Business Travel

Most organisations have requirements for corporate business travel of one sort or another, whether staff are making the occasional visit to a branch office or a supplier in the same country, or travelling overseas on a business trip or an international assignment – long-term, short-term, commuter or project-based. Read more

For all these organisations, duty of care towards their business travellers is a key issue. Compliance with relevant laws and regulations is also high on the agenda. In today’s increasingly global business world, companies may not always be aware of the potential for non-compliance with, for example, immigration regulations, particularly where short business trips are concerned. This can pose risks for company and employee.

HR managers, global mobility managers, and those working in the business-travel departments of large multinational companies, as well as providers of professional relocation services, need to have up-to-date facts about the full spectrum of business-travel-related topics at their fingertips. These topics range from immigration, health and security (including official government travel advice and alerts), through accommodation suitable for business travellers (including hotels and serviced apartments), to transport (including air, rail and road).

Through practical advice and ‘how to’ guides, as well as articles, news, tools and other resources, this section covers all these topics, to help you support both your business travellers and international assignees and your business.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Immigration, Global Health and Wellness, and Serviced Apartments sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that support business travel, see our Directory .

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Latest Business Travel News

Accommodation

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Businesses want their voices heard over immigration

The UK's largest business groups, trade associations and educational organisations have written to the government demanding a say in helping formulate the post-Brexit immigration system.
Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox in the heart of Lucerne.

Lucerne hotel is transformed into modern serviced apartments

VISIONAPARTMENTS has intensified its presence in central Switzerland by renovating the Hotel Fox to include 60 fully furnished rooms in the heart of Lucerne.

Transport & Travel

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A Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats

For a long time now, travelling between Europe and the UK has been relatively pain-free. With Brexit on the horizon though, it’s time to start thinking about the various extra considerations that it may cause before travelling.
South Africa visa changes in bid to attract talent

South Africa visa changes in bid to attract talent

A pilot e-visa scheme is being tested in South Africa with the aim of attracting skilled workers and investors.
African nations are pushing for visa reforms.

African nations pushing for visa reforms

A new report reveals that policymakers across Africa are trying to make it easier for African businessmen and women, investors, students and tourists to travel.

Health & Security

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
World Mosquito Program innovating from vietnam

World Mosquito Program innovating from Vietnam

A global not-for-profit programme is changing the way we eradicate mosquito-borne diseases, with important implications for local populations, businesses and globally mobile assignees.
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2020 visions: What are the biggest business travel risks?

Healix International, a provider of global travel risk management, medical and security assistance, is predicting the risks business travellers face in 2020.

Travel Advice

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
South Africa visa changes in bid to attract talent

South Africa visa changes in bid to attract talent

A pilot e-visa scheme is being tested in South Africa with the aim of attracting skilled workers and investors.
African nations are pushing for visa reforms.

African nations pushing for visa reforms

A new report reveals that policymakers across Africa are trying to make it easier for African businessmen and women, investors, students and tourists to travel.

Latest Business Travel News

Accommodation

business immigration travel

Businesses want their voices heard over immigration

The UK's largest business groups, trade associations and educational organisations have written to the government demanding a say in helping formulate the post-Brexit immigration system.
Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
Image of EU and UK and a person standing with a foot on each

A Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats

For a long time now, travelling between Europe and the UK has been relatively pain-free. With Brexit on the horizon though, it’s time to start thinking about the various extra considerations that it may cause before travelling.

Transport & Travel

Image of EU and UK and a person standing with a foot on each

A Post-Brexit Checklist for Expats

For a long time now, travelling between Europe and the UK has been relatively pain-free. With Brexit on the horizon though, it’s time to start thinking about the various extra considerations that it may cause before travelling.
Airplane flying over offices

No post-Brexit commuting, US banks tell London staff

US banks will not pay for London staff to commute weekly to offices in Europe after Brexit, thereby encouraging permanent to relocation to Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and other EU cities.
Visa free access around the world

Visa-free access continues to increase globally

The latest Henley Passport Index has shown that despite a growing polarity in immigration discourse countries around the world continue to maintain or increase their visa free access.

Health & Security

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
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Mental health warning signs employers need to look out for

This World Mental Health Day (10 October), businesses are being urged to get better at spotting and supporting mental wellbeing concerns.
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Taking action for World Mental Health Day

Today, 10 October, marks a day of mental wellbeing awareness raising, with the World Federation for Mental Health selecting this year’s theme as suicide prevention.

Travel Advice

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.

Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following Coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious Coronavirus.
Arrivals from the EU enter the UK

UK scraps plan to end freedom of movement

EU immigration U-turn from new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government. What is the latest on freedom of movement for EU citizens living in the UK?
Encouraging mental wellness in your expat workforce

Encouraging mental wellness in your expat workforce

The mental well-being of your relocating staff is crucial to how well they settle into their new working role and life abroad, explains Caroline Walmsley, global head of HR at AXA – Global Healthcare.
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