UNIGLOBE Gemini Travel Has a New Home

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UNIGLOBE Gemini Travel Has a New Home.

 

We are excited to announce that our team here at UNIGLOBE Gemini has moved to a new location in Staines-Upon-Thames.

Our old office served us well, and the network of friends and colleagues in the local area is huge due to our 16 years there. But, due to our expansion and growth, the time came to move on.

Our shiny new office in Staines-Upon-Thames is just fantastic and very different to where we were based in Ashford, Middlesex.

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While we were happy with our previous offices, we had several motivating factors to make a move:

 

  1. Space. While our office in Ashford was based on three floors, it was still very tight on free work space believe it or not. Our hardworking Reservations Team were pretty crunched together on small desks and the Commercial Team upstairs, were in the same boat. Our new office provides a bespoke, tailored work space that, in collaboration with our Directors and a local office design team (Metric Office Furniture & Interiors) we have put together a light and productive office for the wider UNIGLOBE Gemini team.

 

  1. Location. Being located on the high-street in Ashford, Middlesex may seem like a perfect place to be for a Travel Management Company. And although we have a Leisure division, the core of our business is Corporate Travel. So, moving to a fairly densely populated business district as Staines-Upon-Thames, it provides more opportunities for our clients to swing by for technology training and enables easy transport links for Commercial meetings day to day.

 

  1. Client and Talent Acquisition. In having a spacious new office, with more workspace, this creates more opportunities to continue the level of growth we’ve been witnessing over the last 6 months – growth from a new business perspective, but also in talent acquisition. In acquiring new accounts, there will be opportunities to place talented and experienced travel professionals to help manage this new influx of business. The options are endless for new business and the management of this new business.

 

We are extremely excited about the new office and the opportunities it will bring. We’ve had an amazing 16 years in Ashford, but our new location is Staines-Upon-Thames is going to be a success filled adventure for years to come.

 

Our New Office Location is:

 

Elizabeth House

56-60 London Road

Staines-Upon-Thames

Middlesex

TW18 4HF

 

Leisure is still a huge part of our core business, and we are still eager to see you for holiday consultations / bookings. Please call 01784 254 850 or email clairefalco@uniglobegemini.co.uk to arrange an appointment where we’ll discuss all your holiday needs
Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding Business Travel Management – please email our Commercial Team on sales@uniglobegemini.co.uk to fix a good time for a coffee

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Plan International

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Plan International

gbi-summit-kilimanjaroIn September 2010, a UNIGLOBE British Isles climbing team reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise £35,000 to build a girls school and residence in
Mwanza, Tanzania.
The new school, part of Plan International Because I Am a Girl will provide girls with a supportive and safe environment in which to learn and help to lift more families and communities out of poverty.

The rate of girls attending secondary schools in Tanzania is an alarming five percent. Among the reasons for such low attendance are the long distances children must walk to and from classes. These daily journeys expose girls to health and safety risks.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the fourth highest among the world’s seven summits and the tallest in Africa, towering nearly 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) above sea level.Watch the video of the team on their journey to reach the peak.

Hiking to Machu Picchu for Plan International

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Hiking to Machu Picchu for Plan International

2012 UNIGLOBE Trek to Machu Picchu.
Raised
£37,000 for Because I Am a Girl. 

In October 2012, UNIGLOBE family members from the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands  trekked the Inca Trail toperuacanddh
Machu Picchu and raised £37,000 for the Because I Am a Girl campaign.

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Because I am a Girl is a Plan International initiative to promote girls’ rights and empower young women to safely attend schools, learn new skills and contribute to the advancement of economies worldwide.inca-amanda-and-derek2
All travel costs and personal expenses for the UNIGLOBE Machu Picchu expedition are paid by individual members. All proceeds raised go directly to the campaign. Thank you to:

  • Derek Hearl-Maunder – President, UNIGLOBE Travel British Isles
  • Mark & Julie Kempster – UNIGLOBE CT Business Travel, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • Mark Hewett – UNIGLOBE Gemini Travel, Ashford, UK
  • Eoin Shanahan – UNIGLOBE Premier Travel, Croydon, UK
  • Maria & Rebecca Baty – UNIGLOBE Top Flight Travel, Reading, England
  • Marleen Van Dam – UNIGLOBE Smart Travel, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Amanda Close – Vice President, Global Operations, UNIGLOBE Travel International Headquarters, Vancouver, Canada