are promised every time at over 4,000 Sixt locations in 105 coun- tries worldwide. Sixt maintains alliances with famous names in the hotel industry such as Hilton Hotels and Marriott, leading airlines like Condor and Virgin America, and numerous prominent service providers in the tourism sector. The company is fourth- generation family owned and offers more than 100 years’ experience. sixt.co.uk


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