Breakdown at KPN

Due to a technical failure at KPN, our office in Gorinchem is temporarily inaccessible by telephone. However, you can still reach us by email: gorinchem@vcktravel.nl. KPN...

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Breakdown at KPN

Update 11:30 am: the technical failure at KPN is resolved. You can reach the Gorinchem office by telephone again.  

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British Airways gives free upgrade

British Airways is currently running an attractive promotion for Business Class travelers. If you book a return ticket in Business Class (Club World) before 2 December 2016, you will receive a...

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Eurostar trains get a make-over

Eurostar will be giving its trains an upgrade in the next few months. Some of the renovated carriages are already in use on the Paris-London route, and others will...

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KLM World Deal Weeks

Today, KLM’s World Deal Weeks are kicking off! In the next few weeks, KLM is offering great savings on more than 100 destinations all over the globe, such...

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Qatar Airways winner of several awards

During the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, Qatar Airways received three awards. Travellers named Qatar Airways the World’s Best Business Class, the Best Business Class Airline Lounge and...

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London City Airport is expanding

London City Airport is expanding. The airport will have a new taxiway for processing more flights, and seven new aircraft stands will be constructed. In addition, the arrival and...

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SAS introduces SAS Plus Saver

Until 30 September 2016, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is introducing a new product on selected flights between Scandinavia and Amsterdam: SAS Plus Saver. This product is a reduced rate for SAS Plus...

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Applying through WhatsApp

VCK Travel is introducing job applications via WhatsApp. This allows candidates to respond to job vacancies, ask questions or share a curriculum vitae by using a smartphone. By offering...

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Business dining - among the stars

The Michelin Guide for restaurants - it’s recognised worldwide as the definitive ranking of culinary excellence. Restaurants that meet the highest quality criteria in cuisine and...

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Summer in London

In the summer of 2015, London was a popular destination among our business travellers. This summer, the city is again attracting many visitors, but what does London really offer? Our...

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KLM turns orange this summer

In view of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, KLM has introduced a unique, orange-coloured Boeing 777-300. KLM will deploy the orange Boeing on routine flights within the...

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VLM Airlines bankruptcy

On Wednesday morning, 22 June 2016, Belgian airline VLM Airlines has officially filed for bankruptcy. All VLM flights have been cancelled with immediate effect.

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EU blacklist of airlines updated

The European Commission has published an updated version of the EU’s blacklist of airlines. This list details all the airlines subject to an operational restriction or ban...

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Emergency updates via Timalert

VCK Travel is introducing “Timalert”, an application developed in-house that can be used to inform business travellers quickly and efficiently in the event of situations that affect...

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KLM expands bus service

KLM will be expanding its bus service in the Netherlands this month. In May 2015, KLM started with the first free bus services for KLM passengers from Schiphol to Arnhem...

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Reminder of US entry

Travellers with the Visa Waiver Program travelling to or through the US with the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) must be in possession of a passport with an...

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New visa procedure for Canada

As of September 29, Dutch travellers arriving in Canada by air must have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Currently, Dutch nationals do not need a visa to travel to Canada....

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Strikes in France, June 2016

French air traffic controllers have announced a strike from Friday 3 June up to and including Sunday 5 June 2016. Travellers need to be prepared for disruptions of flights from, to and...

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Possible strike Belgian railways

The Belgian Railways have announced a possible strike on Monday 30 and Tuesday May 31, 2016. Travelers to, from and via Belgium must take into account possible train...

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Strike French Railways

France has announced a national strike on Tuesday May 24th, 7 PM untill Friday May 27th, 8AM. The strike applies to all public services, such as rail, postal and...

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Promotion tickets Thalys

On May 20, 2016, Thalys will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a special promotion. On Friday May 20, you can book your tickets to Paris, Brussels, Antwerp and Lille from...

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French Railways on strike

French Railways has announced a strike from 12am on Tuesday 17 May 2016, to 8am on Friday 20 May 2016. Travellers from, to and via France should be prepared for cancellations and...

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Vueling expands

Vueling is expanding. The airline has added two new A320 aircrafts to its fleet at Schiphol, and it has also added seven new routes to its network. Vueling ...

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Strikes at German airports

The German trade union has announced strikes of ground staff on Wednesday 27 April 2016 at the airports of Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, and (partly) Hannover-Langenhagen....

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French Railways on strike

French Railways has announced a strike from 7pm on Monday 25 April 2016 to 8am on Wednesday 27 April 2016. This is part of a national strike of all French government services. Part...

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Brussels Charleroi Airport closed

Due to a shortage of air traffic controllers, Brussels Charleroi Airport will be closed today, 20 April 2016, until 11.30am. Too many Belgocontrol staff have reported ill. Belgocontrol has been suffering...

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Email breakdown KPN

Update 14:15 hrs: The breakdown at KPN is resolved, you can reach us by email again! Due to a technical failure at KPN, our offices at Hengelo and...

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Schiphol robot officially at work

At Schiphol Airport, a “socially aware” robot called Spencer is now officially at work, helping passengers. Spencer, commissioned by KLM, could be seen last year, practising his...

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Yellow fever in Africa

Currently, there is an outbreak of yellow fever in Central, Eastern and Western Africa, which seems to have started in Angola. Travellers to Africa must therefore get a vaccination...

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Strike air traffic control Belgium

Several flights from, to or via Belgium are cancelled today, April 13, 2016, because of a strike of the Belgian air traffic control. Many flights are canceled or delayed. It is...

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Strike air traffic control Italy

Tomorrow, April 9 2016, Italian air traffic control announced a strike from 8AM – 2PM. Flights to and from Italy may be canceled or delayed. For tomorrow Transavia already changed...

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Compensation for flight delays

Employers who incur extra expense due to lengthy delays on an employee’s business trip can get a refund from the airline under the Montreal Convention. This was...

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Strike Airport Athens

Tomorrow, April 7 2016, Athens International Airport announced a 24-hour strike. Flights to and from Athens will be canceled. For tomorrow KLM already canceled all the flights to the...

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Flights resume at Brussels Airport

Last Sunday, 3 April 2016, the first three flights took off from Brussels Airport since the recent situation. The airport has partially reopened and is gradually resuming its activities from a...

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Brussels Airport preparing to reopen

Over the past few days, extensive investigations have been carried out at Brussels Airport into the terminal’s infrastructure and various scenarios for a partial restart of air...

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Take part in our mini-survey!

Following the recent events in Brussels, we have drawn up a short survey of six questions. It gives you an opportunity to give us feedback on our communications in...

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