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

Taipei at night

Asia tops 'Best Expat Cities' rankings

For the second year running, Taipei has emerged as the favourite city in the world among expatriates with traditional destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco among the bottom ten in the rankings.

Accommodation

Taipei at night

Asia tops 'Best Expat Cities' rankings

For the second year running, Taipei has emerged as the favourite city in the world among expatriates with traditional destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco among the bottom ten in the rankings.
Kälin and Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index

French Nationality Remains Best in the World, while Brexit Britain Risks a Dramatic Decline

Why has France held onto the top spot for eight years? Who else is on the list? What factors does the Kaelin and Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index take into account?
Think India Webinar Listen to the Playback 2019

Catch up with Relocate’s first India Webinar

Your opportunity to listen back to the Think India Webinar: Insights, mobility challenges and solutions. Brought to you by Relocate Global.

Transport & Travel

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.
Think India Webinar Listen to the Playback

Think India Webinar: thank you for registering

Thank you for registering and joining the Think India Webinar on Tuesday, 12 November. Listen to the playback and download the Weichert Workforce Mobility India Research report.

Health & Security

Think India Webinar Listen to the Playback

Think India Webinar: thank you for registering

Thank you for registering and joining the Think India Webinar on Tuesday, 12 November. Listen to the playback and download the Weichert Workforce Mobility India Research report.
A map of Asia

One size doesn’t fit all in Asia

What is the best way to tailor a relocation benefits for international assignments to China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia?
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.

Travel Advice

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.
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. 

Latest Business Travel News

Taipei at night

Asia tops 'Best Expat Cities' rankings

For the second year running, Taipei has emerged as the favourite city in the world among expatriates with traditional destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco among the bottom ten in the rankings.

Accommodation

Taipei at night

Asia tops 'Best Expat Cities' rankings

For the second year running, Taipei has emerged as the favourite city in the world among expatriates with traditional destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome and San Francisco among the bottom ten in the rankings.
Kälin and Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index

French Nationality Remains Best in the World, while Brexit Britain Risks a Dramatic Decline

Why has France held onto the top spot for eight years? Who else is on the list? What factors does the Kaelin and Kochenov’s Quality of Nationality Index take into account?
CIPD ACE 2019: Putting global people at the heart of Good Work.

CIPD ACE 2019: Putting global people at the heart of Good Work

Following her recent review of the CIPD annual conference and exhibition, Ruth Holmes reports on Day Two. 

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.
View of Westminster from Thames

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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