BTN Europe Podcast

Covid has changed the airlines... will they stay that way?

BTN Europe has launched a new podcast series featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the latest issues facing the managed travel industry.

The ninth episode of BTN Europe Week in Review is hosted by acting digital editor Mark Frary, with Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike, our very own David Bishop, chief commercial officer at Gray Dawes Group, Nikki Ping, air content & distribution manager EMEA at Flight Centre Travel and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road, discussing the implications of ongoing travel restrictions in Europe on business travel.

This time, the panel look at what changes the airlines have been making during the Covid pandemic and whether things will revert to normal once it’s over. The pandemic has seen many corporate airline deals extended or pushed back and we hear how relationships are key – suppliers need to talk to corporates and intermediaries. The relationship must not just be based on price.

Click on the button above to listen to the episode now. BTN Europe Week in Review will soon be available through several popular podcast services including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Audible. Listeners can also subscribe to the RSS feed to be notified through their web browser when new episodes are published.

And for business travel updates on the go, be sure to check and follow YourCast – our brand new podcast for all things business travel. Search Gray Dawes YourCast wherever you get your podcast of click on the following links:

To help you navigate the changes of business travel, we’ve created the brand-new Traveller Toolkit. This invaluable online resource is packed full of easy-to-use guides and checklists for every stage of every journey. We detail exactly what you need to know and do before, during and after your trip.

You’ll also find innovative and interactive virtual trips, which walk you through each step of  being at the airport, on the train and in the hotel. You can even check the travel restrictions and health status of your destination with our comprehensive COVID-19 Country Tracker, updated five times daily to ensure you have the very latest information to help keep you and your travellers safe.

Travel is changing. But with common sense and a good TMC behind you, travellers should have the confidence to once again take to the skies. It’ll soon be business as (un)usual.