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

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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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Transport & Travel

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New travel management tech responds to post-Covid trends

Business travel management company, Corporate Traveller, unveils Melon, a travel management platform designed for SMEs, as business travel recovers.
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UK visas plummet amid pandemic travel bans

Pandemic travel lockdowns across the world saw the number of visas granted by the UK slump by 61 per cent during the year ending in June, according to official figures.
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'Urgent' need to change workers 'isolation rules'

The English economy became free of most pandemic restrictions on Monday but business leaders warned that the government must do more if the recovery was to regain momentum after 16 months of lockdowns.

Health & Security

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Nurturing resilient workforces: a new guide

The CIPD has published timely new guidance for HR and line managers on supporting employee resilience – an individual’s ability to adapt to change and thrive.
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Oxford ‘Top UK city to live and work’

Cities in the southern half of England once again dominate this year's rankings of the best places to live and work in the UK.
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Travel Advice

Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa & Immigration Services, Santa Fe Relocation, speaks to Fiona Murchie of Relocate Global

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Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa and Immigration collected the award on his behalf and spoke to Fiona Murchie about the survey and its implications from an immigration perspective.
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Serviced apartment visitors can now ‘Stay with Confidence’, as hygiene guarantee launched

The serviced apartment sector formalises cleaning and sanitisation standards to reassure both those buying accommodation and guests. What is the "Stay with Confidence" promise?
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Coronavirus threat bugs UK economic recovery

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Latest Business Travel News

Accommodation

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What are the factors that make certain countries the safest places in the world to live as an expat?
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Expats not immune from financial stress and wellbeing worries

Two surveys highlight the wellbeing challenges globally mobile people face on assignment. More bespoke health and wellbeing benefits better communicated to globally dispersed workforces could be the answer.

Transport & Travel

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New travel management tech responds to post-Covid trends

Business travel management company, Corporate Traveller, unveils Melon, a travel management platform designed for SMEs, as business travel recovers.
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UK visas plummet amid pandemic travel bans

Pandemic travel lockdowns across the world saw the number of visas granted by the UK slump by 61 per cent during the year ending in June, according to official figures.
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'Urgent' need to change workers 'isolation rules'

The English economy became free of most pandemic restrictions on Monday but business leaders warned that the government must do more if the recovery was to regain momentum after 16 months of lockdowns.

Health & Security

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New support for whole health of globally mobile populations

Healthcare providers are treating the latest pandemic of stress and burnout with the launch of new products designed to support whole-employee health, whatever the individual’s location.

Travel Advice

Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa & Immigration Services, Santa Fe Relocation, speaks to Fiona Murchie of Relocate Global

Peter Graham of Santa Fe Relocation speaks to Fiona Murchie

Peter Graham, Group Director of Visa and Immigration collected the award on his behalf and spoke to Fiona Murchie about the survey and its implications from an immigration perspective.
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Hong Kong remains costliest expat city

Hong Kong has retained its No 1 spot as the most expensive city for expats to live in, according to Mercer's 2020 Cost of Living survey.
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Serviced apartment visitors can now ‘Stay with Confidence’, as hygiene guarantee launched

The serviced apartment sector formalises cleaning and sanitisation standards to reassure both those buying accommodation and guests. What is the "Stay with Confidence" promise?
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