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Airport Stress: 5 Tips to Help You Travel at Ease

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Whether you travel often or have never flown before, airports can be a stressful place. They can be crowded and unfamiliar places, and problems such as delays and security checks can pop up out of nowhere.

Planning a trip is only the beginning; it’s not until you make it to the other end that you can really relax. However, there are a few things you can do to reduce the stress of airports, and we’ll walk you through them.

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Top Tips for Booking Flights for a Business Trip

Are you heading away on a business trip soon? If so, you might be wondering how to go about booking your flight in order to get the best deal available. You’ll have to be extra careful in how you spend your company’s money, as your employer will surely want you to be as cost-effective as possible when away from the office.

But it’s not all about money when it comes to booking flights for a business trip. You’ll also want to travel comfortably so you can focus on the important meetings and tasks that you’ll attend to once you land. This means flying with a reputable airline and avoiding red-eye flights if you’ve got early morning meetings.

Below, we list out some top tips for booking flights for a business trip so your next experience can be a comfortable and cost-effective one…

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Most Popular Cars Driven By Chauffeurs

When choosing a car to be chauffeured in, style and comfort is what matters. Whether for personal use, a short trip to Dublin Airport or a business meeting, there is a world of luxury cars to choose from.

These cars are packed with bonus extras and additional features, so let’s dive into detail about the most popular cars that are driven by chauffeurs…

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How To Get To and From Dublin Airport

As traffic moving through Dublin Airport’s two terminals continues to grow each year, more than 29.6 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2017 . Hosting 41 scheduled airlines with up to 740 airplane movements per day, flying to over 180 destinations across 42 countries on four continents, getting in and out of Dublin Airport can prove quite the challenge.

Now consider that there are only 4,000 short-term parking spaces and 7,000 long-term parking spaces to service the huge crowds of people trying to get to and from the airport. If you are planning a trip in or out of Dublin airport, it’s worth considering alternative modes of transport to hiring a car or driving and parking your own car.

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News: Water Taxis Could Become The Next Best Thing in Hong Kong

Water taxis could be making their comeback in the Chinese island city of Hong Kong, nearly 50 years after the smaller craft officially stopped running passengers through the city’s waterways. The Hong Kong government recently proposed that a revival of these small water taxis could be a way to boost the slowing tourism industry.

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Why Get a Private Transfer from Dublin Airport?

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We may be biased but we think that Dublin is one of the best cities in the world and with the amount of local and international travellers that we are seeing at our airport; we don’t seem to be alone in this thinking.

Whether you are travelling to Dublin from an international destination or from one of our domestic airports, there will always be the slight nervous or anxious feeling that comes with the different aspects of organising travel in an unfamiliar place.

No matter if you are travelling for business or pleasure, organising the different aspects of travel can be overwhelming, especially when landing in a capital city such as Dublin. Luckily, there is a way to mitigate much of the stress that comes with getting to and from Dublin airport when you arrive and when you leave.

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Where Does the Word Chauffeur Originate?

Anybody who has even a minor knowledge of the French language will know that the word ‘Chauffeur’ is French. The origins of the word go back to the late 1800s and it was the name given to the person responsible for stoking a steam engine to keep it running.

The French verb “chauffer” means “to heat” and so a chauffeur is the “one that heats”.

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9 Weird Things Found in a Taxi

If you’ve ever taken a business trip abroad and arrived home only to realise that you left your phone, purse or coat in the back of a taxi, you’re definitely not alone. Taxi drivers are always retrieving forgotten items from their back seats and, as you can imagine, phones, bags and clothing are amongst the most common things that they find.

However, they’ve also found some much more intriguing and unusual items lurking behind them, so let’s take a look at the 9 most weird things found in the back of a taxi.

  1. A real live baby
  2. We’ve all heard stories about how mothers have momentarily forgotten their new-born baby, but how many new mums are careless enough to leave their baby in a taxi? You’ll be pleased to know that the taxi driver took the baby to the nearest police station, so at least the poor little mite didn’t end up in the ‘Lost Property’ box.

  3. Live animals, including a chicken and a duck
  4. Perhaps the owners were going to a market to sell their livestock, or perhaps they were returning with a new addition to the farm. Whatever the reason for leaving live animals in the back of a cab, we hope it didn’t amount to ‘fowl’ play.

  5. A goldfish
  6. We’re guessing that this was an unwanted prize from a funfair, as we can’t imagine that someone has carefully chosen a new pet and then left it to look after itself in a taxi.

  7. A set of false teeth
  8. We’re still wondering how a set of false teeth made their way onto the back seat. We can only hope that they were in some sort of container and not loose in a pool of dribble.

  9. An artificial leg
  10. Who on earth walks out of a taxi without their leg? Surely they must have been hopping mad when they realised? Of course, they could have just been delivering or collecting it for someone else. However, unless they can come up with a very good excuse, we guess they haven’t got a leg to stand on.

  11. Two dead mice
  12. Yes really! If there had been three, we would have wondered if they were blind. But as there were only two we’re guessing that perhaps they were a tasty treat for someone’s pet snake? But who knows?

  13. A big wad of cash
  14. Well, we guess that mislaid cash is not too unusual, unless it’s £6000 in a combination of dollars and sterling. Was the owner on the way to the airport? Perhaps they’d just been paid for services rendered? The question we’re really asking is who forgets that they’ve got this amount of money on them?

  15. Confidential work files
  16. Aren’t you supposed to guard confidential information with your life? Obviously, the owner of this lost property didn’t think so. Let’s hope that they didn’t lose their job too.

  17. Cremation Ashes
  18. And finally, we know that a funeral is a very emotional event, but leaving your loved one’s ashes in a taxi seems rather bizarre; unless for some strange reason the deceased had requested that a taxi should be their final resting place.

Top Business Events in 2018

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Conferences, conventions, seminars and other business events are extremely important occasions that every businessperson should take very seriously. Whether you’re a senior employee at a major firm or the owner of a small independent business, business events provide invaluable opportunities to network with fellow professionals and entrepreneurs, building potentially valuable future relationships which allow for the sharing of tips, inside news and knowledge.

These events are also great places to find potential future customers, suppliers and investors, and to meet with members of other interested parties – including media figures who could potentially help spread your company’s name and brand.

When all things are considered, keeping on top of what business events are planned for the coming year is something that all serious businesspeople need to be doing.

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6 Essential Tips for Surviving a Business Trip

Business trips can be daunting, and especially so if it’s your first. You may have to give a presentation in an unfamiliar environment to senior board members or have the unenviable task of securing a new contract or client. And, on top of that, you may have to travel halfway across the country or even the world to do it.

If you’re about to go on your first business trip, check out the following tips to help you get through the experience and find ways to enjoy it;

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