As we see lockdown restrictions being to ease and countries open up their borders, it comes as no surprise that the way in which we travel has changed. We want to help guide you and your travel programme in the right direction during these unprecedented times.
That’s why we’ve created the ‘Back to Business… Travel’ blog. Each week we’ll be posting a wide range of informative and interesting articles. Each one designed to help you navigate a new world of travel with key information to get travellers, travelling again safely.
British Airways have introduced two new fare brands, Select and Select Pro, in response the current challenging environment business travellers find themselves in. Having recognised the importance of allowing our clients the flexibility and peace of mind when booking, British Airways were delighted to announce the launch of the fares from the 24th February 2021.
With the recent government announcement providing some expected dates for lockdown to be eased, many are starting to think ahead to summer and their long-awaited holidays.
For international travel, you may be required to take a COVID-19 test with a provider of your choice. To make this process easier, weSkyTeam have partnered with TrustAssure™ to give you a map of testing providers near you.
With us all spending so much more time online, as a result of home-working and remote virtual meetings, Dr Bridgette Bewick offers five tips to avoid slipping into unhealthy habits. Digital wellbeing is about finding ways to integrate digital components into our lives in a way that supports mental health and well-being and doesn’t detract from it.
In Episode 15 of the BTN Europe podcast, we continue our discussion around digital health or vaccine passports and whether they are a solution to reopen locked international borders.
Welcome to the first in a new series of articles looking at business travel of the future! First up is the exciting ‘Virgin Hyperloop’, which will be able to propel cargo and passengers at speeds of around 1000km/h – three times faster that current high-speed rail systems, and a whopping ten times quicker than traditional rail.
In this article, Aman Pourkarimi, Consulting Manager at Gray Dawes Group, discusses what Digital Health Passports are, why there is a market for them, who is providing them and whether they are, as many predict, the silver bullet for unlocking travel restrictions.
In this edition of the BTN Europe Podcast, we discuss the findings of the Global Business Travel Association’s BTI Outlook, which forecasts that global business travel spend will recover to 2019 levels by 2025. But is right to reconsider business travel through the lens of sustainability?
On Monday 15 February new travel measures will come into force, requiring all residents returning from the 33 ‘RED LIST’ countries to quarantine in an assigned hotel for ten days. We detail everything you need to know about the new rules and much more.
What is the impact of Brexit on non-nationals wishing to visit the U.K. from abroad? We take a look at how the changes might affect you or your clients as a foreigner travelling to Britain in 2021.
In our latest Business Travel Bitesize special, we measure the health of corporate travel via the confidence of four key segments: governments, suppliers, businesses and travellers. Watch the video now and download FOR FREE the accompanying report, which provides powerful insight and analysis on what to expect in 2021.
From Emirates becoming the first airline to trial IATA Travel Pass to the UK introducing ‘Hotel Quarantine’, we cover the latest travel industry updates which look to build traveller confidence while restricting the spread of the Coronavirus.
Being a manager brings with it a unique set of challenges, and these may well be amplified by working in separate locations.
So, if you’re looking for additional tips for managing people remotely, here’s 8 to get you started!
The COVID‐19 pandemic will no doubt drastically change the way business gets done moving forward, especially when it comes to travel. Microsoft co‐founder Bill Gates has even predicted that over 50% of business travel will go away permanently now that remote work and virtual meetings have become the norm. But he’s wrong.
It just may be the small-meetings business that could help the beleaguered hotel industry overcome challenges presented by a raging pandemic, economic downturn and, in the United States at least, even civil unrest.
Goodness knows this past year has been hard on everyone’s mental health and well-being, but maybe it’s now time to consider those two things more seriously from a business travel perspective, when we finally emerge from this dreadful pandemic.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union means travellers face bans on a wide range of goods. Many items are now prohibited from travellers’ baggage from Great Britain. Find out what you now can and can’t take in your luggage…
Millions of us have turned our homes into makeshift offices by combining various items from around the house into something which resembles a workspace. But balancing a laptop on, well… your lap, for hours on end could have health implications. Allow us to offer some tips on how to avoid home office aches and pains.
UK residents will now be able to apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which replaced the EHIC. This is great news for those who want to travel in the EU but do not have cover for COVID treatment with their insurance company. Check out our FAQs for all you need to know…
In this edition of the BTN Europe Podcast, featuring our own Chief Commercial Officer, Dave Bishop, we learn there is an appetite for private as opposed to shared travel solutions and that corporates are talking about resizing their travel programmes.
Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally.
As a worldwide vaccination program gathers pace, businesses across the globe are starting to plan for a return to travel in 2021. Although it is challenging to predict how the next 12 months will play out, there are clear trends emerging in the wake of COVID-19.
This week, the panel discusses whether new schemes such as ‘test to release’ can get business travellers moving again, the outlook for business travel after Brexit and whether companies will require their employees to be vaccinated to resume travelling.
At almost the 11th hour the UK and the EU struck a Brexit Deal which will mean that travellers will need to put measures in place to minimise disruption from the 1st January 2021. Find out what those measures are…
Our own Gray Dawes Travel Reservations Supervisor, Beth Williams, recently recently travelled from Manchester Airport to Dubai Airport with Emirates – here is her first hand experience of travelling during a pandemic.
More than 16 million people in London, parts of the south east and east of England have been placed into a new Tier 4, with extremely strict travel regulations. In addition, the Christmas easing allowing three households to mix has been reduced to a single day: 25...
Working closely with the Department for Transport and The Business Travel Association (The BTA) we wanted to find out what changes our clients were experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic via a survey. The Department for Transport has now analysed those results and released it initial findings. We have compiled some of the key findings below and you can download the full report here.
From the 15th December, arriving into England will have the option to take a COVID-19 test five days after leaving a country not on the travel corridors list, as part of the government’s new Test to Release scheme. This could shorten their period of self-isolation if the result is negative.
After Covid-19, what will the new level of business travel be? According to Bill Gates, it’ll be half of what we’re used to. But will this podcast’s panel of industry experts agree with him? Tune in to find out.
Technically the UK has left the European Union, but from the traveller’s point of view, nothing significant has changed during the transition phase. This comes to an end at 11pm GMT (midnight Central European Time) on 31 December 2020.
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