Cotels and COVID-19 precautions

During this unpredictable and challenging time with Covid-19 rampaging through the country, we are remaining open. If you have a booking don’t worry, read on and we’ll reassure you about the precautions we are taking to keep guests safe and well. If work requires you to be away from home during this crisis, the advantages […]

Business Meetings: Face-to-Face or Virtual?

Technology now enables the majority of meetings to be held virtually; this technology growth has also coincided with cuts in business travel budgets. But is this a false economy? Forbes asked 750 business executives about their meetings and travel preferences. Executives reported that their use of virtual meetings had risen by 59% as a result […]

Airbnb and the Business Traveller

Airbnb is a platform that makes finding the ideal destination, for personal or business use, easy. Airbnb prides itself on offering its guests the feeling of staying at home, often in an interesting part of town and potentially cheaper than a standard hotel; the house-sharing network has gradually crept into the business travel sector. Individual, […]

How to stay productive and motivated in the winter months

Winter is on its way, temperatures are dropping and all anyone really wants to do is lie on the sofa with a blanket and a hot drink. So how are you supposed to keep motivated over the winter months? Find out with these top tips from Cotels on how to stay productive… Keep your body […]

Top 5 places to explore in Northampton this Summer

So you’re lucky enough to be visiting Northampton, also known as the shoe-making capital of the world (yes, really). Maybe you’re travelling from overseas, visiting friends and family, or perhaps you live locally and are looking for something fun to do. Either way, here at Cotels we have you covered with these five of the […]

How to see some amazing sights this summer (yes, even with a full-time job!)

Summer has well and truly arrived in the UK and it feels like the sun hasn’t stopped shining (please don’t go!) However, gone are the days of the six week long school holidays that children around the country have just started; many of us will still be working throughout the summer in our 9-5 jobs, […]

Summer nights: What’s on at Luton Hoo’s Summer Open Air Cinema?

Summer is well and truly peeking its head around the corner and Brits are well and truly ready to sit back and relax with an ice-cold drink in hand in the garden. There’s nothing better than bathing in the sun, letting your worries go and enjoying yourself. Well, what about putting a little spin on […]

Working away on business? Here are 5 ways to productively spend your time

Our jobs take up a large part of our lives – precisely 91,250 hours on average over a lifetime, so you need to be in a career that excites you and offers progression. Some jobs offer the opportunity to work abroad and travel regularly. On the one hand, this a perk because it allows you […]

Money saving hacks: How to save your pennies while on holiday

No matter what stage you’re at in your life, whether you’re a student, have a family or you’re retired, everyone loves saving a bit of money whenever they can. As the old saying goes: look after your pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case – especially on holiday. […]

Booking a place to stay in the UK or abroad? Here are some top tips to avoid making any mistakes…

Whether you’re looking for a cosy cottage, modern city apartment or a weekend away in an Airbnb, it’s always tough booking the right place when you don’t really know the area – or perhaps even the country – very well. It can be all too easy to find yourself in run-down and unfurnished accommodation that’s […]