BTN Europe Podcast Episode 5

discussing the latest issues facing business travel

The latest episode of the new BTN Europe podcast series Week in Review is now available to listen below or download via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

This week’s podcast is hosted by BTN Europe digital editor Molly Dyson, with Daniel Tallos, travel manager EMEA at Nike, Karen Hutchings, global head of travel, meetings and events for EY, Dave Bishop, CCO at Gray Dawes Group, and Paul Tilstone, managing partner at Festive Road, talking about New Distribution Capability (NDC).

It would be a mistake to think NDC has been put on the back burner during the coronavirus pandemic, as evidenced by recent announcements from Air France-KLM, Iberia and Lufthansa about their journey to providing content to agents and their clients. The panel talks about the opportunities the Covid-19 pause has created for airlines, TMCs and GDSs to make headway in the NDC arena, as well as what travel managers want to see come out of innovation in this space.

Click on the button above to listen to the episode now.

BTN Europe Week in Review is also 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.