Beat Jet Lag When Travelling on Business

Although many of us get caught up in the “glamorous” side of business travel – room service, limousine transfers and plush hotels – there’s a less pleasant side-effect of travel which often goes ignored.

That’s right - jet lag. You’ve been preparing for a conference for months, but between preparing your slide deck and ordering extra business cards, you forgot all about the impact travelling across several time zones can have on your body.

Business travel – without the stress

At one point in your corporate career, you’ll be faced with the infamous red eye extravaganza: catch the first flight of the day, to a meeting at 9 am, lunch with investors, followed by an afternoon meeting, and right back on the plane home. Even the seasoned traveller dreads this trip: the time slots are tight, and with one small error the entire trip is ruined. With the demand in efficiency increasing by the minute, it’s important to remain calm and in control when travelling for business, even in the moments when things seem to fall apart. Not to worry! EAS has you covered from start to finish, no matter how tight the schedule.

EAS Provides the Human Touch

Attending a trade fair or conference can be a daunting experience - whether you are a first timer or a seasoned conference delegate, there are so many elements that need to come together for what can be an expensive business commitment to be worthwhile.

How will GDPR impact my conference experience?

Every conference generates an avalanche of data. From attendee contact details to employment information, to gender, disabilities and dietary preferences, collecting our personal data for later use is fair game - or at least it has been, until now. 

Many will be aware of the dreaded GDPR, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming into force in May. Regulators promise stiff penalties for infringements, and even mighty tech giants like Facebook have embraced GDPR as it sets the new data protection standard globally.

MWC 2019: Your Survival Guide

Barcelona: home to the largest and most cutting-edge mobile technology conference in the world, the GSMA Mobile World Congress.

Mobile World Congress 2019: will take place from the 25th to the 28th February in the city’s Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via conference venues. The event brings together the biggest names in the mobile tech space - and for 2019 it’s all about “Intelligent Connectivity”.

Parking in Barcelona

Having a car in the city is a huge convenience especially when traveling on a schedule or with large groups. Sadly though, what a nightmare it can be to find parking sometimes!

Here’s a great solution that will save you time and money…

Try Parclick - where you can reserve a parking spot online at a number of garages throughout the city. There are a variety of packages to choose from. Select anything from a 24-hour pass up to a 30-day pass. They even have daily, weekend, and monthly subscriptions. You’ll find all the details within each specific offer.

If you’re promoting an event, they can help you find parking, too!


Rely on EAS for the best in quality accommodations, exclusive venues, event and marketing management, and other special concierge services. For further information, get in touch.

Plan the Perfect Business Trip for Your Boss

With great power comes great responsibility, so it’s easy to say it’s bitter sweet building a relationship with your boss. As the promotions come and the salaries increase, the tasks become more high stress with more at stake. Your boss will delegate important tasks to those closest to them, and so naturally, the time will come when you will be asked to book your employer’s business trip.

Although this task may seem daunting, fear not! With our easy to follow, step by step guide, EAS makes planning your boss’s business travel experience a cinch.

Speed up baggage transfer in Barcelona

Imagine you are arriving at Barcelona airport and you are short on time before a meeting - what do you do with your bags? Or perhaps you want your luggage picking up from your hotel and delivering to Barcelona airport? Wouldn't it be handy to have a secure luggage transfer service that can pick-up your bags wherever you want in Barcelona and drop them off at any location in Barcelona at your designated time?

Bags&Go (formally DW Consignias) offers you such a service. They have offices in Barcelona airport, Barcelona Sants train station and Barcelona cruise terminal. Once you have made your online booking you can simply drop your bags off at any of these locations and Bags&Go will securely store and then transfer your luggage to your chosen destination.

Bags&Go have been in the business of transferring luggage for visitors to Barcelona since 2007. They deal with tens of thousands of bag transfers each year.

The service is charged on a per bag basis - irrespective of the size of the bag. Your bags are inspected externally to make certain there is no external damage on your luggage before your bags are accepted with the service. In addition, bags for Barcelona airport or Barcelona cruise terminal are scanned with an x-ray machine to ensure there are no restricted items inside. Your baggage is insured with Bags&Go and the insurance is included in the cost of the service.

Bags&Go are also able to handle late night departures - you just need to specify this on the booking form.

One factor to consider before choosing this service is to ask yourself if you are likely to need access to your luggage before you pick it up at your designated drop off point. If the answer were yes, it would be better to consider a locker service instead.

There may be some feeling of uncertainty with the idea of handing your bags over to a third party to look after. However Bags&Go are a professional bag handling company guaranteeing you peace of mind. You can feel confident that they will do a good job of looking after your luggage and delivering it when you need it.

To book your luggage collection/delivery, click here.


Rely on EAS for the best in quality accommodations, exclusive venues, event and marketing management, and other special concierge services. For further information, get in touch.

Stay Connected and Informed! Part 1

In today’s hyper connected digital world our lives, both personal and business run based on a steady flow of information.  In fact so much of our lives is digitised – our social interactions with friends and family, holiday snaps transmitted around the world in an instant and payment for our daily caffeine fix are just a few examples. As a result the digital devices we wear or carry round with us have become an absolute necessity, especially for business.

However, we have become so dependent on our connection to people and information; technology can be both a blessing and a burden.

