Business travel often divides people into two camps. To the uninitiated it can seem like a wildly glamorous lifestyle of long lunches in exotic locations with important people who are on first name terms with flight attendants. But those who routinely travel for work know it’s not always as thrilling as an episode of Mad Men (hello 4am starts, jetlag and energy drinks for breakfast). Whichever side of the fence you’re on, here are eight perks to business travel.
On the third weekend in March Dublin will come alive not only for the riotous celebration of Ireland’s patron saint, but also the final fixture of the Six Nations as England visit the Aviva Stadium. If ever there was a time to visit the Fair City, this is it. Here’s your guide to making the most of this monumental weekend.
What is the key to happiness, and where can we find it? A recent academic study has suggested lasting happiness is to be found in experiences, like travel, rather than material objects. With this in mind, which joyous, soul-enriching experiences should we be investing in this coming year?
Every visitor to Amsterdam knows the Rijksmuseum, with its priceless art treasures by Rembrandt and other Old Masters, and most people make a beeline for the Van Gogh Museum’s Impressionist masterpieces. But there are dozens of other galleries waiting to be discovered that have a quirkier contemporary edge; here are some of the best.
Slap in the heart of Europe, this buzzy, internationally minded city is perfect for a weekend break. Here’s how to make the most of it.
As a holiday destination, London takes some beating. It’s got everything you could want – awe-inspiring tourist attractions, world-class galleries and museums, and enough restaurants to keep the most ardent foodie satisfied. But while there’s plenty to see on the surface, London is a city of truly hidden depths; one that rewards deeper exploration.
We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling of finally beginning to switch off on holiday only to realise it’s time to fly home. You deserve a relaxing break, here’s how to ensure you actually have one.
You already know the rules about mixing business with pleasure, but Madrid is a city where it’s fun to break the rules. When it comes to planning your business meetings there are few better places than a luxury hotel bar. Whether you’re looking for a VIP-only lounge, rooftop vista or a moreish cocktail, we’ve got you covered.
The Spanish classics - jamon, paella, patatas bravas, gazpacho – are classic with very good reason. But the Spanish food scene has evolved hugely and the reality is that our Iberian brothers and sisters are some of the most innovative chefs in the world.
Sangria by the sea, sunsets over hilltop palaces and all-night salsa dens: Spain has everything a summery holiday maker could ask for but perhaps its best gems are found when you move away from the crowded beaches and head into the cities.
Everything is better with a soundtrack and business travel is no exception. If you’re jetting off on company time, this playlist will get you through your trip from beginning to end in true rock-star style. Download, suit up and hit the skies
Can't stand the thought of football dominating summer as the three home nations 'battle it out' for European glory in France this June? The silly chants, the wailing vuvuzelas, the endless, endless analysis…
Bergerac in the south west of France, the gateway to the Dordogne, is the latest British Airways destination from London City Airport. We went to explore its rural (and edible) delights first-hand.
Arguably the most prodigious capital city in the entire world, London is a mesmeric and meteoric metropolis that is home to the very best of everything, from architecture, art and entertainment to food, fashion and high finance.
Family travel can be a bittersweet affair; it is often exciting and exhausting in equal measure. At its worst, it can be a minefield of mid-transport meltdowns and tourist hotspots tantrums, but when it’s good, it’s can be a fulfilling break of smiles, laughter and much-needed relaxation.
Minicabit is the official cab booking platform for London City Airport. Their smart search tool compares real-time quotes from a range of licensed cab providers who are based at your pickup point and destination.
The time for Rotterdam is now. Far from playing second fiddle to big brother Amsterdam, it’s a fresh-thinking city with an ever-changing skyline and an anything-is-possible buzz.
Gerry Buxton took 500 photographs and spent half a day on the runway to create a vibrant print of the airport following its purchase by a new consortium
Looking for attractions and activities beyond the castle? Susie Henderson tracks down unique and unexpected experiences in and around the Scottish capital.
The days are long in Dublin. This is a city where it’s rarely difficult to find time to unwind – partly because the centre is so compact, and partly because balancing work and play seems to be ingrained in Dublin’s nature. So if your meeting’s done for the day, or you find yourself with a couple of hours to kill before dinner, here are some ideas for things to do.
Stately, scenic and packed with traditional Scottish spirit, Edinburgh is a city just begging to be explored. Travelling on business means that time is often tight, but if you can escape the grind for a few short hours you’ll find all kinds of experiences on the doorstep. Here’s a handful of bright ideas to take your business trip to a whole new level.
Whether you’re a thrillseeker, art buff or beach lover, we pick the best destinations that should be on your radar when planning your 2016 holidays.
Wherever you’re jetting off to this December, save some time to stock up on Christmas gifts for loved ones back home.
London City Airport (LCY) has been looking into the drinking habits of its passengers, and found that more than 25,000 cups of coffee were sold last month whilst the nation’s favourite, tea, was well beaten.