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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ASAP calls for action from UK Government on self-contained serviced apartment opening date

ASAP is calling on DCMS to recognise serviced apartments as safe to open on April 12th as self-contained, professionally-managed holiday accommodation.
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Thousands bid to relocate to UK from Hong Kong

The worsening political situation in Hong Kong has already resulted in some 27,000 locals applying for residency in the UK under a scheme that only opened at the start of last month.
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EU citizen numbers in UK vastly underestimated

Almost two million more EU citizens have registered to remain in the UK than the government originally estimated were in the country, according to latest data.

Transport & Travel

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Pandemic dampens cities' appeal to expats

The 'liveability' ratings for expatriates of almost three-quarters of cities around the world have fallen over the past year because of limitations on movement and recreation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
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UK and Ireland clamp down on 'backdoor' visas

The UK and Irish governments are quietly cooperating to prevent overseas workers using the Republic's visa system as a backdoor way of gaining entry into Britain.
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Business alarm over block to Heathrow expansion

Why business leaders have reacted negatively to the illegal ruling verdict on the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Health & Security

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Vaccine rollout boosts UK services, manufacturing

Government plans to ease pandemic restrictions in the coming months has led to a sharp rebound in the fortunes of both the service sector and manufacturing in the UK.
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The Relocate Global Coronavirus (Covid-19) resource centre

The Relocate Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource centre - with articles designed to help employers and employees amidst this worldwide crisis and with links to trusted resources.
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Vaccine comes as shot in the arm for bosses

Business optimism among Britain's bosses has shot up as the nation became the first in the world on Tuesday to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine to the general populace, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Travel Advice

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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.
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Travellers urged to reconsider visits to China following coronavirus outbreak

Two Chinese cities are on lockdown and international airports are monitoring visitors in a bid to contain the highly infectious coronavirus.

Latest Business Travel News

Accommodation

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ASAP calls for action from UK Government on self-contained serviced apartment opening date

ASAP is calling on DCMS to recognise serviced apartments as safe to open on April 12th as self-contained, professionally-managed holiday accommodation.
David-Sapsted-230321

Thousands bid to relocate to UK from Hong Kong

The worsening political situation in Hong Kong has already resulted in some 27,000 locals applying for residency in the UK under a scheme that only opened at the start of last month.
David-Sapsted-150321

EU citizen numbers in UK vastly underestimated

Almost two million more EU citizens have registered to remain in the UK than the government originally estimated were in the country, according to latest data.

Transport & Travel

David-Sapsted-290121a

Pandemic dampens cities' appeal to expats

The 'liveability' ratings for expatriates of almost three-quarters of cities around the world have fallen over the past year because of limitations on movement and recreation resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
David-Sapsted-111120

UK and Ireland clamp down on 'backdoor' visas

The UK and Irish governments are quietly cooperating to prevent overseas workers using the Republic's visa system as a backdoor way of gaining entry into Britain.
Heathrow airport ruling against runway

Business alarm over block to Heathrow expansion

Why business leaders have reacted negatively to the illegal ruling verdict on the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport.

Health & Security

David-Sapsted-260321

Vaccine rollout boosts UK services, manufacturing

Government plans to ease pandemic restrictions in the coming months has led to a sharp rebound in the fortunes of both the service sector and manufacturing in the UK.
Coronavirus header graphic

The Relocate Global Coronavirus (Covid-19) resource centre

The Relocate Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource centre - with articles designed to help employers and employees amidst this worldwide crisis and with links to trusted resources.
David-Sapsted-081220c

Vaccine comes as shot in the arm for bosses

Business optimism among Britain's bosses has shot up as the nation became the first in the world on Tuesday to start administering a Covid-19 vaccine to the general populace, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Travel Advice

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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?
David-Sapsted-040320a

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.
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