BACK TO BUSINESS... TRAVEL

the Blog for Business Travellers Returning to Travel

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.

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Return to the Skies

Return to the Skies

In a new report commissioned by London City Airport, nine out of ten large UK companies say air travel is cruicial to success. The importance of domestic and international travel to the economic prospects of UK businesses and the wider economy reveals that the majority of UK business leaders would return to the skies if quarantine measures were eased. 

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BTN Podcast Episode 6

BTN Podcast Episode 6

IATA has announced that airlines will burn through $77 billion in cash before the end of the year and a further $6 billion a month next year. Easyjet has announced its first ever loss. In this podcast, the panelists discuss how to manage travel programmes when airlines are facing an existential threat.

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Top 5 Best Business Apps

Top 5 Best Business Apps

For business professionals, the game has changed. Technology has enabled us to ‘do more’, which has obviously resulted in ‘more to do’. The working day has become far more challenging, with multiple devices and projects all in need of constant upkeep. Enter the business app.

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Back to Brexit

Back to Brexit

Brexit is back! With the transition deadline of 1st January 2021 looming, when new rules for UK citizens travelling to the European Union come into force, now is the time to remind yourself of what’s going to change for business travellers and what you need to do to prepare.

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BTN Europe Podcast Episode 5

BTN Europe Podcast Episode 5

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.

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AIRLINE UPDATES: September

AIRLINE UPDATES: September

From no more booking fees for Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines flights to a new pilot programme of testing between London and New York announced by The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC); the measures being implemented by airlines to help build traveller confidence mean that international business travel is safely back on the menu.

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How to get a Covid-19 Test

How to get a Covid-19 Test

As countries start to reopen they all have different requirements, many of these require proof of a negative COVID test within a certain time. So how do you arrange this and can you use an NHS test?

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Traveller Toolkit Trackers

Traveller Toolkit Trackers

Consulting Manager, Aman Pourkarimi, gives a brief introduction to the Gray Dawes Traveller Toolkit. Aman shows how to use the free tools we’ve built for business travel professionals, designed to help you avoid unnecessary cancellations and travel headaches caused as a result of Covid-19 border travel restrictions.

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BTN Europe Podcast Episode 4

BTN Europe Podcast Episode 4

We know the global crisis caused travel managers to implement a number of changes to their policy very rapidly to protect travellers and get those already on the road home safely. Will any of these policy updates stick around in the longer term?

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All Party Parliamentary Group

All Party Parliamentary Group

The UK Parliament has launched an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) dedicated to Business Travel, raising the profile of the sector within the government. Our very own CEO, Suzanne Horner, spoke to MPs during the inaugural session.

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BTN Europe Podcast Episode 3

BTN Europe Podcast Episode 3

The third 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 we’re discussing how the coronavirus pandemic has influenced changes in company travel policies.

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Data & Duty of Care Compliance

Data & Duty of Care Compliance

Combining analysis from the ‘traveller experience’ will give you a strong platform to fulfil Duty of Care legal requirements and make travelling a safe and rewarding experience for your staff. In this article Consulting Manager, Aman Pourkarimi, shows you how.

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Updating Your Travel Policy

Updating Your Travel Policy

According to a recent survey by corporate travel news aggregator service ‘The Beat’, 4 out of 5 travel managers are either changing their travel policy or considering doing so. We caught up with our Consulting Manager, Aman Pourkarimi, to get the latest advice on how to keep your travel policy to update.

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BTN Europe Podcast Episode 2

BTN Europe Podcast Episode 2

The second episode of BTN Europe Week in Review features our own Chief Executive Suzanne Horner and discusses the ways in which new and existing business travel technology can help build traveller confidence in getting back on the road during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Why Zoom and Skype won’t kill business travel

Why Zoom and Skype won’t kill business travel

In this fascinating two minute read, from an article by Connie Lin and first published earlier this month in business e-magazine, Fast Company, we discover the surprising causes of a country’s economic growth thanks to business travel. It’s a compelling argument, different to what you might expect.

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Have Attitudes Towards Business Travel Changed?

Have Attitudes Towards Business Travel Changed?

By now you will have realised that the way in which we travel has changed. But with travel managers now being given the green light to relaunch their travel programmes, many are wondering if their colleagues attitudes towards travel have changed as well?

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BTN Europe Podcast

BTN Europe Podcast

BTN Europe has launched a new podcast series featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the latest issues facing the managed travel industry. Episode 1, featuring our own CCO, David Bishop, explores the implications of ongoing travel restrictions in Europe on business travel.

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Traveller Polls

Traveller Polls

Our Commercial Director, David Bishop, recently joined a panel of experts for the HSBC Commercial Cards Online Seminar to discuss what the future of business travel will look like in a post COVID-19 world. This seminar gave the panel the perfect opportunity to ask their attendees how their businesses were preparing to restart their travel programmes and if they were seeing traveller confidence returning.

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Airline Updates

Airline Updates

From new first class lounge facilities and features with British Airways, to free global cover for COVID-19 from Emirates; the measures being implemented by airlines to help build traveller confidence mean that international business travel is safely back on the menu.

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Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies

Goodbye to the Queen of the Skies

As British Airways becomes the latest airline to ground its fleet of Boeing 747s, we say a fond farewell to the iconic jumbo jet and look back at over 50 years of classic air travel history.

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Business Travel Bitesize

Business Travel Bitesize

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, we’ve brought you a huge wealth of advice, opinion and information designed to keep you moving during the pandemic. We’re now breaking that down into bite-sized chunks. So, if time is short, here’s a great way to catch up on just the details you need to make your next business trip a safe and smooth experience.

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Going Native

Going Native

We’ve previously explored how hotels are adapting as they return to business. Aparthotels are also reopening their doors, offering an alternative choice for business travellers. The features of an aparthotel make them ideally suited for those looking for a little more...

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Increase In European Air Traffic

Increase In European Air Traffic

With travel restrictions beginning to ease, there’s plenty to be positive about when it comes to air travel. With airlines and airports exercising a good degree of caution with safety measures surrounding flying, we have a seen an increase of travellers, travelling again.

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HEPA Filters

HEPA Filters

As airlines begin to fly again, passengers may be concerned about the spread of coronavirus. Thankfully that’s where HEPA filters come in.

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WEBINAR: Return to Business Travel

WEBINAR: Return to Business Travel

In this special pre-recorded webinar, the third in our COVID-19 series, Gray Dawes CCO, Dave Bishop, and Consulting Manager, Aman Pourkarimi, consider what businesses need to do in order to successfully return to corporate travel, ensuring the confidence of their road warriors in a post-coronavirus world.

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How to PREPARE for Travel

How to PREPARE for Travel

Recently we’ve been looking at what business travel may look like post COVID-19 and what you can do to plan and prepare. In this post we look at how you can P.R.E.P.A.R.E for business travel with our easy to follow checklist.

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How to Successfully Relaunch Your Travel Programme

How to Successfully Relaunch Your Travel Programme

Recently we’ve been looking at what business travel may look like post COVID-19 and what you can do to plan and prepare. In this post we look at how businesses can approach internal stakeholders to build confidence, achieve buy in and successfully relaunch their travel programmes, while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of travellers.

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Air Bridges – a simple guide

Air Bridges – a simple guide

There’s been plenty of talk about air bridges between countries that may help to reduce disruption. But what exactly are air bridges, how will they work and which countries are considering an air bridge with the UK?

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