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

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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.

Accommodation

The Queen and Prince Charles prepare for the Queen's Speech in the Houses of Parliament

Queen's speech: concern for employees on international assignment post-Brexit

Global mobility specialist, ECA International, advises on how Brexit may affect UK-based EU nationals during short and long-term international assignments.
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How much do Brits spend when travelling for business?

New research examines the evolving business trip, how much money travellers spend abroad and how business travel is being influenced by socio-economic trends like Brexit.
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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.

Transport & Travel

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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.
EasyJet moving their headquarters to Vienna, in wake of Brexit

EasyJet to establish post-Brexit base in Vienna

In preparation for Brexit negotiations, EasyJet plan to set up new headquarters in Austria, in case the UK fails to negotiate the same aviation agreements it currently maintains with the EU.

Health & Security

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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.
Image of man at desk meditating

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.
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Loneliness jeopardises one in four international assignments

InterNations Business Solutions’ Expat Insider 2019 Business Edition survey finds social isolation to be a leading cause of assignment failure. Respondents identify loneliness as a key reason for early return.

Travel Advice

Navigating the pitfalls of dealing with Indian landlords

Navigating the challenges of dealing with Indian landlords

Rohit Kumar, Jt. managing director of IKAN Relocation Services India, looks at some of the different types of landlord that expatriates might come across when renting in India. 
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.

Latest Business Travel News

Image of man at desk meditating

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.

Accommodation

The Queen and Prince Charles prepare for the Queen's Speech in the Houses of Parliament

Queen's speech: concern for employees on international assignment post-Brexit

Global mobility specialist, ECA International, advises on how Brexit may affect UK-based EU nationals during short and long-term international assignments.
Image of crumpled paper and hand with sign saying help

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.
Image of man at desk meditating

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.

Transport & Travel

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.
EasyJet moving their headquarters to Vienna, in wake of Brexit

EasyJet to establish post-Brexit base in Vienna

In preparation for Brexit negotiations, EasyJet plan to set up new headquarters in Austria, in case the UK fails to negotiate the same aviation agreements it currently maintains with the EU.

Health & Security

Image of crumpled paper and hand with sign saying help

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.
Image of man at desk meditating

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.
Silhouetted image of woman traveller reflected in glass against urban landscape

Loneliness jeopardises one in four international assignments

InterNations Business Solutions’ Expat Insider 2019 Business Edition survey finds social isolation to be a leading cause of assignment failure. Respondents identify loneliness as a key reason for early return.

Travel Advice

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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Warning to travellers after UK expels Russian diplomats

The UK government has issued a warning to travellers from the UK to Russia, following the expelling of Russian diplomats amid growing political tension.
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