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

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CIPD ACE 2022: how to manage in these extraordinary times

The CIPD’s annual conference welcomed ITV journalist Robert Peston to talk about what business leaders and HR need to know to be able to adapt to today’s state of permacrisis and geopolitical shifts.

Accommodation

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David Sapsted Collected Articles - April 2022

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate. These are his collected articles from April 2022 - on topics from the "Great Resignation" to UK immigration and enterprise.
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David Sapsted Collected Articles - May 2022

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate. These are his collected articles from May 2022 - on topics from flexible working to UK immigration and enterprise.
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AltoVita creates best practice in sustainable corporate accommodation and travel

Corporate accommodation platform AltoVita provides sustainable vision for travel sector with geotagging and data analytics, as their Smart, Safe, Sustainable Innovation Summit sets measurable roadmap to sustainability.

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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Spanish city rated best for expats

Valencia has been adjudged the best city in the world to live in for expatriate workers after almost 12,000 expats around the globe expressed their opinions in the latest InterNations survey.
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Wellbeing initiatives: the role of mindfulness in international mobility

Organisations are increasingly focusing on improving employee and family wellbeing in the global mobility context. How can mindfulness provide a strategy for individuals to manage stress and improve their wellbeing while on international assignment?
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What is the bigger picture for wellbeing, global mobility and the future of work?

As we approach the Future of Work Festival on 9 June at Relocate Global’s headquarters in Kent, Fiona Murchie outlines the opportunities ahead for resilient international organisations and their leadership teams who understand how to work effectively in global markets.

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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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

The service, construction and manufacturing sectors in the UK economy have all made unexpectedly healthy starts to 2020, but growth is now being threatened by the threat of the coronavirus to global trade.

Latest Business Travel News

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Global mobility transformation moves up a gear

Alongside compliance and global risk management, responsiveness to business needs, supporting talent management and controlling costs are top of mind for global mobility professionals, finds KPMG’s 'Global Assignment Policies and Practices Survey: 2022 summary report'.

Accommodation

Birmingham 'set to host new audit watchdog'

The UK government is to move hundreds more civil service jobs from London after choosing Birmingham as home for the nation's new audit regulator, according to a report in the Financial Times.
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What are the safest countries in the world for expats?

What are the factors that make certain countries the safest places in the world to live as an expat?
David Sapsted articles April 2022 collage of images

David Sapsted Collected Articles - April 2022

Former chief reporter at The Times and news editor and New York correspondent for The Telegraph among other journals, David Sapsted writes sharply observed news for Relocate. These are his collected articles from April 2022 - on topics from the "Great Resignation" to UK immigration and enterprise.

Transport & Travel

Businessperson looking happily at handheld device

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.
David-Sapsted-310821

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.
David-Sapsted-190721

'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

Women scooter Valencia

Spanish city rated best for expats

Valencia has been adjudged the best city in the world to live in for expatriate workers after almost 12,000 expats around the globe expressed their opinions in the latest InterNations survey.
Intl_Guide_22_wellbeing_initiatives

Wellbeing initiatives: the role of mindfulness in international mobility

Organisations are increasingly focusing on improving employee and family wellbeing in the global mobility context. How can mindfulness provide a strategy for individuals to manage stress and improve their wellbeing while on international assignment?
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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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