The Guild is now holding monthly networking events on The Yacht London, which are ideal opportunities to meet and network with like-minded members and guests. Join The Guild free of charge and become aware of all the advantages of Guild membership.
There are different levels of membership including complimentary Introductory Membership, plus Professional, Business, Business Elite and Business Ultra levels with increasing access to members special offers and business services.
Networking Dates: Tuesday 30th May 2017 18:30
Tuesday 27th June 2017 18:30
The Yacht London is moored on Victoria Embankment adjacent to Temple Underground Station. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us at the next networking event.
International Currency Exchange Guild Partner International Currency Exchange (ICE) have teamed up with The Guild to provide a great value Travel Money Service delivered to your door. ICE has provided a home delivery service for over 15 years, with over 100,000 customers a year placing orders securely for their travel money. You can order currency at the most competitive rates of exchange and have your order delivered direct to your door by Royal Mail.
Features of the service provided by ICE include:
Over 50 foreign currency in stock ready for order today
Insured delivery direct to your door within three working days
Guaranteed next working day delivery on orders over £1000
UK based Customer Service team and totally secure ordering system
Competitive rates when ordering online
No commission on travel money orders
Free delivery on all orders over £700
No need to shop around for best rates
Award winning customer service, speed of delivery and value for money
Order securely online or by telephone by clicking on: https://www.iceplc.com/#tabs-9
Visit Kerala next September on a specially arranged tour ‘The Marigold Hotel Way’. The BBC series was largely filmed in Kerala and Transkerala Holidays are offering Guild Members a discount on this special tour. Prices for Guild members are £750 pp for the Silver Tour, 3/4 star hotels, and £1249 for the Gold Tour, 4/5 star hotels. Flights to Cochin are extra.
For full details, visit http://www.transkerala.com/index.php/calendar/bespoke-holiday/real-marigold-kerala-tours.html. To access other bespoke holiday opportunities in Kerala, visit www.transkerala.com
Travel Insurance It is important to have comprehensive Travel Insurance in place whether you are travelling for business or leisure purposes. The best insurance is an Annual Worldwide Policy, either including travel to the North America and the Caribbean, or just Europe and the rest of the world. The Guild has negotiated access to two travel industry insurance schemes open to members and families resident in the UK offering arrange of options including cover for skiing and cover forolder travellers. ASUA - Individual trips or annual worldwide cover. Visit: www.asuaonline.com/airlinestaffclub Insurance4staff2travel – excellent cover for annual worldwide travel with a maximum stay of 31 days for each trip. Visit: www.secure-travelinsurance.co.uk/b2c/index.aspx?id=205-87F09BE0967A6DD9E363763FD48970B6@cid-28142
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry The Guild’s Chief Executive attended a Brexit Seminar last week in his capacity as Chairman of the Transport Committee of the London Chamber of Commerce. The Alliance of European Metropolitan Chambers represent the interest of hundreds of thousands of businesses employing tens of millions of employees fostering economic activity across Europe. With the process of UK Brexit in process it is essential for future trade that several key aspects need to be addressed in the transitional period. The Seminar was addressed by the Mayor of London. The resilience of the European economy partly rests on the interdependency of European businesses. The key aspects to be addressed that are of relevance to the travel and hospitality industry include:
Ensuring access to a skilled workforce and securing flexible migration of labour to and from the EU
Sustaining commerce by minimising barriers to trade and exports, trading without customs barriers
Keeping Europe moving by preserving the aviation open-skies and maritime protocols and safe guarding land transportation links
Ensuring the right to stay of EU citizens working in the UK and UK citizens working and living in the EU
The Alliance at present represents some 12 Chambers of Commerce ranging from Athens to Dublin via Madrid and Frankfurt and will undertake to harness collective energies, resources and experience to make a positive contribution over the coming months.
New Hotel Openings Reflecting the vibrancy of London as a business and leisure destination new hotel openings continue apace. Hotels already opened in 2017 or will open during the year, include Four Seasons Trinity Square in the City, Lalit Bankside, Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, Ibis Styles Piccadilly, Great Scotland Yard Westminster and Belmond Knightsbridge, London.