Surviving a business travel horror story

Avoiding long airport queues, defeating jet lag and dealing with bad weather are all second nature to seasoned business travellers.

In the majority of cases, business travel will go off without a hitch. It’s an excellent opportunity to visit new places, make new contacts, get to know remote colleagues in person and learn new things.

But what should you do when things go wrong?

The 4 Best Free Things to do in Barcelona

From beach to winding ancient streets, quaint little cafes to ritzy restaurants, Barcelona has it all when it comes to leisure and pastime. No matter the purpose of the trip, you can be sure you’ll be itching to go explore the Catalan’s capital’s endless list of things to do, whether your visit is for business, or pleasure. Check out our list of the 4 best free things to do in Barcelona, and explore the city like a local!


 

  • Parc De Cuitadella
    Just finished a stroll on the beach, and looking for something different? Look no further than Parc de Cuitadella. This small green space packs a mighty punch, with a central fountain constructed by Josep Fontserè with the assistance of a young Gaudi, a small lake, the city zoo, the Palau del Parlament de Catalunya, and a few museums, making it the perfect place to grab a blanket, some wine and cards, and indulge in some people watching. Lounging not your thing? Ping-pong tables can be found in many corners, ensuring the competitive nature in you will get it’s kick, too!

 

 

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  • El Bunkers del Carmel
    If you consider yourself a sunset chaser, look no further than El Bunkers del Carmel. Constructed during the Spanish Civil War in 1937, the location acted as an anti-craft battery, housing weapons and serving as a hideout for those fighting against Franco’s fascists. Today, it attracts locals and visitors alike for its mesmerizing 360 view of Barcelona, often complete with a few buskers. Grab some wine, cheese, and cava, and watch day turn to night in this iconic sunset perch.

 

 

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  • Montjuïc
    Home to some of Barcelona’s best museums, such as the MNAC, the Fundació Joan Miró, and the Olympic museum, the famous Montjuïc offers countless activities for visitors to Barcelona without sacrificing spectacular views or breaking the bank. Free activities include several exotic gardens (the Jardí Bontànic, Jardins de Joan Brossa, Jardins de Costa i Llobera), an old military fortress (Castell de Montjuïc), and some striking Santiago Calatrava architecture around the old Olympic stadium. If visiting in the summer months, you’re in for a real treat, as the castle’s moat is used as an outdoor cinema, the perfect night cap on a hot July evening.

 

 

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  • Food and Artisan Markets
    If there is something that Spanish and Catalan people love to do, it’s eat and drink! An excellent way to combine this local activity with a bit of exploration and window shopping is the“Palo Alto” artisan Market, held in the artistic neighbourhood of Poblenou. Held once a month, the distinct outdoor event boasts stalls with local craftsman and designers selling anything from vintage clothes, to handmade sunglasses and stationary. Foodtrucks and Aperol stations dot the stall circuit to assist with the browsing, and live jazz and funk music adds the perfect musical backdrop to mingle with locals.

 


So whether it’s taking a stroll through some exotic cacti or sampling some aged cheese while sipping on an Aperol Spritz, avoid the overcrowded streets in Barrì Gotic have a leisure day a la Barcelonès on your next visit.

 

 

 

The Top 5 Restaurants in Barcelona for Corporate Groups

 

With Spain’s beachfront metropolis becoming more and more of an international business hub, you’re sure to end up in sunny Barcelona at one point in your exciting corporate career. Home to countless trade shows and congresses, it’s an excellent place to make international contacts and meet new potential partners and investors.

Like anything in business, relationships move fast! You can find yourself in an impromptu meeting or corporate dinner at any moment, crucial to your company’s development and growth.

Things To Do in Barcelona During MWC19

In the month of February, it can feel as though the focus of everything and everyone in Barcelona has turned towards Mobile World Congress. Thousands upon thousands of mobile enthusiasts from every corner of the globe join the great and the good of Tech Royalty to descend on the Mobile World Capital and bear witness to the very latest innovations at the cutting edge of the mobile field.

What to Expect From MWC19

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is barely six months away and the leading tech visionaries are already gearing up for another show-stopping year.

MWC19 will take place from the 25th to the 28th February 2019 and will set out the latest innovations expected to revolutionise the mobile industry.

Why Use a Destination Management Company

Destination Management Companies – DMCs (not to be confused with Run DMC, the American hip hop group!) – are the intermediary business travel service providers that arrange accommodation and events abroad.

DMCs take care of every aspect of business travel, from organising airport transfers and accommodation to coordinating events. Their unrivalled local city knowledge and supplier relationships take the burden off you and your employees – saving you both time and money.


Executive Accommodation and Services S.L. est inscrit au registre du commerce de Barcelone, Tomo 30.546, Folio 56, Hoja B173797. Numéro d'enregistrement de société : B61612933.

Veuillez noter: EAS n’est pas associé aux organisateurs, ni à aucune autre entité impliquée dans l’organisation des manifestations commerciales affichées sur ce site Web. Nous sommes toutefois une agence réceptive, une Destination Management Company (DMC) entièrement enregistrée et accréditée offrant des solutions d’hébergement et autres services auxiliaires dans le cadre de ces différents événements. Nos bureaux sont basés à Barcelone.