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Business Travel in the UK

Business Travel in the UK

London and the UK is a huge hub for business and business travel. There are hundreds of hotels marketed towards business travellers, as well as more and more flights (including some budget options) with business options including suites at the airports and even an airport just outside of the heart of the financial district of London on the River Thames – dedicated to business travellers (though not exclusively) with many daily flights between London and Geneva.

If you’re travelling to the UK on business, then you’ll need to take a look at all the available travel options. Several of the airports, including Heathrow are a good hour and more out of the city – so if you’re flying in and need to head directly to work then it might be an idea to fly directly to London City Airport which is just a 20 minute drive from the Canary Wharf development and just a straight drive onwards to Bank and London Bridge. You’ll no doubt need a car – as public transport in London is very difficult to navigate on the first attempts and can be slow and confusing. It isn’t advisable to hire a car in London when you get to the airport – as most of the car rental kiosks will be full with lengthy queues and very little choice. We recommend booking your car rental for business travel in the UK before you travel –  Car Rentals Network has access to hundreds of car hire services across the country to make sure you get the best available deals for your trip.

If you’re flying into the north of England, then you’ll more than likely fly to Manchester airport in the Midlands – which is just a short drive from Manchester city airport – this is especially helpful for those visiting the likes of the BBC whose offices are in the Manchester area – as well as other northern cities such as York, Sheffield and Leeds. No matter where you are flying in to in England – you’ll find that the road and public transport networks are easy to navigate – particularly between major cities – and even across country from the north to south and vice versa. Most, if not all major UK airports have a good selection of hotels just a moments drive away, and the likes of London, Manchester and Edinburgh all have superb hotels and conference facilities in the heart of the city. It’s best to book everything in advance – including any flights, hotels and car hire as the major cities are always busy – the year round, but particularly in the summer months.

Flying to Leeds-Bradford Airport

Flying to Leeds-Bradford Airport

If you’re visiting the north of England, then one of the most convenient ways to travel there is by flying into Leeds- Bradford Airport – which is the largest airport in the county of Yorkshire. It’s located in Yeadon, within the city limits of Leeds, 6 miles from the city centre. It’s been open since 1931 and was built mainly to serve Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region.

Bare in mind that the airport isn’t one of the busiest in the UK so it doesn’t have a large amount of shops and cafe’s, but there are enough for a short stay. It is a base for Monarch Airlines, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Thomson Airways, and KLM, British Airways, Eastern Airways and Flybe all fly from the airport to and from a broad selection of destinations including Innsbruck, Glasgow, Alicante, Geneva, Amsterdam, Alicante, Copenhagen, and the airports only long distance destination – Islamabad, which is operated by Pakistan International Airlines. The busiest routes are between Malaga, Amsterdam and Alicante – each of which serve a little over 200,000 passengers each year.

Once you’re at the airport, you’ll find a nice selection of shops and outlets including world duty free, WHSmith and Travelex for any money exchanges you need make, and if you’re hungry after your flight, you can head to the Saltaire bar and eatery which offer traditional English and Yorkshire food and drink, or take a coffee break at the AM Express or Caffe Ritazza – both found in hall B. If you’re renting a car at the airport, then you will find the car hire desks within the main terminal building next to the international arrivals area. There is only a small selection of desks including Avis, Enterprise and Hertz, and as such there are often queues to the desks after busier flights, so t’s recommended to book your car rental for Leeds-Bradford Airport in advance using Car Rentals Network. When you’re returning the car after your trip, just head left when you turn into the terminal frontage road.

From the airport you have a huge selection of destinations available within a short drive, though if you arrive late at night it’s generally better to take a night in one of the airport hotels situated close by, so you can get a fresh start in the morning. A short drive into the centre of Leeds will bring you to one of Yorkshires liveliest cities, while historical cities like York and the Spa town of Harrogate which is a nice place to head if you want to unwind after a busy days shopping in one of the larger cities.

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