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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The Ascott Limited appoints Samuel Ballard to new London opening

Samuel Ballard has been appointed Residence Manager of Citadines Islington London, part of The Ascott Limited, and the newest addition to the Citadines Apart’hotel portfolio in London.

Accommodation

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'New work' becomes the norm for expats

An insight into the way the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the working lives of expatriates across the world has been revealed in a global survey published on Tuesday.
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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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Enjoy 10% off a London break with Citadines

Citadines Apart’hotel, part of The Ascott Limited, is offering a member exclusive saving of up to 10% off summer getaways at selected properties, including its five serviced apartments across London. The offer is valid on stays until 5th September 2021 for Ascott Star Rewards loyalty members and includes 10% off the flexible rate, a free Grab & Go breakfast, and an extended two-hour early check in or late check out*.

Transport & Travel

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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.
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Call to G7 to reopen global travel

The G7 heads are facing calls to restart air travel across the world to spur a global economic recovery.
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Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Health & Security

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Quarter of UK employees struggling to cope at work

This World Mental Health Day (10th October) is an opportunity for employers to refocus on employer duty of care and support, and help employees rebuild their resilience after the pandemic.
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Report unveils pros and cons of hybrid working

The upsides and downsides of hybrid working have been revealed in a new report looking at the pandemic-induced evolution of the workplace and the changing attitudes of employees.
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World Mental Health Day: Employee support during the staffing crisis

Ahead of World Mental Health day on 10th October, employee engagement and benefits service, Wrkit, is urging employers to consider the mental health implications of short staffing on current employees.

Travel Advice

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Secret of a successful international assignment: transition care done well

Transition care done well is the secret of successful international assignment.
Discover what the best schools are doing to ensure children and their parents settle well and thrive in the new community.
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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

Internal pic of Citadines Islington

The Ascott Limited appoints Samuel Ballard to new London opening

Samuel Ballard has been appointed Residence Manager of Citadines Islington London, part of The Ascott Limited, and the newest addition to the Citadines Apart’hotel portfolio in London.

Accommodation

David-Sapsted-140921

'New work' becomes the norm for expats

An insight into the way the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the working lives of expatriates across the world has been revealed in a global survey published on Tuesday.
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.
Citadines-040821

Enjoy 10% off a London break with Citadines

Citadines Apart’hotel, part of The Ascott Limited, is offering a member exclusive saving of up to 10% off summer getaways at selected properties, including its five serviced apartments across London. The offer is valid on stays until 5th September 2021 for Ascott Star Rewards loyalty members and includes 10% off the flexible rate, a free Grab & Go breakfast, and an extended two-hour early check in or late check out*.

Transport & Travel

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.
David-Sapsted-090621

Call to G7 to reopen global travel

The G7 heads are facing calls to restart air travel across the world to spur a global economic recovery.
David-Sapsted-100521

Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Health & Security

Business person on laptop looking stressed

Quarter of UK employees struggling to cope at work

This World Mental Health Day (10th October) is an opportunity for employers to refocus on employer duty of care and support, and help employees rebuild their resilience after the pandemic.
Woman working from home while children do homework in evening

Report unveils pros and cons of hybrid working

The upsides and downsides of hybrid working have been revealed in a new report looking at the pandemic-induced evolution of the workplace and the changing attitudes of employees.
Stressed manager in office amid empty desks on phone

World Mental Health Day: Employee support during the staffing crisis

Ahead of World Mental Health day on 10th October, employee engagement and benefits service, Wrkit, is urging employers to consider the mental health implications of short staffing on current employees.

Travel Advice

Transitions-editorial3

Secret of a successful international assignment: transition care done well

Transition care done well is the secret of successful international assignment.
Discover what the best schools are doing to ensure children and their parents settle well and thrive in the new community.
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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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