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1. ESW AoN As part of my job role I have been asked to research and choose travel arrangements and accommodation for my manager’s business meeting. My manager has to attend a two day conference in London on the last Thursday and Friday of March (26th and 27th March) I have researched bus, train times, amount of petrol used when travelling to London and back in a car, hotel’s near the location the conference is being held etc. I researched by using comparison websites such as Trivago, bookings.com and the National Express website. I compared the best deals and picked the cheapest, closest and nicest hotels near the ExCeL Centre in London. Travel Survey I asked my peers which form of transport they would prefer if they was travelling to London, here are my results. Name Coach Plane Train Motorbike
2. Travel 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Car Bus Train Other 2 0 6 2 S u r v e y C h o i c e Method of transport Travel Survey Car Bus Train Other
3. Car I calculated how much petrol it would take for me to go to London and back from Swansea and this is what I calculated. I have calculatedhowmuchpetrol wouldbe requiredforareturnjourneytoLondon - These are my calculations. Petrol required for Journey (One Way) 187.3 miles rounded up = 200 1 Gallon = 50 miles 4.54 litres in a gallon; rounded up to 5 litres 20 litres x £1.32 = £52.80 ________________________________________________________________________ Hand calculations showing petrol required for the journey.
4. Train This is the cheapest travel price that I found leaving Swansea and arriving in London; this is also the quickest train as the others take about 6-7 hours. This means he will have plenty of time to prepare for the conference for the morning after. Coach I then looked at coaches to see what was the most suitable time available for my manager to get from Swansea to London. Here’s my research. I found that it would take 4 hours and 20 minutes to get to London from Swansea on a coach. I then took into account the time of departure and looked for something earlier but I couldn’t find anything earlier for that day. I calculated that it would take the manager until 4:40am to get there and the conference starts at 9am so I have decided a train wouldn’t be suitable.
5. Undergroundticket Lastly I checked the prices for the London Underground to see if there was cheaper/more efficient way of getting to around London other than a train. Here’s my research. You would need 2 daily tickets, one for the 25th March and one for the 27th March. You wouldn’t need one for the 26th because it’s a 5 minute walk from where the manager is staying and where the ExCeL centre is. Hotels After that I looked at the most convenient/nicest hotels for my manager to stay at. I took into account that it has to be close to the ExCeL centre and the hotel has to be suitable for the manager to stay in for 2 nights. I looked at 3 hotels and these are more suitable.
6. The ibis Styles London Excel hotel is nice but it’s not as close as I would like it to be for my Manager, the hotel has a bar and a restaurant on-site and offers a free breakfast. I have considered this and want to find something which is closer to the ExCeL Centre. Crowne Plaza London – Docklands is my second choice because it is within walking distance to the ExCeL Centre and offers a restaurant, bar and a spa. My final choice was the Sunborn hotel as it is the closest hotel to the ExCeL Centre, it offers an on- site bar, a spa and a restaurant. I think my manager would really like it here. My final choice is the Sunborn hotel. I think that this is a really good hotel for my manager to stay at. I researched 3 hotels that looked suitable and were close. I chose the Sunborn because I think it was the better one out of all 3 , it’s a 5 minute walk away from the ExCeL Centre and the hotel offers everything room an on-site bar, touch controlled rooms plus a spa and restaurant. The hotel was only built in March 2014 so it is only less than a year old. I think this will be more than suitable for my manager to stay at.
7. Expenses The company policy has given an allowance of £100 per day, this can cover food/drink and any other expenses the Manager might need. As the manager is there for a total of 3 days the allowance available will be £300. Summary Overall, here are my final choices – I researched 3 hotels that looked suitable and were close to the ExCeL Centre. I chose the Sunborn because I think it was the better one out of all 3 , it’s a 5 minute walk away from the ExCeL Centre and the hotel offers everything, room, an on-site bar, touch controlled facilities plus a spa and restaurant. The hotel was only built in March 2014 so it is only less than a year old. I think this will be more than suitable for my manager to stay at. Here is a table of my overall findings/costs of everything I looked at with my final choices in bold. Coach £20.00 (Return) This is the cheapest/most efficient transport I could find for my manager. Sunborn Hotel £374 for 2 nights. I picked this because its 0.5 miles from the ExCeL centre, meaning a 5 minute walk to/from there. Train £39.00 (return) I didn’t pick this because it would be costly. Underground £25.60 (daily return) £51.20 (for full return) I considered picking the Underground for my manager to get around London in but then decided not to because it doesn’t go directly to London Paddington which is where the ExCeL centre is based. Ibis Styles London ExCeL hotel £360 for 2 nights I didn’t pick this because of the distance away from the ExCeL centre, and the Sunborn is much closer and offers more. Crowne Plaza London £639 for 2 nights I didn’t pick this because of the cost; it offers the same as the Sunborn but is over double the price. It also isn’t the closet hotel to the ExCeL centre. Expenses £300 3 days expenses
8. This pie chart shows the percentage of the costs required for my manager to attend the conference in London. Sources: https://www.tfl.gov.uk/ www.booking.com www.nationalexpress.com www.nationalrail.co.uk 53.9% 2.9% 43.2% Percentage Cost Hotel Coach Expenses
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