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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How powerful is your passport?

The latest Henley Passport Index offers fascinating insights into geopolitical and economic progress globally. As the US and UK see their ranks drop slightly, the UAE’s has risen significantly.

Accommodation

The Four Seasons Residences 10 Trinity Square

Mapping trends in the serviced apartments sector

In an increasingly digital age, employees’ expectations of overseas assignments have changed. They want to be involved from the start in deciding where they will live and what facilities will be available. A trend toward luxury is also raising expectations.
Image of passport, map and customs stamp

How powerful is your passport?

The latest Henley Passport Index offers fascinating insights into geopolitical and economic progress globally. As the US and UK see their ranks drop slightly, the UAE’s has risen significantly.
Image of a person comforting another

Seven steps to supporting staff with mental ill-health

Tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as our care for visible illnesses. What should managers do to make sure their employees' mental health is looked after?

Transport & Travel

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.
Helsinki Airport’s new entrance: Finnish design at its best

Helsinki Airport expanding to serve 20 million passengers

Finavia, the Finnish airport operator, has unveiled ambitious plans for a 900 million euro expansion to Helsinki Airport in order to serve 20 million passengers by 2020. Construction will begin in 2018.

Health & Security

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Seven steps to supporting staff with mental ill-health

Tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as our care for visible illnesses. What should managers do to make sure their employees' mental health is looked after?
David Sapsted News in Brief - 2 August 2018

Weekly roundup

Today we cover the Brexit effect on the EMA and UK SMEs, a shocking 40% UK gender pay gap, and Thailand's place in the rankings of UK travel health insurance claims.
Social Security

French social security explained for foreign expats in France

Management Mobility Consulting takes a look at how the French social security regime works and how to go about being treated as an expatriate employee.

Travel Advice

Latest Business Travel News

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: out September!

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: Out Now!

The autumn conference issue of Relocate Magazine is now available with a focus on the evolving role of global mobility. In addition we take a look at post-Brexit trade partners, gender in AI and put President Trumps “America First” agenda in the spotlight.

Accommodation

The Four Seasons Residences 10 Trinity Square

Mapping trends in the serviced apartments sector

In an increasingly digital age, employees’ expectations of overseas assignments have changed. They want to be involved from the start in deciding where they will live and what facilities will be available. A trend toward luxury is also raising expectations.
Image of a person comforting another

Seven steps to supporting staff with mental ill-health

Tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as our care for visible illnesses. What should managers do to make sure their employees' mental health is looked after?
SITU Serviced Apartments Team

Serviced Apartments: the new frontier for professional travel

Serviced apartments are fast becoming a smart and comfortable solution for the modern business traveller, providing affordable high quality accommodation. SITU Serviced Apartments explains further.

Transport & Travel

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.
Johan Wilson, UK, Ireland and Nordics country manager, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Johan Wilson appointed UK and Ireland country director at CWT

International business travel and events management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has named its new country director for the UK & Ireland.

Health & Security

Image of a person comforting another

Seven steps to supporting staff with mental ill-health

Tending to our invisible ailments needs the same level of intentionality as our care for visible illnesses. What should managers do to make sure their employees' mental health is looked after?
David Sapsted News in Brief - 2 August 2018

Weekly roundup

Today we cover the Brexit effect on the EMA and UK SMEs, a shocking 40% UK gender pay gap, and Thailand's place in the rankings of UK travel health insurance claims.
Mental Health Awareness Week

Three-quarters of UK adults 'reached stress breaking point'

A UK-wide survey into stress launched to mark Mental Health Awareness Week reports 74% of adults felt so stressed they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope at some point this past year.

Travel Advice

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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.
Immigration Control

India, Kuwait, Turkey and the United Kingdom – Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration dispatch

Discover key changes to immigration regulations in India, Kuwait, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Business traveller

At-a-glance guide to business visas vs. work permits

Assessing whether an employee can travel internationally simply on a business visa or whether they require a work authorization is a common but vital question in global mobility.
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